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It is increasingly common that innovation occurs at the edges or from the bottom to top, and not only in the heart of major companies or important R&D Centers. The lowering of the high technology and the emergence of new forms of organization of collective...

Over the last years, a series of events have favored a drift toward more open innovation approaches in many companies. That is what we did in Blendhub.  There were facts impacting favorably in open innovation such us the growth of patents and knowledge; its globalization;...

In this TEDx Talk titled “How Disruptors Are Designing For The Future", Tom Hulme, Design Director at IDEO, lists some of the changes which allow a glimpse into the future and also how new products and services must be designed to get an industry disrupted....

The redefinition of corporate culture to implement a mindset of open innovation (OI) can be a difficult process for a company especially because of the change of values and the so-called “Not invented here” syndrome. In “A Framework for Open Innovation”, Michael Flynn, director of...

After reading the blog post by Ralph-Christian Ohr titled “Innovation and Growth”, I have been taking a look at the survey he refers in it and I have found some interesting data about open innovation as a process that makes faster growth possible. For instance...

Assumptions are one of the reasons why many ideas are left out and never become real innovative products or services. Avoiding risk and pragmatism are very common answers to new ideas, preventing the creation of disruptive products being incorporated into the market. Very often,  this...

There are many formal and informal practices and corporate activities which are included within the paradigm of open innovation. Companies have to constantly explore their environment to find new ideas, but also exploit them effectively and find value in their collaboration activities to bring new...

When introducing a culture of Open Innovation, companies find difficulties, especially in aligning internal resources. According to the report “Managing Open Innovation in Large Firms”, the main barriers in Open Innovation (by importance) with these kinds of businesses are: Managing the organizational change internally Management of external...

Since I founded Premium Ingredients, a company specialized in functional food ingredient blends, constant innovation became one of our priorities, and this has been possible thanks to our external partners. Now, Premium Ingredients is integrated in Blendhub  and we are immersed in new projects, again, made...

Open Innovation is more than just 'out the old and in with the new', going outside or outsourcing. In fact, internal collaboration and support is an essential part of an Open Innovation strategy.  No one better than a company's team for defining: In which areas...