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Help MIT Solve Global Problems with Open Innovation

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

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Last month at the United Nations, MIT’s new Solve initiative brought innovators to pitch their most promising solutions to challenges we issued on refugee education, carbon emissions, and chronic disease. Their solutions blew us away. An online, accredited university providing Bachelors and Associate degrees for refugees and displaced youth. Solar-powered flying pods creating a new mass transit system in cities and along rail corridors. An app turning pictures of meals into nutritional information to empower life-style changes for diabetes patients.

Hasbro-Indiegogo Partnership Celebrates the Benefits of Open Innovation

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Open innovation takes many forms. One of the most exciting examples to hit my desk of late is the Next Great Game Challenge, a partnership between Hasbro, Inc. and Indiegogo that resulted in two independently designed games being brought to market in 2016.

Open innovation converts risks to opportunity

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

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By Bjørn Kjærand Haugland

No-one would blame you for feeling that the world is pretty risky right now. But let me demonstrate to you that it’s not all doom and gloom.

I invite you to explore what happens when you combine a mindset of optimism with a passion for problem solving and open innovation. This is what characterizes the team behind the Global Opportunity Report 2017, presented by DNV GL, Sustainia, and the United Nations Global Compact.

WOIC 2017 – 4th World Open Innovation Conference

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

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December 13-15th 2017 – San Francisco, California.