Graham Buchanan

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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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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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Topics: Innovation Insights

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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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

The Future of Open Innovation

Posted by Graham Buchanan on Dec 19, 2017 8:27:26 AM

When InnoCentive launched in 2001, it was in a context very different from today.

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