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Open Source Innovation: The Internet On Your Team

Open source innovation and open business models are spreading rapidly beyond the software-field in which it originated, also into the domain of physical products. The key is to build a community or ecosystem of co-creators and thereby rapidly increase creativity innovation and development pace. But how does it work and how do you get people to want to co-create your product with you? How do you get the Internet on your team?


  1. How does open sourcing your business idea or product accelerate scaling & boost innovation, not just for software but also any other product/service?
  2. How do you organize your business around massive peer-to-peer based product development and reward peers to stay motivated?
  3. What major pitfalls should be avoided when inviting the global hive-mind to collaborate? What do you have to do to add the Internet to your team?



Christian Villum, Program Dir, Danish Design Centre

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