How to Write an Open Innovation Challenge

Learn what types of problems are good for open innovation and how to define a challenge.

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Confidential Challenges

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Public Challenges

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Technology scouting

Technology Scouting

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Prior art citation

Prior Art Citation

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Idea Rally

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Agile innovation platform

Agile Innovation Platform

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