Industry Commons

Open Innovation Methodology, Toolkit and Ecosystem

ORIGINS

The Industry Commons innovation ecosystem methodology is derived from the successful European Innovation Action project #MusicBricks, which leveraged APIs (application programming interfaces), GUIs (graphical user interfaces) and TUIs (tangible user interfaces) built on IP from leading European music technology research institutions and, as the project developed, with additional tools, datasets and APIs contributed by commercial organisations. Over an 18-month period #MusicBricks created 11 new startup ideas from three creative testbed events, generated five new research papers, two book chapters and a patent application for a unique technology.

Even though #MusicBricks primarily focused on one sector within its testbed events, it demonstrated scalability and a robust methodology that could be ported across and between all industry verticals. In fact, in the case of the technology patent which emerged from the project, despite having been being built entirely within a music tech framework with applications initially envisaged for the gaming sector, it has since been recognised as having a much wider potential and is now being further developed for deployment in heavy machinery for the forestry and agriculture sector.

With modest public funding and a framework of microfinance to bring the seed innovation to commercial prototype, the #MusicBricks project proved to be a methodology that could be successfully scaled up within a wider commercial framework. The potential for disruptive innovation that could benefit both existing industry players and creative innovators has been proven in multiple case studies throughout the #MusicBricks initiative.

 

ORIGINS

The Industry Commons innovation ecosystem methodology is derived from the successful European Innovation Action project #MusicBricks, which leveraged APIs (application programming interfaces), GUIs (graphical user interfaces) and TUIs (tangible user interfaces) built on IP from leading European music technology research institutions and, as the project developed, with additional tools, datasets and APIs contributed by commercial organisations. Over an 18-month period #MusicBricks created 11 new startup ideas from three creative testbed events, generated five new research papers, two book chapters and a patent application for a unique technology.

Even though #MusicBricks primarily focused on one sector within its testbed events, it demonstrated scalability and a robust methodology that could be ported across and between all industry verticals. In fact, in the case of the technology patent which emerged from the project, despite having been being built entirely within a music tech framework with applications initially envisaged for the gaming sector, it has since been recognised as having a much wider potential and is now being further developed for deployment in heavy machinery for the forestry and agriculture sector.

With modest public funding and a framework of microfinance to bring the seed innovation to commercial prototype, the #MusicBricks project proved to be a methodology that could be successfully scaled up within a wider commercial framework. The potential for disruptive innovation that could benefit both existing industry players and creative innovators has been proven in multiple case studies throughout the #MusicBricks initiative.

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