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Chapter 4:
Foreign Innovators and Open innovation

We examine immigrant innovators outsider trailblazers their identity, nature in which they developed and their effect on their space of specialization. We analyze the phenomena of "virtual immigration" generated by MNCs' R&D centers and aqui-hiring startups abroad.  Behind the idea of "acqui-hiring" the creative capability of the human capital is the target in excess of a decent money-related activity.

Discontinuous open innovation by foreign innovators

Defense and security

Manhattan Project

Paving the way to and amid the Manhattan Project, significant alliance effort amongst American and immigrants European-born researchers occurred (Fermi, 1986).

Before practical work on the nuclear bomb was even imagined, generous hypothetical work by the European displaced people who touched base amid 1930 and 1937 to the United States laid the foundation.
The most noteworthy work was finished by Eugene Wigner and Edward Teller from Hungary, George Gamow from Russia, Felix Bloch from Switzerland, Hans Bethe from Germany, and Victor Weisskopf from Austria. This hypothetical underpinning made ready for Niels Bohr, born in Denmark, and Enrico Fermi born in Italy to make their leap forward.

Edward Teller and George Gamow had set up a progression of gatherings among astronomers and hypothetical physicists who shared the objective of investigating the key issues of the period.

It was at a Washington gathering in 1939 that Bohr and Fermi first openly tended to the possibility that neutrons were transmitted when uranium fission happens. This opened the best approach to "chain response" and the improvement of the nuclear and nuclear bombs.

Four of the atomic researchers who went to the United States from Europe in the 1930s, later got a Nobel Prize for physics: Felix Bloch, born in Switzerland, won it in 1952, Emilio Segre (Italy) won in 1959, and Maria Mayer (Poland) and Eugene Wigner (Hungary) won the honor in 1963.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), has made the main US satellites starting by Explorer 1.1t is the main organization on the planet that has effectively sent a shuttle to all the eight planets in the Solar System (Hiro Ono, 2016).

Among the organizers of JPL is the primary Lab Director Dr. Theodore von Karman from Hungary and Dr. Xuesen Qian from China. The third Director Louis Dunn was from South Africa and the fourth Director Bill Pickering was from New Zealand.

Among the three pioneers holding up the model of Explorer 1, two were migrants: JPL Director Bill Pickering was from New Zealand, and Dr. Wernher von was from Germany.

Dr. Wernher von Braun, a previous individual of the Nazi Party and SS was the primary Director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center and drove the development of the Saturn V rocket that sent twelve American space explorers to the Moon.

Charles Elachi from Lebanon began to work at Jet Propulsion Laboratory JPL in 1970 on Earth-watching missions, planetary investigation, and astronomy. He developed radar remote detecting systems. He led of the science group working with the radar instrument on board the Cassini rocket(robotics.jpl.nasa site).

Masahiro Ono from Japan is an exploration technologist in the mechanical Controls and estimation Group. At JPL he is building the self-sufficient driving calculation for NASA's next Mars meanderer, broken market development,, which will travel to the red planet in 2020 (mainichi.jp; robotics.jpl.nasa sites).

Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle (UAV)

The Pentagon in the 70's encouraged Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle (UAV). The Aquila, the first UAV required 30 individuals to dispatch it, flew for minutes on end and smashed by and large every 20 flight hours.

Abe Karem, US immigrant originated from Israel, utilizing compressed wood, home-made fiberglass and a two-stroke motor of the kind typically found in go-karts proposed a more efficient and cheaper UAV.

The automation, code-named Albatross, was produced by only three architects. After a flight trial of 56 hours, DARPA, the exploration arm of America's military, subsidized Mr. Karem to scale it up into a more skilled automaton called Amber.

By 1986 Amber automatons was flying for over a multi-day without landing, achieving elevations of almost 30,000 feet and working securely even in a terrible climate.
Monetary weight constrained Mr. Karem to pitch Leading Systems to Hughes Aircraft, who thusly sold it to another guard contractual migrant, General Atomics.
The chief of the CIA requested that General Atomics propose a UAV program and they said it would cost $100m and take five. Karem proposed it for $5m in three months. As guaranteed, the Gnat 750 was flying over Bosnia inside months, handing-off live video feeds to the Pentagon by means of a kept an eye on airship and a satellite ground station.

By July 1994 General Atomics had integrated satellite connections into the Gnat itself, giving the automaton a tenderly adjusted nose that gave a false representation of its antagonistic new name: Predator. Today the Department of Defense has more than 6,000 UAVs, including hundreds in view of the Predator.

Biometric security system,  Eyeprint Verification

EyeVerify’s biometric security technology uses a smartphone’s camera to verify a person’s identity by analyzing the whites of the eye and blood vessels, as well as micro features outside the eye to create what’s known as an eyeprint. The eyeprint becomes a key that replaces traditional passwords, particularly with banking-related needs.
Reza Derakhshani from Irancooperated with   Riddhiman Das from India to develop this technology
The innovation is as exact as unique mark sensors which work 99.8% of the time. The banks add EyeVerify to their applications, enabling their customers to sign in and do things like check adjusts and pay charges (Roberts, 2016).
The Chinese Ant Group (antgroup.com website) affiliated to Alibaba acquired EyeVerify, for around $100 million (Roberts, 2016).

New materials

Radium, radioactivity
The radium has been isolated by Marie Curie (Sklodowska,), Polish citizen scientist who moved to France (Fröman, nobelprize site). For the disclosure of the radium and radioactivity, she was allowed for two Nobel prizes, one in material science with her significant other Pierre Curie (1903) and the other in Chemistry in 1911.

In perspective of the potential for the utilization of radium in pharmaceutical, manufacturing plants started to be worked in the USA for its extensive scale generation. Marie and Pierre did not patent their development since they trust that science is for all and were liberal and outfitted industry with depictions of the generation procedure.

Marie Curie actualized the main development in view of her disclosure, XRay. All through the main World War, she was locked in seriously in preparing in excess of 20 vans that went about as versatile field healing facilities and around 200 settled establishments with X-beam device. She demonstrated the effectiveness on the ground in a particular market, fighter injured in war.

Nanomaterials for decontamination and cancer detection

NanoScale FAST-ACT® (First Applied Sorbent Treatment Against Chemical Threats), a family of products for containment and neutralization of a wide range toxic chemicals is based on Olga B. Koper researches from Poland who immigrated to United States in the eighties  The FAST-ACT®  includes less toxic byproducts, safe utilization and  effectiveness against vapor hazards as well as liquids (pubs.acs site) Koper has composed nano-materials cleaning of lethal synthetic substances and organic species, and disease location and treatment such as the use of iron/iron oxide-based nano-platforms for early breast cancer dection.(chemia site).

Isobutanol fuel, a substitute for oil 

On June 12, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency EPA) announced the approval of isobutanol at a 16% blend level in gasoline for on-road use in automobiles (beilstein-journals site). Isobutanol containing gasoline, in particular to meet the demand for the “ethanol free” segment of the gasoline market. 

Gevos' isobutanol has been developed by two immigrants to the US, James C. Liao, a pioneer in Metabolic Engineering, Synthetic Biology  from Taiwan  and Shota Atsumi, a compound and biomolecular design from Japan. Atsumi and Liao built up an approach to make an oil substitution from E.coli microscopic organisms, a troublesome innovation development which can fill in as a substitute for oil or be added to conventional energizes to eliminate destructive carbon monoxide outflows.

Mercury Cadmium Telluride (MCT) and Cadmium telluride (CdTe)

Using infrared light based on Mercury Cadmium Telluride (MCT) we can see through obstructions. Infrared lights are not consumed by smoke or residue conditions and hence we can see through them. This innovation developed by Sivalingam Sivananthan a US immigrant from Sri Lanka is utilized for military and common purposes such as saving activities, landing planes and helicopters in dusty or shady conditions.
It is additionally utilized as a part of the medication and recognizing tumors and different sickness in the human body, in transportation by helping vehicles to explore around evening time, in haze or in poor perceivability, distinguishing interior deformities in dividers and diagnosing warm misfortune in structures (assembling and assessment) are a couple of the numerous employment of this innovation.

Cadmium Telluride (CT) is utilized as a superior semiconductor that is extremely effective at transforming daylight into power. It takes two years to recoup the vitality expected to deliver a silicon sunlight based cell while CT sun-powered cells require just a half year. Lower creation cost and higher execution (businesswire site).

With the perspective of commercializing sun oriented vitality innovations, he established in 1998 EPIR Technologies Inc., the main example of overcoming the adversity of Sivananthan Laboratories. EPIR gives specific photovoltaic materials to the infrared and sunlight based enterprises. Today, it has developed into an organization perceived and regarded in the IR and sunlight based ventures.

Amorphous metal

Rapid Discharge Forming (RDF) disrupts conventional metal manufacturing techniques Unlike conventional metals, RDF has thermoplastic processability similar to plastics and 100 times higher service strength. The RDF platform enables direct injection molding of the metallic glass as done in plastics technology. Demetriou Marios Demetriou, a Greek immigrant from Cyprus and his coach William Johnson have developed this new concept in their common company, Glassimetal Technology in 2011.

Metglas Inc., a unit of Hitachi Metals America, in Conway, S.C. supplies lace made of metallic glass utilized inside conveyance transformers for electrical utilities, and inside antitheft gadgets, set of products to set off an alert at store exits,

Medical development

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

The MRI uses nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to image the body.  Images are developed by signal resonating from hydrogen protons.  MRI produces images with exquisite soft tissue contrast, allowing us the see the difference between unique parts of the brain or spinal cord or to identify pathologic tissues.
Born in Switzerland, Felix Bloch worked on atomic energy at Los Alamos National Laboratory (theor.jinr.ru website). Post-war he concentrated on investigations into nuclear induction and nuclear magnetic resonance, which are the underlying principles of the Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

He and Edward Mills Purcell were awarded the 1952 Nobel Prize in Physics for their development of new methods for nuclear magnetic precision measurements.

In biology, NMR is fundamental in determining and exploring the structure of proteins, enzymes, and receptors. It has been used as a discontinuous technology to determine the structure of the virus proton transporter and biological components (news.medical website).

NMR systems are also used for oilfield operating companies in drilling and wire after drilling (panicnmr.com website).

NMR analysis has allowed introducing a wide range of new foods with health benefits that exceed those of traditional foods (onlinelibrary.wiley.com website).

In science, NMR is basic for deciding and investigating the structure of proteins, compounds, and receptors. It has been utilized as a broken innovation to decide the structure of the infection proton transporter and organic parts (news.medical site).

NMR frameworks are additionally utilized for oilfield working organizations in boring and wire subsequent to boring (panicnmr.com site).

NMR has supported the development of an extensive variety of food substances with medical gifts that surpass those of conventional nourishments (onlinelibrary.wiley.com site).


In the early 1900s, the famous German chemist Paul Ehrlich set about developing drugs to treat infectious diseases. He was the one who coined the term “chemotherapy” and defined it as the use of chemicals to treat disease.

A major breakthrough in model development occurred in the early 1910s when George Clowes US immigrant from England developed the first transplantable tumor systems in rodents (cancerres website). He is credited with building up the practicality of the chemotherapy spasmodic mechanical process.

Human genome - Single Molecule Real-Time (SMRT) Sequencing

Single Molecule, Real-Time (SMRT) enables researchers to peruse the whole human genome speedier than they had ever done. The advent of low-cost sequencing has provided a deeper understanding of the role human genetic variation plays in health and disease.

SMRT sequencing provides full access to human genomic variation through unmatched read lengths, uniform coverage, and exceptional accuracy. Scientists gain new insight into the genetic basis of disease heritability.

SMRT HYPERLINK "https://www.pacb.com/research-focus/human/cancer-research/" Drive cancer discovery with access to a more complete genomic cancer landscape and cHYPERLINK "https://www.pacb.com/research-focus/microbiology/" haracterize pathogens, their mobile elements, host-interactions, communities, and origins to discover and design better vaccines, treatments, and outcomes (pacb human site). Jonas Korlach, US immigrant from East Germany developed this technology in cooperation with Stephen Turner in a company he was one of the founders, Pacific Biosciences of California
Computational modeling of tumor genomics for clinical therapeutics predictions

Cellworks Group Inc, California has developed a computational displaying, reproduction and explanation of tumor genomics for clinical therapeutics forecasts called cellworks  (cellworks site).

Cellworks can distinguish patients who will react or not react to a particular treatment, outline tolerant particular mixed drinks of existing endorsed operators for neglected treatment needs, recognize indicator bio-marker marks and novel target signs for a medication.
Cellworks assist in treating patients previously diagnosed with specific oncology indications by translating  the molecular and genomic knowledge of the patient’s tumor into actionable interventions, after analyzing the effectiveness of FDA-approved drugs on the patient’s tumor.
Shireen Vali and Taher Abbasi immigrants from India are the initiators of this development.

Communication systems

Wireless Transmission of energy
Tesla a US immigrant from Croatia invented a wide range of technologies from AC electricity up to XRay applications (teslaresearch site))

He proved that electrical energy could be projected outward into space and detected by a receiving instrument in the general vicinity of the source without a requirement for any interconnecting wires.
The wireless energy transmission effect involves the creation of an electric field between two metal plates, each being connected to one terminal of the induction coil’s secondary winding. a light-producing device was used as a means of detecting the presence of the transmitted energy.

The ideal way of lighting a hall or room would, however, be to produce such a condition in it that an illuminating device could be moved and put anywhere, and that it is lighted, no matter where it is put and without being electrically connected to anything. Tesla sent the first wireless telegraph from Virginia to Hawaii in 1915.
Tesla laid the foundation for many of wireless applications s we see in communication today (entjournal.wordpress website).

Digital switching

Based on Sam Petroda patents, a US immigrant from India,Wescom Switching uilt up in 1974  the 580 dss advanced exchanging system (DSS) and digital telecommunication products such as private branch exchanges (PBXs). Wescom was later acquired by Rockwell International in 1980 (ericsson site).

Mobile wallet

C-SAM the new Sam Petroda's company  has created in 1998 such as cash transfer, saving money, protection, ticketing, promoting, wellbeing and clinical applications for patients and suppliers. The Company has propelled in excess of twenty live applications over a few markets, which incorporate versatile prepaid best up, charge installments.

In August 2011, Isis, the joint venture framed by AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA, and Verizon Wireless, embraced C-SAM's stage to give its versatile wallet benefit. However, the versatile wallet is only one of Pitroda's numerous creative thoughts.
MasterCard Worldwide has obtained C-SAM Inc, 1n 2014 (Abudheen, 2014). C-Sam has fueled numerous business versatile installments benefits in India, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, the US, and Vietnam. The C-SAM stage likewise underpins client particular, offers, unwaveringness motivating forces, keeping money, charge pay choices and non-monetary secure transfers.

Laser Phosphor Display (LPD)

Laser Phosphor Display (LPD) as an advanced optical subsystem directs the light from an array of ultraviolet lasers onto a screen made of a plastic-glass hybrid material coated with color phosphor stripes. The lasers scan the screen line by line, from top to bottom. The energy from the lasers’ light activates the phosphors, which emit photons, producing a brilliant image.

In 2005, Jain and Hajjar  came up with a new display technology that wound up transforming the industry. They cofounded Prysm, Inc., and their new display technology laid the foundation for the Silicon Valley–based designer and manufacturer of video wall systems now used by retail, financial services, and media companies, governments, and universities, among them Beijing TV, CNBC, General Electric.
Prysm designs, assembles, installs, and provides software support for large, modular, interactive video walls of nearly any size, brightness, or resolution, customized to users’ needs. The custom video walls enable architects, designers, and brand managers to provide unique, engaging, immersive experiences in lobbies, conference centers, control rooms, stores, and other environments.

Computers and software applications

Computer Data Storage

IBM centralized computer PC tape market until  StorageTek established by Jesse Aweida, an US immigrant from Lebanon, presented its first item, the 2450/2470 tape drive, in May 1970, 15 percent cheaper.    In June 2005, Sun Microsystems acquired StorageTek for US$4.1 billion and on January 27, 2010, Sun microsystems were gained by Oracle for US$7.4 billion and were renamed Oracle StorageTek (revolvy.com site).


The program 2200 was a solitary client workstation promoted to small and medium-sized organizations. It was programmable and could be utilized for an assortment of utilization. In 1977, An Wang an US immigrant from Shanghai discharged the primary Wang VS (virtual capacity) PC.

The VS PC was intended for business information handling and included Wang OFFICE, a product bundle that upheld email, date-books, planning and release sheets. In the mid-1980s, over 80% of the 2,000 biggest U.S. organizations utilized Wang office gear, and in 1984 Wang Laboratories' benefits come to $210 million on offers of $2.2 billion. IBM bought Wang's patent for $500,000 in 1955.

Micro Computer

Introduced in 1995 the world's first x86 dp serverboard in light of Orion chipset and the primary motherboards in 1997 to help both pentium® pro and pentium® ii processors supporting the3d designs were developed by  Charles Liang an immigrant from Taiwan (supermicro site).

Super micro offers about $ 2.2 billion of every 2016 (ir.supermicro.com site) of servers to any semblance of Ebay, Yahoo, HP and Dell. The company beats competitors offering the speediest, most reduced, vitality proficient pcs to requesting corporate and institutional clients. It has figured out how to post yearly deals development surpassing 20 percent as of late, and its stock has beaten contenders like rackable systems and sun microsystems.
Super micro has turned into the lead maker that Intel utilizes for displaying new items. Super micro's brisk turnaround times and advanced items have enabled it to snatch some faithful and vast clients, similar to the Lawrence Livermore.

Digital printing

Indigo E-Print 1000 avoided the printing plate setup process, disposing of over twelve existing exorbitant and tedious advances. This is a computerized pre-press joined with shading counterbalance printing oversaw from the PC.

Indigo innovation empowered cheap short-run shading printing and customization. Indigo's ElectroInk innovation gloated print quality far better than any current computerized options.
This innovation developed in 1993 by an Israeli immigrant from Canada propelled the E-Print 1000 advanced counterbalance press at IPEX in Birmingham, England (composite shading site). It was a troublesome innovation serving the new market fragment of less expensive short run printing.

In 2002, Indigo was procured by Hewlett-Packard Company and Landa submerged himself in another problematic innovation venture utilizing nanotechnology and built up the Landa Group (landanano site).

While working with nanoparticles, Landa watched that numerous materials show strange properties at the nano-level. Furthermore, with imprinting in his DNA, Landa started to explore how colors would respond. That work generated another class of computerized printing – Nanography® – introduced at DRUPA 2012. The new troublesome innovation empowers fast computerized imprinting on vast organizations and on any sort of untreated paper or plastic with a quality printing near counterbalance. Those advanced printing machines in light of nano ink could supplant counterbalance frameworks later on if the required intermittent advances will be developed.

EPROM, Erasable, Programmable Read-Only Memory
Intel's  EPROM, the powerful semiconductor memory that was both erasable and effectively reprogrammable was developed by Dov Frohman, an US immigrant from Israel.  EPROM opened new markets to cellphones and numerous different applications. EPROM helped drive Intel's deals by more than seven-overlay in two years to $66 million of every 1973 (knowledge.wharton site, 2014).

Digital Signal Processing DSP

IBM's first DSP chip was planned by Abe Peled, an immigrant from Israel, while he was filling in as IBM Vice President for Systems and Software in the eighties.

Peled was from 1995 the President and CEO of NDS, the main provider of advanced pay-TV answers for the safe conveyance of diversion and data to TVs and IP devices. The organization's R&D focus in Israel utilizes 600 pros, which represent 33% of the aggregate organization's workforce. Peled led the organization until its acquisition by Cisco for $5B in 2012.

Disruptive open innovation by foreign innovators

C2C auction online service

By mid-1997, eBay had become the one of the most visited sites on the Web, with more than 150,000 users bidding on 794,000 auctions every day.  eBay has become one of the hottest sites on the Internet and has revolutionized e-commerce.

Pierre Omidyar an US immigrant from France started EBay with Pez candy dispensers in 1994. His wife complained that she couldn’t find like-minded Pez dispenser collectors on the Internet economictimes website). So Omidyar began an auction service on his personal web page to find her Pez community. From that moment he launched an online auction service — Auction Web Within three years of that launch, Omidyar was inducted into the billion dollar club, thanks to its IPO in 1998.

Omidyar simply offered a place where users could go online, interact and bid for items.  Collectors of Barbie dolls, Beanie Babies seized upon eBay almost immediately (entrepreneur website).

Online C2C online messenger service

Online customer to customer and community to community messenger service took several years in order to be a common behavior of millions. Jan Koum a US immigrant from Ukraine (thefamouspeople, jan-koum site), and Brian Acton, his colleague from Yahoo the WhatsApp Messenger in mid-2010. They were confronted numerous difficulties in advancing the application. Bit by bit WhatsApp wound up prevalent with the clients and received as an intermittent innovation proposing in the telephone call showcase zero cost global calls.
The client base of WhatsApp became consistently finished the months and by February 2013, it had around 200 million dynamic clients. The rising fame of WhatsApp caught the eye of the web-based life goliath Facebook which obtained WhatsApp for US$ 19 billion of every 2014.

Voice mail online service

In 1984 Comverse planned to build up a brought together voice and fax informing equipment framework to empower media transmission specialist co-ops to offer voice and fax mail to their clients, It was the idea of two Israeli US immigrant, Boaz Misholi and Kobi Alexander.
In 2012 — Verint Systems Inc. consented to a merger program (the "Merger Agreement") with Comverse Technology, Inc. ("CTI") (verint site).

Verint is the worldwide pioneer in Actionable Intelligence solutions. Its  portfolio of Enterprise Intelligence Solutions and Security Intelligence Solutions™ helps worldwide organizations capture and analyze complex, underused information sources such as voice, video and unstructured text to enable more timely, effective decisions.

Computer algorithm
for building construction

The built object can be conceived by computer, then transformed in a network of complex virtual simulations.  Instead of multiple drafts and revisions, buildings would be designed using a computer algorithm that could ingest multiple parameters and spit out hundreds of viable options.
In 2007, while remodeling the cellar of his Saratoga, California home Deepak Aatresh, an US immigrant from India, happened to see a period slip from the video of a building site (Shulman, 2013). In the first place, the earth-moving gear touched base to evacuate the earth. At that point, different materials were added to make a mindboggling three-dimensional structure. He understood this was precisely how we construct chips. He comprehended that the manufactured protest can be brought about by PC. Aatresh picked medicinal services development segment. The existence cycle of a doctor's facility, in which different machines and divisions become outdated at various rates, helped him to remember swapping out parts on a PC motherboard. Aatresh characterized the thought as a disruptive technology to this industry proposed by a vertically coordinated engineering, plan, and development organization, protecting better cost and esteem viability. Aditazz in 2010 developed this concept in small hospitals.

Infant cereal

In 1867, Henri Nestlé a German immigrant to Switzerland, understood that by including calcium phosphates, ferruginous salts, meat extract and different parts he could create flours with very particular properties for the wiped out or improving, and he in this manner continued plans for a newborn child cereal as well as for an uncommon "tonic" variant for individuals who required building up (Nestlé site).
Nestlé's newborn child cereal was conceived. associated watchwords of "wellbeing" and "health".

Digital watch

In the 1970's when everybody needed to have quartz timing in their watch, the Japanese brands of Seiko and Citizen were reserving strong deals a seemingly endless amount of time.

In the mid 1980's, with not a single plan to be found and with Japanese watch-production mammoths promptly hoping to purchase up and redo old brands, a legislature designated gathering of Swiss banks enlisted Hayek a Swiss immigrant from Lebanon,  to assess and write about how the Swiss watchmakers would be most viably sold (Pope, 2010).

Hayek began combining two of the household business pioneers, Asuag and SSIH and gained for himself a larger part stake in the new gathering currently called Société Suisse de Microélectronique et d'Horlogerie or SMH.

In 1983, seemingly the greatest occasion in watch promoting happened when "Swatch" was presented. It was a plastic watch offered in a wild rainbow scope of hues including only fifty-one sections, intermittent innovation development, and fueled by a battery and a quartz precious stone. The new brand ended up notable and given the cost - $35- - and the scope of hues it turned into a mold accomplice to be coordinated with shoes and attire. It denoted the first occasion when that numerous customers effectively pondered owning something beyond one watch.

The program of the Swatch Group, which notwithstanding Swatch today contains top of the line watch brands like Breguet, Omega, Longines, Tissot, Calvin Klein and Mido, made Mr. Hayek one of Switzerland's wealthiest men (Fox, 2010). The Swatch rapidly turned into a search after collector’s item around the world. It was likely the first occasion when that customary individual had even thought about owning different watches.

MNCs open innovation by foreign innovators


R&D centers of MNC's in the global market is a less costly and more efficient way of integrating innovative knowledge developed by foreign innovators all around the world. Those inventors could be former migrants who came back home. They could be also local professionals who did not intend to emigrate.

The knowledge emigrates but not the innovators. This knowledge is owned by the MNC and not by the country or the professionals hired by the research center.

Between 2000 and 2015, the number of MNC R&D centers in emerging countries grew by a factor of five, while in U.S., Japan and Europe,  this number merely doubled (Von Zedtwitz and Gassmann, 2016). Herewith we analyze the case of China, India and Israel. The idea "acqui-hiring" reflects rivalry for ability of open innovation through acquisitions in innovation showcase (Makinen et al, 2012).

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, told at a 2010 gathering of people that Facebook purchase organizations to get exceptional individuals (Hindman and Zukerberg, 2010).

Ability driven transfers incorporate Twitter's acquisitions of Summify in January 2012 and Posterous in March 2012 (Issac, 2012; Segall, 2012), Google's obtaining of Milk in March 2012 (Tsotis, 2012) and RestEngine by Twitter on May 2012 (Costine, 2012). In March 2016 Toyota procured Jaybridge Robotics, a man-made brainpower programming firm situated in Cambridge, Mass and has enrolled Jaybridge's 16-man group for its Research Institute, situated in Silicon Valley (Ackett, 2016).
In China and India they are seeking for disruptive and discontinuous innovations and in Israel for discontinuous innovations.  Herewith we present the R&D strategy of MNCs' in China India and Israel followed by the R&D strategy analysis of selected MNCs in those countries.

General Electric (GE)

General Electric developed in China and India discontinuous innovation in aeronautics and a wide range of medical disruptive innovations adapted to the local market and transformed it to discontinuous innovation adapted to advanced countries (reverse innovation).


ARJ21 – 700 airplanes

The aeronautics building a group of GE China Technology Center doesn't just give ARJ21, China's first self-developed territorial airplane with motor framework outline and joining administrations, yet in addition banded together with Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC) on the flying machine's itemized plan. This incorporated the airplane/motor reconciliation in different stages, from the motor control to the framework joining, from testing to affirmation.
After the culmination
- Open Access book / fulle  PDF

- Number of chapiter / 5

Pages:  I - IV and 1-74

- Affiliation:

Bar Ilan Univesity, Ramat Gan, Israel

- Discipline:

innovation process and Strategy
Sommaire  |

Pages I - IV

Introduction |
  Pages I - IV

Ilan Bijaoui  Chapiter 1
Pages 1-14

| Skilled Migration, Immigration Policy and Networks of Foreign Innovators |

Ilan Bijaoui  Chapiter 2
Pages 15-23

| Brain Drain of Nations |

Ilan Bijaoui Chapiter 3
Pages 24-26

Discontinuous and Disruptive Open innovation Models |

Ilan Bijaoui Chapiter 4
Pages 27-47

| Foreign Innovators and Open innovation |

Ilan Bijaoui Chapiter 5
Pages 48-51

Humanitarian disruptive open innovation |

| References |
Pages 52-74