This report explores the ways that companies, governments and researchers around the world are collaborating to improve the innovation process in health, from the way that problems are identified to how new products and services are created and then adopted by providers of healthcare.
The guide is the result of a collaboration with the State of São Paulo and the UK government and involved testing open innovation methods in Brazil through two pilot projects. It identifies open innovation approaches across the innovation cycle.
The report lists the following success factors and challenges for open innovation initiatives:
- Respond to gaps in the innovation system.
- Start small and simple.
- Gain support from health leadership.
- Provide opportunities for interdisciplinary working.
- Focus on innovators as well as innovation.
Download the full document: Open innovation in health: A guide to transforming healthcare through collaboration