Partnership innovation: a complex combination of managing multi-level and explorative processes.



Partnership Innovation, New Product Development, Initiation, Facilitation.


This paper explores the fundamental aspects of innovation and partnership innovation processes and describes a methodology designed, based on those aspects, for a third party to initiate and facilitate partnerships for innovation between organisations. The research and methodology described in this article have been conducted and designed in 2007 and are relaunched, after an incubation time and increasing necessity for partnerships in all layers of society, as a starting point for further research to understand the scientiic and academic implications.


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