Here are 5 key elements in the new Open Innovation process:
Collaboration: involving partners, competitors, universities, and users;
Corporate Entrepreneurship: enhancing corporate venturing, start-ups and spin-offs;
Proactive Intellectual Property Management: creating new markets for technology;
_Research and Development (R&D): achieving competitive advantages in the market._
Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with sales of 41 billion euros in 2013 and 159,000 employees worldwide at 30 September 2014, including 99,800 employees in France. Present in 30 countries, the Group has a total customer base of 240 million customers worldwide at 30 September 2014, including 182 million mobile customers and 16 million fixed broadband customers. Orange is also a leading provider of global IT and telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange Business Services.