Archive for September, 2016

Introducing the Open Innovation Toolkit

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

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Introducing the Open Innovation Toolkit

Innovation is part of our DNA at Mozilla. It’s not just about making products that support the open web, but how we make those products — with a transparent and participatory approach.

There’s a paradox in open innovation. On one hand, the diversity of an open community demonstrably increases the quality of solutions. On the other hand, using best practices like human-centered design across a distributed team can be hard work. But in order to maintain high quality of experience, solve real user problems and ultimately create great products that people want, it must be done.

To help address this, we’ve been developing the Open Innovation Toolkit.


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Why Companies are Moving from Closed to Open Innovation

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

Until fifteen years ago, closed innovation was the gold standard for protecting proprietary information and beating out the competition. Closed innovation is based on a model of internal and centralized research and development, with all ideas being produced, developed, created, commercialized, and implemented in-house.

Open Innovation Deployed Against Dengue Fever

Sunday, September 4th, 2016


The battle against dengue fever has just got another weapon in its arsenal – the crowd. People from all over the world can help reduce the disease’s impact by using Dengue Track, a new disease mapping tool.

The user-friendly online chat tool will build a crowdsourced map of dengue outbreaks, translating big data into actionable information.

Dengue fever is a viral disease of the tropics that is transmitted by mosquitos.  Approximately 390 million people are infected every year, and according to the World Health Organization (WHO) 40% of the world’s population live in high risk areas.

Open Innovation Deployed Against Dengue Fever