Open Innovation

Successful joint project: OptecNet supports "Open Innovation" in photonics.

Against the backdrop of decreasing product development cycles there is growing pressure on high-tech companies to optimize the innovation process and to strike out on new paths. That is why six of the regional photonics networks, that are members of OptecNet Germany, are  actively involved in a joint project to strengthen their activities and services for systematic innovation promotion.

In the scope of this project funded by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) some of the measures implemented were a web-based crowd-sourcing platform for interdisciplinary exchange between scientists, manufacturers and users, a platform for innovation offers and requests, and a number of novel events as well as service offerings for open innovation in micro-businesses.