When was the term "open innovation" coined? | Opensource.com

When was the term "open innovation" coined?

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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.

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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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