The 2018 Open Innovation Accelerator Survey

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The Market for Open Innovation – A market study of intermediaries, brokers, platforms and facilitators helping organizations to profit from open innovation and customer co-creation.

For the third time, this study explores the market of Open Innovation Accelerators (OIA), organizations that help their clients to include external experts in all stages of an innovation project. We invite more than 220 intermediaries to join a 60 min online survey investigating the OIA’s business model and environment, interaction between the participant groups, services offered, project specifics, and characteristics of their external participant pool. In addition, we asked about estimates and current trends for the development of the open innovation market in each of the three studies.

Using primary survey data as well as secondary data sources, the Open Innovation Accelerator Survey is the largest inquiry of the global market of open innovation. Since open innovation intermediaries build on the crowdsourcing principle, hence the involvement of a community, we are focusing our research and market study not only at the intermediaries but also on the client perspective and on the crowd.

It is now the third time that we ran this survey for creating a market overview of open innovation intermediaries. The last two editions were a great success. Our report “The Market of Open Innovation” found a wide, international spread among innovation intermediaries, researchers and across practitioners from different industries. It has often been the start of new collaboration projects.

The previous studies formed the basis for multiple publications on large conferences in business and economics, in scientific and practitioners’ journals, web pages and blogs. The previous reports are now available on researchgate – feel free to read and share:

OIA 2010

OIA 2013