January 29, 2016

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Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst Speaking at Discovery Park

Next Thursday, February 4th, the Discovery Park Distinguished Lecture Series will feature Jim Whitehurst, President and CEO of Red Hat, Inc. and author of the bestselling book The Open Organization: Igniting Passion and Performance. Mr. Whitehurst’s talk, The Power of Openness, will take place in the Burton Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship in room 121 at […]

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January 22, 2016

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Project Opportunity

We currently have a project opportunity for an interested student that would start immediately and last for between one and two months. See the project description for more information and email us at opendigital@purdue.edu if you want to work with us on this opportunity.

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January 21, 2016

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Volunteer Openings

At the Research Center for Open Digital Innovation we value highly the input from students, so if you are a motivated and engaged individual interested in working with novel innovation research and assisting us in succeeding, we encourage you to check out the volunteer job openings listed below – these will give you highly applicable job […]

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January 7, 2016

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Spring Courses in Open Innovation

There’s still time to register for Dr. Brunswicker’s Spring 2016 Open Innovation courses: Digital Innovation and Transformation (TECH 581) and Research in Open Innovation (TECH 621). You can learn more about these classes during our luncheon next Tuesday, January 12th from 12:00-1:00 PM in Room 221 in the Discovery Learning Research Center. Join us to […]

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January 6, 2016

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Happy New Year!

As 2015 has come to an end, our team has reflected back over our successes from the past year. We’ve had academic achievements, new publications, given many presentations, wrapped up some projects and kicked off others. We thank everyone for the part they’ve had in making 2015 a great year for RCODI and we hope […]

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December 16, 2015

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Philip to Defend on Friday

This Friday, RCODI’s Philip Munyua will be defending his Ph.D. You are welcome to join us for his talk in the Discovery Learning Research Center, room 143 B starting at 11:00 AM. Philip will be presenting his work, “Collaboration in Scientific Digital Ecosystems: Network Theory Modeling.” Come to support Philip and learn more about some of […]

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December 11, 2015

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The Blue IronHack was a great success!

With many engaged and motivated developers from Purdue University, the Blue IronHacks awards ceremony came to a great conclusion! With a problem that challenged the students to create a mashup that could help West Lafayette citizens in choosing optimal housing based on a number of criteria, the competition was tough but we witnessed a lot […]

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December 3, 2015

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Dr. Brunswicker to speak at the 7th European Innovation Summit

Dr. Brunswicker will be presenting at the 7th European Innovation Summit next week at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium. The theme of the summit is a “Pact for Innovation” and it aims to bring together leaders from various sectors to discuss the future impacts of innovation in topics ranging from energy to healthcare. Dr. Brunswicker […]

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November 18, 2015

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Dr. Sabine Brunswicker to present at the 2nd Annual World Open Innovation Conference

Dr. Sabine Brunswicker will be attending the World Open Innovation Conference this week in Santa Clara, California. There, she will be presenting her work with her doctoral student, Mehdi Bagherzadeh. Their paper “Mix and Match: Preferred ‘Mix of Open Innovation Modes’ for Solving Innovation Problems” was nominated for the best doctoral student paper of the […]

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November 17, 2015

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The Blue IronHacks are a great success

A group of motivated hackers finished their second out of three submissions last night at Midnight for the Blue IronHacks and are now up for judging by our expert panel. “The submissions so far have taken into account various problem aspects and settings, and it is truly impressive what the hackers are doing with Open […]

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November 11, 2015

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The Blue IronHack kicks off!

The Blue ‪#‎IronHack‬ officially and virtually kicked off on at Purdue University on Monday, November 9! It is a pleasure to see the hacking spirit alive and well, and we are excited to see the solutions created during the next 21 days!  

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October 5, 2015

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The Red IronHack officially kicks off!

The Red ‪#‎IronHack‬ officially kicked off at noon! For those of you who did not complete the short yet really important survey, please do so to be eligible for some cool awards! Check your e-mail for the link! – Team IronHack

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September 30, 2015

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Discovery Lecture Series Talk on Innovation Disruption

Well-known and renowned business strategist, speaker, and author, Paul Nunes, will give a talk for the Discovery Lecture Series “Big Bang Disruption: Strategy in the Age of Devastating Innovation”. Nunes is the Global Managing Director of the Accenture Institute for High Performance, a global “think-and-act-tank” which aims to define and measure high-performance businesses. In his […]

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September 23, 2015

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Kickoff of the Purdue Red IronHacks

Tomorrow at 5:00 PM in DLRC, RCODI will kick off it’s first training session for the IronHacks. This is your chance to learn about open data, how to do cool visualizations, and hack to create cool and novel applications for society! There is still time to sign up for this event and all you need […]

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September 14, 2015

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RCODI Event: Purdue IronHacks

The Research Center for Open Digital Innovation (RCODI) and the Purdue Hackers invite you to an evening event to hear about the new exciting initiative of hack series, the “Purdue IronHacks” which will take place over the fall semester of 2015. Learn about the opportunities to join one of new innovation hacking models to turn […]

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September 11, 2015

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Sign up for Purdue IronHacks

The sign up for the Purdue IronHacks is now up! Read about the different problems here: Red IronHack Blue IronHack  Green Iron Hack Yellow IronHack Sign up here!  

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August 26, 2015

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RCODI Luncheon: Purdue IronHacks

The Research Center for Open Digital Innovation (RCODI) in collaboration with the Purdue Hackers, invites you to a luncheon to hear about the new exciting initiative of hack series, the “Purdue IronHacks” which will take place over the fall semester of 2015. Hear about the opportunities to join one of new innovation hacking model to […]

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July 2, 2015

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Prof. Sabine Brunswicker Closing Plenary Speaker at Open Innovation 2.0 2015

Prof. Sabine Brunswicker , invited speaker, during the closing plenary session at the Open Innovation 2.0 Conference (OI2) in Espoo, Finland. The two-day conference brought together some 350 participants and innovation thought leaders from all over the world. OI2 was organised by the European Commission, DG CONNECT’s Open Innovation Group (OISPG) in collaboration with Intel Labs Europe, and supported […]

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May 18, 2015

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Red Hat Inc. $100,000 gift to Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and RALEIGH, N.C. – Purdue University and Red Hat Inc. (NYSE:RHT), the world’s leading open-source solutions, are collaborating to create a two-year doctoral research position for Discovery Park’s Research Center for Open Digital Innovation. The Red Hat Doctoral Researcher in Open Innovation Communities, made possible through Red Hat’s $100,000 gift to Purdue, is designed to advance […]

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April 17, 2015

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Red Hat to Partner with Discovery Park Center to Fund Two-Year Doctoral Research Position

Red Hat Inc., the world’s leading open-source software provider, and Purdue University are collaborating to create a two-year doctoral research position for Discovery Park’s Research Center for Open Digital Innovation(RCODI). The Red Hat Doctoral Researcher in Open Innovation Communities, made possible through Red Hat’s $100,000 gift to Purdue, is designed to advance research efforts led […]

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April 17, 2015

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Prof. Sabine Brunswicker to Join the Program Committee at OpenSym 2015

Sabine Brunswicker joins team to provide peer- review  for this years’ submissions within IT-driven open innovation research, chaired by Ann Majchrzak of University of Southern California and Arvind Malhotra of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This track is devoted to research on the process of expanding research and development activities beyond the boundaries […]

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March 26, 2015

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Research Apps Portal Expands Reach

On the applied side of our research, the research apps portal http://www.eventstudytools.com of RCODI member Dr. Schimmer and team has passed in March for the first time a monthly count of 5,000 user sessions from more than 100 countries. The portal delivers statistical analyses and was built with lean methods on open technologies and is […]

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March 23, 2015

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Scholars From RCODI Will Present at the 75th Annual Meeting of the AOM, 2015

Academic papers of scholars at the RCODI have been accepted for presentation at the 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management held August 7-11, 2015 in Vancouver, Canada. Mehdi Bagherzadeh, a Ph.D. student, and Professor Sabine Brunswicker will present their paper titled “Governance of Knowledge Flows in Open Innovation through Knowledge Revealing and Behavioral […]

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March 23, 2015

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Scholars From RCODI Will Present at the 75th Annual Meeting of the AOM, 2015

Academic papers of scholars at the RCODI have been accepted for presentation at the 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management held August 7-11, 2015 in Vancouver, Canada. Mehdi Bagherzadeh, a Ph.D. student, and Professor Sabine Brunswicker will present their paper titled “Governance of Knowledge Flows in Open Innovation through Knowledge Revealing and Behavioral […]

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March 3, 2015

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Premier Open Innovation Conference in London April 30 – May 1, 2015

Join the Premier Open Innovation Conference in London April 30 – May 1, 2015 (Collaborating for True Success). “Collaborating for true success”! This is the motto of the International Conference on Open Innovation in London in Spring 2015. Meet more than top executives of industry leading companies to discuss best practices in open innovation and […]

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January 16, 2015

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Latest publication in January issue of the German Harvard Business Manager

Markus Schimmer and his co-authors have published in the January issue of the German Harvard Business Manager an article explaining the effects of the Digital Revolution on firms’ diversification patterns. The January issue entails focus themes on digital growth and digital marketing. The article’s website (German) can be found here.

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January 12, 2015

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Research in Open Innovation (I) – PhD Course – Spring 2015 Registration Open

Last semester you expressed an interest in the Tech 621 course on Research in Open Innovation. The first part in this two course series is being taught this semester. Please consider registering for the course this semester. Research in Open Innovation (I) – PhD Course TECH 62100-20; Credits: 3; Tuesday 4:30 pm – 7:20 pm […]

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December 4, 2014

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New book chapter on innovative empirical methods and approaches to event-centric research (forthcoming)

His co-authors and Markus Schimmer got their book chapter on “Quantitative methods in Strategy as Practice Research” accepted for publication in the second edition of the “Cambridge Handbook of Strategy as Practice” (forthcoming, July 2015). It promotes event-centric methodologies that benefit from the use of novel IT-driven empirical techniques, such as news analytics.

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December 2, 2014

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Professor Sabine Brunswicker was a panel member at FoodLive conference jointly with BASF and PepsiCo etc.

Professor Sabine Brunswicker was a panel member at FoodLive conference jointly with BASF and PepsiCo etc.

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December 2, 2014

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Professor Sabine Brunswicker will be speaking at the 1st Annual World Open Innovation Conference!

Professor Sabine Brunswicker will be speaking at the 1st Annual World Open Innovation Conference held from December 4-5, 2014 in Napa, CA. Click here to learn more about this conference.    

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November 18, 2014

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Open innovation in the food sector

Open innovation in the food sector: not a fad but a phenomenon – Read the complete article at the following address

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October 15, 2014

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Research indicates open innovation gaining momentum among large U.S. and European companies

Large U.S. and European companies embrace the concept of open innovation, but firms are still learning how to get better results by combining external input with internal ideas to advance their technology, processes or services, a new study co-led by a Purdue University researcher shows. Read more….

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September 11, 2014

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Professor Sabine Brunswicker is the founding advisor of new virtual institute

Professor Brunswicker is the founding advisor of a new virtual institute on open online communities founded by leading scholars at a number of universities around the country. Click here to learn more about this project.

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September 3, 2014

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RESEARCH WORKSHOP: Computational Innovation Science & Complexity

You’re invited to a research workshop: Computational Innovation Science & Complexity When: Sep. 2, 2014 2 to 5 pm, MRGN 129 View the flyer: RS Computational innovation science ESTEVE

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August 26, 2014

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Seminar on Computational innovation science and complexity theory:

Esteve Almirall, an affiliated researcher of RCODI, and Director of the Center for Open Cities at ESADE Business School in Spain will deliver a seminar on Computational Innovation Science and Complexity Theory on September 2, 2014. This highly interactive seminar is open for all graduate students, early career faculty with an interest in complexity theory […]

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August 26, 2014

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New assistant professor joines RCODI: Jeremiah Johnson

New assistant professor joins RCODI: Jeremiah Johnson. Learn more about Jeremiah Johnson.

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August 18, 2014

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Dr. Brunswicker had two papers accepted in NAPA conference

Congratulations goes out to Dr. Sabine Brunswicker and Mehdi Bagherzadeh Niri, who  has had two papers accepted for presentation in the NAPA conference, which is to be held from Thursday Dec 4 to Friday Dec 5 2014.

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August 15, 2014

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RCODI students present their papers at first ISPIM America Forum, Montreal

RCODI Director, Sabine Brunswicker, and Ph. D. student, Bjørn Jensen, are to present their paper “The Paradox of Transparency in Online Collaboration for Innovation” at the International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM) Americas Innovation Forum at The University of Montreal, Canada on October 4-8. This event brings together around 150 innovation experts from 20 […]

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August 15, 2014

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Symposium on Resolving the Debate Competition versus Collaboration in Open Innovation Crowds – Academy of Management Conference, Philadelphia

Academy of Management Prof. Sabine Brunswicker will chair a unique panel symposium at the 2014 Academy of Management Meeting taking place August 1-5 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: “Resolving the Debate on Competition and Collaboration in Open Innovation Crowds”. To resolve the debate on competition and collaboration in open innovation crowds, the panel brings together highly reputed […]

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August 15, 2014

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First World Open Innovation Conference at Napa Valley, CA

CFP: 1st World Open Innovation Conference and Industrial & Corporate Change Silverado Resort, Napa, California: December 4-5, 2014 Learn more »

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June 23, 2014

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RCODI Director to speak at World Economic Forum

RCODI Director, Sabine Brunswicker will speak at the World Economic Forum in Berlin, Germany on June 24. The theme of the CEO Series Workshop is, “Transforming business and driving growth through open innovation.” The World Economic Forum is committed to improving the state of the world. It engages the world’s foremost representatives from government, business, […]

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April 25, 2014

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RCODI to be featured in Dimensions of Discovery Magazine

The Research Center for Open Digital Innovation will have an article in the upcoming issue of Dimensions of Discovery Magazine, produced by Purdue University’s Office of the Vice President for Research. The magazine is issued four times throughout the academic year on a seasonal schedule. Articles include profiles of researchers, announcements of new grants and award winners, […]

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April 23, 2014

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Dr. Brunswicker to chair special session at R&D Management Conference 2014

Dr. Sabine Brunswicker of the Research Center for Open Digital Innovation will be chairing a special session focused on the topic of “Open Strategizing in R&D” as a brief description of what will be discussed at the special session please see below: In recent years there has been an increasing interest in “open strategy” among […]

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April 16, 2014

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Research Center Mentioned in Standard Setting Discussion

Dr. Brunswicker and the Research Center for Open Digital Innovation were mentioned in an article discussing technical standards and devising policies that allow for flexibility that will enhance innovation. The abstract of the article reads: Technical standard-setting is painstaking but necessary. But is it possible to devise a more flexible, dynamic system for agreeing standards […]

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March 18, 2014

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Prof. Brunswicker chairs Panel Symposium at the 2014 Academy of Management Meeting.

  Prof. Sabine Brunswicker will chair a unique panel symposium at the 2014 Academy of Management Meeting taking place August 1-5 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: “Resolving the Debate on Competition and Collaboration in Open Innovation Crowds”. To resolve the debate on competition and collaboration in open innovation crowds, the panel brings together highly reputed scholars in the field […]

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March 12, 2014

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New Publication by Dr. Brunswicker in RTM

     In a study that surveyed large firms in Europe and the United States, Dr. Brunswicker and Dr. Henry Chesbrough (UC Berkeley) examine the extent to which large firms are practicing open innovation.  As the world continues to move towards a more openly innovative environment, businesses, too, continue to adopt more open innovation practices. This study […]

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March 10, 2014

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Dr. Brunswicker to Speak at Innovation Convention

Dr. Sabine Brunswicker  will be a panel speaker on standards and innovation at the European Commission event Innovation Convention 2014.  The Innovation Convention is an essential part of the Innovation Union flagship initiative, the European Union strategy which aims to create an innovation-friendly environment that makes it easier for great ideas to be turned into products and services […]

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March 3, 2014

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Assistant Professorship Available

To establish a novel interdisciplinary program in open digital innovation, the Department of Technology Leadership & Innovation (TLI) expects to hire candidates at the Assistant Professor level starting fall 2014. The position involves scholarship in research, teaching, and engagement as it is required for tenure and promotion in rank. RCODI will provide a home to […]

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February 20, 2014

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Sabine Joins Expert Panel for FutureEnterprise

Sabine has recently joined the Experts’ Panel for FutureEnterprise, a Coordination and Support Action (CSA) project funded under the European Commission FP7 Programme. FutureEnterprise aims to support the research activities in Internet-based Enterprise innovation and Future Internet from the perspective and for the benefit of enterprises on the basis of an open mentality to bridge the past with […]

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January 13, 2014

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Call for Papers: Open Strategy: Towards more Openness in Strategy Processes in R&D

In recent years there has been an increasing interest in “open strategy” among academics and practitioners. The term “open strategy” suggests that openness does not only relate to managing openness in an individual R&D project or in the idea-to-launch process. Open strategizing implies a more open approach towards managing the strategy and policy processes. Open […]

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December 17, 2013

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Registration Now Open

This course is now in session and no longer accepting registrants. More about the class » Are you a PhD student or potential future PhD candidate and excited about the emerging innovation landscape? Do you want to join and shape the future of innovation research? Are you thrilled to tackle interdisciplinary research questions at the […]

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December 12, 2013

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Open Digital Now an Official Purdue Center

We are pleased to announce that The Research Hub for Open Digital Innovation has been approved by Richard O. Buckius, Purdue Vice President for Research, as an official Center at the Purdue University Discovery Park, which, with its major centers, leads Purdue’s large-scale interdisciplinary research efforts.

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November 15, 2013

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Information Luncheon

Interested in our new class? Come to the free luncheon on November 21, 2013 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 in LWSN 1142. Register by November 19.

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November 8, 2013

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New Paper on Open Innovation in SMEs

Sabine Brunswicker and Wim Vanhaverbeke recently authored a paper in the Journal of Small Business Management on external knowledge sourcing, a form of inbound open innovation in small and medium-sized firms (SMEs). Earlier work on SMEs indicates that by nature, innovation in such firms has an external focus and is often strongly embedded in social and personal ties. […]

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November 5, 2013

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Sabine Gives Keynote at TransHAL

Sabine Brunswicker was invited to give the keynote talk at TransHAL [German], the first in a series of events organized by the city of Halle (Saale), Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), and the district of Saalekreis to promote cooperation between science and industry. The conference was held on October 29, 2013 in Halle (Saale), Germany. Her […]

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October 18, 2013

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Lecture on Innovation & Open Data

Purdue University Libraries Seminar Committee recently welcomed Jonathan Reichental, an award-winning CIO for Palo Alto, Calif., for a seminar on innovation and open data in local government. A recording of the presentation is now available. » Watch

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October 7, 2013

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New Report Examines How Large Companies Practice Open Innovation

Sabine Brunswicker and Henry Chesbrough have conducted the first large-sample survey of open innovation adoption among large companies. Their study of European and U.S. companies gives an extensive overview of the ways that companies are now practicing open innovation, along with the trends that can be discerned. The results show that large companies consider open innovation […]

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October 4, 2013

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Sabine Gives Talk at Red Hat

Sabine Brunswicker was chosen to give the closing keynote at the 2013 Red Hat Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Partner Conference. The conference was held September 29–October 2 in Madrid, Spain for Red Hat partners who want to collaborate and innovate with Red Hat and each other to thrive and succeed in the changing global […]

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October 4, 2013

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Welcome to Open Digital

Purdue University’s Research Hub for Open Digital Innovation is a team of researchers striving to quantify how releasing data from both government and industry spurs innovation in both the public and private sectors. We are based at Purdue University, a leading research institution in West Lafayette, IN, and our team consists of scientists and engineers […]

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  • Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst Speaking at Discovery Park January 29, 2016
    Next Thursday, February 4th, the Discovery Park Distinguished Lecture Series will feature Jim Whitehurst, President and CEO of Red Hat, Inc. and author of the bestselling book The Open Organization: Igniting Passion and Performance. Mr. Whitehurst’s talk, The Power of Openness, will take place in the Burton Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship in room 121 at […]
  • Project Opportunity January 22, 2016
    We currently have a project opportunity for an interested student that would start immediately and last for between one and two months. See the project description for more information and email us at opendigital@purdue.edu if you want to work with us on this opportunity.
  • Volunteer Openings January 21, 2016
    At the Research Center for Open Digital Innovation we value highly the input from students, so if you are a motivated and engaged individual interested in working with novel innovation research and assisting us in succeeding, we encourage you to check out the volunteer job openings listed below – these will give you highly applicable job […]
  • Spring Courses in Open Innovation January 7, 2016
    There’s still time to register for Dr. Brunswicker’s Spring 2016 Open Innovation courses: Digital Innovation and Transformation (TECH 581) and Research in Open Innovation (TECH 621). You can learn more about these classes during our luncheon next Tuesday, January 12th from 12:00-1:00 PM in Room 221 in the Discovery Learning Research Center. Join us to […]
  • Happy New Year! January 6, 2016
    As 2015 has come to an end, our team has reflected back over our successes from the past year. We’ve had academic achievements, new publications, given many presentations, wrapped up some projects and kicked off others. We thank everyone for the part they’ve had in making 2015 a great year for RCODI and we hope […]