ADVICE IN COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENTS: OPEN INNOVATION

Through open innovation, companies move beyond the internal limits of their organization and this is why cooperation with external professionals plays a fundamental role. Information analysis and management of innovative knowledge are the main keys to success on this new stage of interaction where everyone wins.

In an increasingly globalized society, where it is increasingly more difficult to differentiate products and services, companies seek ideas and experiences from other organizations in order to be more competitive. At the same time, the proliferation of new agents and markets makes it necessary to find alternative channels of access, forming alliances with third parties, making it possible to speed up the adoption of new technologies.

This working process, known as Open Innovation System aims to promote collaboration among companies and other R&D+i entities (public entities, universities or other business organizations).

Open innovation is currently considered by experts in innovation as the ideal formula for rapid growth and internationalization. The reasons for adopting these processes respond to strategic, commercial, financial or technological objectives.

In this context, Intellectual Property rights assume an important role, since the foundation of these collaborations is the knowledge and capabilities developed within each and every participating entity.

The process of knowledge transfer to the market may seem simple yet proves highly complex in organizations such as OTRIs (offices of research results transfer) which, with their reduced teams seek to commercialize technologies, requiring considerable effort, roll-out, time and investment. This is also very complex for SMEs, which do not have the necessary resources for reaching an international scale with existing opportunities and business prospects.

Clarke, Modet & Cº helps you to minimize the risks of processes for the transmission of innovative knowledge, thanks to a sound policy of protection and management of Intellectual Property rights.