LEAD Innovation Selects Qmarkets’ Platform to Help Global Businesses Crowdsource Solutions to COVID-19 Challenges


LEAD Innovation Management – an acclaimed Austrian firm specializing in corporate innovation – has transformed their extensive LEAD user network into a digital crowdsourcing platform using Qmarkets’ software. About LEAD Innovation Management GmbH The company was founded in 2003 under the name “LEAD User Network”?

Power of the Global Crowd

The Future Shapers

One of the most-high profile groupthink-fuelled disasters was the loss of the space shuttle Columbia, which exploded while re-entering the atmosphere in 2003, killing all seven crew members. In NASA’s success orientated culture of the time, in which technological risks were weighed against political and economic consequences, no one wanted to play the dissenter and question the status quo by pushing the possibility that the foam could have ruptured the shuttles wing.

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Reviewing research on 3D Printing

Open Innovation

Interestingly, 30% of the SSCI citations are to the 17 papers in Technology Forecasting and Social Change, most to the January 2016 special issue on 3D printing. (I

Open Innovation and IP Contamination: Are you at risk?


Open Innovation (OI) refers to the practice of accelerating innovation by leveraging ideas and technologies from outside sources. Since the introduction of the term in 2003, OI has become a way of being for companies looking to keep an edge on the competition, from large corporations to small and medium size enterprises.

33 Routes to Open Innovation

Open Innovation EU

It has been a while since Henry Chesbrough coined the term Open Innovation and formulated it’s definition: “combining internal and external ideas as well as internal and external paths to market to advance the development of new technologies.” ” ( Chesbrough, 2003 ). The process of sourcing for external knowledge, patents or technology and to formalize the use of that information in your own innovation process.

2016 User and Open Innovation Conferences

Open Innovation

Open and User Innovation Conference: HBS, Boston, August 1-3 This year the official title of Eric von Hippel’s conference is the “14th International Open and User Innovation Conference,” acknowledging the conference’s origins as a small workshop in Vienna back in 2003. The grouping with crowdsourcing is a logical one given that crowdsourcing is both a highly popular theme at OUI each year and a major part of the recent open innovation literature.

Finding the limits of open innovation

Open Innovation

Open Innovation is a paradigm that assumes that firms can and should use external ideas as well as internal ideas, and internal and external paths to market, as they look to advance their technology ( Chesbrough 2006: 1) The latest Chesbrough definition of OI is open innovation is a distributed innovation process based on purposively managed knowledge flows across organizational boundaries, using pecuniary and non-pecuniary mechanisms in line with each organization’s business model.