When was the term "open innovation" coined?

Posted 07 Nov 2010 by 

Jason Hibbets (Red Hat)
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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.

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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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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: https://opensource.com/business/10/11/recap-open-your-world-webcast-henry-chesbrough-and-gary-hamel Jason
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Jason Hibbets

Jason Hibbets is a senior community evangelist in Corporate Marketing at Red Hat where he is a community manager for Opensource.com. He has been with Red Hat since 2003 and is the author of The foundation for an open source city. Prior roles include senior marketing specialist, project manager, Red Hat Knowledgebase maintainer, and support engineer. Follow him on Twitter: @jhibbets