Open Innovation

Corporate Incubator

Volume 7 – Innovation and Technology SET Coordinated by Chantal Ammi

Open Innovation

Pascal Latouche, Consultant

ISBN : 9781786303240

Publication Date : January 2019

Hardcover 240 pp

135.00 USD



The corporate start-up incubator is currently developing in large companies as an essential approach to open innovation. It faces a global system involving varied contexts, issues and actors. Its implementation is an art and to succeed the corporate incubator must become a real "interaction architect".

Using testimonials and real case studies, the author takes a dive into the structural and social mysteries of corporate incubators. By analyzing the complex mechanisms of interactions, this book decrypts and reveals the keys to the success of these devices and to opening innovation in a broad sense.

The concept of an “interaction architect” is related to the art of building fruitful interactions within human systems. Being aware that social systems exist is good, but knowing how to manage them is better.


1. Innovation: a Story Without an End.
2. Incubators and Other Accelerators: the Joys of Diversity?
3. The Architects of Interactions: the Four Strategic Access Points.
4. Topography: the Characteristics of a Structure.
5. Adaptation in situ: Levers for Manipulation.
6. When Practice Becomes the Model to Follow: the Adoption of CI.
7. CI Example A: the “Boss’s Thing”.
8. CI Example B: Money doesn’t make you happy.
9. CI Example C: Reducing the Wide Gap.
10. CI Example D: “Two-pillar” Centralism.
11. CI Example E: the Art of Pivot.

About the authors/editors

Pascal Latouche holds a PhD in management sciences from the University of Paris-Saclay in France. His research interests include the practical applications of open innovation in industry.