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First World Open Innovation Conference

First World Open Innovation Conference

By • on October 30, 2014

The first World Open Innovation Conference will be held in Napa, California on December 4th and 5th, 2014. There are perhaps too many innovation conferences and events going on in the world, but this one promises to be different.  It will gather

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Brazilian Banking Giant Seeks Startups

Brazilian Banking Giant Seeks Startups

By • on October 30, 2014

The ZDNet website reported that Brazilian banking giant Bradesco is looking to attract startups from the sector to accelerate its own innovation processes. Bradesco is the second largest bank in Brazil. Its open innovation program InovaBRA is aimed at selecting technologies that can add value to the

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Grand Challenge:a Better Protective Suit for HealthCare Workers

Grand Challenge:a Better Protective Suit for HealthCare Workers

By • on October 29, 2014

The Millionaire Corner website reported that Grand Challenges, a collaborative effort by the governments of the U.S. and Canada and funded by both governments as well as by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundations, offers grants through specific initiatives to solve problems that exist in the health care

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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

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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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