« We need to be innovative in the erea of innovation itself » 
Open Innovation disrupts the traditional conception of innovation by establishing the idea of a social innovation where the aim is no longer to create first but to have better designs and more inventions with the help of others.
Transposed to technologic industry, this brand new paradigm makes the explosive growth of open source software possible by being its economic support. Formerly limited to a handful of developers, Open Source is nowaday a wide ecosystem in which big Companies, SMEs, searchers and entrepreneurs work together to create a faster, stronger, safer and more collaborative innovation.
While Open Source success stories are being revealed, in France and elsewhere, big players are adopting open, collective and collaborative innovation model. Moreover, the development of both vertical or horizontal partnerships helps create a virtuous collective dynamics for the profit of these common objectives, in the context of an ecosystem combining values from sharing & innovation.
Through the testimonials of various stakeholders, the track "Innovation and Open Source" will provide an overview of these new synergies & collaborations made possible by the Open Source, either through alliances between startups, large accounts and research centers. Their experiences will convince everyone of the benefits gained from the Open Source model as a driver of technological innovation.
 Chesbrough H. W., Open innovation : the new imperative for creating and profiting from technology, Harvard Business School Press, cop. 2003