China in 2 minutes a day
Top news and analysis delivered to your inbox

Haier, a Chinese giant in the electronics and appliances industries, embraces open innovation to go from a manufacturer to an internet platform supporting outside ‘micro-enterprises’

o help transform into a platform-based company, Haier has embraced open innovation, which forgoes the closed, secret and slow approach of traditional research and development in exchange for a faster, cheaper and collaborative process that openly shares problems with a wide audience in order to find a partner who can provide the best solution. Its Haier Open Partnership Ecosystem, much of it open to the public, has 370,00 registered problem solvers, and has helped address a consistent issue with refrigeration.
6 months ago
Amedeo Tumolillo
By Amedeo Tumolillo
Amedeo Tumolillo is an editorial consultant with SupChina and award-winning multimedia journalist. He previously worked at The New York Times and Spectrum. Follow him on Twitter at @hellotumo.
China in 2 minutes a day
Top news and analysis delivered to your inbox

More from SupChina

How does healthcare in the U.S. compare with China’s?
Chinese visitors to the U.S. are often shocked by the exorbitant bills and long waits at healthcare facilities, but China has its own set of problems. Read more
Mar 28, 2017
Tuesday, March 28
The traditional orchestra
Mar 28, 2017