We were recently asked to contribute to an open innovation benchmark study by A D Little and Bluenove on our view on the top 5 open innovation countries. I quickly compiled my own thoughts (which for the record were i. Denmark ii.UK iii. USA iv. Canada v. Colombia/France) but then thought it would be better to crowdsource the response by conducting a mini survey of 18 of our employees, associates and partners from 4 different continents.
Please note there were considerably more European contributors than from anywhere else which accounts (probably) for the prominence of many European countries on the list. In addition we included the top 5 open innovation countries list from Stefan Lindegaard’s blog (and also the recent OECD report 2013 report on open innovation (see here) and thanks to Sharon from Chaordix for the link). The final consolidated list is as follows, with a brief mention of the people, organisations or events that were cited to explain for why each country was included:
Please do let us know what you think and who we’ve missed so we can improve it next time round. Also look out for the outputs of the ADL and Bluenove report once it is published. By Roland
Disclaimer & Request – This list is not in any way definitive and was compiled quickly and so apologies to any countries or people or organisations that we missed this time round.