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Open Innovation and the Public Sector

Open Innovation and the Public Sector

By • on October 18, 2014

An Op-Ed in the Digital Journal website argued that local and central government bodies should copy some of the large company trendsetters in open innovation. They should specify the results that they want rather than how exactly procured services should work. They should have a separate budget for truly innovative ideas. They need a specific officer

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How to Set Productive Collaboration into Action

How to Set Productive Collaboration into Action

By • on October 17, 2014

The Strategy+Business website noted that collaboration is essential for long-term innovation. Working together and sharing information enables employees to draw on expertise from the entire organization, avoid costly mistakes, and ultimately achieve a collective goal. Yet many of today’s large companies

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Scientific Research to Benefit from More Open Innovation

Scientific Research to Benefit from More Open Innovation

By • on October 16, 2014

The IdeaConnection website reported that open innovation is giving science a big boost with the announcement of a challenge fund to advance bioelectronic medicine research and the launch of an open innovation stem cell technology center. To foster collaborative research to develop bioelectronic medicines,

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Research Indicates Open Innovation Gaining Momentum

Research Indicates Open Innovation Gaining Momentum

By • on October 15, 2014

The Imperial Valley News website reported that large U.S. and European companies embrace the concept of open innovation, but firms are still learning how to get better results by combining external input with internal ideas to advance their technology, processes or services, a new study shows. The research

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For Entrepreneurial Success, Make Innovation Open To All

For Entrepreneurial Success, Make Innovation Open To All

By • on October 5, 2014

The Science|Business website noted that writing a paper with another academic has been an act of bravery or frustration, with no known platforms to help smooth the collaboration. However, three PhD students from Germany were spurred to change all this by creating an open access platform called Mendeley

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NASA Launches New Citizen Science Site ‘Solve’

NASA Launches New Citizen Science Site ‘Solve’

By • on October 3, 2014

The PRNewswire site reported that NASA, the US aeronautics and space agency, has announced the launch of “Solve,” a dedicated destination for its open innovation challenges. To help promote the launch of the platform, NASA kicked off a ‘Mars Balance Mass Challenge,’ which will run until

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Technology Development and Open Innovation

Technology Development and Open Innovation

By • on October 2, 2014

The Inknowvations website noted that the complexity of product innovation means that companies will frequently work with a number of partners. Working together with others means that the company’s own R&D resources are used most effectively. This is particularly the case for SMEs with limited resources

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IBM Open Innovation Challenge

IBM Open Innovation Challenge

By • on September 30, 2014

The Idea Connection website reported that IBM has launched a global open innovation contest to foster the development of new mobile consumer and business apps powered by Watson (a cognitive computing technology). The open innovation contest received several hundred submissions from numerous industries.

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FDA’s 2014 Food Safety Challenge

FDA’s 2014 Food Safety Challenge

By • on September 28, 2014

The Food Safety News website reported that the Food and Drug Administration has launched the 2014  FDA Food Safety Challenge, the FDA’s first open innovation competition under the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act, which grants all federal agencies broad authority to conduct prize competitions

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Can Japan Act Like Silicon Valley?

Can Japan Act Like Silicon Valley?

By • on September 20, 2014

The IEEE Spectrum website noted that during the1970s and ‘80s, Japanese electronics manufacturers reigned supreme but were toppled by more nimble Korean and Taiwanese manufacturers, just as the Japanese had previously dethroned U.S. rivals . But whereas the U. S.’s strength in entrepreneurship

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