Investigating the role of design in open innovation for the value creation
Yasemin Canik is a PhD researcher focusing on the role of design in open innovation in the Institute for Design Innovation. Her PhD is fully funded by Loughborough University. To contribute to her PhD research, she is also working as a Design & Communication Strategist in a research institute that provides a partial sponsorship to her current research.
PhD research description
Yasemin has identified that organisations have difficulties benefitting from joint R&D projects despite significant investment. There are various reasons behind this problem. The collaboration between organisations is a complex system and organisations sometimes fail to share the common goals with their partners. Yasemin's PhD will establish whether design can fill the communication gap between organisations and better commercialise R&D projects.
Moreover, there are only a few studies which investigate the role of design in open innovation. As a case, this research will focus on the value creation factors behind technology transfer joint ventures.
After completing a significant amount of field research, Yasemin's findings will be experimented through high-tech R&D projects in the UK. The findings will be mapped to create a thorough ecosystem, which is titled as value creation ecosystem. Yasemin's PhD intends to contribute to current literature in the field by mapping the role of design in the joint venture value creation process. Also, the practice can benefit from the findings to spot the impact factors for successful joint venture creations.
Awards, grants or scholarships received
Design and Marketing awards
Papers, publications and articles
Canik, Y., Bohemia, E., & Telalbasic, I. (2017). Mapping coupled open innovation processes within an Innovation Institute using Activity Theory. Paper presented at the Design Management Academy 2017, Hong Kong