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incentive2innovate – Tool #2: Incentivized Competition

The second panel at the incentive2innovate conference at the United Nations was on incentivized competition. The panel was moderated by Matthew Bishop (Chief Business Writer/US Business Editor, The Economist; Co-Author “Philanthrocapitalism: How the Rich Can Save the World”): Paul Jansen, Partner, McKinsey & CompanyJonathan Bays, Social Sector Consultant, McKinsey & CompanyPeter H. Diamandis, M.D., Chairman & CEO, X PRIZE FoundationAlpheus ...

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incentive2innovate – Peter Diamandis and Matt Bross

Dr. Peter Diamandis, Chairman/CEO of Xprize Foundation kicked off the incentive2innovate conference at the United Nations with the promise that incentivized innovation and open innovation would be the focus for the two days of the conference. Incentivized innovation is not just about winning the prize, but about driving innovation beyond the goal of the contest – beyond the attainment of ...

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Laser Focus and The Perfect Client

Laser Focus If law enforcement officers were business people, they would never struggle with questions like, “Who is my Perfect Client?” or, “Will I run out of customers if I focus on a select niche?” They would just know with confidence who they’re after. Take this extreme example from my past. It was early January of 1993 when Officer Harlan ...

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Live Coverage from incentive2innovate

Hello all, Next week I will be attending the incentive2innovate conference at the United Nations in New York City (June 8-9, 2009) and live blogging and tweeting. The star-studded roster of speakers will include: – Peter Diamandis – X PRIZE Foundation– Reid Hoffman – LinkedIn– Dean Kamen – DEKA R&D Corporation– Arianna Huffington – Huffington Post – Marthin de Beer ...

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A Conversation with OZOlab

I had the opportunity to tag along to the first part of the ?WhatIf! Innovation Field Trip on May 4, 2009. This event began at the Apple Store SOHO, which was then followed by a conversation with OZOlab. OZOlab was founded by Jordan Harris and Roo Rogers, a blending of Virgin branding experience and economic development experience. The two got ...

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Washington Innovation Summit Roundup

I was fortunate enough to be invited to attend the Washington Innovation Summit by the event organizers. It was a great event that attracted over 400 attendees interested in technology and innovation to Bellevue, WA on April 9, 2009. The event was headlined by Senator Maria Cantwell and Gifford Pinchot, followed by other area technology and innovation dignitaries. (event schedule) ...

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Live from the Washington Innovation Summit – Miracle Materials

Here are my notes from the Miracle Materials breakout session: Dr. Jim DangerfieldEVP of FPInnovations We found way to break apart cellulose and create nanocrystalline cellulose – 20nm long and 10nm wide. We have built a pilot plant with the ability to make one ton of nanocrystalline cellulose per day. We’ve used nanocrystalline cellulose to make paper. As you create ...

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