The European Innovation Forum (EIF) is a new initiative to discover, discuss and share the most effective ways to organise your open innovation pipeline
. The EIF is launched by Prof. Henry Chesbrough, in collaboration with ESADE Business School and the Science|Business Innovation Board.
The EIF is a by invitation-only gathering of senior innovation managers at leading companies across a variety of industries in Europe.
- Meets together twice a year in to review new developments in Open Innovation
- Examines successful and less-successful innovation management initiatives among EIF member companies
- Provides a platform for guest speakers to share their own perspectives on what works and what doesn't work in managing innovation
'Open innovation' is an R&D management strategy that uses partnerships between big companies and outside organisations - universities, research institutes, suppliers and even customers - to get more new products and services out into the marketplace quickly and efficiently. It is part of the broad spectrum of approaches to innovation now being explored across the globe.