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  • We are excited to announce that on Monday, May 14th, InnoCentive will join experts from around the world to participate in the 9th #EnelFocusOn event in San Francisco. InnoCentive President, Craig Jones, will be onsite to participate in a panel discussion with influencers in the energy industry to share ideas and begin dialogues about open innovation, technology, and a variety of other topics.

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  • Innovation comes in multiple forms. For pursuing each form, there are certain tools that work better than others. What these different forms and associated tools are, depends on the model you follow. Here I look at three: one from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), one from Doblin Innovation, and one from Greg Satell.

InnoCentive
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  • The benefits of open innovation are becoming better understood. They enable businesses to draw on expertise from outside of their operations to develop new products, services, and ideas. But does open innovation offer the best model for the 21st century? Will it really help us answer the wicked problems we face, that demand a range of perspectives to find potential solutions? In this post, we e...

InnoCentive
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  • We posted over 100 Challenges in 2017, tackling a huge range of problems and needs faced by corporations, governments, and non-profits globally. Focuses included reducing the spread of invasive fish, cooling batteries better, improving how blood glucose levels are monitored, and automating report generation for the intelligence community.

InnoCentive
InnoCentive
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  • Venture capital is one of the smart weapons of modern enterprise. It allows companies to invest inside and outside their traditional sphere of influence, gaining access to ideas, technologies and markets for the future. A new $1 billion investment fund will help three automakers hedge and position themselves for the increasingly automated, connected and data-focused future, driving innovation, ...

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  • Agile has taken over and transformed the software industry — you would be hard pressed in 2017 to find development teams who have not implemented at least some of the concepts. Agile principles have even been successfully adopted outside the development world; Agile methods help National Public Radio put together new programming, Saab to produce new fighter planes... even corporate behemoth Gen...

InnoCentive
InnoCentive
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  • Open innovation is a growing phenomenon. Recent studies show that, for large European and US companies: 78 per cent report practicing open innovation; none report having abandoned the approach; and 82 per cent of practicing companies have increased their focus on open innovation. But what is stopping all companies from taking up the benefits of open innovation? The new ‘paradigm’ of open innova...

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  • In the quarter-century since the first website was published, the internet has changed our lives. Amazon puts access to over 500 million products before us, Spotify lets us stream over 30 million songs and Facebook allows us to connect with over 2 billion people around the world. We know that the web has transformed the way we shop, consume media and socialize. But how much has the power of the...

InnoCentive
InnoCentive
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  • In the quarter-century since the first website was published, the internet has changed our lives. Amazon puts access to over 500 million products before us, Spotify lets us stream over 30 million songs and Facebook allows us to connect with over 2 billion people around the world. We know that the web has transformed the way we shop, consume media and socialize. But how much has the power of the...

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  • The environmental impact of fossil fuels is causing the energy sector to focus on cleaner alternatives. Political agreements to curb fossil fuel emissions, such as The Paris Climate Accord - ratified by 168 nations, sets out ambitious plans to tackle the threat of climate change and shift towards a low carbon future.

InnoCentive
InnoCentive
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  • Innovation is something that most organizations want to master so that they can survive in our increasingly ‘VUCA’ world. Innovating well is increasingly challenging however. A recent study from the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research highlighted the difficulties organizations face in the modern world. The study examined the productivity of research and development, on bot...

InnoCentive
InnoCentive
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  • Open innovation is becoming well established as an important business model. But can it be used in public services, creating opportunities for citizens to participate in generating solutions for their communities? We think it has a lot of promise – and we’re not alone. Communities around the world are gathering together to solve a wide range of challenges – health, transport, access to...

InnoCentive
InnoCentive
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  • Acclaimed Czech author Milan Kundera once commented that, “Business has only two functions - marketing and innovation.” Whilst it may seem a brutally simplistic view, it’s a fair comment when one strips most businesses to their bare fundamentals, i.e. to develop and maintain a sustainable competitive advantage and to sell their product to as many of their target market as possible. To ...

InnoCentive
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  • In these fast-changing times, the established models of innovation are being challenged. Rather than innovation from within – what’s been called an ‘invent-it-ourselves model’[1] – organizations who want to stay ahead are now looking to adopt different approaches. This article looks at how one such model – open innovation – can contribute to competitive advantage by following three vit...

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  • In my previous post I highlighted a report from The European Academic Network for Open Innovation into the skills shortage many organizations face when trying to innovate successfully. One potential solution to this challenge is to build a dedicated department whose primary remit is to innovate. You can then do everything necessary to ensure that the personnel within that department ha...

InnoCentive
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  • The model of production most established companies will be familiar with involves a series of basic steps. Beginning with market research – to identify gaps and test ideas – new products and services then move through phases that include research and development, creation and manufacture, and launch. The drivers are external and each element of the process is protected. However, this m...

InnoCentive
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  • As an evolving, fashionable and relatively new field, Open Innovation is naturally packed with jargon and disputed definitions. There are different terms with the same meaning, the same terms with different meanings and terms being used entirely incorrectly. In this post I try to bring some clarity, referencing reliable academic and business literature where possible.

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