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General Mills OpenInnovation Beyond our walls, innovators like you might have just what we need to bring healthy and flavorful food to the world. At General Mills, we believe that there is a great opportunity for us to enhance and accelerate our innovation efforts by teaming up with world-class innovators from outside of the company. To facilitate this effort, we created the General Mills Worldwide Innovation Network (G-WIN) to actively seek partners who can help us deliver breakthrough innovation in the following categories: Products - New products that fit within a General Mills brand or solve a customer need. Packaging- Novel packaging technologies or new, consumer-friendly formats.

Crowdsourcing Innovation: Q&A with Dwayne Spradlin of InnoCentiv In recent years, corporations have turned to open innovation to solve their toughest research problems and reduce runaway costs of R&D. Now non-profits are beginning to see prize-based innovation as a strategy for humanitarian causes too, such as developing medicines to fight tuberculosis in the developing world, cleaning up oil spills or designing solar technologies for villages in rural India and Africa. InnoCentive is the premier open innovation marketplace in the world, where corporations and non-profits post their toughest research problems and a global network of 160,000 solvers takes a crack at solving them for cash rewards.

Scientists connected with open companies – open innovation innoget is a marketplace of technology offers and requests. A global community comprised of thousands of professionals who have free access to technology requests and offers posted by international organizations convinced of the need to collaborate with external partners and actively seek to invest in joint development, technology acquisition, licensing or any other type of collaboration In an open innovation environment, innovation becomes yet another element at the service of companies which can be bought, sold or acquired stemming from the ideas, products and technologies of other organisations. innoget is conceived with the clear aim of helping our clients in acquiring this innovation and revaluing their most innovative technologies innoget was established in 2007 from the integration of a group of independent professionals of recognized standing and experience in the fields of innovation management and technology transfer Contact details News

Why Big Companies Need Small Companies in their Open Innovation Ecosystem Corporations that are taking the lead in open innovation are hoping to gain an advantage over their competitors as they will get access to a more diverse inflow of opportunities, which can lead to faster and better innovation. Specifically, as they look toward smaller companies to bring within the orbit of their open innovation program, corporations understand that small companies bring these advantages to the table: • Small companies often are at the leading edge of breakthrough or disruptive innovation. Breakthrough innovation – that is, innovation with potential to be a real game changer – can be exceedingly hard to achieve in a large, bureaucratic organization where people work in silos, have their own turf to protect and are wedded to the status quo.

User Innovation and Firm Boundaries: Organizing for Innovation b These pages are about the symposium presentation held during the Academy of Management 2008 meeting in Anaheim. Participants The session was organized by Marcel Bogers (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne). Presenting their individual papers were Allan Afuah (University of Michigan), Lars Bo Jeppesen (Copenhagen Business School), Wim Vanhaverbeke (Hasselt University & Eindhoven University of Technology) and Joel West (San José State University). How to Approach Open Innovation: The 15inno Open Innovation Roadmap As we can define open innovation in many ways, there are also many different approaches to open innovation. How do you get started? OVO Innovation has developed a topology that builds on two defining attributes. It is a good inspirational starter.

Innovations: Technology, Governance, Global Philip E. Auerswald and Iqbal Z. Quadir, Editors Innovations is about entrepreneurial solutions to global challenges. The journal features cases authored by exceptional innovators; commentary and research from leading academics; and essays from globally recognized executives and political leaders. Introduces Novel Molecule Challenge WALTHAM, MA - January 25, 2011 - InnoCentive, the global leader in Challenge Driven Innovation, today announced the launch of a new Challenge offering, the Novel Molecule Challenge (NMC). Housed in InnoCentive’s new Novel Molecule Pavilion, this groundbreaking offering brings open innovation to owners of molecule compound libraries – including academic institutions and custom molecule synthesis labs – by providing an easy and secure way for them to interact with corporations seeking new molecules for product research and development. The Novel Molecule Challenge is a natural evolution of previous Challenges posted on InnoCentive’s web site by Seeker organizations looking for novel compounds.

Wired 14.06: The Rise of Crowdsourcing Remember outsourcing? Sending jobs to India and China is so 2003. The new pool of cheap labor: everyday people using their spare cycles to create content, solve problems, even do corporate R & D. By Jeff HowePage 1 of 4 next » 1. The Professional Red Temática - Welcom The Spanish thematic network of Linked Data was created in January, 2011 with the aim of facilitating the exchange and transfer of knowledge in the area of Linked Data between Spanish research groups associated to universities, technology centers, public administrations and companies. Besides, we aim at increasing this knowledge transfer with Spanish researchers that are currently working abroad in related areas. The thematic network, led by Oscar Corcho of the Ontology Engineering Group, was funded during 2011 and 2012 by the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, initially, and then by the Secretaría de Estado de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación, the Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad. Despite having no funding after 2013, their activities will be continued with the collaboration of the active members A number of activities are being undertaken and organised in the context of this network, full list here.