Henry Lopez-Vega

HENRY LOPEZ-VEGA

Henry is a Ph.D. candidate at ESADE Business School and Hasselt University. His research clarifies how innovation intermediaries improve the effectiveness of technology markets to facilitate open innovation and the integration of knowledge. You can reach him at [email protected]

How do Innovation Intermediaries Help you to Implement Open Innovation?

Up to now, several innovation intermediaries have assisted managers to transgress the boundaries from closed to open innovation and facilitated the access to opaque and highly difficult to connect technology markets. Examples such as NineSigma, Innocentive, Innovaro and Yet2.com have been specificaly helpful for technological problems requiring solutions fromom distant and distinct innovation actors. This work aims to address the lack of continuous effort to study the content, structure and governance mechanisms of these intermediaries as well as other less publicized forms such as incubators, innovation agencies, science and technology parks that further complement innovative practices. How do innovation intermediaries help you to implement open innovation?