Catalyzing the growth of the Kenya tech community

Thoughts on Open Innovation

By Jessica Colaço
  Published 04 Apr 2010
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According to Chesbrough, in his book "Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating and Profiting from Technology" (2003) -Open Innovation can thus be described as: combining internal and external ideas as well as internal and external paths to market to advance the development of new technologies.

As I was keenly studying the diagram above and reflecting on the above, I had the following thoughts:

"Mental Frame 1": iHub is an open space for the tech community in Kenya.

"Mental Frame 2": The tech community in Kenya have great ideas.

"Mental Frame 3": Great ideas lead to development of newtechnologies

Hence: iHub is an open space for the tech community in Kenya with great ideas that will lead to development of new technologies inKenya. For us toembracethis thought we need to think about - Open Innovation!!!

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