Open Innovation

Manage innovations in value networks successfully.

Who can take part in this course?

Target groups 

  • Innovation Management consultants
  • Cluster managers
  • Intermediaries supporting SMEs in developing their innovation management capabilities


  • This training course is suitable for any participant seeking to develop or enhance innovation in value networks
  • We recommend the basic training course “Introduction to Innovation Management Tools” which provides an overview on the key dimensions of innovation management before participating in this training course that puts particular emphasis on innovation in value networks.

What are the objectives of the course?


  • Clear understanding of the importance of innovation in value networks
  • Get acquainted with a pragmatic 10 steps approach to innovation in value networks and gain inspirations from case examples

Confirmation of participation

  • The course is a relevant module for a potential certification to IMP³rove Senior Expert. For details, please consider the detailed information on certification here

How will the programme look like?

Content of the course

  • 10 steps to excel with innovation in value networks
  • Understanding the opportunities for value networks and how to address them
  • Breakout session and discussion: Analysis of value networks
  • Identifying the right partners
  • Designing value propositions to involve the right partners
  • Breakout session and discussion: Innovation Partner Radar
  • Breakout session and discussion: Leveraging the innovation in value networks method library to draft the company‘s individual IMP³rove IVN Playbook
  • Measuring results of innovation in value networks

Type of the course

  • Highly interactive
  • Combining theory and practical application
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