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Open innovation

Alcimed helps its clients open their innovation process to external stakeholders – customers, suppliers, SMEs, other industrial players, startups, universities, laboratories. We support our clients in the definition of their Open innovation strategies, in the evaluation of existing processes, in their analysis in order to improve them, up to the operational implementation of Open innovation approaches. In this regard, we provide support in a variety of activities, including initiating crowdsourcing initiatives, setting up challenges, incubators, Labs or Fab Labs and many more.

Examples of recent explorations performed by our teams:


Definition of an Open innovation strategy
Defining an Open Innovation strategy for a pharmaceutical industry player from the United States to facilitate collaboration with European researchers and startups. In this project, after an initial assessment of European hot spots and biotech clusters, Alcimed identified the best Open Innovation approaches and used this benchmark as a basis to build an adapted strategy during a workshop with the client.

Benchmark of Open innovation models
Conducting a benchmark study of Open innovation practices and approaches in the industry in order to define the model of the future accelerator of a public institution. Our team analyzed the Open innovation practices of industry players considered as the most innovative (Lego, IBM, P&G, Apple and Starbucks) and explored their strategies, approaches, methods, resources, partners in their ecosystems and business models. The results of our study inspired our client and facilitated the decision-making regarding the model of its future accelerator.

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