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Understanding Open Innovation

Historically, research and development departments within organizations were solely responsible for coming up with innovative ideas. Things have changed with the digital revolution, however, and the boundaries shielding organizations from outside ideas have become more permeable. The ultimate result is open innovation, the concept that good ideas come not just from within organizations, but from … Continued

Top Challenges for Open Innovation and How to Solve Them

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Innovation works best when it incorporates a broad network of perspectives. Open innovation, where a company invites outside groups such as academic organizations and non-profits to offer ideas to address challenges, can be a superb way to get those perspectives. However, some challenges must be addressed as you develop your innovation strategy. Efficient Filtering In … Continued

5 Valuable Innovation Lessons Companies can Learn from Google

Innovation Lessons from Google

Google didn’t put the world at a fingertip without innovation. Is there a company that more perfectly defines modern life than Google? What was once a tiny search engine company is now one of the vastest corporations on the planet, offering information about everything from how to get to a new city to the best … Continued

How is Open Innovation Different from Co-Creation?

Is Open Innovation Different from Co-Creation

When innovating, do you stick to what you know or the wider world? “Open innovation” and “co-creation” are words you hear a lot when building an innovation strategy, and they also seem to be words that most people poorly define. To some, they’re interchangeable. To others, they’re wildly different. The truth is that they can … Continued

Seven Critical Crowdsourcing and Open Innovation Mistakes to Avoid

open innovation mistakes to avoid

Don’t get frustrated with your crowdsourcing campaign. Crowdsourcing and open innovation are great ideas. But like any great ideas, great results need smart execution. Too many ideas fall into a crowdsourcing gap, so here are the problems to avoid. Unfocused Strategy By far the biggest problem is people have an idea and decide, vaguely, to … Continued