Ferrie Aalders is responsible for the Business Excellence approach and implementation at Philips Research worldwide. He started his career executing scientific research in physics at Utrecht University, The Netherlands, concluded in 1985 with a Ph.D. in Mathematics and Natural Sciences. He has been working for Philips since, initially in Research on CAD and computer simulation of electron-optical devices, and as of 1990 in Advanced Development at Philips Display Components, later LG.Philips Displays. In 2001, he returned to Philips Research, where he combines his responsibilities for Business Excellence with the position of secretary of the Research Management Team and Export Control Officer for Philips Group Innovation. Throughout his career he has worked on innovation on the interface between technology and organization. He is member of the Strategy Committee of the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) and of the Scientific Advisory Board of IPERF (Luxemburg).
Kazuhiro Asakawa is Mitsubishi Chaired Professor of Management at the Graduate School of Business Administration, Keio University, Japan. He received his Ph.D. from INSEAD and his MBA from Harvard Business School. His research interests are focused on innovation and R&D management of multinational corporations. He is an Associate Editor of Global Strategy Journal and serves on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Perspectives, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of International Management, and Asia Pacific Journal of Management. He chairs the Japan Chapter of the Academy of International Business. He was a visiting scholar at MIT Sloan School of Management and adjunct faculty fellow at the research institutes of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Education, Japan.
Caroline Bishop Following an early career with the NHS, Caroline spent 20 years at the University of Birmingham where she took on a variety of progressively influential roles. Highlights of her career include setting up an MBA program in Hong Kong, and developing and implementing a £2 million, five-university partnership across the East and West Midlands to provide training in technology transfer to medical students. Caroline was particularly influential in the development of IXC UK, securing £3.6 million of grant funding to set up the initial pilot project. Guiding IXC UK through its early years, she oversaw its spin-out from the University of Birmingham as a “limited by guarantee company,” and continues to drive the company as Managing Director.
Marcel Bogers is Associate Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Mads Clausen Institute at the University of Southern Denmark. He obtained a combined B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Technology and Society (Innovation Sciences) from Eindhoven University of Technology and a Ph.D. in Management of Technology from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology). His main interests center around the design, organization, and management of technology and innovation. More specifically, he has studied areas such as business models, open innovation, users as innovators, collaborative prototyping, entrepreneurship, improvisation, and learning-by-doing.
Sabine Brunswicker is an innovation researcher and advisor with a particular focus on open and collaborative innovation. Her research is inspired by real world phenomena and informs both academics as well as practitioners. She serves as Head of Open Innovation at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering of the Fraunhofer Society and is a Senior Research Fellow at Esade Business School at Ramon Llul University in Barcelona. She holds a Master in Mechanical Engineering and Management Science (dual degree), a Master of Commerce with a specialization in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, and a Doctorate of Engineering in the area of innovation management. Sabine’s general research interests lie in understanding collaborative models of innovation and value creation in today’s global and digital economy. Sabine is particularly interested in understanding how information and communication technologies afford new modes and outcomes of innovation and value creation. She maintains an active network with industry partners through joint action research projects, both with SMEs as well as global firms such as SAP, Philips, and Porsche. Further, she closely interacts with the European Commission and is a member of the Open Innovation Strategy and Policy Group (OISPG) of DG Connect.
Henry Chesbrough is Faculty Director of the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation at the Haas School of Business at University College Berkeley. Previously, he was an assistant professor of business administration, and the Class of 1961 Fellow at the Harvard Business School. He holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of California Berkeley, an M.B.A. from Stanford University, and a B.A. from Yale University, summa cum laude. His research focuses on managing technology and innovation. His book, Open Innovation (2003), articulates a new paradigm for organizing and managing R&D. His second book, Open Business Models (2006), extends his analysis of innovation to business models, intellectual property management, and markets for innovation. His third book, Open Services Innovation (2011), explores open innovation in services businesses. His academic work has been published in Harvard Business Review, California Management Review, Sloan Management Review, Research Policy, Industrial and Corporate Change, Research-Technology Management, Business History Review, and the Journal of Evolutionary Economics.
Jens Frøslev Christensen is Professor of Management of Innovation at Copenhagen Business School. He has published several books and numerous articles in international journals such as Industrial and Corporate Change, Research Policy, Industry and Innovation, and Managerial and Decision Economics. His main research interest has focused on the interplay between management of innovation, corporate strategy, industrial dynamics, and, more recently, the challenges of sustainability.
Myriam Cloodt is Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands. Her research interests mainly include open innovation, (corporate) entrepreneurship, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic technology alliances. Her work has appeared, amongst others, in Research Policy, R&D Management, International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, European Journal of Innovation Management, Business History, and Business History Review. She co-authored the chapter “Open innovation in value networks,” in H. Chesbrough, W. Vanhaverbeke and J. West (eds), Open Innovation: Researching a New Paradigm (Oxford University Press, 2006).
Alberto Di Minin is Associate Professor of Strategy at the Istituto di Management—Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa, Italy), and Research Fellow with the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy (BRIE, University of California Berkeley). Alberto’s research and teaching deals with the appropriation of innovation. In particular he focuses on open innovation and new business models. He also works on technology transfer, intellectual property, and R&D management. His latest publications include California Management Review, Journal of International Business Studies, R&D Management Journal, Research Policy. Alberto regularly contributes to the daily Il Sole 24 Ore covering case studies of innovative Italian companies. He has received a Ph.D. from University College Berkeley, and a M.S. in Public Policy from the Georgia Institute of Technology. During 2013 he served as Advisor for Innovation Policy to the Italian Minister of Research and Education.
Jingshu Du is a research fellow at Vlerick Business School and Hasselt University, Belgium. Jingshu’s research interests cover open and collaborative innovation, IP strategies, and new product development. In her research, she investigates the effects and organization of open innovation at the project level by focusing on how R&D collaborations affect innovations in R&D projects, what are the contingencies of R&D collaborations, and how to manage collaborations successfully. Jingshu’s research is conducted in close collaboration with European firms in manufacturing and the pharmaceutical industries. Both empirical and case-based research approaches are used to address her research questions.
Roya Ghafele is an Assistant Professor with the School of Law of Edinburgh University. She holds three Fellowships with the University of Oxford, among them at the Said Business School and the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre. In addition to that she is a Founding Member of Oxfirst Limited, a boutique consulting firm specializing in the Economics of IP. Prior to that, she was an Assistant Professor with the University of Oxford and a Research Scholar with the Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley. From 2002 to 2007 she worked with the U.N.’s World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). In 2000 she started her career with McKinsey & Company. Her Ph.D. was awarded the Theodor Koerner Research Prize by the President of the Republic of Austria. Dr. Ghafele was trained at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, the Sorbonne, and Vienna University.
Sang Ji Kim is a visiting researcher at Seoul National University (SNU). She received her B.A. in Economics in 2002 from SNU and Ph.D. of strategy and international management (2014). Before going back to study, she worked for Samsung Corning Precision Glass (current Samsung Corning Precision Materials), a joint venture company of Samsung Electronics and Corning Inc. Sang Ji Kim’s current research interests cover competitive strategy based in knowledge management and learning, global strategy of multinational corporations, and innovation strategy; knowledge sourcing and sharing of global R&D networks of a firm, catching-up strategy of venture firms, and open innovation.
Bart Leten is Assistant Professor Managerial Economics, Strategy and Innovation at the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) and Assistant Professor Innovation Management at the Vlerick Business School (Belgium). He is Associate Editor of the journal Industry and Innovation. His research focuses on innovation and international business strategies of large firms and has been published in journals such as Journal of International Business Studies, California Management Review, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Regional Studies and Environment and Planning A.
Tim Minshall is a Reader at the University of Cambridge Centre for Technology Management. He researches, teaches, writes, and consults on the topics of open innovation, technology enterprise, the financing of innovation, and university-industry knowledge exchange. He is a non-executive director of St. John’s Innovation Centre Ltd, Cambridge and a Visiting Professor at Doshisha University Institute for Technology, Enterprise and Competitiveness in Japan. He has a BEng from Aston University, and a Ph.D. from Cambridge University Engineering Department. Prior to joining the University of Cambridge, he worked as an engineer, teacher, consultant, freelance writer, and project manager in the U.K., Japan, and Australia.
Letizia Mortara is a Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Technology Management at the Institute of Manufacturing, University of Cambridge (U.K.). Her interests and expertise include open innovation, additive manufacturing, and technology intelligence. In these topics she researches, teaches, and consults. Letizia has a first degree in industrial chemistry from the University of Bologna (Italy). Prior to joining the University of Cambridge, she worked as a process/product manager for the IVM group specializing in coatings, stains, and primers for wood, and then she gained her Ph.D. in processing and process scale-up of advanced ceramic materials at Cranfield University when she moved to the U.K.
Frank Piller is a professor of management and the director of the Technology & Innovation Management Group at RWTH Aachen University, Germany. He also is a faculty member of the MIT Smart Customization Group at the MIT Media Lab, U.S.A. His research focuses on value co-creation between businesses and customers/users, strategies to increase the productivity of technical problem solving by open innovation, and the market of open innovation intermediaries. He also has a continuous interest in mass customization and customer co-design. Frank Piller’s research is supported by grants from the European Commission, the DFG, BMBF, and other institutions. He has consulted and delivered executive workshops for many Dax30 and Fortune500 companies. As an investor, member of the Board of Directors, or as a scientific adviser of several technology companies, he transfers his research into practice.
Nadine Roijakkers wrote her Ph.D. thesis at the United Nations University/MERIT on inter-firm collaborative innovation in the pharmaceutical biotechnology industry. During the period 2002‒2007 she held a number of positions in research and academia. From 2007 to 2009 she was a senior strategy consultant to companies operating in various sectors of industry at KPMG Consulting. As of November 2009 she has held the position of Assistant Professor of Strategy and Innovation Management at Hasselt University in Belgium. Nadine Roijakkers has published numerous articles and book chapters on alliance management and innovation management. Outlets for her work include among others Long Range Planning, Research Policy, Harvard Business History Review, British Journal of Management, European Management Journal, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Small Business Economics, and California Management Review.
Jaeyong Song was a professor at Columbia and Yonsei before joining Seoul National University (SNU). He serves as vice president of Korea Academy Society of Business Administration (KASBA) and president of Association of Korean Management Scholars. He won best dissertation awards from the Academy of Management and European International Business Association. He won Chazen Teaching Innovation Award at Columbia Business School, SNU Teaching Award, and the best performing professor award from Yonsei University. He received the best paper awards from KASBA, Korean Academy of Management, and Korean Academy of International Business. His papers were published in Management Science, Harvard Business Review, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Journal of Management, Journal of International Business Studies, and Research Policy. He serves as an editor of Journal of International Business Studies.
Vareska van de Vrande is an Associate Professor of Strategic Management at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Vareska joined RSM in 2007 after completing a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management Science at the Eindhoven University of Technology. Vareska’s expertise focuses on the areas of corporate entrepreneurship, external technology sourcing, corporate venture capital investments, strategic alliances, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions. Other research interests include open innovation and corporate venturing. She has published articles in leading journals, including the Strategic Management Journal, the Journal of Product Innovation Management, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, and the Journal of Business Venturing.
Wim Vanhaverbeke is professor at the University of Hasselt. He is also visiting professor at ESADE Business School and the National University of Singapore. He published in several international journals such as Organization Science, Research Policy, California Management Review, Journal of Management Studies, Small Business Economics, Journal of Business Venturing, Technovation. He was co-editor with Henry Chesbrough and Joel West of the book Open Innovation: Researching a New Paradigm (Oxford University Press, 2006). He is a dedicated open innovation researcher collaborating with different partners in universities and companies around the globe. His current research is focusing on open innovation in SMEs, innovation ecosystems, and on the implementation of open innovation practices. He established the European Innovation Forum with Henry Chesbrough in 2012. He is a frequently asked speaker at leading international conferences and an adviser for several globally operating companies. He has consulted and organized workshops for multinationals and technology companies. He was recently recognized by the International Association of Management of Technology (IAMOT) as one of the top 50 authors of technology and innovation management over the last five years (2008‒2012).
Joel West is Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the Keck Graduate Institute School of Applied Life Sciences, after holding a similar position at the San Jose State University College of Business. His research on open innovation includes co-editing both Open Innovation: Researching a New Paradigm (Oxford, 2006) and a 2014 special issue of Research Policy; he also created and edits the Open Innovation blog. Other research has examined firm platform strategies in open source software and mobile telecommunications. He has published articles in Industry & Innovation, Information Systems Research, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Journal of Technology Transfer, R&D Management, Research Policy, and Telecommunications Policy, among other journals. He has a Ph.D. from UC Irvine, an S.B. from MIT and more than 20 years’ experience in the software industry.
Chris Winter is a Venture Partner at New Venture Partners, where he has worked since 2003. He is also Chairman of Health Enterprise East, part of the U.K. National Health Service charged with exploiting IP developed in the NHS. Previously, Chris co-founded Brightstar, BT’s corporate incubator in 2000, and acted as its CTO in identifying and building companies spun out by BT. Prior to co-founding Brightstar, he was the Vice President of Engineering at Cyberlife Technologies Ltd., a software start-up based in the United Kingdom. Chris spent the previous 12 years at BT in various positions, including the Head of Futures Research at BT, where he ran teams of scientists and engineers in researching and developing optical switches, optical computing, next generation operational support systems (“OSS”), AI software and mobile network management. Chris holds a B.A. in Biochemistry from Oxford University, a Ph.D. in Physics from Lancaster University and is a Visiting Professor of Technology Entrepreneurship at UCS, Suffolk, U.K.
Andy Zynga joined NineSigma in February 2008, establishing and growing the European company presence rapidly. In September 2009 Zynga was appointed the Global CEO of NineSigma Group, expanding business across all regions. During his career, Zynga has built four high tech and service businesses successfully in both Europe and the U.S.A. He also spent six years at KPMG Consulting (now Bearingpoint) in Germany and London where he successfully grew a division of the Information, Communication, and Entertainment (ICE) Consulting Practice into a major international player. Prior to joining NineSigma, Zynga spent four years as a member of the Executive Committee of Telindus, a global network integrator and outsourcing company with more than $1B in revenues and 3,000 employees in 14 countries. While there, he turned around a region from loss-making to more than 10% of EBITDA, and growing revenues by more than 30% to over $150M. Zynga earned a dual Masters degree in Business Administration and Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Berlin, Germany.