Is it the end of the innovation crowdsourcing model as we know it or it’s true beginning?

Just came across interesting article from Anthony Ferrier (read here the original) where the author successfully touched on important and often bottleneck of the innovation process: the conversion of ideas to execution

–> That feeling of not knowing how eat of what is on the plate and worse not being able to digest the food.

If companies need to boost idea generation, and it looks like open innovation is a good way of doing, they also need to manage well the back end, the conversion to innovation projects and their development roadmap.

So, in other words, open innovation in itself is not the answer, but part of a broader solution?

Have a good reading and looking forward to hearing your thoughts!