Graham Buchanan

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Defining Open Innovation, Crowdsourcing, and Crowdsourced Innovation

Posted by Graham Buchanan on Aug 22, 2017 10:37:40 AM

As an evolving, fashionable and relatively new field, Open Innovation is naturally packed with jargon and disputed definitions. There are different terms with the same meaning, the same terms with different meanings and terms being used entirely incorrectly. In this post I try to bring some clarity, referencing reliable academic and business literature where possible.

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Topics: Innovation Insights

Pharma, Digital Technology and Patient Centricity

Posted by Graham Buchanan on Jul 27, 2017 12:01:18 PM

 Last week the Deloitte Centre for Health Solutions released its report on ‘Pharma and the connected patient: How digital technology is enabling patient centricity’. The report explores the “transformation of healthcare from a provider-driven marketplace to a patient-centric health ecosystem”. It looks at the drivers, the challenges involved and the role of digital technologies in a successful transition. 

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Topics: Innovation Insights, Challenges

US Government Taps the Crowd to Help Ensure Habitat Connectivity for Fish

Posted by Graham Buchanan on Jul 12, 2017 12:04:54 PM

The US Bureau of Reclamation recently awarded $20,000 to four submissions that could help move migrating juvenile fish past tall dams, essential for ensuring the habitat connectivity that many threatened and endangered fish populations need to survive and reproduce. 

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$500,000 NIH Follow that Cell Challenge Concludes

Posted by Graham Buchanan on Jul 12, 2017 5:30:40 AM

The second and final phase of the NIH Follow that Cell Challenge, which was run in partnership with InnoCentive, concluded last month. Over the two phases that ran between 2014 and 2017, nearly $500,000 in prize money was awarded to Solvers for their work in developing new tools and methods for predicting the behavior and function of a single cell in complex tissue over time. 

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Tips for Selecting External Crowdsourcing Providers

Posted by Graham Buchanan on Jul 10, 2017 7:40:43 AM

In this article, we explore some of the key questions to consider when selecting external crowdsourcing providers.

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Topics: Seekers

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