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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

Methods & Frameworks

The Organizational Learning Framework

Previously, we looked at how to get the most from academic research on innovation. Now that you know a great deal about ...

How to Incorporate Academic Research into Your Innovation Thinking
The Innovation Manager

How to Incorporate Academic Research into Your Innovation Thinking

A few weeks back I was sharing with you the highlights of HYPE’s recent Forum in London, an event that brought innovatio...

Uncovering the Hopes and Fears of the Innovation Manager
The Innovation Manager

Uncovering the Hopes and Fears of the Innovation Manager

I have just returned from the most recent HYPE Regional Innovation Managers Forum hosted by Fujitsu Services in the beau...

Is Imitation More Valuable Than Innovation?
Trends & Future Thinking

Is Imitation More Valuable Than Innovation?

What do the Playboy Magazine’s beginnings, Swarovski’s Stardust collection, and a select range of Apple Stoers – not sto...

Collaboration Overload: When the Outcome of Your Innovation Effort is Less Than the Sum of its Parts
Ideation & Collaboration

Collaboration Overload: When the Outcome of Your Innovation Effort is Less Than the Sum of its Parts

Here is an outlandish but probably familiar thought: We employ too many mechanisms to move ideas forward and far too few...

Self-Fulfilling Prophecies and Innovation Success
The Innovation Manager

Self-Fulfilling Prophecies and Innovation Success

Having organised a number of innovation management events for practitioners this summer it has (re)occurred to me just h...

Designing an Innovation Management Event – How to Engage Your Community
The Innovation Manager

Designing an Innovation Management Event – How to Engage Your Community

  Summer is not only an ideal time to catch up on some reading (maybe you remember Tim’s list from March), but also a pe...

The HYPE Innovation Managers Forum in Bonn and Making Innovation Happen
The Innovation Manager

The HYPE Innovation Managers Forum in Bonn and Making Innovation Happen

Cramping two full days of inspiring talks and good old-fashioned networking into a few pages is a daunting task. Especia...

Four future innovations to get excited about
Trends & Future Thinking

Four future innovations to get excited about

Ever heard of the Doomsday Clock? It’s a symbolic timepiece that conveys how close we are to destroying our civilization...

What we can learn from the Arthur D. Little Breakthrough Innovation Survey
The Innovation Manager

What we can learn from the Arthur D. Little Breakthrough Innovation Survey

The capacity to deliver a consistent pipeline of breakthrough innovations might sound like the effect of one of Papa Smu...

Does Your Organization Have the Not Invented Here Syndrome?
People & Culture

Does Your Organization Have the Not Invented Here Syndrome?

Besides its recurring presence in aspirational (business) magazine story titles, the not-invented-here syndrome (NIH) - ...