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Open Innovation Summit – Boston, Massachusetts USA Sept 21,22 2017

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

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Why Attend

The Open Innovation Summit invites commercial innovators and leaders in R&D processes to come together in candid conversation to discuss their challenges and develop best-practices.  Attendance is essential if you want to learn from America’s leading open innovators and establish real strategic solutions to see you through 2017 successfully.

Q&A: Gates Foundation’s Christian Witt on Using Open Innovation in Agriculture

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

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Ansel Adams


How Does the Gates Foundation use Open Innovation?

We have several ways of driving towards impact around our strategies. The most obvious is our grant-making, but we often cite our convening power and ability to bring together a community to jointly solve a particular challenge. We have been using OI in various ways since the early days of the foundation.

Report Highlights Skills Shortage in Open Innovation

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Open innovation analysis

The researchers began by analyzing the breadth of open innovation work across industries, and the kind of open innovation companies were participating in.  For instance, whilst horizon scanning for external ideas was rather popular, IP out-licensing was much less so.  It was especially interesting that so-called outbound activities were collectively unpopular.  These include activities such as the sale of unutilized technologies and IP licensing.

Open Innovation Search for Disruptive Technologies

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

The Story:

The phrase “disruptive innovation” was coined by business consultant and author Clayton M. Christensen and examined in his book ‘The Innovator’s Dilemma’. It describes an innovation that creates a new market and value network and eventually disrupts an existing market and value network.