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UKTI Robotics: The Case for Open Innovation

UKTI Robotics: The Case for Open Innovation

By OIC Editor • 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 process? Are companies’ “wall-less”

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GE’s New In-House Fuel Cell Startup

GE’s New In-House Fuel Cell Startup

By OIC Editor • 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 OIC Editor • 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 OIC Editor • 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 OIC Editor • 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 OIC Editor • 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 OIC Editor • 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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Intellectual Property Evolving into ‘Intellectual Partnership’

Intellectual Property Evolving into ‘Intellectual Partnership’

By OIC Editor • on July 10, 2014

The Silicon Republic website reports on Ali Jazairy, senior counselor for innovation and technology transfer at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), who outlined new trends in intellectual property (IP) at the recent Open Innovation 2.0 conference at the Convention Centre Dublin. As

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Open Innovation Ecosystem in the EU

Open Innovation Ecosystem in the EU

By OIC Editor • on July 9, 2014

The European Commission noted that the European Union has all the necessary tools to become a pioneer in innovative, new businesses, success and growth. Specifically in the area of open innovation where the EU not only has large funds, but it has a diverse territory, which allows for sharing of different

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Corporate Open Innovation Platforms

Corporate Open Innovation Platforms

By OIC Editor • on July 8, 2014

The Clean Technica website noted that in the past few years, a lot of big companies have launched their own open innovation platforms, in order to attract external partners and benefit from collaboration with them. At the same time, open innovation gives excellent opportunities for all participants

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