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Open Innovation

The New Bank Innovation Platform

Spiros Margaris | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
Spiros Margaris

One of the greatest benefits of an open innovation platform for a financial institution is that they can honestly say that they listen to what clients and potential clients want and, perhaps, more importantly what they need.

2014 -- The Year Innovation Finally Funnels into Your Business ?

Narinder Singh | Posted 03.02.2014 | Business
Narinder Singh

Lego, the legendary maker of the toy building bricks, has long been a hallmark of children's toys. Yet as the digital revolution took hold, they often struggled with the transition -- once losing over $50 million.

Technology in Health Care: Thriving in a Patient-Centric Era

Bobby Grajewski | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Bobby Grajewski

The present is a great time for health care innovation. Instead of looking at the shutdown in Washington, D.C., or the battle over the Patient Protect...

A Picture of (Mental) Health

Meredith Perry | Posted 11.20.2013 | Impact
Meredith Perry

Calling all problem solvers: Mental health services are unrecognized and underutilized in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). An open innovation challenge seeks to change this.

Design for Multiple Motivations

Tom Hulme | Posted 11.10.2013 | Business
Tom Hulme

It's often claimed that everyone's incentives need to be the same in any successful system. However, no communities or individuals are identical. Instead, our experience has taught us that users have wildly differing incentives and motivations.

Don't Shortchange Framing the Question

Tom Hulme | Posted 08.12.2013 | Business
Tom Hulme

The wording and tone of the question matters -- if you ask the wrong question you'll get the wrong solution, but so many of us spend a tiny fraction of our time framing the questions we're asking and even less time re-evaluating them over time.

Think of Others If You Want Bigger, Better Ideas

James Allen | Posted 06.06.2013 | Business
James Allen

Struggling with a tricky problem? Pass it on to someone else. Sounds tempting? Here are a number of reasons why it might be your best course of action.

TopCoder's 5 Steps to Building a Global Workforce Community

Peter Diamandis | Posted 05.20.2013 | Business
Peter Diamandis

TopCoder is the world's largest platform for digital open innovation, whose 445,000-plus members around the world compete to develop lines of code in return for prizes and recognition, resulting in great efficiencies of time and cost.

Top 10 Sustainable Business Stories of 2012

Andrew Winston | Posted 02.22.2013 | Green
Andrew Winston

We may not be keeping pace with these pressures, but leading companies continue to evolve more sustainable strategies and tactics. Let's look at some top macro- and company-level stories.

Open Innovation -- A Competitive Advantage for Design & Design Research

Soren Petersen | Posted 11.28.2012 | Business
Soren Petersen

Applying open innovation and building a unique business ecosystem that will facilitate it, can provide a competitive advantage that even larger firms will have difficulty matching.

Challenging Open Innovation

Robert F. Brands | Posted 11.25.2012 | Business
Robert F. Brands

Open Innovation is an effective method for gaining ideas from outside an organization, but in order to achieve long term sustained Innovation, companies need to establish a structured repeatable process.

WATCH: Henry Chesbrough On Open Innovation

Posted 08.09.2012 | Business

Not all the smart people work for your company. Henry Chesbrough explains how corporations can all benefit from open innovation. This is true both fro...

With New Funding and Fellows, Code for America Looks to Scale Civic Innovation Across the Country

Alexander Howard | Posted 04.25.2012 | Technology
Alexander Howard

Given the economic pressures and challenges that confront hundreds of millions of Americans, the need for a killer civic "app for that" may never have been greater.

Managing the Uncertainty of Open Innovation

Robert F. Brands | Posted 04.23.2012 | Business
Robert F. Brands

One of the hottest topics in business management today is open innovation. The concept uses an open business model for companies to "co-innovate" with...

Peace Journalism: Journalism On Steroids

Tanja Aitamurto | Posted 03.20.2012 | Media
Tanja Aitamurto

What if journalism was biased towards supporting world peace? That would be a radical shift from the current situation, in which journalism is focused on covering war and conflict.

Apps for Entrepreneurs Looks to Accelerate Startups With Open Data

Alexander Howard | Posted 01.12.2012 | Technology
Alexander Howard

Over the last year, agencies have been trying to crowdsource their way out of problems. Now, the Small Business Administration is trying the mechanism.

GE's Eco-innovation Platform

Andrew Winston | Posted 01.02.2012 | Green
Andrew Winston

The Ecomagination Challenge, now in its second year, is GE's foray in to the fast-growing world of "open" innovations.

HuffPost Innovators: InnoCentive, Waste Farmers And More (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In the latest version of our HuffPost Innovators Series, we've compiled some of the most interesting and promising startups from the HuffPost communit...

Nike's Open (Green) Innovation

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Nike, Best Buy, Yahoo!, and a few others launched the GreenXChange, an organization dedicated to sharing patents and ideas that can help companies reduce their environmental impacts.