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Partnering for Research and Development within an Open Innovation Framework

  • Heinrich Arnold
  • Michael Erner
  • Peter Möckel
  • Christopher Schläffer

Abstract

The increasing stress of competition and technological change reduces the ratio of revenue expectation to internal development costs. As a consequence, more innovation work has to be accomplished for the same funds. Using the external world actively and strategically to enhance one’s own innovation potential provides a solution. An important element is a dedicated partnering concept involving public research institutions as well as industrial peer companies.

Building a regional cluster as well as a neutral platform for institutionalizing the collaboration among heterogeneous entities has proven to be the most prominent success factor. Therefore, Telekom Laboratories has cofounded the European Center for Information and Communication Technologies (EICT) which offers catalyzing services for public-private partnerships (PPP). This section highlights the critical success factors for a partnering strategy for modern R&D and innovation following the open innovation scheme in general, and deduces the service offering for PPP and regional clusters.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Heinrich Arnold
    • 1
  • Michael Erner
    • 1
  • Peter Möckel
    • 1
  • Christopher Schläffer
    • 2
  1. 1.LaboratoriesDeutsche Telekom AGBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Deutsche Telekom AGBonnGermany

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