Archive for January, 2015

Public-Private; $2 Million Open Innovation Challenge

Friday, January 30th, 2015

NFL, GE & Under Armour collaborate with U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on Head Health Challenge III

 

NEW YORK (January 29, 2015) – The NFL, GE (NYSE:GE) and Under Armour (NYSE:UA), today announced that they have joined with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to launch Head Health Challenge III, an open innovation competition to advance materials that better absorb or dissipate energy. These new materials could improve the performance of protective equipment for athletes, military personnel and those in dangerous occupations.

http://www.nist.gov/mml/20150129_head_health.cfm

Henry Chesbrough – Open Innovation

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Who could explain it better?

 

 

Feds developing plan for crowdsourcing, citizen science

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is in the midst of creating an Open Innovation Toolkit to lead federal agencies through the process of creating avenues to leverage the work and interests of active, engaged citizens to solve government problems.

 

http://www.federaltimes.com/article/20141202/FEDIT03/312020016/Feds-developing-plan-crowdsourcing-citizen-science?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Pay%20&%20Benefits|p

Entrepreneurship Task Force aims to open innovation accelerator by year’s end

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

There are many definitions to Open Innovation as defined by Henry Chesbrough,  I really applaud efforts of communities “Getting it”, and sometimes no matter how minimal the efforts are, something great can come of it.  Most entrepreneurs fail, but most successful entrepreneurs have a string of failures in their own past – it’s how we learn.  Cheers!

 

http://www.bizjournals.com/wichita/blog/techflash/2015/01/entrepreneurship-task-force-aims-to-open.html