Open Innovation Fellowship

Become an Open Innovation Fellow and join a community of senior leaders passionate about creating change.

From startups and corporates to universities and crowdsourcing, collaboration across the whole ecosystem is critical in developing new products and services. Open innovation provides a gateway for smaller businesses to scale, while boosting the strength of large-scale innovation across the city. 

By joining the Open Innovation Fellowship you'll benefit from a refreshed innovation strategy, backed up with a deep understanding of London's ecosystem and a lasting connection to a network of peers collectively driving change.

What is the Open Innovation Fellowship?

A community of senior innovation leaders with a demonstrated commitment to change, who have the ambition to transform the landscape both within their organisations and in the wider community.

The Fellowship's mission

To make open innovation in London more effective and more inclusive.

More effective through better connections resulting in successful, scalable innovation. More inclusive so that the best innovators have opportunities to collaborate with larger organisations and make a genuine difference, regardless of who they are.

About the Fellowship

Led by London & Partners, the international trade, investment and promotion agency for London, and the Royal College of Art, the Fellowship provides world-class executive education with real-world immersive sessionspeer-to-peer learning and highly-focused networking.

Features include:

  • A series of core modules across four months, ranging from open innovation strategy, operating models, and culture, as well as a dedicated senior sponsor track.
  • 40 hours’ worth of content, giving you enough time to develop your thinking in detail.
  • A group of no more than 20 exceptional leaders, providing an intimate environment for lively debate and networking.
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The specifics

Find a breakdown of what’s involved on the programme.

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2020/21 start dates:

30 September and 14 January.


£10,000 per participant.

Why take part?

The London Open Innovation Fellowship is mission-led, engaging and community-minded. Fellows become part of an exciting, ambitious and high-profile innovation strategy for London, with curated workshops, bespoke support and a cohort model that fosters collaboration.

You'll graduate with a refreshed open innovation strategy: informed by global best practice, validated by industry experts and with senior level support to make it happen.

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London's innovation ecosystem

Discover a snapshot of London's innovation scene – from top accelerators and incubators to world-class universities.

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