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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

Trends & Future Thinking

Will online education change the learning landscapes of tomorrow?

  Virtual learning environments might sound like a thing of the recent past, but specific methodologies and tools (e.g. ...

3 examples of where good ideas come from
Ideation & Collaboration

3 examples of where good ideas come from

Wondering where good ideas come from is like asking: “What makes the world go round?” Everyone has an elaborate, and oft...

What do Formation Flights and Innovation Ecosystems Have in Common?
Trends & Future Thinking

What do Formation Flights and Innovation Ecosystems Have in Common?

Upwash exploitation and downwash avoidance by flap phasing in ibis formation flight is not your typical innovation read....

What Arthur D. Little’s latest report tells us about innovation and creativity?
Ideation & Collaboration

What Arthur D. Little’s latest report tells us about innovation and creativity?

Creativity and innovation are prevailing buzzwords in business literature today. Run a standard search on Amazon and it ...

Too much incremental innovation can lead to self-destruction
Strategy & Alignment

Too much incremental innovation can lead to self-destruction

At the dawn of 2014 our (brave new) world continues to undergo rapid transformation. With cordless, cashless and wireles...

The Jugaad approach to innovation
Methods & Frameworks

The Jugaad approach to innovation

Founded in 2003 by TED fellow Jessica Mayberry, Video Volunteers is an international not for profit media organization t...

Four Examples of Design-Driven Success
Ideation & Collaboration

Four Examples of Design-Driven Success

When thinking about innovation, we tend to do so from two important angles. The first, and more likely to make headlines...

Are consumer insights still relevant for innovation?
Ideation & Collaboration

Are consumer insights still relevant for innovation?

Gathering consumer insights and translating them into input for new-to-the-world products, services, business models or ...

Increase serendipitous connections with crowdsourcing
People & Culture

Increase serendipitous connections with crowdsourcing

We often hear people say “It’s such a small world; fancy meeting you here!” at the sight of a close friend or acquaintan...