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Open2012: Company Presentation [Video]

Paul Wagorn on open innovation intermediaries, problem solving and technology scouting. Paul is Director and VP of business development for IdeaConnection.

"Paul has been instrumental in developing the framework within which these expert teams operate, and has also developed innovative ways to perform technology scouting and other problem solving systems."


IdeaConnection—New Benefit

"AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) is pleased to offer a new member-only benefit called IdeaConnection. Both professionals and students are invited to participate. is all about innovation and creative solutions – solutions to R&D problems and solutions to problems that will benefit the Common Good."


Eight Ways to Build Wealth like Millionaires Do – Make it a Game

There are also thousands of extremely smart problem solvers out there who are unknown and simply need a venue and a problem to solve for a fee and then invest the difference to build wealth.


Europe Business Review - How to Innovate Faster with Social Media

"The IdeaRally is a really good example of building a one-off social network and giving it a push in a direction without trying to control the conversation," said Paul Wagorn, VP Business Development at IdeaConnection. "We get hundreds of people with a common interest and give them a platform where they can have an open discussion and come up with ideas and solutions that wouldn't have been realized on a one-to-one or one-to-many sort of relationship."


Companies Are Scared of Open Innovation – and Other Insights

Scott Wurtele, the founder of IdeaConnection has been around ever since the open innovation movement started. In this interview, he shares his experiences, insights and foresights. One is that he believes companies are still scared of open innovation and not acting enough to realize the full potential.


How to Crowdsource Without Being a Jerk – Or an Idiot

Very few people have a problem with the top end of the contest crowdwourcing market, which tends to add unique value with sites like IdeaConnection and Xprize.


Scientific American WorldView 2012

Page 66: Canadian Confidential. Imagine that your biotechnology business is facing a challenge that you don't know how to solve. Maybe you'd like to turn to open innovation by putting together a brainstorming team to bounce around ideas, but you also need to protect the confidentiality of the project. Then you're just the sort of client who calls on IdeaConnection in British Columbia.


Open Innovation Similarities and Differences between B2B and B2C Companies

"Service providers such as NineSigma, InnoCentive and IdeaConnection focus on challenge-driven innovation in which they help companies (seekers) connect with individuals as well as other companies (solvers) in order to get their problems solved."


Entrepreneurs, 3PLs, and Angel Investors: Kick-starting the Make Economy

"Crowdsourcing" is transforming the way entrepreneurs (as well as established companies) develop new products. P&G's Connect + Develop, IdeaConnection, and Quirky are just a few examples of crowdsourcing in action.


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Crowdsourcing

Steps for Working with IdeaConnection. Page 129.


Little Business Won't Hurt – and It May Help

There are dozens of innovation blogs, but I would recommend two email newsletters, Innovation Week and Idea Connection.


Desperately seeking germplasm

Thanks to Cary for pointing out this interesting request on IdeaConnection, which is basically an online market-place for crowdsourcing solutions to R&D problems.


Intermediaries- Facilitating and creating value in open innovation

"In recent years, intermediaries, as YourEncore, IdeaConnection, InnoCentive and others had a sharp growth in the markets, due to the need to create ways to connect to and communicate with other companies, organizations and individuals."


Cash for Thinkers

Serial entrepreneur Scott Wurtele of Vancouver, Canada, formed IdeaConnection three years ago in hopes of capitalizing on "open innovation" – the practice of tapping outside expertise to develop new products or solutions.


Trading on the mind market – buying and selling innovation

In many ways it's a dream come true – IdeaConnection is quite seriously offering a penny for your thoughts. The newly launched website is marketing itself as a trading ground for ideas; allowing users to post problems and handpick a team of thinkers varied in age, experience, location and field of expertise to work on the solution.

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