Campbell Lockhart

Dr. Campbell Lockhart is presently helping innovation practitioners write innovation scenarios that are applied to transforming ideas into value. He has been an innovation practitioner for over 30 years, working as a medical technology developer, an open innovation manager in a FMCG giant, an open innovation service provider and as an open innovation solution provider. He currently manages an open innovation platform that aggregates innovation needs into a one-stop-shop where solution providers can rapidly identify industry needs (

All articles by Campbell Lockhart:

  • do-it-yourself-innovation-portal

    An Innovation Portal…I Can Do That Myself

    Feb 23, 2015 | In: Strategies

    Innovation portals have taken an important place in the open innovation landscape. Expectations are great in portal performance but often, for purely budgetary reasons, these portals are launched and managed internally by corporates themselves, to discover that they generate a number of community management issues that they are not used to coping with. Prior to launching a corporate portal it is a good idea to ask a few specific questions on whether to do this internally or through experienced third party innovation providers. Using external resources can often avoid pitfalls and align the portal success rate to corporate expectations, objectives and ambitions. Here six questions are asked that can help you take the decision whether to launch a managed portal internally or externally.

  • Open innovation - an integrated tool in Siemens

    Open Innovation – An Integrated Tool in Siemens

    Sep 05, 2013 | In: Strategies

    “If Open Innovation is not seen as a long term capability building exercise then it will fail”. In this interview Thomas Lackner, Head of Open Innovation and Scouting at Siemens Corporate Technology, shares some of his experiences and how Siemens has evolved on the open innovation front. Thomas, who has been personally involved in many of Siemen’s innovation programs, also elaborates on some critical success factors that strongly influenced the outcome and quality of their programs.