This report addresses indicators and progress markers characterising Open Innovation (OI) in order to provide a methodology for the analysis of a program on OI in Higher Education curricula. The focus is on indicators that facilitate the open innovation process in organisations and which are expected to be useful for the design, development, analysis and implementation of a Higher Education curriculum focussed on open innovation.
Indicators are ‘signs’, ‘processes’ or ‘action’ that is visible and that may be measured. They enable the recognition of OI practices and they provide visible evidence of these practices that may be critically assessed. The aim is to provide insights and an increased understanding of the key indicators which Higher Education curricula need to take into consideration when designing and analysing programs and which are appropriate for the needs of organisations. The approach is needs-driven, taking into account all the stakeholders involved in the development process.