The case describes Siemens, a global innovator in the areas of energy, healthcare, Industry and Infrastructure & Cities sectors and their efforts to the development and commercialization of new R & D through open innovation, including internal and external competitions crowdsourcing. The focus is on exploring actual open innovation initiatives within Siemens and placed their results. These include the establishment of internal social and knowledge-sharing networks and utilzing third party platforms to internal and external hosts cont … Read more »

The case describes Siemens, a global innovator in the areas of energy, healthcare, Industry and Infrastructure & Cities sectors and their efforts to the development and commercialization of new R & D through open innovation, including internal and external competitions crowdsourcing. The focus is on exploring actual open innovation initiatives within Siemens and placed their results. These include the establishment of internal social and knowledge-sharing networks and utilzing third party platforms to organize internal and external competitions. Discussed industries include energy, green technology, infrastructure and cities, and sustainability. In addition, the importance of promoting is examined a collaborative online environment and protecting intellectual property.
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Karim R. Lakhani,
Katja Hutter,
Stephanie Healy pokrywa,
John Fuller
Source: Harvard Business School
19 pages.
Release Date: 17 June 2013. Prod #: 613100-PDF-ENG
Open Innovation at Siemens HBR case solution