Open Innovation in small firms: Positive step or costly mistake? Workshop

Event :  Open Innovation in small firms: Positive step or costly mistake? Workshop

Date :  09/02/2012

Professor Jim Love (Birmingham University) and Professor Stephen Roper (University of Warwick) ran
a workshop aimed at managers and owners of SMEs, policymakers with an interest in 
innovation policy and those with an interest in Open innovation in small firms. The UK~IRC were co-hosting and supported this event.

The workshop was the first opportunity to hear the results of new research on the benefits of open innovation in SMEs. Supported by the Economic and Social Research Council, this research examined how small firms can benefit from open innovation. Do small firms benefit from external partnerships in the same way as larger firms, or do the costs outweigh the benefits for small firms? 

What does this mean for those leading and supporting small firms’ innovation?

The timetable for the evening was:

5-5:30pm registration/arrival
5:30-6:30pm Presentation
6:30-7pm Drinks & networking

The workshop was run on an interactive basis and with input from the attendees.

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