Archive for January, 2016

Intellectual property is key to open innovation, says Fortune 500 IP leader

Saturday, January 30th, 2016

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Open innovation and IP have a complicated relationship. An adherence to the former can be regarded as a rejection of the strictures imposed by the latter. But according to Michael Locascio, who leads IP strategy for a Fortune Global 500 chemical company, that is too simple a reading of the relationship between the two. In this blog he explains why IP protection plays an important role in encouraging and facilitating open innovation. It’s well worth reading.


10 Do’s & Don’ts for Open Innovation Competitions

Sunday, January 24th, 2016

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The Blockchain and Open Innovation

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

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Transformational innovations don’t always play out as originally envisioned.  Once in the marketplace, they seem to acquire a life of their own.  Lest we forget, the Internet started out as a DARPA sponsored project aimed at developing a robust, fault-tolerant computer network.  ARPANET was launched in 1969, and by the mid-1980s, it had grown and evolved into NSFNET, a network widely used in the academic and research communities.  And, the World Wide Web was first developed by Tim Berners-Lee at CERN in the late 1980s to facilitate the sharing of information among researchers around the world.  They’ve both gone on to change the world, – to say the least.  

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10 Indispensable Open Innovation Platforms for Global Corporations

Sunday, January 3rd, 2016


The Internet has democratized the way we communicate and get new ideas. Read on for 10 indispensable open innovation platforms to help your organization effectively innovate with the crowd.

Organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, have become more collaborative to accelerate innovation in their internal and external channels. PWC, Unilever, Kimberly-Clark, Microsoft, American Airlines, and among others are on board. Why?


10 Indispensable Open Innovation Platforms for Global Corporations