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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

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...

How to Keep Your Innovation Processes in Check
Strategy & Alignment

How to Keep Your Innovation Processes in Check

As an innovation manager/leader you likely deal with processes (and process improvements) every day. You know, prioritiz...

3 Ways to Assess and Improve (Open) Innovation Structures
Strategy & Alignment

3 Ways to Assess and Improve (Open) Innovation Structures

In a previous post I was telling you about engineering an open culture and how tricky this task can be. As research show...

3 Perspectives for Developing an Open Innovation Culture
People & Culture

3 Perspectives for Developing an Open Innovation Culture

The idea that an open culture can be engineered or that cultural change can be outsourced is tempting. So tempting, in f...

How to Build and Manage a Co-Creation Ecosystem
Strategy & Alignment

How to Build and Manage a Co-Creation Ecosystem

“True stability results when presumed order and presumed disorder are balanced. A truly stable system expects the unexpe...

Ecosystems: Goods-dominant vs Service-dominant logic
Ideation & Collaboration

Ecosystems: Goods-dominant vs Service-dominant logic

“Anything that just costs money is cheap” John Steinbeck - American novelist Before we move on to see how ecosystems are...

Profiling the Open Innovation Manager
Open Innovation , The Innovation Manager

Profiling the Open Innovation Manager

We talk a lot about, and also to, innovation managers here on the blog. In fact, we have an entire section dedicated to ...

The Four Main Types of Business Collaboration
Methods & Frameworks

The Four Main Types of Business Collaboration

“In the same way you can never go backward to a slower computer, you can never go backward to a lessened state of connec...

3 Perspectives for Approaching Open Innovation
Open Innovation , People & Culture

3 Perspectives for Approaching Open Innovation

While artists – bloggers included – do not typically disclose where they get their inspiration from, I will share this o...

Best of the Bonn Forum: Creating and sharing value
The Innovation Manager

Best of the Bonn Forum: Creating and sharing value

Tapping into the collective wisdom of this amazing crowd was both a humbling and rewarding experience. Nadine Roijakkers...

10 Lessons on Innovation from the Research Kitchen of the Famous elBulli Restaurant
Ideation & Collaboration

10 Lessons on Innovation from the Research Kitchen of the Famous elBulli Restaurant

Let’s see here: absorptive capacity, superbosses, leadership paradoxes, coping strategies, ecosystems, new school crowds...