NASA Announces Winners of Open Innovation Robot Contest

IdeaConnection

When NASA wanted help for the design of its next robot it knew just where to go for innovative insights – the crowd. The space agency launched an open innovation competition to design an arm for a space robot named Astrobee, and the first winners have just been revealed.

The End of Open Innovation?

100%Open

It’s clear that company innovation techniques are changing fast but how do we open innovation specialists react? If open is the’ new normal’ is our mission complete? Does this mean we at 100%Open are out of a job if everyone is practicing open innovation already?

Open Innovation vs Crowdsourcing vs Co-creation

Wazoku

Various principles and concepts are used for managing research and innovation. You are probably familiar with these buzzwords: crowdsourcing, open innovation and a more recent one, co-creation. An “open” approach to innovation leverages internal and external source of ideas. ”.

10 Do’s & Don’ts for Open Innovation Competitions

100%Open

We were asked recently by a new client what our top 10 Do’s and Don’ts are for running open innovation competitions, based on our experience including the UBS Future of Finance Challenge , Unilever Foundry Ideas Challenge , Colombia CO4 Open Innovation Competition , and Ordnance Survey GeoVation Challenge. So before launching any kind of open innovation programme be very clear about why you are doing it.

Open Innovation: Convincing the Decision Makers

eZassi

Open Innovation Shouldn’t Be a Hard Sell, But It Is. At Ezassi, we believe whole-heartedly in the importance of innovation to progress and the survival of businesses. This means that it falls on employees to make the case for innovation, which can be a thin line to walk.

Themes for the practice of open innovation

Open Innovation

Like my OI collaborators Henry Chesbrough & Wim Vanhaverbeke, I get a lot of emails (and receive many Google News updates) on businesses and consultants touting some claimed breakthrough on open innovation. I first met Cheryl in 2007 — when I was hired to train Kimberly-Clark execs on open innovation — and in 2012 Cheryl invited me to present my research at CoDev2012 when it was in San Diego. Open Innovation: Researching a New Paradigm.

3 Open Innovation Reports You Need to Read Right Now

Planview Spigit

In the open innovation space, one regularly leads to the other. The New Rules of the Collaborative Economy. Never before has it been easier (or more important) for leading brands to take advantage of the collaborative economy.

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Principles of open innovation

hackerearth

There are all examples of open innovation (OI) at its best. Popularized by Henry Chesbrough,“Open Innovation” term refers to the broad concepts of leveraging external sources of technology and innovation to drive internal growth. Innovation Management

Solve Food Industry Challenges at Open Innovation Event

IdeaConnection

If so, you’ll have an opportunity to grab their attention at the 5th Food & FMCG Innovation Pitching Event. This open innovation gathering is taking place on November 23 at Food Matters Live, a trade fair and conference at ExCel in London. open innovation challenge

Ideation Collaboration Software – Did you know your innovation software is an amazing collaboration system?

eZassi

Ideation Collaboration Software: Killing three or more birds with one software. Whether you currently use SharePoint, Slack, Basecamp, Jive or other providers, our innovation platform combines and exceeds features offered by these systems and we want to share this discovery with you.

How Open Innovation Can Reduce Delhi’s Pollution

IdeaConnection

In an effort to reduce the colossal pollution levels, city authorities recently teamed up with the University of Chicago to organize an open innovation competition – the Urban Labs Innovation Challenge. Open Innovation Ideas.

Standardization as an open innovation activity

Open Innovation

An important but understudied form of open innovation is the network form (network as defined by Powell 1990). The theme for EURAS 2016 is ‘Co-opetition and Open Innovation’, and so I was invited to deliver the keynote address. The slides for my talk (entitled “How standards research can inform open innovation”) are online at SlideShare. Failed OI Network Strategies Often the research in managing innovation networks (platforms etc.)

Idea Challenges – You Get What You Give

Innovation Excellence

collaboration Competitions Creativity Innovation Crowdsourcing Idea Challenge Open InnovationIn contradiction to what many people think, Idea Challenges are not about getting, they are about giving. Your employees will not automatically start sharing great, useful and relevant ideas to your organisational needs. As an organisation, you must give a lot before you get anything at all. And I do not mean prizes or money.

Do’s and Don’ts of Open Innovation

eZassi

Open innovation allows organizations to harness the creative efforts of others, both across the globe and in the office down the hall. The OI process is one that inspires and engages creative thinkers and transforms them into collaborators. Follow those same principles and engage outside collaborators by looking at the value of the information received rather than who contributed it. Select the best processes that will engage the right collaborators.

Open Innovation Contest Could Help Launch Your Startup

IdeaConnection

Scientists, students, developers, organizations and any other interested parties are being invited to take part in the Next-Generation Nonwovens open innovation competition. Innovation Freudenberg Performance Materials ideaTrophy open innovation contest

Crowdsourcing with the Competition: Rewarding Venture or Precarious Proposition?

Qmarkets

Why your company needs to think about crowdsourcing with the competition…. Understandably, the increase in competition and market saturation is seen by those who experience it as a direct threat to their organizational legitimacy. Cracking the Collaboration Code.

Why is collaboration vital for innovation?

hackerearth

A couple of years ago, there was an article in Forbes which said, “innovation is often produced over time with a lot of collective sweat equity by many people.” It is hard to put it any better—but there is rarely innovation that hasn’t its origins in collaboration.

The 9 Rules of Innovation

Innovation Excellence

The truth is that there are many paths to innovation. Continue reading → Feature Of The Week Business Models collaboration Competitive Advantage Disruptive Innovation Innovation Open InnovationSo who deserves credit?

Opening up our innovation to stay relevant

Paul Hobcraft

Our whole understanding of innovation is changing; there are numerous shifts occurring. We are opening up our thinking in where and with whom, to collaborate. Collaborations are definitely adding value into the innovation equation.

Crowdsourcing with the Competition: Rewarding Venture or Precarious Proposition?

Qmarkets

Why your company needs to think about crowdsourcing with the competition…. Understandably, the increase in competition and market saturation is seen by those who experience it as a direct threat to their organizational legitimacy. Cracking the Collaboration Code.

ISPIM Grand Prize 2016 – finalists announced

Innovation Excellence

ISPIM, the International Society for Professional Innovation Management to recognize excellence in innovation management. Continue reading → Build Capability Competitions Innovation Management Open Innovation Strategy collaboration Business Models Innovation Management

The Growing Value in that Crowd- Encourage it Out.

Paul Hobcraft

After a fairly detailed exploratory working through crowdsourcing in this mini-series, I wanted to offer my ‘take’, to help our thinking though in formulating clearer positions in this, to see its increasing value as contributing into an innovation management system.

The Growing Value in that Crowd- Encourage it Out.

Paul Hobcraft

After a fairly detailed exploratory working through crowdsourcing in this mini-series, I wanted to offer my ‘take’, to help our thinking though in formulating clearer positions in this, to see its increasing value as contributing into an innovation management system.

How Cisco Works with Startups to Drive the Innovation Pipeline

Rocketspace

Major corporations don't need to be told to collaborate with startups and small firms to innovate – that message is being received loud and clear. But how they collaborate and what they learn from those collaborations can mean the difference between barely innovating enough to survive and being on the cutting edge of competitive innovation. Working With Startups Open Innovation Corporate-Startup Partnerships Innovation Models

Evaluating Crowdsourcing – offering a bright future?

Paul Hobcraft

Crowdsourcing has been growing in interest for some time to change our thinking in innovation discovery. All in all, if applied carefully it can provide you with a leading edge of innovation knowledge and insight. 6) it can create breakthrough innovation.

Evaluating Crowdsourcing – offering a bright future?

Paul Hobcraft

Crowdsourcing has been growing in interest for some time to change our thinking in innovation discovery. All in all, if applied carefully it can provide you a leading edge of innovation knowledge and insight. 6) it can create breakthrough innovation.

So Are You Thinking Crowdsourcing?

Paul Hobcraft

Sometimes a crowdsourcing problem is hijacked by a party with a cause, or it becomes more of a competition between selected individuals that influence and shape the debate. A climate of trust comes from this dedication and empowerment, and openly engaging within communities.

So Are You Thinking Crowdsourcing?

Paul Hobcraft

Sometimes a crowdsourcing problem is hijacked by a party with a cause, or it becomes more of a competition between selected individuals that influence and shape the debate. A climate of trust comes from this dedication and empowerment, and openly engaging within communities.

We are transcending traditional industry and product boundaries

Paul Hobcraft

Within all the failures to change there still remains inside our existing organizations there is the inability to let go, to open up and share. There is still this relative reluctance to form broader collaborations that will provide new ways of managing through this technology led revolution.

Trends in Innovation in the Chemical Industry

Yet2

In mid-May, yet2 sponsored the NPD and Innovation in the Chemical Industry conference , organized by the European Networking Group. Geoffrey de Chabot-Tramecourt, Janssen PMP, presenting at NPD and Innovation in the Chemical Industry Conference.

Open and Closed Innovation: what are the differences?

mjvinnovation

When we think of Open Innovation, it is tempting to associate it with the opposite of Closed Innovation, the traditional one, generated by our own efforts in organizations, without the aid of external entities and agents. The opening of the business to external innovations comes to broaden the horizons, provide more means to continue developing and competing in a market that demands more and more inventiveness and disruption. What is Open Innovation?

Unfreezing the Innovation Permafrost

Innovation Excellence

Why might some organizations be “staying at rest” when there are so many possibilities and opportunities available to them, in the current business environment, to grow, nurture and sustain their competitiveness and relevance to their customers and key stakeholders?

The death of the 20th Century corporation

Matthew Griffin

It shrank the distance between us all and made it easier than ever before for companies and individuals to reach out and collaborate with each other for each other’s benefit.

Top 10 Posts from the 100%Open Blog.

100%Open

We have published almost 500 blog posts on the 100%Open blog over the last decade. How to Measure Open Innovation Value – The very first 100%Open blog post when we launched 100%Open 8.5 years ago by David making the case that with open innovation, different things matter to different partners so need to be understood and measured separately.

The chance to think differently about Ecosystems for Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Thinking about ecosystems certainly allows us to go out of our normal scope of invention, innovation and being creative. It allows you to search and build on others specialization that “greater” innovation. Measuring innovation in ecosystems has real differences.

The Challenges being Faced by Innovation Consultants

Paul Hobcraft

From my perspective I’ve been looking at a real challenge today, that many consultants offering innovation services are not providing real sustaining consulting value to clients, only ad-hoc services. Innovation solutions simply need to be crafted in my opinion.

Be the Architect: Designing an Integrated Innovation System

IdeaScale

In a turbulent marketplace, when complexity can add even more confusion, it is important to have a simple and straightforward innovation system. The Value of an Integrated Innovation System . Innovation Processes . What is your competitive Advantage over alternatives?

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Be the Architect: Designing an Integrated Innovation System

IdeaScale

In a turbulent marketplace, when complexity can add even more confusion, it is important to have a simple and straightforward innovation system. The Value of an Integrated Innovation System . Innovation Processes . What is your competitive Advantage over alternatives?

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Shell Gamechanger – A Supertanker of Innovation

Destination Innovation

Its mission was to deliver innovative options that have the potential to drastically impact the energy future. Since it started it has received over 10,000 ideas and helped over 1700 innovators around the world. The Shell Gamechanger initiative was launched in 1996.

How Credit Unions Innovate With Innovation Software

eZassi

Innovation is a requirement in today’s business world and credit unions are no exception. Ultimately, even the smallest innovations can help improve the member experience and provide an invaluable ROI in an environment where credit unions are competing for members.

What is Innovation Software?

eZassi

What is Innovation Software? Innovation Software Helps Businesses Cultivate and Implement Innovation — Faster. Innovation software is a fairly recent development that was made possible by the rise in popularity of both cloud computing and social sharing platforms.

Creating A Culture of Innovation Using Innovation Software

eZassi

As companies increasingly recognize the importance of innovation and disruptive solutions to remain competitive, the big question remains: where does innovation come from and how a culture of innovation be cultivated? Creating a Culture of Innovation.

Key Issues in Innovation Management – Revisited – Part 1

Tim Kastelle

At the beginning of 2013, Tim Kastelle and I identified four key issues in innovation management for the time to come. Let’s have a brief look at each of them: Differentiating and integrative innovation concepts. Reinvention through business model innovation.