Department of Management

René Rohrbeck

Open innovation: the activities and views of companies in Wales

Research output: Book/anthology/dissertation/reportReportCommissioned

  • Martin Rhisiart, University of South Wales, United Kingdom
  • Rami Djebarni, University of South Wales, United Kingdom
  • Andrew Thomas, University of South Wales, United Kingdom
  • Christopher Christie, University of South Wales, United Kingdom
  • René Rohrbeck
This is the Final Report of a study conducted on open innovation in companies in Wales. The programme of research included a review of global literature, interviews with 15 companies, a survey and a focus group.The study discusses Government support measures for open innovation. 
Those most favoured by companies are: 1) Financial support for collaboration, 2) Increase co-funding schemes for SMEs’ R&D, 3) Improve the institutional framework for collaboration, 4) Improve access to governmental support, 5) Foster networks and clusters
The report sets out seven key recommendations for promoting open innovation and the economic benefits that it can deliver in Wales. These depend on collaboration between business, government and academia. We indicate the organisations that should take these actions forward (business/government/academia/combination).
This study was funded by the Welsh Government to accompany its Open Innovation Pilot Development Awards, which support collaborative innovation.
Original languageEnglish
Place of publicationCenter for Research in Futures and Innovation
PublisherUniversity of South Wales
Number of pages85
Publication statusPublished - 8 Sep 2014

    Research areas

  • Open Innovation, Wales

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