Our brief: How can the UK defence sector be more open and collaborative?
What we did: Our project ‘Opening the Door’ used stakeholder research and strategy workshops to start preparing the MOD for open innovation. With our partners Aleph Insights, we diagnosed MOD barriers to open innovation and measured different aspects of the organisation’s readiness levels.
What happened: OpenWorks created an open innovation blueprint that was accepted in full – see here for a video version. This helped the MOD respond positively to a Strategic Defence Review in a manner designed to network the nation’s defence, support UK Universities and STEM skills and promote UK growth via innovative SMEs and prime defence suppliers.