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Sharing knowledge – expanding your own network

Relationships and networks are vital to open innovation. Here learners will consider how to expand their own network.
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We’ve discussed the importance of relationships and networks this week. Indeed you will all have your own. The premise of open innovation is that, provided you choose your partnerships effectively, you will be able to achieve more by sharing ideas with others than if you worked alone – or just within your own organisation.

In that spirit, we’d like you help you expand your network of open innovation by sharing some links.

Please note, we do not promote or endorse the content of these networks. We include them here only as examples as to the kinds of networks that are possible.

Open innovation in SMEs (small and medium enterprises) [] (

Open innovation community

The links above assume an interest in open innovation. You, of course, will have your own industries in mind when it comes to finding open innovation partners. How might you go about finding them?

We have our own Twitter hashtag for this course, #FLOpenInnovation, perhaps you might find leads here too.

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