Crack open your business model with the partnership canvas!

Most of you will know that I have an on-going project to develop a partnership design tool called the partnership canvas. It’s an add-on tool to the business model canvas, designed for having better and clearer conversations about business model innovation through partnerships.

I’m happy to announce that I’m taking the partnership canvas project to the next level. I’m currently collaborating with Wim Vanhaverbeke, who is professor of Strategy and Innovation at Hasselt University in Belgium, and at ESADE Business School in Spain. Wim is an experienced researcher and consultant on the topic of open innovation, and has been key in creating awareness on the topic together with Henry Chesbrough through several joint publications, and by launching the European Innovation Forum.

Together, we’ll be writing a series of blog posts, and academic articles on the partnerships and open innovation. Also, we’ll feature the partnership canvas in an upcoming management book on open innovation called Managing and Organising Open Innovation (MOOI).

How can you get involved?

  1. As first step in our collaboration, we’ve just shipped our first post about the need for improving communication about partnerships on Linkedin. Do share it, and we’d love to hear your thoughts! And, since you’re so close to the source, I’ll already reveal here that our next post will be about the partnership design process, and how to define clear hypotheses for testing your partnerships designs. Stay tuned for more updates on this blog! (sign up on the right ->)
  2. Another option to get in touch, is to see if me and my Source Institute partners can help you with your innovation programs. We have a menu of innovation/entrepreneurship workshops designed for actionable learning. We can also create and deliver tailored innovation accelerator programs for your organisation, using the various expertises we have in our team, ranging from team alignment, to hardware development, to business model and lean startup experiment design. Shoot me an email to bart[at]source[dot]institute!

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