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Open Innovation Management Program

We cannot solve a problem by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. – Albert Einstein

A Complete Solution for Building, Growing & Maintaining


The Resources to Guarantee a Successful Program

Guaranteeing incremental, adjacent and transformational successes takes a team of dedicated people, a proven process and the technology to support it.


The most successful innovators are the ones with experience because they have been through the trials and tribulations of building something from nothing.  They have successes, they have failures AND everything in between. No matter how bright the bulb experience makes a world of difference.


Open Innovation takes a progressive mindset.  Traditional corporate thinking can be unreceptive to new ideas and follow a don’t ask, don’t listen policy.  The first step in launching an Open Innovation Program is getting everyone at the top to embrace innovation beyond internal R&D.  For some, the start might be expanding beyond one department to the entire organization. Once you prove success with internal innovation chances are, you’ll be able to expand into external or Open Innovation.

Why do Executives FEAR Open Innovation?

  1. Fear of effectively executing an Open Innovation platform.
  2. Fear of security vulnerabilities.


At Ezassi, we believe in the importance of Open Innovation for the survival of businesses. That being said, we also recognize that convincing decision makers to go forward with Open Innovation initiatives can be a hard sell.  Get tips on how to convince your leadership.  

Open Innovation Leadership


Leverage our Chief Research Officer to help build or advance your program.

Dave Jones is the Chief Research Officer at Ezassi.  He has over 10 years of Innovation Management experience, working for and with Fortune 500 companies in end-to-end innovation management across multiple industrial verticals.


Dave has a well-defined and proven toolbox including technical problem definition and brief preparation, technology scouting management, NDA facilitation and external technology/subject matter expert outreach, RFP facilitation and campaigning, and collaborative research agreement facilitation and management.  


Dave has both broad and deep experience in helping clients find solutions to their unmet technical and business needs which exist outside their own walls. 


Dave is also a well-recognized technical expert in the Life Sciences area, with a B.A. in Biochemistry from Bowdoin College and a Ph.D. in Organic / Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania.  

How do you launch an Open Innovation program?

It begins with a leader, an advocate.  In addition, the best programs have dedicated (1-9) FTEs focused on innovation. Launching an Open Innovation program can be daunting, let alone costly, especially if you are looking for an experienced leader with a proven track record.

Program Management Fundamentals


In addition to managing the program you get the resources needed to support it. 

Our complete innovation management software provides clients with the ability to scout,

manage, sustain, engage and analyze the entire process.  

Innovation Software

Category Needs Assessment

Technical Brief Preparation

Technology Scouting Management

Request for Proposal (RFP) Facilitation – through Delivery

Non-Disclosure Agreement Facilitation

External Technology / SME Outreach

Internal Technology / SME Collaboration

Collaborative Research Agreement Facilitation

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Collaborative Research Management through Project Hand-Off

Emerging Technology Monitoring and Assessment

Unsolicited Technology Submission Assessment


Addressing Your Concerns

From Content Ownership to Engaging Subject Matter Experts


  • If ownership of the content concerns you, all client generated information and all results generated there is the sole and exclusive property of client.  


  • If Intellectual Property rights concerns you, our program uses a proprietary structured capture methodology which allows you to receive and evaluate these projects with maximum, bilateral IP protections for both you and the submitter.


  • If finding the right SME’s concerns you, our technology landscaping software offers the filtering capabilities to find and build not just any crowd but the right crowd for your crowd-sourcing needs.


  • If attracting and engaging solvers concerns you, we make innovation participation easy by offering social sign-on, auto-profiling, deep search and user profiling as well as single sign-on (SSO) for Employees.  


  • If assessing innovation submissions concerns you, our automated review system is customizable to your unique needs and presents only the best proposals for your detailed review.  

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As markets become increasingly globalized, and therefore more competitive, Open Innovation will be a driving force. 

Do not let resistant to change even in the face of evolving markets prevent you from using employees, customers and outside experts

to transform your products/services by generating real solutions that can be implemented.