Category: Open Innovation

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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 Continue reading

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Michael Docherty

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. Continue reading

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The value in citizen engagement isn’t always about gathering new ideas or novel suggestions, sometimes it also helps to validate and speed ideas that are already in the works. Continue reading

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Building Connected Networks in the 21st Century

This Learning Lab was presented at the Back End of Innovation 2014 Conference, by Ayelet Baron, Futurist, Simplifying Work and Innovator in Residence, Roche/Genentech. Ayelet helps people thrive – she is a global strategist who speaks, writes and consults people and organizations to gain a 21st century edge. Today Ayelet is at the forefront of fixing what’s broken in business and transforming organizations. Continue reading

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Five Hottest Innovation Tools

In 25 years in the innovation field, I’ve seen a lot of innovation tools come and go. Let’s face it, tools are trendy. They get introduced with great fanfare at conferences or in the Harvard Business Review. A high profile company or two starts touting the tool. A case study gets written up. And then, often as not, the tool gently fades away. Continue reading

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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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