Business training module

This module is designed to support stakeholders in the ecosystems to match business models with appropriate 3Os frameworks. The focus is on four emerging technologies: AI, quantum and IoT, blockchain and robotics (4Es). The academic literature review give a quick overview of the key papers and practices in the areas of 3Os and 4Es. The analysis is focusing mostly on business aspects, barriers and opportunities, innovation through open knowledge and ecosystem level considerations. This module provides current startup business activities around 3Os and 4Es analyzing the impacts in terms of value creation and risks management.

1. Open Source Solutions - Value and Flexibility Gains (Business Wise)

Subtitle

Leveraging Open Source Software, Hardware, and Data for Business Success

Instructor

Dr. Alessio Gugliotta / Gianluca Fusillo (EIT Manufacturing) 

Target

This course is designed for business professionals who want to learn about the benefits and challenges of using open source solutions, such as software, hardware, and data, for their business needs and goals. Whether you’re a manager, an entrepreneur, a developer, or a consultant, this course is for you.

Relevance

Learn how open source solutions can help you reduce costs, foster innovation, customize solutions, interoperate with other systems, and enhance your reputation. This course will introduce you to the concept of value disciplines and how they can help you differentiate yourself from competitors by using open source solutions. You will also explore various business models and revenue generation strategies based on open source solutions, and see some examples from different domains and contexts. Whether you’re interested in adopting or leveraging open source solutions for your business, or simply seeking to understand the open source phenomenon, this course offers a comprehensive and practical guide to the world of open source.

Introduction (Description of Module’s content)

Open source solutions are software, hardware, or data products that are publicly available and can be freely used, modified, and distributed by anyone. Open source solutions offer many benefits for businesses, such as cost reduction, customization, interoperability, innovation, and reputation. However, they also pose challenges and opportunities for businesses in terms of business models, value propositions, revenue generation, and ecosystem building. In this course, you will explore the concept of value disciplines and how they can help you differentiate yourself from competitors. In this course, you will also see how open source solutions can support each value discipline: e.g. operational excellence, product leadership, and customer intimacy. You will look at some examples from the literature review of business models based on 3Os: open software, open hardware, and open data.

Topics

Business Models Evolution, Open Source and Revenue Generation, Business Benefits (in terms of value and flexibility) Deriving from the Use of 3Os, Value Disciplines.

Presentation

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2. Costs Reduction and Operations Simplification via 3Os

Subtitle

How to Use Open Source Solutions to Improve Business Performance and Competitiveness

Instructor

Dr. Alessio Gugliotta / Gianluca Fusillo

Target

This course is designed for business owners, managers, and professionals who want to learn how to use open source solutions to reduce costs and simplify operations. Whether you’re running a small business or a large corporation, this course will help you discover the benefits and challenges of open source solutions, and how to apply them to your business context and scenario.

Relevance

This course covers the main sources of costs saving and operational improvement for businesses that use open source solutions, as well as the best practices and strategies for implementing and managing open source solutions. Whether you’re interested in adopting open source solutions for your business or simply seeking to understand the open source phenomenon, this course offers a valuable opportunity to learn from the experts and practitioners of open source solutions.

Introduction (Description of Module’s content)

Throughout the course, we’ll cover the following key areas:

  • Costs Saving Sources: Identify the main sources of costs saving for businesses that use open source solutions, such as software acquisition, maintenance, and integration, hardware acquisition, maintenance, and integration, and data acquisition, processing, and publishing.
  • Operations Comparison, with and without 3Os use: Compare and contrast the operations of businesses that use open source solutions versus those that do not, focusing on the aspects of efficiency, effectiveness, quality, and performance.

Topics

Costs Saving Sources, Operations Comparison, with and without 3Os use

Presentation

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3. System Customization and Interoperability

Subtitle

Leveraging Open Source Solutions for Business Innovation

Instructor

Dr. Alessio Gugliotta / Gianluca Fusillo

Target

This course is designed for business professionals who want to learn how to use open source solutions to customize their systems and achieve interoperability with other systems. Whether you’re a manager, an entrepreneur, or a developer, this course will help you understand the benefits and challenges of open source solutions and how to apply them to your business needs.

Relevance

Explore the fundamental concepts of open source software, hardware, and data, and how they can enable businesses to create value, differentiate themselves, and collaborate in the digital economy. This course provides practical guidance for using open source solutions to create personalized products, offer complementary services, and coordinate exchanges with other actors in the ecosystem. Whether you’re interested in adopting open source solutions for your business or simply seeking to learn more about them, this course offers a comprehensive overview of the open source landscape and its implications for business innovation.

Introduction (Description of Module’s content)

Throughout the course, we’ll cover the following key areas:

  • Define system customization and interoperability and explain why they are important for businesses in the digital economy.
  • Identify the benefits and challenges of using open source solutions for system customization and interoperability.
  • Apply open source solutions to create personalized products that cater to the diverse and changing needs and preferences of customers.
  • Apply open source solutions to offer complementary services that add value to your products and enhance customer satisfaction.
  • Apply open source solutions to coordinate your exchanges with other actors in the ecosystem, such as suppliers, partners, customers, etc.

Topics

System Customization and Interoperability, Personalized Products, Complementary Services, Exchange Coordination

Presentation

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4. 3Os Accelerating Innovation

Subtitle

How Open Source Solutions Can Enhance Your Innovation Capabilities and Performance

Instructor

Dr. Alessio Gugliotta / Gianluca Fusillo

Target

This course is designed for business professionals, entrepreneurs, and innovators who want to learn how to leverage open source solutions for their innovation goals and challenges. Whether you’re a manager, a developer, a designer, or a marketer, this course will help you understand and apply the principles and practices of open source innovation

Relevance

Discover the power and potential of open source solutions in “3Os Accelerating Innovation.” Learn how open source software, open hardware, and open data (the 3Os) can help you create value and solve problems in various domains and sectors. This course will equip you with the knowledge, skills, and tools to use open source solutions effectively and efficiently, providing you with a competitive edge and a source of differentiation. Whether you’re looking for new ways to innovate, improve, or collaborate, this course will offer you a practical and comprehensive guide to open source innovation.

Introduction (Description of Module’s content)

Throughout the course, we’ll cover the following key areas:

  • Ecosystem and Framework Evolution: Describe how open source solutions have shaped the evolution of the innovation ecosystem and framework, in terms of actors, roles, relationships, rules, etc.
  • Access to Key Strategic Resources: Explain how open source solutions can provide businesses with access to key strategic resources that can foster innovation, such as knowledge, skills, data, tools, etc.
  • How 3Os can Boost Innovation: Discuss the main mechanisms and pathways through which open source solutions can boost innovation for businesses, such as collaboration, experimentation, feedback, learning, etc.

Topics

Ecosystem and Framework Evolution, Access to Key Strategic Resources, How 3Os Can Boost Innovation

Presentation

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5. Open Source Solutions - Legal Aspects (Business Wise)

Subtitle

Understanding and Managing the Legal Risks and Opportunities of Open Source Solutions for Businesses

Instructor

Dr. Alessio Gugliotta / Gianluca Fusillo

Target

This course is designed for business professionals who want to learn about the legal aspects of open source solutions and how to deal with them effectively. Whether you’re a manager, a developer, a lawyer, or an entrepreneur, this course is for you if you use or intend to use open source solutions in your business activities or projects.

Relevance

Explore the main types of open source licenses and their implications for businesses, such as permissive, copyleft, and reciprocal. Learn how to manage your intellectual property and licenses when using open source solutions, such as choosing, applying, tracking, and auditing. This course equips you with the knowledge and skills to handle the legal issues and risks that may arise from using open source solutions, as well as to leverage the legal opportunities and advantages that they offer. Whether you’re interested in enhancing your business performance, innovation, or collaboration, this course offers a valuable guide to the legal aspects of open source solutions.

Introduction (Description of Module’s content)

Throughout the course, we’ll cover the following key areas:

  • Legal Complexities: Identify and explain the main legal complexities and challenges that businesses may face when using open source solutions, such as licensing compatibility, compliance, liability, enforcement, etc. Use examples from the literature review of business cases in 3Os
  • Licensing Terms (Business Wise): Describe and compare the main types of open source licenses and their implications for businesses, such as permissive, copyleft, reciprocal, etc. Use examples from the literature review of business cases in 3Os
  • IP and License Management (Business Wise): Explain how businesses can manage their intellectual property and licenses when using open source solutions, such as choosing, applying, tracking, auditing, etc. Use examples from the literature review of business cases in 3Os.

Topics

Legal Complexities, Licensing Terms, IP and License Management

Presentation

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6. Open Source Solutions: Risks and Opportunities for Businesses

Subtitle

Learn how to use open source solutions effectively and responsibly in various business contexts, with a specific focus on open software in AI and Blockchain technologies.

Instructor

Dr. Alessio Gugliotta / Gianluca Fusillo

Target

This course is designed for business professionals who want to learn about the concept and benefits of open source solutions, the main risks and challenges of using them in business scenarios, and how to overcome them. Whether you’re a manager, an entrepreneur, or a developer, this course will help you understand and leverage the potential of open source solutions for your business goals.

Relevance

Explore the main advantages and disadvantages of using open source software, hardware, and data, and how to mitigate the risks and maximize the opportunities of open source solutions. This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to use open source solutions effectively and responsibly in various business scenarios and discusses the specific implications of open source solutions for two emerging technologies: AI and Blockchain, and the ethical, legal, social, and technical issues that they may raise.

Introduction (Description of Module’s content)

This course will:

  • Identify and explain the main exchange problems that businesses may encounter when using open source solutions, such as opportunism, uncertainty, complexity.
  • Describe how businesses can diversify their sources of value and revenue when using open source solutions, such as offering complementary products or services, creating platforms or ecosystems.
  • Discuss the specific risks and opportunities of using open source solutions in the context of AI or Blockchain.
  • Report strategies and tools to mitigate the risks and maximize the opportunities of open source solutions in various business scenarios.

Topics

Open Source Solutions: Risks and Challenges; Overcoming Exchange Problems; Diversifying Sources of Value and Revenue; Open Source Solutions for AI and Blockchain; Ethical, Legal, Social, and Technical Issues.

Presentation

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7. Open Source Solutions: Creating and Capturing Value in Different Domains

Subtitle

Learn from the Business Cases and Success Stories of Open Source Projects and Companies

Instructor

Dr. Alessio Gugliotta / Gianluca Fusillo

Target

This course is designed for business professionals, entrepreneurs, and managers who want to learn how open source solutions can create and capture value in different domains, such as software, hardware, and data. Whether you’re looking for new opportunities, strategies, or insights for your business, this course is for you.

Relevance

Discover the concept and practice of open source solutions, and how they can offer various advantages, such as lower costs and risks, higher quality and innovation, greater flexibility and customization, more transparency and trust, and wider community and network. This course also introduces you to the challenges and opportunities of open source solutions, such as how to generate and capture value, how to protect and manage intellectual property rights, how to balance openness and competition, how to deal with legal and ethical issues, and how to sustain and scale open source solutions. This course draws on the business cases and success stories of four open source projects and companies: LINUX, GOOGLE, ARDUINO, and Nextcloud. You will learn from their experiences and best practices, and apply the lessons learned to your own business context.

Introduction (Description of Module’s content)

Throughout the course, we’ll cover the following key areas:

  • OS Business Case: LINUX: Learn from the business case of LINUX, one of the most successful and influential open source software projects in history, and how it has created and captured value in the software domain.
  • OD Business Case: GOOGLE: Learn from the business case of GOOGLE, one of the most successful and influential open data companies in history, and how it has created and captured value in the data domain.
  • OH Business Case: ARDUINO: Learn from the business case of ARDUINO, one of the most successful and influential open hardware projects in history, and how it has created and captured value in the hardware domain.
  • Successful Story: Nextcloud: Learn from the success story of Nextcloud, a company that provides open source software for cloud computing and collaboration, and how it has created and captured value in the cloud domain.

Topics

OS Business Case: LINUX, OD Business Case: GOOGLE, OH Business Case: ARDUINO, Successful Story: Nextcloud.

Presentation

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