Jordi Rafols Fernandez

Founder of INNOGET

Jordi Ràfols is the founder and CEO of, one of the largest online Open Innovation Networks. He has more than 20 years of experience working on Open Innovation and technology transfer, and Internet business. He has been directly involved in hundreds of Open Innovation projects in a wide range of different industries and has worked with several International Companies in the evaluation, development, and deployment of their Open Innovation programs.

As part of the Catalan National program “Startup Catalonia,” he acted as a business coach for technology-based Startups helping them to develop and implement their strategy and accelerate business growth. He has been a managing partner at, one of the largest EU funded projects in the field of technology transfer and Open Innovation aimed at developing new processes to enhance Industry-Academia collaboration.

Jordi holds an MBA at ESADE Business School and a Corporate Finance degree at IE (Instituto de Empresa in Madrid) and has been involved in Corporate Venture and valuation projects. As an innovation conference speaker, he has shared his view on Open Innovation and collaborative R&D and innovation ecosystems in many international and cross-industries events in Berlin, London, Edinburgh, Boston, Paris, Singapore, and Barcelona. He has also given lectures to MBA program alumni at ESADE Business School on online Open Innovation business models.


Open Innovation in the post Covid19 Era

Thuesday 7 December 2021 | 14:00-17:00

Purpose of the workshop

In one way or another the novel pandemic has affected each and every individual, government, industry and company, and it had a global societal impact that has cost lives, sickened millions of people and brought the global economy into an unprecedented recession. Current Covid19 pandemic has already cost trillions of USD thus no matter the project or the challenge we might like to pursue we should be able to find the funds and resources to make it a reality. It is time to create IMPACT and Open Innovation and collaborative related R&D and technology development schemes are key tools and innovation strategy elements that enhance value creation and competitive advantage in the post Covid19 era.

Topics covered in this workshop

  • Why Open Innovation?
  • Innoget
    • A two decades Open Innovation journey
    • Innoget Open Innovation Business Solutions
    • Use cases. What’s next3. Open Innovation and the impact on knowledge based economic
  • Why Open Innovation doesn’t work?
  • Challenges & Opportunities for Traditional Industries
  • Drivers for Innovation (Sustainability, Digital Transformation, Speed of new knowledge, Market & Technology trends, and Consumer Behaviour)
  • The 6 elements of an effective Open Innovation Strategy (Human Centric Innovation, Trust, Mindset, Culture, Risk management?, IP Management)

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