Schoolchildren in India are getting an early introduction to entrepreneurship, innovation and open innovation.
It has been announced that 457 Tinkering Laboratories are going to be set up in some of the country’s high schools.
The island country of Malta may start to change the way it does politics, by taking an open innovation approach.
The aim is to bridge the gap between politicians and the public, allowing individuals greater participation in the democratic process.
According to the Prince of Wales, plastic in the world’s oceans is a “growing ecological and human disaster”. He was speaking at the launch of a huge open innovation initiative to tackle this environmental menace.
His words follow a report by the Dame Ellen MacArthur Foundation that if solutions are not found, the world’s oceans will contain more plastics than fish, by weight by the year 2050.
In an interview with The Nikkei, a daily financial newspaper, Honda Motor’s President and CEO Takahiro Hachigo talked about the importance of open innovation to his company.
Among its principle reasons for reaching out to external sources of expertise is to continue to be competitive and to prevent complacency from settling in.
The innovation team at the Jerusalem Municipality in Jerusalem has come up with a crowdsourcing app designed to help entrepreneurs decide where to open up new businesses.
It is called Coming Soon and will rely on the input of the city’s residents and business owners.
Nurture your inventive inclinations with these wise, inspiring and thought-provoking quotes from some of the greatest inventive and scientific minds our planet has ever seen.
“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” Albert Einstein.
Innovation matters and can propel companies and organizations to new heights. But taking innovative leaps forward and being responsive to or leading change can be fraught with difficulties.
In its recently published Innovation Matters report, UK-based PA Consulting Group provided four actionable insights to help companies get innovation right.
Big data has a huge role to play in innovation. Making it more freely available can create fresh new insights that lead to novel solutions and products.
To make it easier for European startups and SMEs to take advantage of big data’s potential, a new European-funded open innovation project, led by Southampton University has been launched. It’s called Data Pitch.
It wasn’t as much as the wisdom of the crowd as the keen eye of the crowd that has resulted in the possible discovery of new planets.
During a massive open innovation stargazing event on Australian TV, citizen scientists studied 100,000 stars and found lots of potential new planet candidates.
Whether it’s coming up with novel ways that allow astronauts to poop safely in space, inventing life-saving medical devices or finding solutions to such complex problems as global warming, open innovation contests are powerful catalysts for groundbreaking advances.
We feature many on the IdeaConnection website, brilliant examples of creativity, ingenuity and what happens when great minds work toward a common goal. Here is just a little flavor of three of them.