Program in Open Innovation

(formerly Center for Open Innovation)


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Projects and Research

The Program in Open Innovation manages projects and research in the following areas:

Open Innovation is the use of purposive inflows and outflows of knowledge to accelerate internal innovation, and expand the markets for external use of innovation.

Open Business Models use this new division of innovation labor, both in the creation of value and in the capture of that value.

The Berkeley Innovation Forum is a membership organization hosted by the Center for Open Innovation, and a community of innovation leaders that meet to exchange ideas, issues, and practices.

Services Science, Management and Engineering integrates aspects of computer science, operations research, engineering, management sciences, and social and cognitive sciences to drive innovation, competition, and quality of life through service systems.

The Chinese Semiconductor Industry is an area of ongoing research by the COI.

To support these projects, or potential new research initiatives, please contact Henry Chesbrough, Executive Director of the Program in Open Innovation, at

The Chinese Semiconductor Industry

Professors Henry Chesbrough and David Teece of the Haas School of Business has been working with a Berkeley colleague, Jihong Sanderson, and two Ph.D. students, Xiaohong Quan in the UC Berkeley Department of City and Regional Planning, and Helen Liang in the Business and Public Policy department of the Haas School of Business, to conduct primary interviews with US and Chinese executives in the Chinese semiconductor industry. As of this writing, approximately 60 interviews have been completed. The researchers have explored the respective penetration of the foundry-fabless and Integrated device manufacturer (IDM) business models. They have also probed the impact of the weak environment for IP protection, and the resulting effects of that upon Chinese semiconductor firms. Preliminary results of this work will be presented at the Sloan Annual Meeting in December in Cambridge, MA.

Projects within this area include:

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Haas School of Business
The Program in Open Innovation is located at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley