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Intermediary Design for Collaborative Ontology-Based Innovation Monitoring

Intermediary Design for Collaborative Ontology-Based Innovation Monitoring
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Author(s): Jan Zibuschka (Fraunhofer IAO, Germany), Uwe Laufs (Fraunhofer IAO, Germany) and Wolf Engelbach (Fraunhofer IAO, Germany)
Copyright: 2013
Pages: 15
Source title: Small and Medium Enterprises: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-3886-0.ch017

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Abstract

This chapter presents the architecture of an intermediary platform for networked open innovation management, as well as a surrounding sustainable business ecosystem. The instantiation presented here is tailored towards SMEs, both as stakeholders in the platform and as contributors in the modular ecosystem. It enables SMEs to work together in creating innovative products, increasing both reach and agility of their innovation processes. The chapter also describes to some detail the technical realization of the system, including the representation and automatic acquisition of relevant information. Selected business aspects are also addressed. It specifically focuses on the role of ontologies and how they contribute to the overall business value of the system.

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