Exploring and testing Open and User Innovation approaches to master the fuzzy front-end of innovation.
Sharing scientifically proven insights on Innovation and Tech Transfer via lectures, keynotes, workshops, and the INN2.BIZ blog.
Helping organizations like CERN, Fraunhofer, and Magna to implement Open Innovation methods and leverage their technologies.
Peter Keinz is Associate Professor and deputy head of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the WU Vienna. Besides doing research and giving lectures, he shares his expertise with organizations from industry and the non-profit sector in order to help them become successful innovators.
His main interests and competences are the fuzzy front-end of innovation (idea generation), high-tech innovation (matching technologies with new market opportunities), and organizational design to foster innovation.
...and his approach to Innovation
Peter is a passionate advocate of Open and User Innovation. He strongly believes that organizations need to integrate external stakeholders into their innovation processes to stay competitive.
However, for organizations to really capitalize on Open and User Innovation approaches, they need to develop three core capabilities (see below).
Core skills of successful innovators
Mastering the fuzzy front-end
Leveraging high-tech innovations
Preparing the organization
News from the Open and User Innovation community, summaries of latest scientific papers, and best-practise examples of innovation champions.
Mastering the Fuzzy Front-end of Knowledge and Technology Transfer Processes – Part II: The Solution
The Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, together with the WU Gründungszentrum, will be launching their new pre-incubation program GATE in October this year. GATE aims at supporting „sciencepreneurs“ in the commercialization of their inventions and the development of a complementary venture team. Check out the new GATE program and apply now! Overview GATE program
Once again the announcement: Special issue in the International Journal of Project Management on „Managing open and user innovation by projects: Sensing, seizing and transforming“: https://t.co/p75cbTB6L2; we look forward to your contributions! — Peter Keinz (@PeterKeinz) 30. August 2018
Voices of network partners:
„We always enjoy working with Peter. He is brilliant in helping our researchers, who have a very technical background, market their technologies. Due to his scientific background, Peter always has good and profound ideas to tricky technology commercialization tasks. We hope we can extend cooperating with Peter.“Julia Bauer, Fraunhofer Ventures
„Peter has the rare gift to inspire scientists to innovate with a fresh mind and open eyes. He guides us through the process on what seemed so hard: To bring our research to society and industry.“Heinz Pernegger, ATLAS Experiment, CERN