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26 februari 2016

Open Innovation – How can I use the crowd?

Tid: Fredag 26 februari 2016, 10.00-12.00
Plats: Bryggarsalen, Brygghuset, Norrtullsgatan 12N, Stockholm
Talare: Docent Karim R Lakhani, Harvard Business School, USA

Kort om föreläsningen: Innovation has become an urgent imperative for entrepreneurial and established organizations. Over the last decade, in industries as diverse as fashion design, media software, life sciences, pharmaceuticals and automotive, the most cutting edge organizations have started to externalize their innovation process by working actively with communities and sponsoring contests – so called open innovation. At this lecture, Karim Lakhani from Harvard Business School will provide best practice examples and a framework for using communities and contests to solve the most pressing innovation problems.

He is the Principal Investigator of The Crowd Innovation Lab at Harvard's Institute for Quantitative Social Science, which has worked closely with strategic partners at NASA, Harvard Medical School, Scripps Research Institute, various US government agencies and private sector partners. The idea is to solve innovation problems while simultaneously driving social science insights on the optimal organization of crowd-based innovation. Professor Lakhani will also discuss the Lab's experience in working with its strategic partners to drive change in the organization of innovation.

Johann Füller, CEO of Hyve AG and Assistant Professor at the University of Innsbruck, will provide us with a European perspective on the research that Karim Lakhani presents.

Observera att föreläsningen kommer att genomföras på engelska!
Please note that this lecture will be in English!

Kort om föreläsaren/föreläsarna: Karim R Lakhani is an Associate Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. He specializes in the management of technological innovation in firms and communities. Lakhani’s research involves distributed innovation systems and the movement of innovative activity to the edges of organizations and into communities. He has extensively studied the emergence of open source software communities. He has also investigated how critical knowledge from outside of the organization can be accessed through innovation contests. Currently, he is studying incentives and behavior in contests, and the mechanisms behind scientific team formation through field experiments on the TopCoder platform and the Harvard Medical School.