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GE: The Future of Manufacturing

GE: The Future of Manufacturing

By OIC Editor • on April 22, 2014

The TechRepublic website reported that General Electric has launched  FirstBuild, a “microfactory” and open community for students, engineers, and innovators on the University of Louisville campus in Louisville, Kentucky. The company wants to create a new business model for the manufacturing industry by harnessing open innovation, the

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Open Innovation meets the Collaborative Economy

Open Innovation meets the Collaborative Economy

By OIC Editor • on April 21, 2014

The P2P Foundation blog posted a call for papers on “The City as a Lab: Open Innovation meets the Collaborative Economy” for publication in 

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Success With Open Innovation Portals

Success With Open Innovation Portals

By OIC Editor • on April 23, 2014

The Idea Connection website noted that the high costs associated with R&D functions, the equally high risk of failure and uncertain economic conditions

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Desalination Open Innovation Challenge

The Ecopreneurist website reported that to spur innovation in seawater desalination, GE and Saudi Aramco have partnered on an open innovation challenge that seeks to use “innovative renewable energy

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Changing the Innovation Game

The Innovation Excellence website noted that Open Innovation has gained a lot of traction since Henry Chesbrough’s seminal 2003 book on the subject. The best Open Innovation programs are fully aligned

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Open Innovation in the 21st Century

The International Chamber of Commerce website issued a research paper which looks at the origins and evolution of open innovation, contrasting these with the traditional “closed” approach to

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Disrupting Your Business Model

The RTOHQ website notes that in general there are three options for a disruptive and visionary game changer: First, develop your own disruptive business model. Second option, you develop further the existing

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