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March 28-29, 2017
Houston, TX

This two-day event has now finished.

Exploring the latest developments in open innovation, collaboration & industry partnerships

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Texas Open Innovation Conference

For the past two years, Lone Star College has hosted Innovation Week, which has seen countless ideas come to the forefront of development through open innovation.

Its success demonstrates that now is the time to drive collaboration. Enter: the Texas Open Innovation Conference.

“To have a great idea, have a lot of them.” – Thomas Edison

The Conference took place on March 28th and 29th in Houston, Texas. Business, government and academia came together to exchange knowledge and advance technology and ideas.

Texas ranks among the top performing states on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Enterprising States: States Innovate study

This two-day event featured innovation experts from across the country. Academics, business leaders and industry professionals had a creative platform to consider new ways of sourcing ideas and translating them into groundbreaking industry solutions.

The inaugural Texas Open Innovation Conference was a successful forum for models of collaboration and partnerships.

“Open innovation works best when you have people collaborating side by side, with people that are moving from one organization to another.” – Professor Henry Chesbrough

Keep an eye out for next year’s event, which will explore fascinating theoretical presentations, valuable real-world case studies and interactive panel discussions from across the industry spectrum.

What Took Place

  • Networking opportunities with companies across multiple industries
  • Case studies and round-table sessions on open innovation best practices
  • Presentations on successful cross-industry collaborations and partnerships
  • Frameworks for establishing an internal culture that values open innovation
  • Tactics to inform the business case for open innovation and get stakeholder buy-in
  • Interactive panel discussions on moving from incremental innovation to disruptive innovation

Welcome message by Christina Robinson, Chief Strategy Officer – Research & Innovation, LSC-University Park

Insights into LSC-University Park’s focus on open innovation with Linda Head, Associate Vice Chancellor, Workforce Education & Corporate Partnerships



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