Open Innovation in small firms: Positive step or costly mistake?

Social Sciences, Students
Monday 27th February 2012 (17:00-19:00)
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5 - 5:30 pm Registration / arrival and refreshments
5:30 - 6:30pm Presentation
6:30 - 7pm Drinks and networking

Do small firms benefit from external partnerships in the same way as larger firms, or do the costs outweigh the benefits for small firms? What does this mean for those leading and supporting small firms’ innovation?

Professor Jim Love (Birmingham Business School) and Professor Stephen Roper (University of Warwick) will host a workshop suitable for the managers and owners of SMEs and policymakers with an interest in innovation policy and those with an interest in open innovation in small firms.

The workshop will be the first opportunity to hear the results of new research on the benefits of open innovation in SMEs. Supported by the Economic and Social Research Council, this research examines how small firms can benefit from open innovation.  The workshop is intended to be run on an interactive basis and so input from the attendees will be encouraged.

If you would like to register for this workshop or would like more information please contact Liz Hayden email: or T: 0121 414 7492