As of begining 2013, the situation/state of the art of Open Innovation and Education and Training has been as follow.
Open innovation concept has been a part of Innovation Management and Global Innovation Management research for already many years, and now it is being integrated in teaching (however rather inconsistently). Since its introduction, OI has become one of the most attractive topics in innovation research – many companies selected to follow this paradigm in their daily business processes, which is not always easy. Researching the challenges of open innovation implementation in companies, researchers observed that distinctively new skill- and mindsets are required in order to reach success in open innovation. This rising market need for OI way of thinking has created a demand for open innovation as a teaching discipline of its own.