Innovation factory: An innovative collaboration and management scenario

Paolo Ceravolo, Ernesto Damiani, Fulvio Frati, Jonatan Maggesi, Riccardo Mainardi, Francesco Zavatarelli

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The Open Innovation model has its foundations on a very basic theoretical ideas: it is necessity to combine ideas internal to your enterprise and, at the same time, draw information and resources from the outside, i.e. from users, competitors, partners or others, who belong to the same market segment. This approach is well established and widely supported globally. However, in recent years, the technological solutions proposed have tried to provide cutting-edge solutions, which are able to channel resources from disparate sources to our businesses. But Open Innovation is not only this: its challenge is to break barriers, even if located within a single organisation hierarchy or geographical locations. Our work goes in this direction, introducing the concept of the Innovation Factory, where various new collaborative features are merged together into a consistent innovation management process.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicatione-Infrastructure and e-Services - 7th International Conference, AFRICOMM 2015, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsRoch Glitho, Fatna Belqasmi, Marco Zennaro, Max Agueh
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783319436951
StatePublished - 2016
Event7th International Conference on e-Infrastructure and e-Services, AFRICOMM 2015 - Cotonou, Benin
Duration: 15 Dec 201516 Dec 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
ISSN (Print)1867-8211


Conference7th International Conference on e-Infrastructure and e-Services, AFRICOMM 2015


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