Henry Chesbrough “the father of Open Innovation” to lead an exclusive Master Class in Barcelona January 2018

It is hard to find someone within the field of Open Innovation who doesn’t know Henry Chesbrough. This professor and researcher, who focuses on managing technology and innovation, was the first person who coined the term “Open Innovation” in 2003. In his best selling book “Open Innovation” (Harvard Business School Press, 2003), Chesbrough discusses why companies must access external as well as internal technologies , and take them to market through internal and external paths . 

After a long, successful, professional path which included the publication of several books, important awards and recognitions -Chesbrough has been recognised as one of the leading business thinkers by Thinkers50. Henry Chesbrough will be visiting Barcelona  on 18 and 19 January 2018 to teach a master class about Lean Start-up and Open Innovation for Corporations.

But, how can we combine these two techniques? Currently, companies are trying to bring the lean start-up process into their own organisations and they have been told to be more like a start-up . That is probably a good advice if it gets companies moving on a different path and thinking differently, but it is also important to be aware of any conflicts they are likely to encounter. Using Open Innovation is one solution to this problem as it can help large enterprises reduce the potential risk of including more innovation into large enterprises as they become leaner and cooperate more with start-ups.


InnoEnergy has organised an event for the 18 and 19 January 2018 at ESADE Creapolis in Sant Cugat Barcelona, which will not only include an inspiring master class, but also motivating workshops and networking sessions with the main objective being: to explore how technological companies can open up and transform, so that the world becomes their lab. 


Don’t miss the chance to learn from the originator of Open Innovation.

Read more about the event and register here