Open Innovation Practitioners Consortium focuses on health and wellness


The Open Innovation Practitioners Consortium visited Cambridge this week in a join venture with NHS Innovation to work on an Open Innovation strategy for health and wellness.

The Open Innovation Practitioners Consortium OI3 met at Downing College Cambridge this week to apply the principles of Open Innovation to the national challenge of managing the "Health and Wellness" agenda.

This was organised as a joint venture between the Centre for Business Innovation and the NHS Institute for Improvement and Innovation, supported by the Centre for Health Leadership at the Judge Business School, the Engineering Design Centre and the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

Annette Neath for the NHS Institute says: "The Health Service is dealing with a timebomb of increasingly elderly population combined with the prospect of reduced tax revenues - no single organisation will be able to deal with this and we need to look to innovative relationships between players not necessarily delivering healthcare services today."

Peter Hewkin for CfBI adds: "The Open Innovation Consortium brings together Open Innovation practitioners from Europe's best companies and is guided by the consensus of their needs and interests - delivering insight, benchmarks and calls to action."

Members of the consortium include: Glaxo Smith Kline, Coloplast, Deutsche Telekom, Medimmune, Scottish Enterprise, Google and Friesland Campina. Its mission is to find better practises in applying the principles of Open Innovation to real commercial situations. Click here for further information

The next meeting of the OI3 consortium will be hosted by Google in Zurich in February 2012.

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The Centre for Business Innovation (CfBI) creates 'Connected Communities' which deliver 'Collaborative Advantage' for the benefit of their participants.

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