Open Innovation and Climate Change Behavior Solutions

Although the Early Entrant Prize is being awarded today there are still 60 days left to enter Solution Search: Climate Change Needs Behavior Change.

This global open innovation contest is sponsored by several organizations including Conservation International, National Geographic, The Nature Conservancy, United Nations Development Programme, and the World Wildlife Fund, and will award a prize of $25,000.
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Open Innovation Platform for Singapore

Singapore is looking to ramp up its innovation efforts and therefore will soon be launching the Open Innovation Platform, a virtual crowdsourcing platform that aims to foster innovative ideas and narrow the gap between research and commercialization.

The platform will give companies better access to opportunities and will be rolled out under the auspices of the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA). This is a statutory board of the government of Singapore.
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With patients demanding better customer experiences and pharma companies facing increasing pressure to improve outcomes, the need for the healthcare sector to innovate has never been greater.

And that means there is a greater need for smart solutions. An article in the current edition of Forbes online highlights four examples of how this can be achieved through crowdsourcing initiatives.
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Open Innovation for the Korean Pharma Industry

Delegates at the recently held Korean Pharma Associations Conference (KPAC) 2018 spent part of their time talking about the importance of open innovation to improve public health and for the growth of local and foreign pharmaceutical companies.

And one of the key topics was how to facilitate open innovation for new drug development.
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In a move designed to accelerate innovation in its manufacturing processes and boost product development, Electrolux is launching the Electrolux Innovation Factory.

The Swedish multinational home appliance manufacturer aims to provide an agile, open environment where ideas can flourish and be turned into marketable products.
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Inspiration doesn’t always come in a flash or a thunderbolt. The right circumstances and environments are often required for the creative juices to flow. For some this can be in the bath or shower, while out walking the dog or during conversations with friends or colleagues.

There are no hard and fast rules. If you’re seeking inspiration right this moment let the words of these brilliant minds set you on the right road.

“Do one thing every day that scares you.”
Eleanor Roosevelt
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Where Do Good Ideas Come From?

So, where do good ideas come from? Are they flashes of genius that come fully formed when you least expect them? Do they require hours with a pad of paper at the drawing board? Are they the result of accidents and surprising experimental results? And what environments breed them?

These are just some of the questions that are tackled in the following three videos that explore the sources of ideas.
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