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Open Innovation

Use of sources outside of the entity or group to generate, develop and implement ideas. In a world of widely distributed knowledge, where the boundaries between a firm and its environment have become more permeable, companies cannot afford to rely entirely on their own research and ideas to maintain a competitive advantage.

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How GE Plans to Act Like a Startup and Crowdsource Breakthrough Ideas
article Open Innovation

It was a triumph of crowdsourcing—for a nominal price, GE used the knowledge of someone they would have never otherwise met to innovate its way out a design problem. It was also a proof of concept...

Claire MackayApr 19, 2014 09:05 am GMT290 views
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How GE Plans to Act Like a Startup and Crowdsource Breakthrough Ideas
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How GE Plans to Act Like a Startup and Crowdsource Breakthrough Ideas
article Open Innovation

It was a triumph of crowdsourcing—for a nominal price, GE used the knowledge of someone they would have never otherwise met to innovate its way out a design problem. It was also a proof of concept...

Claire MackayApr 19, 2014 09:05 am GMT290 views
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How GE Plans to Act Like a Startup and Crowdsource Breakthrough Ideas
Types of Loans Available through Debt Crowdfunding
blog Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

For those familiar only with rewards- and donation-based crowdfunding, the debt crowdfunding process may feel alien. Before listing on a portal, applicants must submit tons of financial and...

Aaron DjekicApr 19, 2014 05:57 am GMT594 views
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Types of Loans Available through Debt Crowdfunding
Got a brilliant idea for a cycling product? Make it a reality and earn money along the way with this Decathlon crowdsourcing site
article Open Innovation, Tools

Open Oxylane, a crowdsourcing website owned by Decathlon, has launched a site where amateur designers and the public can work together to design the newest sports products. The co-working platform...

Claire MackayApr 19, 2014 02:40 am GMT288 views
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Got a brilliant idea for a cycling product? Make it a reality and earn money along the way with this Decathlon crowdsourcing site
Crowd Coffee: April 18
Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

In this Friday edition of Crowd Coffee: crowdfunding journalism in China; more thoughts on why investors like crowdfunding platforms; crowdfunding the Wu-Tang album; Tongie season is here; the crowd making wishes come true; investing in the sharing economy; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 18, 2014 01:44 pm GMT424 views
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'Quirky' Idea Reinvents Invention
article Open Innovation

Quirky fields as many as 5,000 ideas each week submitted by inventors of every ilk -- students, retirees, homemakers, professionals -- and asks 35,000 (and growing) Quirky enthusiasts to help...

Harshida PatelApr 16, 2014 07:31 pm GMT173 views
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'Quirky' Idea Reinvents Invention
Crowd Coffee: April 16
Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

In this edition: JOBS Act, two years on; Pono ends up third on Kickstarter's top funded; sharing economy, a pro perspective; crowdmapping sexual harassment incidents in India; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 16, 2014 02:15 pm GMT989 views
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Crowdfunding Event: The 2014 Funding Roadshow
article Crowdfunding, Open Innovation, Tools

Entrepreneurs get ready — the 2014 Funding Roadshow’s travelling to a city near you! Over the next few weeks, this touring event will reach ten major cities, offering the same great opportunity...

Aaron DjekicApr 16, 2014 06:03 am GMT894 views
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Crowdfunding Event: The 2014 Funding Roadshow
Crowd Coffee: April 15
Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

In this Crowd Coffee: crowdfunding TV show in the UK; India regulators considering crowdfunding; Strickler responds to slowdown question; sharing economy thoughts from a number of sources; Shell launches open innovation platform; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 15, 2014 02:37 pm GMT772 views
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Waulis Motors: The Next Generation of Engines
article Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

Waulis Motors hails from Espoo, Finland, their goal is to “make an environmentally friendly motor, which will explode the conception of the existing motor”. The team is looking To revolutionize...

Aaron DjekicApr 15, 2014 06:22 am GMT731 views
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Waulis Motors: The Next Generation of Engines
Why Entrepreneurs and Citizen Scientists Hold the Key to Saving the World
article Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

People describe phenomena like this with the term "crowdsourcing." But this is too general and impersonal a word to capture the close-knit (yet decentralized) collaborative communities...

Harshida PatelApr 11, 2014 12:33 am GMT272 views
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Why Entrepreneurs and Citizen Scientists Hold the Key to Saving the World
RESEARCH: Identify drivers that determine success of start-ups in Big-data space
blog Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

Assume a situation wherein investors are looking for your input on the start-ups that they should be investing in. And they are looking to understand the factors3 that they should consider in order...

Mohan SApr 10, 2014 12:42 pm GMT860 views
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RESEARCH: Identify drivers that determine success of start-ups in Big-data space
Kickstarter Success, Fuel3D Signs $1.1 million Contract
article Crowdfunding, Open Innovation, Tools

Fuel3D, a company which raised over $325k on Kickstarter has announced that they have signed a $1.1 million contract to develop medical scanning tech. SOURCE LINK to the full article:...

Rebecca TisdaleApr 09, 2014 02:42 pm GMT829 views
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Kickstarter Success, Fuel3D Signs $1.1 million Contract
A Methodological Framework for Crowdsourcing in Research
article Crowd Creativity, Open Innovation, Tools

The adaptation of crowdsourcing from commercial marketing for use to support the research process is increasing, providing investigators a wealth of case studies from which to discern emerging best...

Michael KeatingApr 08, 2014 03:02 pm GMT1928 views
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A Methodological Framework for Crowdsourcing in Research
Key to Innovation? A Good Story
article Open Innovation

There is compelling evidence that companies that focus on innovation goals beyond solely making more profit drive better results than companies that just look at the bottom line. Former P&G...

Claire MackayApr 08, 2014 07:06 am GMT348 views
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Key to Innovation? A Good Story
Huge interest in Inland Revenue’s mobile app challenge
document Open Innovation

“Our customers want to do business with Inland Revenue as easily and as with any other business 24 hours, seven days a week using their tablets and smart-phones. Not only are we making it easier,...

Harshida PatelApr 08, 2014 06:16 am GMT480 views
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Huge interest in Inland Revenue’s mobile app challenge
The Micro 3D Printer By M3D Launches On Kickstarter and Reaches Goal Within Minutes
article Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

The 3D printer Hit its Kickstarter goal within 11 minutes, making it the most successful project to ever launch. SOURCE LINK to the full article:...

Rebecca TisdaleApr 07, 2014 09:09 pm GMT849 views
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The Micro 3D Printer By M3D Launches On Kickstarter and Reaches Goal Within Minutes
1776 Partnership with Booz Allen Hamilton Melds Consulting Strategy and Entrepreneurial Talent to Address Contemporary Challenges
document Open Innovation

In addition to leveraging Booz Allen’s global footprint to enable promising startups to scale, additional early areas of focus for the partnership include: - Innovation Strategy:...

Pablo BracciniApr 05, 2014 02:02 pm GMT1001 views
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1776 Partnership with Booz Allen Hamilton Melds Consulting Strategy and Entrepreneurial Talent to Address Contemporary Challenges
Speaker via Skype for a group of 15 nonprofits on Crowdsourcing/Crowdfunding
question Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

We are looking for a dynamic, interactive speaker on this topic for a group of 15 nonprofits via Skype in May. Any thoughts?

Sandy WrightApr 04, 2014 04:31 pm GMT1274 views
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Speaker via Skype for a group of 15 nonprofits on Crowdsourcing/Crowdfunding
The Crowd as the Engine for Enterprise Innovation [Video]
Cloud Labor, Crowd Creativity, Open Innovation

Crowdsourcing is helping to drive a torrent of new ideas, as companies now have much better access to ideas and employees outside of their organization. But crowdsourcing itself is an innovation on outsourcing, one that’s unprecedented in the way it affects businesses that make use of the model.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 03, 2014 08:23 pm GMT2021 views
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The FEDU Blog: Enabling Education for All
blog Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

The FEDU blog is the source of for all the news, buzz, and insider scoops about FEDU that you could ever hope. The intent of the blog is to give our staff a chance to give their perspective on all...

fundeduApr 03, 2014 06:14 pm GMT1243 views
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The FEDU Blog: Enabling Education for All
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