Open Prototyping

Worldwide and also in Switzerland the community which cultivates the open exchange of knowledge is growing. Professional open-innovation platforms such as Atizo, or the FabLab for the maker community were recently established. The philosophy of open-prototyping or open innovation is consciously delimited by the usual closed development processes, whose “exclusivity” by Schumpeter in 1942 was called “a substantial income for the innovator”. In contrast, the supporters of the “open” approach believe that the opening of the process significantly increases the potential for innovation. And this ultimately also helps the client of an innovation project. From the very beginning, Radiate Engineering was committed to the “open” concept. In its latest issue, the Technische Rundschau has dealt with the subject and has also written an article in which Radiate is featured.

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