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How Harvard Uses OI To Solve World-Class Scientific Problems

How Harvard Uses OI To Solve World-Class Scientific Problems

By • on July 29, 2014

The Forbes website reported on Harvard Medical School’s use of open innovation.  Harvard Catalyst’s experiment in open innovation was not only about finding novel solutions to difficult problems. It also was intended to explore how all aspects of the scientific research process could be systematically opened up: from formulating research

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GE Launches Ecomagination Challenge to Reduce Greenhouse Emissions

GE Launches Ecomagination Challenge to Reduce Greenhouse Emissions

By • on July 27, 2014

The Wall Street Journal website reported that General Electric has launched  an up to CAD$1million ecomagination open innovation challenge to help accelerate technology development in Canada’s oil sands. The Innovation Challenge will target two of the biggest opportunities to reduce green-house

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Open Innovation Toolkit

Open Innovation Toolkit

By • on July 27, 2014

The Science|Business website reported on an European project which pools public and private-sector efforts to promote innovation in the lighting industry and to harness the full potential of LED technology. ESADE professors Wim Vanhaverbeke and Henry Chesbrough have actively participated in the project,

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UKTI Robotics: The Case for Open Innovation

UKTI Robotics: The Case for Open Innovation

By • on July 24, 2014

The ITProPortal website reported on a trip to Silicon Valley following the course of eight UK robotics startups, absorbing the unique atmosphere of the Silicon Valley business ecosystem. The term “melting pot” was bandied about on more than one occasion. What does this mean for the innovation

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GE’s New In-House Fuel Cell Startup

GE’s New In-House Fuel Cell Startup

By • on July 23, 2014

The Gigaom website reported that General Electric  is using an innovation for manufacturing fuel cell technology as the backbone to launch an independent startup within the conglomerate.  GE thinks the fuel cell hybrid device is important enough to get its own separate company working on it. The

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Leading Through Innovation

Leading Through Innovation

By • on July 20, 2014

The Star Online website reported that Dr. Xiangli Chen, vice president and chief technology officer of the General Electric (GE) Research and Development (R&D) Centre in Shanghai, China commented that GE now practices the concept of open innovation. This is where the company works collaboratively

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The Case for Consumer-Centric Innovation

The Case for Consumer-Centric Innovation

By • on July 16, 2014

The Entrepreneur website noted that the consumer appetite for new and improved products has largely contributed to the need for more innovation. The increase in product development activity has led to the acceptance of open innovation as a new source of ideas. The practice of open innovation really began

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Top 20 Open Innovation Countries

Top 20 Open Innovation Countries

By • on July 14, 2014

The open innovaton website 100 Open was asked to contribute to an open innovation benchmark study by A D Little and Bluenove on their view on the top five open innovation countries. They compiled their own list but also crowdsourced their response by conducting a  survey some of their employees, associates

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Protecting Innovation While Fostering Collaboration

Protecting Innovation While Fostering Collaboration

By • on July 12, 2014

The Inside Counsel website noted that in recent years there has been a paradigm shift toward open innovation (OI) — that is, collaborating with external parties in product development. For companies participating in open innovation, these external parties are usually customers, suppliers or universities,

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6 Engineering Challenge Web Sites

6 Engineering Challenge Web Sites

By • on July 12, 2014

The Machine Design website noted that not all engineering challenges are created equal. Some ask for solutions through new designs, a redesign, chemicals or materials, smart electronics, or with the use of existing patents to create a technology spin-off. Most of the time there is a monetary reward

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