I noticed the following at Innocentive:
3rd Annual Open Innovation Conference -
Enhancing the Scope of Your Creative Enterprise through Co-Innovation Relationships
Event Date: 6-8 Apr 2009
Location: Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV, USA
One discipline in the innovation toolbox that is gaining recognition as the go to method for securing or sustaining market share during an economic downturn is the practice of Open Innovation. This collaborative model structures a flow of knowledge, technology, and ideas between internal and external stakeholders allowing for the development of innovative products and services as well as the recouping of expenditures resulting from shelved technologies and intellectual property.
Here's the Innocentive blog.