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Open Innovation for Leaders

Innovating from the Outside-in

Unlock the full potential of your organization by tapping into external partnerships and ecosystems of innovation with our Open Innovation training for executives.

This comprehensive program is designed to teach leaders the latest strategies and techniques for building successful innovation collaborative partnerships. Through a combination of interactive workshops, case studies, and hands-on exercises, participants will learn how to identify potential partners, build strategic alliances, and leverage external resources to drive innovation forward.

This training will equip executives with the skills and knowledge needed to create a strong network of partners and stay ahead of the competition. Sign up today and take the first step towards unlocking the power of Open Innovation through partnerships and ecosystems.

Full Course Description
This class is currently only offered privately.
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Open Innovation for Leaders Course Details

Who is the Open Innovation for Leaders Course For?

The Open Innovation for Leaders course is for executives and other leaders responsible for business modernization, transformation, and growth 

Learning Outcomes

  • New tools for exploiting external innovation

  • New network for exploring innovation opportunities

  • New perspective for how innovation happens

Course Objectives

  • Understand the principles and benefits of open innovation and its role in driving organizational growth and transformation.

  • Identify and evaluate potential partners and external resources for innovation.

  • Develop skills in building and managing strategic partnerships and collaborations.

  • Create a culture of open innovation and encourage cross-functional collaboration within the organization.

  • Understand the legal and ethical considerations involved in open innovation partnerships.

  • Measure and track the success of open innovation initiatives.

  • Gain practical experience in developing and implementing open innovation strategies through hands-on exercises and case studies.

  • Understand the role of open innovation in the current global business environment and its potential impact on the future.

  • Develop a plan for implementing open innovation initiatives within their organization.

  • Network with other executives and share best practices in open innovation partnerships.

About Your Trainer


Joel is the Vice President of Corporate Innovation and Ecosystem Collaboration at Communitech and established Canada’s largest and most successful open innovation programs: Future of Cities, Future of National Security, Future of Health, and Future of Retail. Joel is also the Founder of HORIZONthree, an organization dedicated to fueling organizational transformation through open innovation practices.

Co-author of four books, Joel has spent the last 28 years creating and growing tech-based ventures around the world in manufacturing, healthcare, tech, and transportation. This journey involved Joel helping to establish startup accelerators in Hong Kong, Silicon Valley, the UK (United Kingdom) and the Vatican.

Joel was also the founder of Imaginet Ventures, one of Canada’s first enterprise-backed Venture Studios (2009 to 2017) that partnered with some of North America’s largest brands to launch several successful tech-based ventures in transportation, healthcare, collaboration, and tech.

The Case for Open Innovation

In today's rapidly changing business landscape, innovation is key to staying competitive and successful. But it's not enough to simply have a good idea - it's important to have a strategy for bringing that idea to fruition. Business leaders are recognizing that their strategy must begin with Open Innovation.

As the business landscape evolves and competition intensifies, organizations must acknowledge that innovation is not solely the domain of in-house teams, labs, and internal research. The most impactful innovations are developed by external entities and startups. By embracing the concept of Open Innovation and actively seeking out partnerships, collaborations, and external sources of ideas and technology, organizations can stay ahead of the curve and gain a strategic advantage in today's fast-paced and constantly evolving environment.

Open Innovation is not just about creating new products or services, it's about creating an entire ecosystem that creates, supports, and nurtures them. This means working with partners to co-create and co-develop new offerings, as well as creating an environment that encourages experimentation and risk-taking.

By building strong partnerships and ecosystems, businesses can tap into new perspectives and resources, allowing for more rapid and effective innovation. So, if you want to stay ahead in today's fast-paced business world, don't just focus on coming up with new ideas - focus on building the partnerships and ecosystems that will bring those ideas to life.

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