Jo Edwards

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The Living Labs Driving Open Innovation in the Public Sector

Posted by Jo Edwards on Nov 7, 2017 7:13:12 AM

Open innovation is becoming well established as an important business model. But can it be used in public services, creating opportunities for citizens to participate in generating solutions for their communities? We think it has a lot of promise – and we’re not alone. Communities around the world are gathering together to solve a wide range of challenges – health, transport, access to technology, energy, food, and more. To demonstrate the positive impact this approach can have, we explore three initiatives based on the concept of ‘Living Labs’ – “user-centred, open innovation ecosystems based on a systematic user co-creation approach integrating research and innovation processes".

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Competitive Advantage Through Open Innovation: Insights from Absorptive Capacity Theory

Posted by Jo Edwards on Oct 10, 2017 9:24:06 AM

In these fast-changing times, the established models of innovation are being challenged. Rather than innovation from within – what’s been called an ‘invent-it-ourselves model’[1] – organizations who want to stay ahead are now looking to adopt different approaches. This article looks at how one such model – open innovation – can contribute to competitive advantage by following three vital steps.

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Customer Co-Creation: How Producers Can Benefit From Their Customers’ Creativity

Posted by Jo Edwards on Aug 31, 2017 3:35:50 AM

The model of production most established companies will be familiar with involves a series of basic steps. Beginning with market research – to identify gaps and test ideas – new products and services then move through phases that include research and development, creation and manufacture, and launch. The drivers are external and each element of the process is protected. However, this model is changing. Supported by enhanced access to information via the internet, low cost materials and tools, the development of online communities, and new technologies such as 3D printing, consumers can now play a much greater role in production. This article explores how, rather than seeing this as a threat to their bottom line, producers can benefit from this creativity and innovation.

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