The European system for Higher Education aims to improve existing programmes and courses on open innovation. For this reason, a so-called ‘Common Curricula Framework’ (CCF) has been developed. The Common Curriculum Framework guides teachers as they develop and implement their teaching and learning programmes.
However, designing a curriculum, course or module on open innovation is one thing, teaching open innovation ‘in class’ is another. Just thinking over the ‘core elements’ of OI – which are innovation and openness – this teaching has to do with the creation of new things, like products, services, processes and businesses, in collaboration with others and ‘being open’. This might require a specific background, knowledge or skills, and could also require specific teaching approaches or materials.
During OI-Net project the data on teaching competences, expertise and personal characteristics that support the teaching of open innovation, have been collected. Based on this data, pedagogical guidelines for designing and executing educational programmes on open innovation, were developed.