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The Market for Open Innovation
For the second time, this study explores that market of open innovation accelerators (OIA), organizations that help their clients to include external experts in all stages of an innovation project. We invited about 160 intermediaries to join a 90 min online survey investigating the OIA’s business model and environment, productivity, services offered, project specifics, and characteristics of their participant pool. In addition, we asked about estimates for the development of the open innovation market. We find that OIAs can be clearly distinguished into two groups: A first group runs an open innovation project on behalf of their clients and provides a solution to a given task. The second group helps their clients in building own open innovation competences to engage in direct collaboration with external entities. The latter has a stronger focus on educational aspects. ...