Poll: Open innovation etymology

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When was the term "open innovation" coined?
1775
15% (9 votes)
1903
16.7% (10 votes)
1999
36.7% (22 votes)
2003
16.7% (10 votes)
2008
6.7% (4 votes)
2010
8.3% (5 votes)

Even if you know when the term "open innovation" was coined, do you know who came up with it?

Professor Henry Chesbrough, Executive Director of the Center for Open Innovation at the University of California (Berkeley), first used the term in his book, Open Innovation – The New Imperative for Creating and Profiting from Technology. The book is based on his research into the innovation practices of large global companies.

Sound interesting? Chesbrough will be joining us for a webcast on Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. EST/ 10:30 a.m. PST.

Register for the webcast.

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FYI - Etymology is the study of the history of words [and] their origins. (I had to look that one up. Thanks to Colin for the suggestion.)

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Open Source Sensei

Drumroll please....2003. Thanks for everyone who participated in the poll.

If you missed the webcast, you can read the recap and watch the playback here: http://opensource.com/business/10/11/recap-open-your-world-webcast-henry...

Jason