2017 in Review: 8 Top InnoCentive Challenges

Posted by Graham Buchanan on Feb 7, 2018 8:00:00 AM

We posted over 100 Challenges in 2017, tackling a huge range of problems and needs faced by corporations, governments, and non-profits globally. Focuses included reducing the spread of invasive fish, cooling batteries better, improving how blood glucose levels are monitored, and automating report generation for the intelligence community.

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Startups, Venture Funds & Automakers: Creating an Innovation Ecosystem

Posted by Chris Knight on Jan 31, 2018 7:49:42 AM

Venture capital is one of the smart weapons of modern enterprise. It allows companies to invest inside and outside their traditional sphere of influence, gaining access to ideas, technologies and markets for the future. A new $1 billion investment fund will help three automakers hedge and position themselves for the increasingly automated, connected and data-focused future, driving innovation, and managing disruption.

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Topics: Innovation Insights

How Can Open Innovation Complement Agile?

Posted by Cecile Lanfranchi on Jan 23, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Agile has taken over and transformed the software industry — you would be hard pressed in 2017 to find development teams who have not implemented at least some of the concepts. Agile principles have even been successfully adopted outside the development world; Agile methods help National Public Radio put together new programming, Saab to produce new fighter planes... even corporate behemoth General Electric has gotten on board.

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Topics: Innovation Insights

Overcoming Corporate Cultural Barriers to Adopting Open Innovation

Posted by Jo Edwards on Jan 16, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Open innovation is a growing phenomenon. Recent studies show that, for large European and US companies: 78 per cent report practicing open innovation; none report having abandoned the approach; and 82 per cent of practicing companies have increased their focus on open innovation. But what is stopping all companies from taking up the benefits of open innovation? The new ‘paradigm’ of open innovation means changes right across the organization. Here, we look at the arguably the most important of these – company culture – and how to address cultural barriers to open innovation.

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Topics: Innovation Insights

5 Examples of Companies Innovating with Crowdsourcing

Posted by Graham Buchanan on Jan 11, 2018 5:34:00 AM

There is an abundance of options available to organizations when it comes to crowdsourcing - that is, putting tasks or questions out to a large group for their input.

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Topics: Innovation Insights

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