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445 Swanston Street

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Have you ever wondered WHAT is all that fuzz about OPEN INNOVATION? Or WHAT actually is Open Innovation? What are its BENEFITS? HOW and WHY companies implement it? What CHALLENGES they face on the way and what SOLUTIONS they apply?

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During this breakfast you will find the answers to these questions and some more. The breakfast is part of the new series on “Global Business Innovation Conversations” at RMIT. Our invited speaker, Justyna Dabrowska from Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland will share her insights based on extensive research on European companies. Dr. Martin Schlegel from Chemneera Pty. Ltd will provide insights on new value creationin elite sports through R&D collaboration in Australia.


  • 08.00 Welcome, Prof. Anne-Laure Mention, Global Business Innovation Enabling Capability Platform Director, RMIT University

  • 08.15 What’s and Why’s on Open Innovation. The European perspective, Justyna Dabrowska

  • 09.00 Open Innovation in practice. Australian case, Dr. Martin Schlegel

  • 09.25 Q&A, facilitator Prof. Anne-Laure Mention

  • 09.55 Wrap-up


ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Justyna Dąbrowska is a Project Manager and PhD Candidate at Lappeenranta University of Technology, School of Business and Management, Finland. She has a wide experience in managing large international projects on open innovation, education and acceleration of go-to-market in ICT industry, as well as collaborating with European companies. She is involved in conducting research on innovation management with focus on open innovation.She teaches Open Innovation and Strategic Entrepreneurship courses. She has gained industry experience from European Headquarters in automotive and promotional articles industries.

Martin Schlegel works as an advisor, board member and director engaging internationally with start-up organizations, small-to-medium enterprises (SME) and subsidiaries of multinational corporations (MNC) to identify growth opportunities, develop business model strategy, and commercialize R&D in global markets through open innovation. With 20 years experience in the sports and recreation, construction and plastics specialty chemicals industry in the areas of product development, process engineering and research and development commercialization, he will provide insights how elite sports benefited from R&D collaboration in Australia.

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