Choosing Open Innovation
On the 6-7 November, Martel attended the Open Innovation Days in Milan, Italy, for two days of presentations, best practices, exhibition and debates around innovation and social impact.
Martel participated in the Open Innovation Days to join with other digital social innovators in discussing how ICT can improve our society by helping to better address a number of social and sustainability problems. It is events like these, as well as programmes like the European Horizon 2020 that can help towards relaunching European leadership in the spheres of technology and digitization.
In Milan, Roshan Paul, CEO and cofounder of The Amani Institute, opened the two-day workshop with a talk entitled “Technology per-se is not innovation. Innovation happens when behaviours change and when new opportunities arise.”
At Martel, we are strongly committed to open innovation. In today’s hyper-connected world, research and innovation increasingly rely upon open access to external ideas, knowledge, information and occasionally artefacts. We believe that the open sharing of information throughout the innovation community, is key to achieving social change.
We actively support open innovation through both our active engagement in research as well as leadership in open innovation initiatives like the ChiC and the HUB4NGI projects. It is a key part of our mission to build new and stronger relationships with industrial, scientific, policy makers and non-profit actors, and assist them on their journey to realize their innovation through sharing experiences, competencies and results.
If you want to learn more about what was discussed, the entire event was recorded, and is available online.