The Role of Online Platforms as a Facilitator in the Model of Open Innovations

Companies, seeking to be a leader in the market, invest a huge resources and develop the internal infrastructure of research and development, as well as try to attract the best talent and outside organizations in order to use their potential in the creation and implementation of innovative products and services. At the same time, researchers who want to realize their ideas and knowledge, small companies with developments do not always have the necessary resources and capacity to implement and commercialize its own decisions independently. The paper presents the critical factors that need to overcome for building quality relationships between the companies that use the style of open innovation and discusses innovative platforms that act as a connecting link between the organizations that require solutions of complex research problems, and researchers - solvers such tasks

Keywords: open innovation, open business models, online-platforms