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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

Ideation & Collaboration

Open Innovation: Your 3 Options for Getting It Done

(source: Instructables.com) If mass-media headlines are anything to go by, open innovation (OI) is increasingly making n...

12 Good Practices in Open Innovation for the Year to Come
Open Innovation , Ideation & Collaboration

12 Good Practices in Open Innovation for the Year to Come

© Bill Watterson   A few days ago an email alert from The Economist informed me that one of the year’s bestselling (Chri...

How one of the world’s greatest newsrooms made (un)invited innovation news
Disruption & Transformation

How one of the world’s greatest newsrooms made (un)invited innovation news

“From the Desk of Robert (Bob) Mankoff” is one newsletter that I have never contemplated unsubscribing from. Unlike othe...

HYPE’s Innovation Forum in Hamburg and the Value of Being Reflective
The Innovation Manager

HYPE’s Innovation Forum in Hamburg and the Value of Being Reflective

If there are three things a TED Talk marathon - in my case: the Hidden Gems and New Releases sections - can teach you, t...

Using Living Labs for Open Innovation - Part 2
Ideation & Collaboration

Using Living Labs for Open Innovation - Part 2

In Part 1 of this two-part post, I argued that living labs was a label applied to an array of very different innovation ...

Corporate foresight: a tool to sustain innovation
Trends & Future Thinking

Corporate foresight: a tool to sustain innovation

Hindsight, foresight, flash foresight, sensing systems, future thinking, chocolate futurists, open future approach, peri...

From I don’t know to Let’s find out: why experiments are so vital for innovation
People & Culture

From I don’t know to Let’s find out: why experiments are so vital for innovation

We are all familiar with the expressions “too big to fail” and “too big to innovate” – the former alluding to the expect...

Cashless business models and the potential for modern barter
Trends & Future Thinking

Cashless business models and the potential for modern barter

April showers bring May flowers / That is what they say but if you are a business owner in Europe, the showers and flowe...

Hacking, data mining, algorithms, and other avenues for innovation
Trends & Future Thinking

Hacking, data mining, algorithms, and other avenues for innovation

Earlier this year The Economist analyzed a trend dubbed the onrushing wave – or the wave of technological progress expec...

Organizational ambidexterity – a glimpse at the state-of-the-art
Trends & Future Thinking

Organizational ambidexterity – a glimpse at the state-of-the-art

In an older post from February I argued that creativity had become a prevailing buzzword in the business literature and ...

3 Types of Gamification
People & Culture

3 Types of Gamification

The Accounted is a free app targeting high school and university students, recently making its debut in digital media st...