Applying Open Source Practices and Principles in Open Innovation: The Case of the Demola Platform

  • Terhi Kilamo
  • Imed Hammouda
  • Ville Kairamo
  • Petri Räsänen
  • Jukka P. Saarinen
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 365)


In numerous fields, businesses have to rely on rapid development and release cycles. Variant new ideas and concepts can emerge through open innovation as the participants are not limited to the company scope. This makes open innovation an increasingly appealing option for the industry. One such open innovation platform, Demola, allows university students to work on real life industrial cases of their own interest. We have identified similarities with its way of operation to open source software development and find that it offers a viable motivational, organizational and collaborative solution to open innovation.


Open Source Open Innovation Internal Motivation Project Partner Governance Framework 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Terhi Kilamo
    • 1
  • Imed Hammouda
    • 1
  • Ville Kairamo
    • 2
  • Petri Räsänen
    • 2
  • Jukka P. Saarinen
    • 3
  1. 1.Tampere University of TechnologyFinland
  2. 2.Uusi Tehdas/New FactoryFinland
  3. 3.Nokia Research CenterFinland

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