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Research on the role of MiPlaza within the Open Innovation R&D community

Doppen, C.S. (2008) Research on the role of MiPlaza within the Open Innovation R&D community.

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Abstract:MiPlaza, the cleanroom facilities of Philips Research Eindhoven, wants to commercialize its facilities and services in the R&D community evolving in the Eindhoven region based on the concept of Open Innovation. The central idea behind Open Innovation is that companies cannot afford anymore to rely entirely on their own research, but should buy or license processes or inventions from other companies as well. In addition, internal inventions not being used in a firm’s business should be taken outside the company, by for example licensing, joint ventures or spin-offs. As one of the steps of implementing this concept, Philips Research in Eindhoven opened its cleanroom facilities to third parties to allow for Open Innovation to develop. MiPlaza was created to operate and commercialize those cleanroom facilities. When operating in an Open Innovation community it is important as organization to have the proper identity, therefore MiPlaza needs to be rather clear where the organization stands. The questions of who MiPlaza exactly wants to be, and what it’s mission and identity are, are not only important with regard to its customers and partners, but with regard to the internal organization as well. So, the role MiPlaza needs to take in the Open Innovation R&D community needed to be defined.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
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