Browse Post Write by : Clinton Bonner
4 Things to Never Do When Managing Open Innovation Competitions
We hear a lot of talk in the greater Open Innovation "space" that is often quite esoteric in nature. Rhetoric that talks of the wonders of the wisdom of the crowd, yet fails to offer a sincere level of granularity as to what really makes an Open Innovation community "tick" or how to manage an Open Innovation process so that you can achieve scale. After all, if you are entering Open Innovation to
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True Innovators: 10 Insights That Define Them
This post originally appeared on Stefan Lindegaard's innovation focused blog 15inno. Stefan is a speaker, author and strategic advisor who focuses on the topics of open innovation, social media and entrepreneurship. Follow him on Twitter and visit his blog. There are many ways to identify true innovators. Let me start out with five sentences that really annoy true innovators. This will not
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Professional Sports & Big Data – Gaining the Competitive Edge via Analytics and Understanding
With the "Big Game" officially under wraps and a congrats due to the Baltimore Ravens for pulling out what was a hard fought NFL championship, we turn our attention to topics we sincerely enjoy discussing on the TopCoder Blog - Big Data, algorithms, and analytics. Today's post features a candid interview with Jose Fernandez, a specialized strength and conditioning coach and performance consultant
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The Evolution of Crowdsourcing: Open Innovation
This post was written by TopCoder founder Jack Hughes. Back around the time TopCoder was being founded, Henry Chesbrough coined the term “Open Innovation” in the book Open Innovation: The new imperative for creating and profiting from technology. We weren't aware of the term at the time or, for that matter, the term “Crowdsourcing”, because neither had been invented yet. It is quite
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Is this Augmented Reality T-Shirt a Gimmick or is it Your Future?
Some things are a gimmick. They were created to be a gimmick and if they were lucky or 'got hot' at the right moment in time they emerged as a pop-culture hit. Is there any better example in recent history than the Pet Rock? It was a rock that had some clever marketing minds behind it and though it surely made a good conversation piece in its heyday, it was just a well-played out gimmick. Then
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The Power of Social Media in Open Innovation Success
What is the power of a tweet? Can it change the world? This week we helped NASA launch an ambitious Open Innovation challenge wherein they are asking the world of algorithmists, coders, and hackers to create a superior algorithm that optimizes the positioning of the large solar panels on the International Space Station (ISS) with the purpose of harvesting the most amount of energy possible without
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Energy Harvesting on the ISS: NASA’s Newest Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing Challenge
"Space... the final frontier." For many sci-fi fans - myself included in the geek-dom - that iconic opening line from Star Trek speaks to the vast openness of both the physicality of space and the opportunities that lay ahead for us humans. As we continue to explore and experiment in space, a newer technique for innovating continues to emerge and evolve here on Earth. Open Innovation challenges
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3 Videos You Have to See: How an Open Innovation Community Created Assets for an Open Innovation Community
How would an Open Innovation community such as TopCoder go about having professional web video created for our site? Well, it's a pretty simple answer when you think about it. We of course tapped a super-talented community of video professionals and hosted an open competition. Now, you might be saying, sure this is old hat by now. Need something, launch a contest, get something - What's the big
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2nd Screen Innovation: What Seahawks QB Russell Wilson and a 5 Year Old Can Teach Us
It was just shortly after Hurricane Irene - that hit the Tri-State area in 2011 - when I noticed a few of my trees were either downed or in severely bad shape. After a visit from our friendly arborist, a few trees were removed from my yard and I was thinking; "Yes!!! I can now get DirecTV." and because of that, I could purchase the NFL Sunday Ticket and lo and behold, I would be able to
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2013: The Year of the Sensor – Your Year to Innovate in the Physical Realm
The One Word Answer "Sensors..." It was the one word start of an answer he gave as he reached into his pocket for his mobile device. Sitting in a conference room at the start-up incubator - LaunchBox Digital located in D.C. - I remember thinking, he reminds me of "House M.D." minus the cane, and nicer. The question he began to answer was a simple one: "What's the next big thing in technology?"
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