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The Three Challenges of Crowdsourced Innovation

InnovationManagement

IdeaScale has recently acquired Betterific, a crowdsourcing platform that engages a community of 18,000+ creative problem solvers, design thinkers, and ideators to help you come up with your next big idea. Learn more about how you can tap into this innovative community.

From Consumer to Collaborator: A Look at Open Innovation

IdeaScale

This is more than just a way to better understand who shops with you, though; with the right platform, it can be a source of powerful innovation. What Is Open Innovation? Traditionally, innovation in companies has been “closed.” When Should I Use Open Innovation?

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Design the Right Open Innovation Project

Innovation Excellence

Open Innovation is now widely recognized as a way to enhance options for innovation by accessing external assets. Continue reading → Business Models Innovation Management Open Innovation R&D collaboration Innovation Management Process

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?

An open innovation success story

Be-novative

We have a particular key learning to share along with an open innovation success story. In a nutshell, she studied the world’s most innovative and creative companies and came to a particular discovery. A crowdsourcing open innovation challenge was launched.

Companies betting big on open innovation

hackerearth

Open innovation is the use of purposive inflows and outflows of knowledge to accelerate internal innovation, and expand the markets for external use of innovation, respectively. The free flow, in and out, of ideas and IP promotes innovative ecosystems.

Essential Steps Toward Open Innovation Success

eZassi

The goal of open innovation is to allow organizations to collaborate with external resources to advance their technologies. Crowdsourcing. This system should also provide intellectual property protection for both the organizations and the external collaborators.

Open Innovation Just Got Easier

100%Open

This week we’re launching our new free open innovation toolkit. We have designed our toolkit to be used by those new to open innovation and old hands alike. It consists of 30 tools covering the whole open innovation journey from setting a strategy for collaboration to implementing mutually beneficial business models.

16 metrics for tracking Collaborative Innovation performance

Hutch Carpenter

In a recent PwC survey, 61% of CEOs said innovation was a key priority for their company ( pdf ). Innovation efforts come in a variety of forms: innovation and design labs, jobs-to-be-done analysis, corporate venturing, distributed employee experiments, open innovation, TRIZ, etc.

5 top tips for choosing an online crowdsourcing platform

100%Open

Doncaster Talks crowdsourcing community (Dub platform example). Crowne Plaza Innovate Community (Crowdicity platform example). Think about your organisation’s capacity to create meaningful challenges, design a great online community space, and to spend time moderating / facilitating the community as it runs – if these seem like a pinch point you may need a fully serviced platform.

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 .

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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 .

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What is Crowdsourcing for Innovation?

eZassi

What is Crowdsourcing for Innovation? Crowdsourcing and co-creation is an essential arm of conducting smart business. How to channel your internal and external crowd for innovation, ideation and collaboration. What is the Goal of Crowdsourcing Innovation?

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.” In the course of time, the terminology surrounding Open Innovation has evolved alongside developments in management literature and practises. Route 4: Collaborative Innovation. Route 10: Co-design.

Open Innovation Challenge for Encapsulation Delivery Technologies

eZassi

Fernandina Beach, Florida: Disruptive and transformational solutions are at the forefront of innovation. eZassi, a leader in open innovation software, crowdsourcing and idea analytics, announces the launch of a new open innovation challenge, “Delivery Technologies.”.

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.

Five Product Innovations that Evolved Over Time

IdeaScale

The product innovations that generate the most excitement and public interest are the disruptive innovations. However, these innovations aren’t that common. The most successful, innovative companies strike a balance between core, adjacent, and transformational initiatives.

100%Open Past and Future

100%Open

A Reflection on 10 Years in Open Innovation. When 100%Open was spun out of Nesta 10 years ago, open innovation was interesting. Of course, proprietary innovation is the lifeblood of large companies. The business case for open innovation .

The Growing Value in that Crowd- Encourage it Out.

Paul Hobcraft

This is the third post on crowdsourcing that might offer some general background statements. Crowdsourcing can be powerful if harnessed well. Crowdsourcing does offer increasing value as a contributor into our innovation management system.

The Growing Value in that Crowd- Encourage it Out.

Paul Hobcraft

This is the third post on crowdsourcing that might offer some general background statements. Crowdsourcing can be powerful if harnessed well. Crowdsourcing does offer increasing value as a contributor into our innovation management system.

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.)

Nine Short Innovation Lessons from Lego

Destination Innovation

Lego is now revered as one of the most innovative and successful companies in the world. They asked customers to help design new products. Lego was an early adopter of a concept which is now all the rage in innovation circles – the minimum viable product.

Collaboration in the Time of the Coronavirus: How to Innovate Effectively During a Crisis

Qmarkets

Although we are inevitably seeing the cancellation of business gatherings and events, along with increasingly severe “social distancing” restrictions concerning movement and the sharing of public spaces, this doesn’t mean that innovation at your company needs to be stifled.

That sudden surge within the crowd

Paul Hobcraft

Crowdsourcing often taps into these rushes of energy , insights and excitement The goal here is to move the crowd towards a new direction in our collective thinking to solve a problem. Crowdsourcing is going one better. Designing the challenge becomes critical.

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. Crowdsourcing.

Can an Open Innovation Challenge Methodology Help Solve the Refugee Crisis?

Qmarkets

It’s time to realize the power an open innovation challenge methodology - specifically one that involves crowdsourcing - can have when it comes to affecting real change. By following a structured, systematic idea management process, corporations use the collective mind of their own people to design new improved technologies, products and services, to continue improve processes, optimize operations and cut costs.

One Weird Thing About Customer Satisfaction

IdeaScale

Perhaps their most effective strategy was the extensive planning and design surrounding the implementation of the innovation initiative. Case Study IdeaScale collaboration crowdsourcing employee engagement idea management Innovation innovation management open innovation

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.

Crowdsourcing and Smart Cities: A Winning Combination

Qmarkets

Embedding crowdsourcing and innovation management into the Smart Cities initiative could be what makes the difference. It’s no secret that most of the tech innovation and digital disruption takes place in the private sector.

Crowdsourcing and Smart City Innovation: A Winning Combination

Qmarkets

The evolving trend of smart city innovation is one that governments should be wholeheartedly embracing, but as with many government initiatives, seems to be having a hard time getting off the ground.

What You Need to Know About Idea Software

Planview Spigit

Some organizations even use idea software to involve the broader public in their ideation or innovation efforts. It makes the exchange of ideas and suggestions between leaders and other employees transparent and collaborative. What is idea software?

What You Need to Know About Idea Software

Planview Spigit

Some organizations even use idea software to involve the broader public in their ideation or innovation efforts. It makes the exchange of ideas and suggestions between leaders and other employees transparent and collaborative. What is idea software?

Crowdsourcing with the Competition: Rewarding Venture or Precarious Proposition?

Qmarkets

Why your company needs to think about crowdsourcing with the competition…. However instead of being cowed by this threat, some companies are fighting back in very interesting and innovative ways. While it may seem counterintuitive, collaborating with your rivals actually makes sense.

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

Qmarkets

Qmarkets’ software has been chosen by LEAD Innovation Management GmbH to support a groundbreaking initiative – designed to leverage the collective wisdom of global businesses against the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. 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.

How many words in a website?

100%Open

Firstly, the job of making collaboration work on a complex project that is very close to everyone’s hearts. This tested our collaboration skills and the boundaries of being consultative and actually making some decisions! And along the way we launched a new tool – the Open Organisation Test (Are you ready for open innovation?) It’s a testament to Murray’s good design that it doesn’t feel like it.

Uncertain Times.

100%Open

We’re delighted that 100%Open had its best year ever in 2018 and we’re looking forward to exciting new clients, countries and challenges in 2019. The innovation teams within organisations have a role to play here. One of the key characteristics of an innovator is being comfortable with uncertainty. So back in the boardroom, what are the lessons to learn from the innovation team? We wish you a productive and fulfilling 2019.

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The 8 great talks from 8 years of Union

100%Open

Cesar told us about an amazing idea to use a novel and open source boat design to clean up oil spills. Date: June 2012 – Theme: Business Without Borders – Host: Method Design. Date: Sept 2014 – Theme: Currency of Collaboration – Host: National Theatre.

Game Changers: How Citizen Science and Gamification Are Transforming the Business World

Qmarkets

Today, this audacity is reflected in the rising influence of citizen driven innovation and science – that is, the collaboration of volunteer non-scientists with professional scientists in collecting data and analyzing it to resolve real-world issues. Inform your innovation strategy.

What You Need to Know About Idea Software

Planview Spigit

Some organizations even use idea software to involve the broader public in their ideation or innovation efforts. It makes the exchange of ideas and suggestions between leaders and other employees transparent and collaborative. What is idea software?

The Ford Mobilize New York Grand Final

100%Open

We would like to thank everybody who participated throughout the course of the challenge, which was delivered through a fantastic group effort from Ford, 100%Open and Sam Schwartz Engineering. 100%Open Awards collaboration crowdsourcing design-led innovation entrepreneurs global idea platforms innovation invention mass participation networks open innovation partnership Roland Harwood user-led innovation

How can we have healthier workplaces?

100%Open

We used a crowdsourcing platform for this, called HealthWorks, and it was a fascinating insight into the health of the people who care for our health. The community was run on behalf of NHS England and in collaboration with Uscreates, the health and wellbeing design specialists. I have noticed a reduction in 100%Open’s daily biscuit tonnage after this project, we’re getting a mindfulness expert in and most of us went home on time today.

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Changing the way we move around cities

100%Open

Ford’s Chief Executive Officer Mark Fields recently announced plans to team up with major global cities to help solve congestion issues and help people move more easily as well as to have fully-autonomous vehicles in 2021 – two bold initiatives that builds on more than 100 years’ of innovation from the automaker. The future of transportation and mobility is as exciting and uncertain as it ever has been over the past 100 years.

Crowdsourcing with the Competition: Rewarding Venture or Precarious Proposition?

Qmarkets

Why your company needs to think about crowdsourcing with the competition…. However instead of being cowed by this threat, some companies are fighting back in very interesting and innovative ways. While it may seem counterintuitive, collaborating with your rivals actually makes sense.