In a series of postings, we introduce some key figures and results from
OIA Study – A Market Report & Comparison of more than 160 Open Innovation Accelerators (OIAs)
— intermediaries, brokers, platforms, and consultancies for open innovation
and customer co-creation.
In our 2013 market study, we also investigated who is
using the services offered by the OIAs. First, we find that clients are served
globally, and at the same time, OIAs often have the opportunity to also search
and call globally for participation. The U.S., however, still is clearly
leading the OI field of applications.
Open innovation is not focused on special industries.
We were surprised by the breadth of industries covered by the OIA's client
lists. Especially the electronics industries are strong. Agriculture could
benefit from a larger attention for OI.
However, within all industries, clients from SMEs are still the
minority. OI still is a game of global organizations with a dedicated
innovation management function.
Interestingly, we today find rather larger share of non-profit
organizations among the clients of the OIAs. NGOs and clients from the public
sector are strongly increasing. This may be the outcome of recent "Open
For the full picture and many more details, including detailed profiles of 160 Open Innovation Service Providers, refer to The Market for Open Innovation: The 2013
RWTH Open Innovation Accelerator Survey, co-authored by Kathleen Diener & Frank Piller, 2nd
edition, May 2013. Lulu Publishing: Raleigh, USA
Check all options how to get the study at study.open-innovation.com