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59 Innovation Events for Q4 2015

Earlier this year, Jason Williams shared a list of 46 Innovation Conferences for 2015. That list has grown to over 150 and provided the inspiration for Explorious Ventures. Explorious Ventures, both a collector and connector, has curated the world's largest list of innovation-related events, conferences, festivals and happenings. See the list here!

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46 Innovation Conferences for 2015

Some of these events are well-known on the innovation circuit. Several of them may be unexpected. All of them will leave you inspired and prepared to continue down a path of successful innovation.

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Paradox of Innovation and Intellectual Property

Being involved in Open Innovation (OI), one of the most cited stumbling blocks is, yes, lawyers – Intellectual Property (IP) attorneys specifically.  To most business and R&D folks, IP counsel are viewed as deal killers.  So I was anxious to hear Kelly McDow, Associate General Counsel for P&G‘s Connect+Develop, speak at the 3rd Open Innovation Summit at BW’s Center for Innovation & Growth*.  Kelly started ...

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Don't Blame the IP Lawyer

I attended the 2nd Open Innovation Summit in Chicago last week. It was a really good event with many interesting presentations. In the pre-conference workshop, and in the main conference, the subject of obstacles to Open Innovation (OI) came up frequently. In many cases, the devil of the piece was the in-house lawyer. One presenter described herself as a “recovering ...

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Communication in Open Innovation

Unilever, Cisco, Whirlpool by Andrea Meyer Point: Good communication skills drive open innovation and collaboration Story: At the World Research Group’s 2010 Open Innovation Summit, many presenters stressed the role of communication for both innovation leaders and in promoting open innovation initiatives. Top-notch communication skills with senior executives, peers, partners help drive open innovation success. Stefan Lindegaard, author of “The ...

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10 Questions from the Open Innovation Summit

I really enjoyed the recent Open Innovation Summit in Chicago. You can see a great overview of Day One by Robert Brands here. As I reflect on the many presentations and interactions, I think of the follow-up questions I would ask these big companies that work hard on their open innovation efforts. Here we go… Procter & Gamble: You are ...

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