Great article in last week's Business Week online. The article "Building Expertise Through Collective Innovation" focused on a recent design conference/event in Rotterdam called the Raymond conference. The theme was open innovation and it brought together leading designers from firms and corporations. Rather than the traditional talking head event, they structured teams and activities among the invitation-only attendees to invent new solutions and new ways of working.
I'm continually impressed by how broadly and completely the open innovation movement is being adopted across industries, functions and regions. Leave it to the designers to come up with a creative twist on open innovation and its applications.