On 10th November 2016, join us at the University of Glasgow for the Open Innovation Design Jam competition. Design jams are fun, interactive brainstorming sessions in which teams develop innovative solutions to challenges.
This event is an opportunity for innovators, SMEs, creators and IP practitioners to explore open, collective and user-led innovation. Following presentations by leading experts in management, strategy and IP law, teams will form and compete to solve business model challenges involving open or collectively managed IP inputs. How can businesses generate and capture value from open or collectively managed intellectual property? What are the benefits and costs of opening IP portfolios to competitors and user-innovators? How is creativity becoming more dynamic and more distributed, and what does this mean for the digital economy?
The afternoon will include lunch and time allotted for teams to work on their pitches. Facilitators will guide teams through five phases of the ‘design jam’ format. These involve understanding, definition, ideation, prototyping and testing.
Pitches will be judged by a panel of experts and the day will close with an awards ceremony and drinks reception. There is £1200 in prizes are available for the winning and runner-up teams. All participants will benefit from the input of team mentors, IP and management experts and facilitated networking opportunities to meet open-minded innovators from the UK and beyond.
The event is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science and is organised locally by Dr Kris Erickson (CREATe) and Natacha Estèves (PhD Candidate Sciences Po). For free registration and to learn more about the Open Innovation Design Jam, see the main event page here.