Category: Open Innovation

Open Innovation: Practical First Steps for B2B Companies

Considering an open innovation initiative? Don’t take it lightly. For B2B companies who face unique additional challenges, identifying and achieving value can be especially difficult. If your company sees the value and is ready to get started, here are four critical steps that will help ensure success. Continue reading

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The Value of Open Innovation for B2B Companies

We hear a lot these days about applying open innovation concepts to improve innovation and product development processes. The value is clear for B2C companies, but B2B firms have different challenges and needs that have caused many to hold off. Despite the challenges, the open innovation payoff for B2B companies is significant if done correctly, especially in today’s resource-constrained R&D environments. Continue reading

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Open Innovation, Teams and Tea Parties

I have two wonderful daughters. The oldest one is 7 years old, and in many ways, she is the most prolific, efficient and successful users of open innovation that I know, and I think that there is a lot that can be learned from how she does this. Continue reading

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3 Lessons in

In the field of innovation, change that can impact a business runs the gamut between ‘just do it’ ideas and ideas that take weeks, months, or even years before they start generating a return. But every idea has the potential to make an impact and save employees or end users both time and money. For example, take a major restaurant chain and two “just do it” ideas that have ended up saving them time and money. Continue reading

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There has been a lot of buzz around embracing failure as a stepping-stone to success. Many organizations welcome the idea and contemplate the thought of celebrating failure, but they are often reluctant to embrace the concept in practice. Continue reading

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Innovation Excellence is looking ahead to the 2014 Open Innovation Summit “Ride the wave of Exponential Open Innovation” in Chicago October 30-31. We’ve checked out the great line-up of Open Innovation and industry practitioners, and are asking ourselves – and you: What questions should we be asking these 2014 Open Innovation Leaders? Continue reading

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What Large Companies Want (from Small Ones)

In the film, “What Women Want”, Mel Gibson’s character has the ability to read women’s minds and understand what they’re thinking. In the real world, we often need to second-guess what our existing or potential partners want. This is the case for Open Innovation… Continue reading

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