Open For Open Innovation?

In a first view Open Innovation sounds like a generalization of the Open Source idea. Free intellectual property rights?
The term was promoted by Chesbrough, H. (2003), Open Innovation: the New Imperative for Creating and Profiting from Technology. Harvard Business School Press.

The Internet Of Things

The internet of things (first mentioned 1999) refers to the representation of uniquely identifiable objects in the internet. Autonomous and intelligent entities shall interoperate online. Alliances are built to promote this idea.