MedTech West seminar – Open innovation, an introduction

The notion of open innovation has gained a wide interest among scholars, practitioners and policy makers as a model to enhance and improve the innovation process. Some even claim that open innovation is one of the hottest trends within the domain of innovation management – almost to the point of turning it into a vague and bland buzzword. Open innovation could broadly be defined as when organizations’ open up their organizational boundaries for inflow and outflow of knowledge to accelerate innovation, create new business models and/or involve external stakeholders.

The seminar will be presented by Björn Remneland Wikhamn, researcher and senior lecturer at Handelshögskolan, University of Gothenburg.

He will in this presentation give his view on what open innovation is, how it is being used, and why it has become so popular. Björn’s research interests include innovation management, strategy and organizing and he has for several years been involved in research projects specifically targeting open innovation from various perspectives.

Date: February 20, 2014
Time: 11:30-12:15 (-13:00 incl lunch)
Room: Förmaket, Vita Stråket 12, Sahlgrenska University Hospital

Register by sending an email to Please write “Seminar February 20” in the subject line. Last day for registration is February 17.