Open Innovation

The Civilization Starter Kit

If only people weren’t beholden to a planned obsolescence mind-set. Only if diverse resources collaborate to be collectively smarter, wiser, and richer. In the shortest 2011 TEDxKC talk of the evening, TED fellow and Polish-born fusion physicist Marcin Jakubowski shared an overview of his work just an hour north of Kansas City directing Open Source Ecology in developing the Global ...

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Taking Chances, Research Scientist as Hero

Working with people and teams in launching new innovation programs is truly an amazing experience. You find heroes in every business who truly bring the “how” of innovation to life. I had the privilege to work with one of these American Heroes recently, and his story inspires me. He is a baby-boomer research scientist who knew in his bones his ...

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Innovation – Transparency versus Fear

Business Leaders get it. Innovators get it. So why are traditional R&D Product Development people the last to understand that transparency is key to innovation and market leadership? Organizational fear is what I heard from frustrated innovation managers at Innovation conferences including the Open Innovation Summit held in Chicago, and CoDev in Scottsdale earlier this year. Here’s the problem as ...

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Superficial Open Innovation

Perhaps the question should be: Is the term, open innovation, superficial? The topic was raised at the Open Innovation Summit in Chicago after a presentation given by Susan Harman, Group Manager, Open Innovation at Intuit. Intuit began their open innovation efforts a few years back, and they have lots of ongoing initiatives. So they do open innovation, but when Susan ...

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1st French Open Innovation Study ala Infographique!

The first ever study about ‘Open Innovation in France’ is now available. The study  ‘Open Innovation in France’ was presented during a Press Conference in Paris on May 31st 2011 and the English version was released online on June 7th 2011 at the Word Innovation Forum in New York. The detailed version is available on bluenove’s blog. Here is an infography summary: The summary ...

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What is Your Open Innovation Partnering Approach?

Open Innovation is now an accepted methodology for enhancing your new product or service development pipeline.  It is deployed to varying degrees depending on the industry or even the company attitude. There are many different approaches to finding and engaging with external partners, including technology scouting and corporate portals.  But which is the best?  Unsurprisingly, the answer is “it depends”, ...

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A Startup Company’s Experiences with Open Innovation-Part 2 – Adventures of a Chief Frog Kisser

After many years of counseling small companies on how to license their technology to large companies as an IP attorney, the tables are now turned.  My new role is as CEO of a startup company with breakthrough battery charging technology available for licensing.  I am finding that many of the things I knew to be true as an expert, really ...

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Global Innovation

Innovation is a global phenomenon, I have witnessed this on a daily basis for the past five years. My company MMC has a site http://www.urweb.tv that uses rich media to market promising technologies from Federal Laboratories, Universities and Emerging Companies.  We also have metrics so we know who comes and what they watch. They come from all four corners of ...

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What's Next With P&G's Connect + Develop Site?

The pace of evolution on the intersection between open innovation and social media is astonishing and companies need to pay lots of attention to where things are headed. P&G and their Connect+Develop initiative is rightfully considered one of the best examples of open innovation implementation and I especially like their “behind the scenes” efforts and how they and constantly try ...

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