I was CEO for Cambridge Network, a non-profit for Cambridge UK hi techs and universities. We ran 3 day Open Innovation matchmaking sessions twice yearly https://www.cambridgenetwork.co.uk/events/corporate-gateway/
Lots of corporate technology scouts from Boots Centre for Innovation, British Biocell, Dow, ELK, Ericsson, Finmeccanica, Infosys, Itochu, MSD, Pepsico, Philips Research, Philips Corporate Technologies, Procter & Gamble, Reckitt Benckiser, Rusnano, SABIC, Samsung, Shell, Solvay, SSL, Unilever and World Energy etc. Lots of subsequent contract work for Cambridge companies, and quite a few acquisitions by global companies trying to set up a permanent link locally. Prior to Cambridge Network, I did a similar thing for London Technology Network, connecting companies to innovation in world-class research departments in universities and funding departmental representatives in each unit to liaise with business. I'm still in touch with a lot of the scouts if that is helpful.+Roland Harwood
helped set up the open innovation approach for Lego http://www.100open.com/
I know him from work in London on university outreach - it was a spin-out of NESTA (UK innovation non-profit) and I can put you in touch if you want. He has lots published on Open Innovation.
Alternatively, take a look at the work of my former colleague from Institute of Manufacturing, +Tim Minshall http://openinnovationblog.blogspot.com.ar/ http://www.ifm.eng.cam.ac.uk/people/thwm100/
They have lots of workbooks for companies on how to structure open innovation.
A guy I don't know personally who writes on this stuff all the time is +Stefan Lindegaard
Loads of good examples http://www.15inno.com/
And obviously, the master of the field is +Eric von Hippel
(MIT Sloan) who has been researching and publishing on sources of innovation since at least the 1970s http://web.mit.edu/evhippel/www/sources.htm
He does a lot on user led innovation and open source communities now http://www.ideaconnection.com/open-innovation-articles/00010-Democratizing-Innovation-The-Shift-of-Innovation.html https://evhippel.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/private-collective-model-os.pdf