Open innovation: The key to advancing brain health

Harris A. Eyre, Jason Searfoss, Malcolm Hopwood, Michael Berk, Shuo Chen, Jeffrey Cummings, Francois Veron, Vicki Zikopoulou, Agustin Ibanez, Kacie Kelly, Jair C. Soares, Erin Smith, Barnabas J. Gilbert

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With the exponential growth in investment attention to brain health - solutions spanning brain wellness to mental health to neurological disorders - tech giants, payers, and biotechnology companies have been making forays into this field to identify technology solutions and pharmaceutical amplifiers. So far, their investments have had mixed results. The concept of open innovation (OI) was first coined by Henry Chesbrough to describe the paradigm by which enterprises allow free flow of ideas, products, and services from the outside to the inside and vice versa in order to remain competitive, particularly in rapidly evolving fields where there is abundant, relevant knowledge outside the traditional walls of the enterprise. In this article, we advocate for further exploration and advancement of OI in brain health.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)392-394
Number of pages3
JournalCNS Spectrums
Issue number4
StatePublished - 29 Aug 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • Open innovation
  • brain health
  • closed innovation
  • corporate innovation
  • entrepreneurship
  • equity
  • venture capital


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