Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, CARMA 2020 - 3rd International Conference on Advanced Research Methods and Analytics

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Strategic Open Innovation model: mapping Iberdrola network
Naiara Pikatza, Izaskun Álvarez-Meaza, Rosa María Río-Belver, Ernesto Cilleruelo

Last modified: 30-06-2020


Companies are increasingly obliged to collaborate with each other if they want
to be innovative, and this growing transfer of knowledge takes place in a
context of Open Innovation. To study these scientific-technological
collaboration networks within an Open Innovation context, the case study of
Iberdrola, a Spanish business group dedicated to the production, distribution
and marketing of energy, has been chosen. Two methods have been used; the
bibliometric method to analyze the Iberdrola scientific network, and patent
data analysis, to analyze the technological network. This has been achieved
by using the Scopus and PatSeer databases, and refining the data with
VantagePoint software. It was found that in both cases collaboration takes
place with the university, other companies, and research centers. Iberdrola
has an extensive scientific and technological collaboration network
throughout the world. Both scientific and technological collaboration, despite
it not being common practice in companies, nevertheless, it can be concluded
that Iberdrola is committed to such collaboration in following with the
guidelines of its organizational model based on Open Innovation.

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