The Seeking Solutions Approach: Solving Challenging Business Problems with Local Open Innovation

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How can small and medium-sized enterprises try open innovation and increase their level of collaboration with local partners? This article describes a possible solution: the Seeking Solutions approach. The Seeking Solutions process consists of four steps: a call for prob- lems, problem selection, problem broadcast, and a collaborative event. This approach has been successfully used for the Quebec Seeks Solutions events in 2010 and 2012 with con- crete results and real impacts. By mixing open innovation and collaboration, the Seeking Solutions approach has introduced a new concept: local open innovation

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Deutsch, C. (2018). The Seeking Solutions Approach: Solving Challenging Business Problems with Local Open Innovation. Technology Innovation Management Review, 3(3), 6–13. https://doi.org/10.22215/timreview/664

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