Open Innovation 2.0 Overview

The concept of Open Innovation was introduced in Henry Chesbrough’s seminal 2003 book “Open Innovation” has proven to provide significant value. Building on this the European Commission, through DG Connect established the cross industry and academic advisory group the Open Innovation Strategy and Policy Group in 2008. Led by Bror Salmelin, Senior Innovation Adviser, European Commission and chaired by Prof Martin Curley of Maynooth University and Intel Corporation, a decade’s worth of research was carried out and by 2013 it was clear that a new paradigm had emerged Open Innovation 2.0.

Open Innovation 2.O (OI2) is a new paradigm based on principles of integrated collaboration, co-created shared value, cultivated innovation ecosystems, unleashed exponential technologies, and extraordinarily rapid adoption (Curley and Salmelin, 2018). OI2 is driven by the recognition that the problems that we face as countries and as a society are too big to be tacked in isolation and that a quadruple helix innovation (Government, Industry, Academic and Citizens) approach is need.  

Open Innovation 2.0 was launched at the flagship thought leadership conference of the Irish Presidency of the European Commission in Dublin Castle, with an opening by Jose Maria Barroso, then President of the European Commission. EU Research and Innovation Commissioner Maire Geoghegan Quinn and Irish Enterprise Minister, Richard Bruton TD. The conference chaired by Prof Martin Curley and Bror Salmelin also addressed the conference, organized by Intel, the European Commission, Maynooth University and the Irish Taoiseach’s Office sought to launch and diffuse the new OI2 paradigm.

The conference paper introduced the need, rationale and core principles of Open Innovation 2.0 and the paper is available here.

The conference also produced the Dublin Declaration a manifesto of ten actions to create a more competitive and innovative Europe.

Prof. Martin Curley presenting the Dublin declaration together with Dublin Lord Mayor Naoise O’Muiri to EU Commissioner Neelie Kroes at Dublin Castle.

An important milestone in the evolution of OI2 was the publication in Nature recognizing it’s emergence. You can read Martin’s Nature paper on twelve principles for Open Innovation 2.0 here.

Martin’s paper on the Evolution of Innovation in the Journal of Innovation is here.

You can read Pacheco et al’s article on the journey from OI to OI2 here.

For a decade, research and innovation into Open Innovation 2.0 was led and curated by the European Commission and now the repository of annual yearbooks and associated research reports is transferred and maintained by the Innovation Value Institute at Maynooth University, itself a great exemplar of Open Innovation 2.0 in action. As OI2 moves into mainstream we invite you to work with us to help evolve and drive adoption of OI2 practice further.

Annual OI2 conferences were held in locations such as Dublin, Helsinki, Ansterdam and Cluj Napoca.

Prof Curley and Bror Salmelin launching the OI2 2017/18 yearbook with leading OI2 practitioners Michela Magas and Dr Biance Muntean in Cluj Napoca, Transylvania at the OI2 2017 conference

Open Innovation 2.0 Leaders

Professor of Innovation at Maynooth University and Digital Health Lead at IVI

Professor Martin Curley

Senior Research Fellow, IVI; ex European Commission Senior Innovation Adviser

Bror Salmelin

Professor of Innovation at Maynooth University and Digital Health Lead at IVI

Professor Martin Curley

Martin Curley is Professor of Innovation at Maynooth University. Most recently, Martin was Director of the Digital Transformation and Open Innovation at the Health Service Executive (HSE), helping enable the digital transformation of Ireland’s health service and also served as Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the HSE. Prior to joining the HSE Martin was Senior Vice President and group head for Global Digital Practice at Mastercard. Previously Martin was vice president at Intel Corporation and Director/GM of Intel Labs Europe, Intel’s network of more than 50 research labs which he helped grow across the European region. He also served as a senior principal engineer at Intel Labs Europe leading Intel’s research and innovation engagement with the European Commission and the broader European Union research ecosystem. Prior to this Curley was Global Director of IT Innovation and Director of IT Strategy and Technology at Intel. Earlier in his Intel career, he held a number of senior positions for Intel in the United States and Europe. He also worked in research and management positions at GE in Ireland and Philips in the Netherlands.

Martin has a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering and a master’s degree in business studies, both from University College Dublin, Ireland. He received his Ph.D. in information systems from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. Curley is the author of eight books on technology management for value, innovation and entrepreneurship. He is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy, fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland, the British Computer Society and, the Irish Computer Society. Martin is co-founder of the Innovation Value Institute at Maynooth University, a unique industry-academia collaboration driving research and development of advanced IT and Digital maturity frameworks. He was previously a visiting scholar at MIT Sloan Centre for Information Systems Research and a visiting research fellow at the CERN Open Lab in Geneva. He was the inaugural winner of the Engineers Ireland Innovation engineer of the year in 2006 and was jointly awarded European Chief Technology Officer of the year for 2015-2016.

Senior Research Fellow, IVI; ex European Commission Senior Innovation Adviser

Bror Salmelin

Having worked with the innovation and technology policy all his professional career, firstly in Finland and the US, now 1998-2018 in the European Commission driving the open innovation, Experimentation and Application Research and Living Labs in eServices.

Focus areas now Open Innovation in knowledge intensive services; running a Commission policy group OISPG, Open Innovation Strategy and Policy Group

Open Innovation 2.0 Publications

Open Innovation 2.0 yearbook 2017-2018: Four thematic chapters building on the experience of open innovation cases: “Making OI2.0 operational“, “e-platforms“, “Regions and cities“, “Industry and transformation” – providing new perspectives on open innovation ecosystems.

Open Innovation 2.0 Yearbook 2016: The role of users as co-creators, with ecosystems involving new professionals like bridgers, curators and orchestrators shape how we can create better, sustainable products and services for all.

Open Innovation 2.0 yearbook 2015: The key is to see innovation as ecosystem-driven, including all stakeholders as active players in jointly creating and experimenting in the new ways of doing things and creating new services and products.

Open Innovation 2.0 Yearbook 2014: OISPG publishes annual yearbooks that document and summarize current innovation practices in Europe.

Open Innovation 2.0 yearbook 2013: OISPG publishes annual yearbooks
that document and summarize current innovation practices in Europe.

Open Innovation 2.0 Yearbook 2012: OISPG publishes annual yearbooks that document and summarize current innovation practices in Europe.

Open Innovation 2.0 yearbook 2010-2011: OISPG publishes annual yearbooks
that document and summarize current innovation practices in Europe.

Open Innovation 2.0 Yearbook 2009-2010: OISPG publishes annual yearbooks that document and summarize current innovation practices in Europe.