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Various authors have listed different collaborative activities in the context of open innovation. These activities can be interpreted as problem solving heuristics. Students working on this topics are expected to analyse and categorize such activities on the basis of current literature on heuristic problem solving such as the “Adaptive Toolbox” proposed by Gigerenzer and others. Data can be collected either by observation in open labs like JOSEPHS, by tracing the usage of innovation tools, or in particular innovation settings that students suggest on their own. The richness of this topic provides enough material for several theses.