Heat Map for Large Company Open Innovation Initiatives

It is important to make a distinction between the Open Innovation efforts of Large vs. Small Organizations/Enterprises (SMEs). Utilizing the recommended R&D approaches shown in the “Innovation Posture and IP Landscape Sets the Open Innovation Approach” figure, the OI sweet spot for SME’s is at the bottom left of the matrix shown in the “Heat Map for Open Innovation Initiatives“ figure. When SMEs try to work in the upper rows or right hand side of this matrix they often find their OI initiatives do not produce favorable business outcomes. This is in contrast to the recommended sweet spot for large companies who can utilize approaches on the diagonal from lower left upper right as shown in the “Heat Map for Large Company Open Innovation Initiatives” figure.