Open Innovation

Seniors are the New Innovators!

A Co-creation Challenge integrates users in the product creation process, asking seniors, caregivers and consumers for solutions for using the vast opportunities of mobile technology for the actively aging population. These developments promise to help people stay active and connected to friends, family and support network, as well as make healthcare more cost-effective.

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Innovator Lifetime Value

As I was speaking with several of the innovation leaders at Intuit on their campus in Mountain View recently, it came to me that organizations should be seeking to build and strengthen relationships with their customers, suppliers, and other potential innovation partners in ways similar to their approach to traditional relationship marketing.

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Innovate like Famous Explorers

"Men wanted for hazardous journey... Honour and recognition in case of success." This advertisement ran in a London newspaper in 1913. Could you have imagined answering it? If you did, you are a real innovator. Besides you, over 1000 men did. Innovation nowadays has so many similarities with voyages of discovery in the past.

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Stimulate Creativity – open ended objects for brainstorming

Fast prototyping is a well-known approach to test new concepts through partial completion. But what if the prototype were not the transfer of a new concept, but a way to generate new concepts and creative ideas? That's the path that Virginia Cruiz and Nicolas Gaudron, founders of design agency and innovation consultancy IDSL, have investigated and described in "Open-ended objects: a tool for brainstorming".

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Social Media is the Glue of Innovation

Social Media is the Glue of Innovation

What is the role of social media in innovation (either inside or outside the organization)? Social media serves an incredibly important role in innovation. Social media functions as the glue to stick together incomplete knowledge, incomplete ideas, incomplete teams, and incomplete skillsets. Social media is not some mysterious magic box. Ultimately it is a tool that serves to connect people and information. I'm reminded of a set of lyrics from U2's "The Fly":

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Five Ways to Commit Innovation Suicide

Customers change. Competitors change. Technology changes. If you don’t do anything, new and competitive products catch up and overtake your products and services quickly. A study by A.D. Little has shown that the life cycle of products has decreased by factor 4 the last fifty years. So innovation is essential.

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Turn your Connected TV into a Smart TV

Going trough the rise of Collaborative Innovation we discovered how Intelligent Things embrace collaborative design approach. Smart TV is our next stop. If TV becomes smart, does it metamorphose into an Intelligent Thing? And how can it leverage on collaborative innovation and harness the intelligence of the many?

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