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XPRIZE Launches New $10 Million Open Innovation Challenge

XPRIZE Launches New $10 Million Open Innovation Challenge

Mar-16-18 By IdeaConnection
One of the biggest pieces of open innovation news from this week was the announcement of the launch of the $10M ANA Avatar XPRIZE by XPRIZE and All Nippon Airways (ANA).

It is a four-year global open innovation contest to develop real-life avatars.
Activewear Brand Turns to Open Innovation

Activewear Brand Turns to Open Innovation

Mar-09-18 By IdeaConnection
Activewear brand Outdoor Voices is so convinced by the benefits of open innovation and co-creating with customers that from now on it is going to involve them in all future product designs.

The brand launched in 2014 and Running was its first collection to involve consumer input which it did via social media.
Transforming Indian Railway Stations via Open Innovation

Transforming Indian Railway Stations via Open Innovation

Mar-02-18 By IdeaConnection
Indian Railways is embarking on an ambitious project and has turned to open innovation for help in achieving its goals.

India's national railway system wants to revamp more than 600 major railway stations across the country to provide better amenities and greater comfort for its many passengers.
Eradicating Invasive Mussels via Open Innovation

Eradicating Invasive Mussels via Open Innovation

Feb-23-18 By IdeaConnection
They’re the mollusk world's 'most wanted' the mussels with a price on their gills. Invasive quagga and zebra mussels are a huge problem in parts of the United States and a solution is needed fast.

Scientists are stumped and so the US government is offering $100,000 prize for the best idea for how to stop their destructive spread.
The Sky’s the Limit with Open Innovation

The Sky’s the Limit with Open Innovation

Feb-16-18 By IdeaConnection
As part of its efforts to innovate and maintain a leading position in its market Singapore Airlines (SIA) is ramping up its open innovation endeavors.

Through its Digital Innovation Blueprint, the carrier is forging key partnerships with the National University of Singapore and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore among many others. Also on its agenda is a strengthening of its internal open innovation culture.

Open Innovation for Cyber Threat Defenses

Feb-09-18 By IdeaConnection
From ransomware attacks and tampering with voter systems to taking out electrical grids and mining cryptocurrencies, cyber threats are a global problem.

According to some in the intelligence communities, the threats they pose are as great as terrorism. The need for more and better defenses has never been greater. Cue open innovation.
Crowdsourcing Effort to Conserve Anti-Slavery Correspondence

Crowdsourcing Effort to Conserve Anti-Slavery Correspondence

Feb-02-18 By IdeaConnection
Massachusetts’s Boston Public Library has launched a fascinating project that is calling on the crowd for help.

The library’s new website features a raft of handwritten letters from the US abolitionist movement spanning 50 years, and it's asking volunteers to transcribe them one line at a time.
The Wisdom of Not Knowing

The Wisdom of Not Knowing

Jan-27-18 By Wendy
Curiosity, letting go and making uncertainty a friend are among the keys of innovation success. Inviting the unknown is essential for creativity yet too often fear, uncertainty, comfort, stability and familiarity get in the way. In The Wisdom of Not Knowing: Discovering a Life of Wonder by Embracing Uncertainty author, psychotherapist and speaker Estelle Frankel explores the challenges and exciting opportunities of embracing the unknown. She draws on scientific studies, religion, Jewish mysticism and her experience in private practice to produce a compelling guide on how to tap into the wisdom of not knowing. In this interview, Estelle talks about her own experience with the unknown and how it can spur creativity.
The Value of Team Diversity

The Value of Team Diversity

Jan-26-18 By Wendy
Question: what is the not-so-secret sauce that makes companies more innovative, creative and profitable? The answer is diversity, having a mix of genders, ages, races, cultural perspectives, expertise and ethnic backgrounds. Diversity should not be seen as a box-ticking exercise, as something to comply with because it is the right thing to do and looks good in the marketing photos. It is a valuable business asset that can accomplish short, mid and long-term goals and give companies a competitive edge.
Crowdsourcing Marijuana Prices for the Canadian Government

Crowdsourcing Marijuana Prices for the Canadian Government

Jan-26-18 By IdeaConnection
The Canadian government aims to legalize the recreational use of marijuana by the summer of this year. Sales could reach more than $8 billion per annum according to estimates, but this will be determined by what price is set for the product.

To help assess the drug's impact on the economy the government has turned to Statistics Canada and it, in turn, has turned to the crowd.

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