Open Innovation

In our sector we are used to innovate very specifically using direct customer requirements and inputs and Technology Roadmaps and Knowledge and Innovation Agendas. However, disruptive innovations are difficult to achieve with this traditional approach. Open innovation concepts can also be used. Experience with open innovation has been gained in other markets and domains, for example on Smart Maintenance for Infrastructure and Industry, and scientific research studies have been performed to bring this approach further. In our sector examples are TU Delft’s Innovation Hub and SAM-XL.

With this working group we want to bring Open Innovation knowhow and experience to the attention and show what the benefits and the preconditions are. The sessions bring some inspiring examples and will use an interactive approach on concrete topics and perspectives within the aviation sector to bring open innovation to action. Looking together with other companies helps to show how you can achieve (cross sectoral) cooperation through open innovation and research where you can strengthen each other.

Jan Verbeek

Vice-chairman | ADSE

Jan is vice-chairman of the board and represents ADSE

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Frank Wokke


The NAG recommends this working group for Business Development, Engineering management, R&D and Knowledge and Education management staff. Of course, all other NAG members who see a link with this topic are welcome as well.

How to join

Do you want to be the first to know when a new session about Open Innovation is organized? Mail your details to Wilma Pronk.

Wilma Pronk

Project Manager National Events

As a Project Manager within the NAG, Wilma is responsible for the national events: knowledge workshops, courses, general members assemblies, segment meetings, clustermeetings etc. She also coordinates a number of international projects. Furthermore Wilma runs the office of “Lucht- en Ruimtevaart Nederland” and she is the secretary of some consultative bodies.

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