Which Department Should be Driving Open Innovation?

Posted by Graham Buchanan on Mar 19, 2018 8:03:20 AM

Research and Development? Human Resources? Procurement? Marketing? Open innovation is still relatively new to a lot of organizations and impacts many areas. Consequently, there is not always a department or person that has open innovation explicitly under their purview.

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Degrees of Openness

Posted by Alison Blyth on Mar 14, 2018 5:07:17 PM

Open innovation – what does it mean to you? Shared resources? Open data? More cost-effective workflows?

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The Different Types of Innovation and How to Pursue Them

Posted by Graham Buchanan on Mar 1, 2018 9:10:12 AM

Innovation comes in multiple forms. For pursuing each form, there are certain tools that work better than others. What these different forms and associated tools are, depends on the model you follow. Here I look at three: one from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), one from Doblin Innovation, and one from Greg Satell.

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The Quadruple Helix Model of Open Innovation

Posted by Jo Edwards on Feb 21, 2018 9:25:42 AM

The benefits of open innovation are becoming better understood. They enable businesses to draw on expertise from outside of their operations to develop new products, services, and ideas. But does open innovation offer the best model for the 21st century? Will it really help us answer the wicked problems we face, that demand a range of perspectives to find potential solutions? In this post, we explore what has been proposed as the next stage of open innovation: the quadruple helix model, or OI 2.0.

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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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