Category Archives: Innovation Service Providers

What Do Numbers Say About Different Models of Innovation?

I’m not a fan of the “idea generation” model of innovation. This approach, which I call “bottom-up,” puts the focus of innovation on ideas that are generated by employees on the ground and then channeled upwards to senior management. I … Continue reading

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Connecting bright ideas

IdeaConnection, an open innovation service provider, and Brightidea, a designer of on-demand innovation management software, announced that they had formed a technology and services partnership. An April 29 news release explained that customers of Brightidea will now be able to … Continue reading

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Is Facebook At Work a threat to innovation management software?

Last week, Facebook released a private beta version of Facebook At Work, a new enterprise collaboration suite allowing organizations create their own social networks. FB@Work will feature a News Feed of “what’s new and relevant at your company,” extended user … Continue reading

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A Multiple Choice Test

(This post originally appeared on Innovation Excellence) Everyone has his or her sense of order. My daughter, for example, arranges her clothes in the alphabetical order of brand names. The growing adoption of open innovation tools in corporate innovation practices has … Continue reading

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