Protectionism and being closed are among the severest innovation stoppers. Closed systems, personalities, information. Yet, for reasons of security and safety, we shield ourselves off, keep others at a distance, and because of this we miss out on chances to have great ideas and innovate. Creativity happens where open exchange of information exists between remote disciplines. It takes quite some courage and confidence to shut off - at least temporarily - all checks and controls. So that we can find the pearls in ourselves and others. Our initiative, Open the Oyster, does exactly so. Our name is our mission and our message to the world: To release the creativity of people sometimes with unconventional means so that they themselves can make the unique combinations between disparate domains. That will lead to pure innovation. Next, we can help you with making ideas concrete. With technology, coaching, science, education, and design.