A brief description of the "Co-innovation” model created by Teamworkcenter (Copyright 2002).

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Co-innovation model aims to develop learning for collaborative innovations. It identifies four levels of performance and collaboration as sources of innovation; the individual, the team, the organization and the community.

"Coinnovation" is a model based on the union of two important concepts; innovation and collaboration. Coinnovation is created to open the vision of the company. This openness to innovation materializes in collaboration with various "stakeholders" (or actors) that can be internal or external to the organization.

Coinnovation allows you to build an innovation more cohesive with the environment, more bionomic, and therefore most likely of success.

Coinnovación is a tool that facilitates the success in new markets and sectors, achieving significant competitive advantages.


The management system is based on a symbolic analogy of comparing the co-innovation with a four cloverleaf surrounded by two halves of blue and red, under a yellow background.

Image: Arxiu Teamwork Center
The four-leaf clover symbolizes the four levels of complexity.

While the model Biomanager provides to Coinnovation model the vision to understand the environment. Innovuction model provides to Coinnovation model the two phase of co-conception and co-production (design and produce in collaboration).

The four cloverleaf correspond to the four potential areas of inspiration and performance of collaborative innovation and teamwork in various areas: 1) based on personal choice or individual entrepreneur, 2) based on functions or departments to manage an organization, 3) organizations based in different economic sectors, and 4) based on social responsibility to the community.

The first cloverleaf corresponds to the individual decision of the individual entrepreneur or innovator. This process of innovation can come from five possible orientations: 1) new customers, 2) new product, 3) new processes, 4) new distribution systems, and 5) a new business concept.

The second cloverleaf is for collaborative innovation resulting from the integration’s vision of different department that accompanies the process of collaborative innovation based on the model “The Company in your hand” and therefore in the management of five flows: 1) relations, 2) physical flow of a product or service, 3) money, 4) information, or 5) people.

The third cloverleaf is for collaborative innovation and result-oriented partnerships between h organizations in different economic sectors: 1) with the primary sector, 2) with the industry, 3) with the tertiary or services sector, 4) with the public sector, and 5) with the field of nonprofit entities.

Finally, the fourth cloverleaf corresponds to the collaborative effort with the community in order to innovate with social responsibility: 1) with respect to demographics, 2) versus the natural environment, 3) with respect to sustainability, 4) regarding the efficiency and effectiveness and 5) regarding social habits.

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