The 2016 edition of the Open Innovation 2.0 Yearbook focuses on real-world OI2 business, research and policy examples. The publication was presented for the first time during the OI2 Conference (23-24 May) in Amsterdam.

All editions of the OI2 yearbook, as well as reports published in the Open Innovation Strategy and Policy Group's (OISPG) series (all available via are bringing together the open innovation’s puzzle pieces for modern practice solutions.


In this 2O16 edition of our OI2 yearbook you will find more fresh thinking as well as compelling evidence of emergence of the OI2 paradigm. This new mode of Innovation is blurring the Innovation lines between Governments, Companies, Universities and Citizens. As we continue to review and document the evolution of open innovation the key patterns are becoming ever clearer. We hope you enjoy the read and also invite you to contribute to future editions of the OI2 workbook so that we can collectively co-develop and diffuse OI2 further to bring forth more societal and economic value.

Martin Curley, Chair EU OISPG, and Vice President & Director, Intel Labs Europe, Intel Corporation.


The Open Innovation 2.0 (OI2) paradigm was endorsed at the Open Innovation 2.0 conference in May 2O13 in Dublin. The HLG on Innovation Governance brought valuable input to the conference 2O15. We can firmly say that the paradigm change is real! The 2016 OI2 Yearbook edition highlights the trends and the impact of the new approach in action, involving all stakeholders into the common journey from invention to innovation. It describes practical cases and how ideas presented in earlier yearbooks are turning into practise. In this year's edition the approach to implement Open Innovation 2.0 is better systematized, the success factors are showcased, and the interrelation between the developments of the Digital Single Market and the new platform economy discussed from an OI2 perspective.

I believe this edition of the yearbook gives a strong insight of where OI2 is now and how it turns into mainstream. The role of users as co-creators, with ecosystems involving new professionals like bridgers, curators and orchestrators shape how we can create better, sustainable products and services for all. New professions, new connections, new types of knowledge infrastructures are needed as basis, and now is the time for action.

I want to thank all contributors to this year’s edition and wish you a continuous progress and discovery into the world of open innovation.

Bror Salmelin, Adviser, Innovation Systems, DG Communications Networks, Contents and Technology - DG CONNECT, European Commission.

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