The Secrets to Making Open Innovation Projects Work


Open innovation often requires global teams with national culture differences to work together, which presents some challenges. The post The Secrets to Making Open Innovation Projects Work appeared first on InnovationManagement.

Understanding Open Innovation


Historically, research and development departments within organizations were solely responsible for coming up with innovative ideas. Traditionally, corporate innovation has been an inside job, with few exceptions. The ultimate result is open innovation, the concept that good ideas come not just from within organizations, but from outside them as well. Why Open Innovation Is Emerging as a New Paradigm. Best Practice open innovation


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From Consumer to Collaborator: A Look at Open Innovation


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.” Projects are kept secret, details are not shared outside the company or even certain departments, and secrecy is a requirement of working on the project. When Should I Use Open Innovation?

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 ProcessHowever it can mean many things to many people; from running a crowdsourced idea scheme like Lego Ideas or MyStarbucksIdea, through to large co-branded initiatives like Senseo.

The Five Building Blocks of Collaborative Innovation


Are you looking for ways to inspire collaborative innovation in your organization? Collaborative innovation involves bringing together ideas that can result in something groundbreaking. It brings partners together to make innovation possible.

An Openly Innovative Attitude.


As a “newbie” to the innovation sector, I have to admit I had some help from the jargon buster. I’ve also come to understand that open innovation is no longer a novelty concept, rather a part of the culture at the heart of many companies, including Carlsberg , Argos , and Oxfam. This openness is helping them challenge conservative approaches thus, stand out from their competitors. Opening innovation up.

On-Demand Webinar: The Intersection of Sustainability & Open Innovation


How is open innovation shepherding sustainability in some of the leading organizations worldwide? That was the primary question put to the panelists in the webinar, The Intersection of Sustainability & Open Innovation , which is now available on demand.

7 Steps to Reconcile Co-Innovation and Confidentiality: How Secret Should Your Co-Innovation Transformation Be?


In an increasingly competitive, connected and globalized world, co-innovation and value co-creation have recently become the norm for all R&D projects from startups to large organizations.

The End of Open Innovation?


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? It has been fascinating to watch how corporate culture and practices have opened up since we started on this open innovation journey 8 years ago. Does this mean we at 100%Open are out of a job if everyone is practicing open innovation already?

Imaginatik and the Oil and Gas Technology Centre to Co-Present During Poster Session at the World Open Innovation Conference


Imaginatik will be attending the 5th Annual World Open Innovation Conference (WOIC) in San Francisco, CA on December 13th and 14th. We’ve partnered with our valued customer, The Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) to develop and submit an open innovation paper describing our work together and the resulting economic impact. When we learned of the topic, we felt compelled to submit our collaborative effort with OGTC. Featured Innovation Blog

4 examples of open innovation in society


Open innovation is one of the most agile and effective avenues for transformation, as we have already seen in several examples with large enterprises. Let us use this post to review four public examples of open innovation in society, open to participation from all types of collectives and large groups of people. Conquistando la Igualda d is a collaborative project that seeks the implication of the whole of society as a means to achieve equality.

Open innovation with consumers: more customization for the masses


Open innovation with consumers allows companies to open up to sharing ideas , testing and refining them together with large groups of people before they are launched to the market. The consumer’s voice in times of collaborative innovation.

An open innovation success story


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. In her TED talk presentation, she discussed the creative activity that stems from the contribution and collaboration of individuals. Perhaps we can even say that human-centricity is needed more than ever in today’s Age of Innovation.

Open Innovation Project Maps Vulnerable Areas


Open innovation is coming to the aid of some of the most vulnerable people on the planet. Missing Maps is an open, collaborative project that allows the crowd to map areas where humanitarian organizations try to get to during disaster situations. The open innovation initiative has three steps in each area that it’s mapping. In step three, humanitarian organizations use all of this new map data to prepare risk reduction projects.

Open Innovation News


It has been an exciting few days for open innovation with global companies launching big new open innovation initiatives. The automobile alliance of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi has announced the launch of Alliance Ventures, a corporate venture capital fund that will invest up to $1 billion over the next five years to support open innovation in new mobility which will include vehicle electrification and artificial intelligence.

Open Innovation vs Crowdsourcing vs Co-creation


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. Organisations are gradually moving away from traditional work models; they are becoming a lot bolder and more inclusive in their approaches to innovation. As an innovation and idea management company we have witnessed successful use and implementation of these processes.

Startup, Corporate Venture, Open Innovation Hubs: Find out what the differences are


What are open innovation hubs? Startup, Corporate Venture, Open Innovation Hubs: who is who in the world of digital transformation. It is in this context that terminologies such as Startup, Corporate Venture and Open Innovation Hubs arise. Open Innovation

Open Innovation: A 2014 Research Agenda

Open Innovation

One of the main goals of the Chesbrough/Vanhaverbeke/West 2006 book was to shape the research agenda of the open innovation. Our final chapter was immodestly entitled “Open innovation: a research agenda” (West, Vanhaverbeke and Chesbrough, 2006). Since I'm trying to write a short encyclopedia article on open innovation — and want to make it different from my 2011 article — it seemed a good time to review what’s been written recently.

Change Management and Open Innovation: Know the Pillars of Digital Transformation


In this article, you’ll see how this as well as open innovation are at the base of Digital Transformation. Open Innovation and Change Management: the challenge of change in organizational culture. Open Innovation is inherently a proactive and optimistic strategy.

The Value of Open Innovation


When faced with a choice between open innovation and internal innovation, it is seldom a binary choice. However, we are often asked to compare the relative value of open innovation with internal innovation. Therefore in this post we will consider the value of open innovation by using the following common definition: Open Innovation Value = (Quality + Benefit) / (Cost + Effort). The Quality of Open Innovation.

Open Innovation: Convincing the Decision Makers


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. That being said, we also fully recognize that convincing decision makers to go forward with innovation initiatives can be a hard sell. This means that it falls on employees to make the case for innovation, which can be a thin line to walk. About Innovation Leader.

Companies betting big on open innovation


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. Open innovation (OI) uses a mix of approaches, thereby affording higher responsiveness and flexibility while trying to grow beyond its core business. The free flow, in and out, of ideas and IP promotes innovative ecosystems. Why does open innovation work?

3 Open Innovation Reports You Need to Read Right Now

Planview Spigit

In the open innovation space, one regularly leads to the other. Read these three in-depth industry reports to find out the new rules of the collaborative economy, why the United States is leading the way in turning customer feedback into innovative products, and what challenges are soon to crop up in crowdsourcing. The New Rules of the Collaborative Economy. Companies Leverage Open Innovation Better than China.

Open Innovation: definition, what types and benefits


We could summarize open innovation as the use of inflows and outflows of knowledge to accelerate internal innovation and expand markets. Keep reading to understand in depth what open innovation is and how it can be used in your business! The open innovation concept. According to the author, it is the use of intentional knowledge flows to accelerate internal innovative power and expand markets for external use of innovation.

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.

The Sky’s the Limit with Open Innovation


As part of its efforts to innovate and maintain a leading position in its market Singapore Airlines (SIA) is ramping up its open innovation endeavors. Through its Digital Innovation Blueprint, the carrier is forging key partnerships with the National University of Singapore and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore among many others. Also on its agenda is a strengthening of its internal open innovation culture.

How RTVE and SODECO seek to transform the Asturian mining region through open innovation


RTVE’s commitment to innovation seeks to transcend the audiovisual environment through its vocation as a public service. RTVE will use innovation to stimulate growth in the mining basin of Asturias. Internal and external innovation for an RTVE open to society.

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 24: Open Data.

Electrolux to Launch an Open Innovation Factory


In a move designed to accelerate innovation in its manufacturing processes and boost product development, Electrolux is launching the Electrolux Innovation Factory. The Swedish multinational home appliance manufacturer aims to provide an agile, open environment where ideas can flourish and be turned into marketable products. It will be somewhere customers, incubators, startups, universities, SMEs and other partners can innovate together in a shared space.

Innovate or Die: Open Innovation and 4 Key Measures to Stay Alive

Innovation Walk

Companies commonly used to assume the best route to innovation was to control processes by keeping all data and knowledge internally and hiring the best employees. As a matter of fact, today it is very difficult for a company to innovate individually. The way is to focus on core competencies and to collaborate with external entities such as other companies, universities, research centers, etc. This is how “ Open Innovation ” was born.

Do’s and Don’ts of Open Innovation


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. Break down internal organizational silos, including job descriptions and departments, and allow meaningful contribution to your projects, regardless of their source. Open Innovation

Kill Off a Carcinogen with Open Innovation


To help eradicate the problem a new open innovation initiative has been launched that is inviting gamers to find solutions. The project is being hosted on Foldit , an online platform that poses protein-folding puzzles. Mars Inc is one of the project’s collaborators. For more information and to take part in the gaming open innovation challenge visit the fold. Open Innovation Aflatoxins aflatoxins and Foldit

How Open Innovation Can Reduce Delhi’s Pollution


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. The first place winner was Chakra Innovation Pvt Ltd for a device that captures more than 70% of particulate pollution from diesel engines and converts it to inks and paints.

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


Ideation Collaboration Software: Killing three or more birds with one software. We often find that our prospects and clients are amazed that our innovation software platform replaces or can replace what they need in an ideation collaboration software, killing three or more birds with one software. Here’s how… Ideation Collaboration Software: Unlimited collaboration projects. You can gamify your collaboration projects.

Is open innovation ‘business infidelity’?


One of the activities that we do is run p ublic open innovation calls so that businesses can find each other and collaborate. A recent discussion with Michel Fruhling at BFS Innovations has prompted us to re-examine this open innovation approach and compare it to relying on a company’s existing relationships and supply chain. We always advise to start by making sure that your existing partners are part of any innovation network that we create.

Open innovation for social change?—?OECD’s global challenge


Open innovation for social change?—?OECD’s OECD’s global challenge Open innovation is combining internal and external ideas to advance technology, product development, and so much more?—?including In light of Be-novative’s official launch happening for organizations and communities of all sizes, we want to share a social innovation story that happened with the Collective Creativity methodology and technology?—?breakthrough

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. In this post, I want to focus on another type of innovation initiative: Collaborative Innovation. Ideas matching the innovation appetite of the organization.

Business clusters: connections, collaboration and innovation


Given their natural characteristics, business clusters demonstrate an inherent strength based on this union and collaboration, that allows them to promote development, competitiveness and innovation. More open knowledge and shared resources. Co-creation and remote collaboration.

New Open Innovation Drive to Enhance Lives in India


Software giant Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has launched an open innovation center in Nashik in India to solve community problems. The project is called Digital Impact Square (DIS) and its challenges are open to students, individual entrepreneurs and early-stage startups. It was inspired in part by MIT Media Lab’s Camera Culture research group’s work in India to foster collaboration between local government, citizens and TCS in Nashik. “At

Problem Prototyping


Problems are the start-point for effective innovation and design. If we innovate with no clear problem statement we will end up with a wonderful new solution that is effectively useless in the real world. “If We recommend problem prototyping for all innovation projects.

What NASA Can Teach Us About the Intrinsic Value of Connecting to Other Innovators


Numerous organizations run crowdsourced innovation programs, because companies can find better new ideas and take action on those ideas faster. The post What NASA Can Teach Us About the Intrinsic Value of Connecting to Other Innovators appeared first on Innovation Management. This process allows companies to set a challenge and gather ideas from hundreds, thousands, or hundreds of thousands of participants.

Advice from yet2 for Challenging Times


yet2 is a sponsoring partner of Innovation Leader. We recently participated in an article on how R&D and innovation leaders can adjust to the difficult business environment we’re facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Use Open Innovation Tools to Pivot.

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. We are evaluating and changing our existing focus from closed (internal orientation) into ones that are having a far more open stance. We are searching for more collaborative innovation (external orientation) combining external partners into more ‘collective thinking’.