Open Innovation

Fighting for Innovation Attention

Apple, Lego, Philips, Samsung, IBM, GSK and, recently, Tata Steel, among many others – all have adopted open innovation initiatives to expand their organizations’ horizons. As competitive advantages enjoy shorter lives and the demand for external creative minds increases, you need to conquer the right audience to generate value.

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Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

Changing your perspective is a very valuable tool for understanding a situation better and avoiding false views. Reflecting on a situation in a new way is a great way to solve a problem. But how do we cultivate the ability to look at things differently from the way we typically look at things?

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Opening Up Innovation at Tata Steel

Open Innovation (OI) is a well-established way to increase options for innovation. It is quite prominent in areas such as Fast Moving Consumer Goods (CPG), but much less so in manufacturing industries. Kevin McFarthing recently find out more from Pete Longdon, who runs the OI programme at Tata Steel and details them in this post.

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Unpacking the Geography of Crowd Capital

From a presentation we found stalking Yannig Roth, from the Open & User Innovation Conference, at Harvard Business School, with two fellow crowdsourcing researchers from Canada (Prashant Shukla & John Prpic). The talk, titled "Is the World Flat? Unpacking the Geography of Crowd Capital," presented early results of a research about crowdsourcing participation across the globe

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Collective Disruption

I had the opportunity to interview Michael Docherty recently to get his views about disruptive innovation. Michael Docherty is CEO of Venture2 and the author of the new book Collective Disruption: How Companies and Startups Can Co-create Transformative New Businesses. Mike brings unique perspective to his work, having been a successful senior corporate executive, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist.

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