Open Innovation involves organizing collaboration between companies, across the value chain, with customers, such as municipalities, schools or hospitals, and with knowledge institutes. The goal is to jointly create generate valuable innovations: new products, services, strategic collaborations or business models.
Several Lighting Clusters participate in the SSL-erate project: Cluster Lumière, Cluster d’Il-Luminació de Catalunya, the Danish Lighting Innovation Network, Groen Licht Vlaanderen, and Luci in Veneto. These Lighting Clusters have organised a series of Business Development Experiments. These are practical ways to organize Open Innovation.