Innovation Management

Many companies have become more aware of external knowledge and technology to maintain their competitiveness in the global market. This change has been described as ‘Open Innovation’ being able to maximize profits through actively utilizing/combining external and internal ideas and knowledge [53]. The interest in open innovation has been on the rise in both the industrial and the academic world. LightMe ecosystem is alignment with the open innovation scheme. The strategy of LightMe in this direction is depicted in figure below:

Moreover, training on the new methods and technology transfer will be applied for faster market uptake of the new processes.