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The Benefits of Partnering with US Universities in the Era of Open Innovation | InnovationManagementIn 2009, according to data from the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), companies sponsored over $4 billion worth of university research in the United States. Universities, rather than industrial labs, conduct the majority of federally-funded research in cutting-edge fields such as biotech, clean energy, and nanotechnology, often giving them a clear lead in the race to create ground breaking new initiatives in these fields and at the same time making them high-value open innovation partners. Some corporate innovation managers are surprised to discover that U.S. universities own large and diverse patent portfolios that originate from the cutting-edge scientific research that goes on in university research labs. Today, universities own nearly one-quarter of new U.S. patents on the fields of nanotechnology and biotechnology.¹ How do you tap into university know-how? Tapping into American university know-how
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By Lucinda Southern, junior reporter, UTalkMarketing You may have noticed the debate on our global blogger network this week regarding crowdsourcing. One of our guest bloggers wrote an interesting post about the future of crowdsourcing and social media . The symbiosis between the two makes for a great business plan partnership. But, like social media, crowdsourcing is far from perfect.
The Rise of Crowdsourcing 2.0: Benefits for brands and ad agencies In the era of seismic change now occurring on Madison Avenue, ad agencies are starting to strap on an extra seat belt. There is a lot of talk about revamping traditional ad agency models, e.g., digital, hybrid, tradigital or simply, creation of the “new agency”. Traditional agencies are pushed to their limits by the explosion of digital and social media marketing projects as clients demand more.
by Rob Miller (MIT CSAIL), workshop organizer with Jeff Bigham (University of Rochester) and Michael Bernstein (MIT CSAIL) Many applications of crowd computing to date have been batch computation . Consider the ESP Game , LabelMe , reCaptcha , and most tasks seen on Mechanical Turk .
November 22nd, 2010 by Ville Miettinen The history of experimenting on humans doesn’t have what you’d call a spotless reputation. Google it, and you get Nazis, CIA mind control, and conspiracy theories about Guantanamo Bay and Ritalin. And that’s just in the first ten hits. Given its unpleasant past, crowdsourced workers might, at first, be less than enthusiastic about their growing popularity as subjects for human research. Thankfully, academia has moved on since the bad old days of the Stanford prison experiment and the worst thing most modern participants ever have to deal with is a badly worded questionnaire.
Building your ‘relationship capital’: open innovation as a strategic business imperative | innovatrs.comNew technologies have sparked a rapidly evolving business culture, forcing organisations to re-evaluate their established processes: they must innovate or miss out on gaining a competitive edge. Companies have traditionally focused their internal innovation resources on the limited aim of enhancing a specific set of core products, rather than the broader goal of ingenuity for its own sake . This endeavour would require a holistic, boundary-less innovation strategy. In order to mesh disruptive innovations into an existing business culture, these processes must be quick, effective and accepted internally. Open innovation (OI) is a paradigm in which companies source ideas from a large pool of resources internally and externally of their organisation.
Close Window About the Better Buy Project/Frequently Asked Questions Why the Federal Acquisition Process? On his first day in office, President Obama challenged leaders in government to "use innovative tools, methods, and systems to cooperate among themselves, across all levels of Government, and with nonprofit organizations, businesses, and individuals in the private sector."
Crowdsourcing: 5 Reasons It's Not Just For Startups Any More - Dion Hinchcliffe's Next-Generation EnterprisesNext-generation enterprises looking to drive efficiency and innovation have recently been able to tap into online communities to offload work. For the first time since outsourcing became prevalent in the 90s -- making it easier to move tasks out to partners that could do something better or more cheaply than you could -- businesses now have a new, potent, and often far cheaper option thanks to the Web. Frequently referred to as crowdsourcing , and a darling of the Web 2.0 industry, it has recently come of age as the tools and marketplaces for on-demand work capacity on the network have expanded far beyond the early volunteer communities that originally proved out the concepts. These pioneers, which include the world of open source software and online services such as YouTube and Threadless , get most of their value from a large group of people or community through the simple use of an open invitation.
OVERVIEW Crowdsourcing, a successful mechanism to harvest knowledge from the masses in domains ranging from healthcare, software development to managing disaster relief effort, offers endless opportunities to engage the networked crowds. With the adoption of mobile, digital and social media the crowds are increasingly reporting and acting upon events in smart environments; and sharing their data and experiences. Building upon First International Workshop on Ubiqitous Crowdsourcing, in this edition we challenge researchers and practitioners to identify requirements for a platform for crowd computing, arising from experiences in deployment crowdsourcing applications, which engage crowd members as sensors, controllers and actuators in smart cities and environments. This workshop will bring together researchers to produce a vision for the universal crowdsourcing platform, documenting it in a theme publication.
The case for crowd computing We introduce and motivate "crowd computing", which combines mobile devices and social interactions to achieve large-scale distributed computation. An opportunistic network of mobile devices offers substantial aggregate bandwidth and processing power. In this paper, we analyse encounter traces to place an upper bound on the amount of computation that is possible in such networks. We also investigate a practical task-farming algorithm that approaches this upper bound, and show that exploiting social structure can dramatically increase its performance.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 10, 2011 GroupHelix is a flexible social portal, social intranet and workflow management platform. As a secure cloud-based portal, GroupHelix is custom built to integrate specific functionality into an existing intranet or stand-alone as a complete social platform.
Most of the industrial pioneers who created “modern” management—individuals like Frederick Taylor, Frank Gilbreth, Henry Ford, Alfred Sloan, and Donaldson Brown—were born in the 19th century. These bold thinkers would no doubt be surprised to learn that their inventions, which included workflow optimization, variance analysis, capital budgeting, functional specialization, divisionalization, and project management, are still the cornerstones of large-scale management systems. It is difficult for contemporary observers to appreciate the profound impact these revolutionary breakthroughs had on the organization of economic life in the early decades of America’s industrial revolution.
Lynn St. Amour, President and CEO of the Internet Society , joins us for the second in our series in which people in business go beyong their comfort zone and venture to make those endlessly caveated "forward-looking statements." The Internet Society, a nonprofit founded in 1992, currently has 40,000 members; next month, it will be hosting a one-day event in New York, asking the question, " What kind of Internet do you want ?"