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Oana-Maria Pop

Oana is the Head of Open Innovation at HYPE and specializes in the science of durable intra- and inter-firm relationships/collaboration. In her work, she combines academic insights with industry expertise to help organizations large and small, public and private, formulate and pursue more ambitious (open) innovation goals. Oana has a background in publishing and online education, marketing, management research, and management consulting. For the past 10 years, she has been engaged in open innovation research and projects in Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, and the Netherlands. In 2019 she obtained her Ph.D. in applied business economics from Hasselt University in Belgium. Her topic of choice was innovation ecosystems.

Oana-Maria's Posts

Open Innovation

12 open innovation best practices for the year to come

Did you know that not that long ago, drones were one of the bestselling Christmas presents?

Overcoming the most common open innovation challenges
Open Innovation

Overcoming the most common open innovation challenges

Implementing open innovation in your business is not an easy task. It might be straightforward, but it is not easy.

Who are open innovation managers and what do they do?
Open Innovation

Who are open innovation managers and what do they do?

Typically, innovation managers are researchers, strategists, evangelists, or pioneers who venture on to become change ag...

Three open innovation models: Which is the right one for your organization?
Open Innovation

Three open innovation models: Which is the right one for your organization?

Before assessing the three key models of open innovation, let’s take a step back and look at what open innovation means.

An introduction to Henry Chesbrough and open innovation
Open Innovation

An introduction to Henry Chesbrough and open innovation

I’ve caught up on some essential reading this weekend to be able to offer you a selection of the most inspiring thought ...

What are living labs and how can they be used for open innovation?
Open Innovation

What are living labs and how can they be used for open innovation?

The term living labs is often used interchangeably, and by many different authors, with other terms such as innovation c...

The European Space Agency's Voyage Into Open Innovation
Open Innovation

The European Space Agency's Voyage Into Open Innovation

This blog post is part of a series on successfully managing open innovation programs. In this series, I talk with experi...

How the Pandemic Changed the Way These Organizations Innovate
Customer Insights

How the Pandemic Changed the Way These Organizations Innovate

Innovating During a Pandemic: How 4 Organizations are Thriving Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, and, largely wi...

How Liebherr Engages Its Customers with Crowdsourcing
Open Innovation

How Liebherr Engages Its Customers with Crowdsourcing

This blog post is part of a series on successfully managing open innovation programs. In this series, I talk with experi...

Why You Should Look Outside Your Organization to Create Impact
Sustainability

Why You Should Look Outside Your Organization to Create Impact

There is a lot of talk nowadays about purpose, value, and worth at both the individual and organizational levels. Take t...

Common Fears of Starting an Open Innovation Initiative
Open Innovation

Common Fears of Starting an Open Innovation Initiative

Adding external elements to an internal innovation program can prove a true rite of passage. The transition requires an ...