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Changing the Innovation Game

Changing the Innovation Game

By OIC Editor • on April 17, 2014

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 with strategy and have a clear view of what they need to deliver. Companies need to attract potential partners and make it easy for them when they

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Open Innovation in the 21st Century

Open Innovation in the 21st Century

By OIC Editor • on April 15, 2014

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 research and development. “Open innovation is expected to become the most prevalent innovation

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Working the Crowd to Solve Civic Issues

Working the Crowd to Solve Civic Issues

By OIC Editor • on April 13, 2014

The IdeaConnection website noted that open innovation is providing communities in numerous countries with the means to start to affect change in their localities. Not only as a way to report civic problems but also to ideate, design, develop and implement the solutions. Just as some companies realize

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Catalyzing Innovation

Catalyzing Innovation

By OIC Editor • on April 12, 2014

The Liebertpub website published a case study of the journey that Coca-Cola, Ford, H.J. Heinz, Nike, and Procter & Gamble took in the formation and operation of the Plant PET Technology Collaborative (PTC). The technical complexity, investments required, and risks in advancing 100% bio-polyethylene

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Unilever Recognized for Transformational Open Innovation

Unilever Recognized for Transformational Open Innovation

By OIC Editor • on April 11, 2014

The Digital Journal reported that Unilever was presented with the Open Innovation Partner of Choice Award during the 8th Annual Open Innovation Conference held in Philadelphia, PA, April 7-9. Unilever was placed into nomination and subsequently selected through a process that elicited the response of

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Speeding Innovation in the Smart Tech World

Speeding Innovation in the Smart Tech World

By OIC Editor • on April 11, 2014

An article on EBN website noted that to maintain and accelerate the speed of innovation, the electronics industry needs to move from a system of closed innovation to one of open innovation. Companies can go deeper with product innovations if they have building blocks in key areas: sensors and actuators,

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Co-Opting Disruption Through Open Innovation

Co-Opting Disruption Through Open Innovation

By OIC Editor • on April 10, 2014

The Forbes website noted that big organizations generally don’t do disruption well.  They tend towards stability because that’s what people want from them.  However, that creates a problem because stability, not change, is the state that is most dangerous in highly competitive environments–it

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Shell: Open for Innovation

Shell: Open for Innovation

By OIC Editor • on April 9, 2014

The Innovation Excellence website asked of Shell Oil Company, why does a company employing 92,000 people and spending $1.3 billion on R&D need to go outside for more innovation?  The reason is one of the classic foundations of Open Innovation.  Shell realizes that, despite the presence of internal

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The Different Faces of Open Innovation

The Different Faces of Open Innovation

By OIC Editor • on April 8, 2014

The Innovation Management web site posted an article by Wim Vanhaverbeke who noted that the vast majority of the examples of Open Innovation can be categorized as new products/services that are offered through existing business units, sold through existing distribution channels and in some cases are

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Special Issue on Open Innovation

Special Issue on Open Innovation

By OIC Editor • on April 7, 2014

The Euroscientist website has published a special issue on Open Innovation. The issue presents a high-level perspective on the shift occuring within research that is bringing about open science and open innovation and offers recipes that can make open innovation work in an industrial setting. An example

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