<img height="1" width="1" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=1483239291704574&amp;ev=PageView &amp;noscript=1">

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

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 ...

4 Practices Innovation Managers Should Retire (And 4 to Keep)
The Innovation Manager

4 Practices Innovation Managers Should Retire (And 4 to Keep)

Every year, new tools, technologies, practices, and even full-rounded ideologies invade the innovation space. Those of u...

Solving the 'Who Are My Stakeholders?' Dilemma: A Quick Innovation Managers' Guide
The Innovation Manager

Solving the 'Who Are My Stakeholders?' Dilemma: A Quick Innovation Managers' Guide

I was recently asked a very down-to-earth question: "Where do you find answers to practical issues in innovation managem...

How Management Theories Become Memes - and Why That Matters
The Innovation Manager

How Management Theories Become Memes - and Why That Matters

I have a confession to make: I have a thing for investigative journalism. I'm talking about the kind of journalism that ...

What Is a Living Lab and How Can It Be Used for Open Innovation?
Ideation & Collaboration

What Is a Living Lab and How Can It Be Used for Open Innovation?

"Living labs" is a label applied to an array of very different innovation infrastructures that did not make it in the Ja...

7 Guiding Principles for Innovation Toolkit Selection and Implementation
The Innovation Manager

7 Guiding Principles for Innovation Toolkit Selection and Implementation

There is something awfully unnerving about a place that has lodged, entertained, and inspired people like Sir Isaac Newt...

Best of the Bonn Forum: Lessons from the Innovation Community
Open Innovation , Events , Trends & Future Thinking

Best of the Bonn Forum: Lessons from the Innovation Community

How can an event be inclusive and exclusive at the same time? By appealing to a variety of professionals who work in a v...

The One Where Young Innovation Managers Had Their Say
Open Innovation , The Innovation Manager

The One Where Young Innovation Managers Had Their Say

 Yes, the title shamelessly alludes to the "Friends" television series. And yes, this will be an atypical blog post.

Planned Change Management and Why You Should Care
The Innovation Manager

Planned Change Management and Why You Should Care

We talk a lot about change here in this blog, and most of it refers to change through innovation.

How to Drive Innovation in Higher Education to Stay Relevant and Sustainable
Higher Education

How to Drive Innovation in Higher Education to Stay Relevant and Sustainable

There are a variety of forces impacting colleges and universities today: economic and demographic, financial and ideolog...

4 Essential Tips for Better Innovation Performance
Strategy & Alignment

4 Essential Tips for Better Innovation Performance

Right before January 1st, I felt an (in)explicable urge to “rant” about New Year’s resolutions on LinkedIn. And I had my...