Innovation Factory: An Innovative Collaboration and Management Scenario

  • Paolo Ceravolo
  • Ernesto Damiani
  • Fulvio FratiEmail author
  • Jonatan Maggesi
  • Riccardo Mainardi
  • Francesco Zavatarelli
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 171)


The Open Innovation model has its foundations on a very basic theoretical ideas: it is necessity to combine ideas internal to your enterprise and, at the same time, draw information and resources from the outside, i.e. from users, competitors, partners or others, who belong to the same market segment. This approach is well established and widely supported globally. However, in recent years, the technological solutions proposed have tried to provide cutting-edge solutions, which are able to channel resources from disparate sources to our businesses. But Open Innovation is not only this: its challenge is to break barriers, even if located within a single organisation hierarchy or geographical locations. Our work goes in this direction, introducing the concept of the Innovation Factory, where various new collaborative features are merged together into a consistent innovation management process.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paolo Ceravolo
    • 1
  • Ernesto Damiani
    • 1
  • Fulvio Frati
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jonatan Maggesi
    • 1
  • Riccardo Mainardi
    • 1
  • Francesco Zavatarelli
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentUniversità degli Studi di MilanoCremaItaly

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