Introducing Open Innovation to Universities – How to Increase Universities’ Innovativeness

Kipp, P.; Zogaj, S.; Ebel, P.; Bretschneider, U. & Leimeister, J. M. (2012): Introducing Open Innovation to Universities - How to Increase Universities Innovativeness. In: International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM), Barcelona, Spain

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Philipp Kipp

University of Kassel

Shkodran Zogaj

University of Kassel

Philipp Ebel

University of Kassel - Information Systems

Ulrich Bretschneider

University of Kassel

J. M. Leimeister

University of St. Gallen; University of Kassel - Information Systems

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

In order to react to increasing competition for new students, European universities need to become more attractive and listen to the demands of their students. Open Innovation has proven to be an effective way for the integration of new stakeholders into innovation processes and increase innovativeness. This paper describes the application of a framework for the design of Collective Intelligence task to an Open Innovation context. We will show how the framework supports the conceptual design of an idea generation process for a virtual ideas community platform for a German university. The process will account for the specific environment of public universities and the demands of their students. The paper shows that the framework for Collective Intelligence is also applicable to crowdsourced Open Innovation activities like idea generation.

Keywords: Collective Intelligence; Open Innovation; Virtual Ideas Communities; Universities; Collaboration; Web-based Platforms; Innovation; Crowdsourcing

Suggested Citation

Kipp, Philipp and Zogaj, Shkodran and Ebel, Philipp and Bretschneider, Ulrich and Leimeister, Jan Marco, Introducing Open Innovation to Universities – How to Increase Universities’ Innovativeness (2012). Kipp, P.; Zogaj, S.; Ebel, P.; Bretschneider, U. & Leimeister, J. M. (2012): Introducing Open Innovation to Universities - How to Increase Universities Innovativeness. In: International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM), Barcelona, Spain. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2484465 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2484465

Philipp Kipp

University of Kassel ( email )

Fachbereich 05
Nora-Platiel-Straße 1
34109 Kassel, Hessen 34127
Germany

Shkodran Zogaj

University of Kassel ( email )

Fachbereich 05
Nora-Platiel-Straße 1
34109 Kassel, Hessen 34127
Germany

Philipp Ebel

University of Kassel - Information Systems ( email )

Nora-Platiel 4
Kassel, 34127
Germany

Ulrich Bretschneider

University of Kassel ( email )

Fachbereich 05
Nora-Platiel-Straße 1
34109 Kassel, Hessen 34127
Germany

Jan Marco Leimeister (Contact Author)

University of St. Gallen ( email )

Varnbuelstr. 14
Saint Gallen, St. Gallen CH-9000
Switzerland

University of Kassel - Information Systems ( email )

Nora-Platiel 4
Kassel, 34127
Germany

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