CrowdSpirit, a Scottish-French venture, focuses on harnessing the power of crowds to allow inventors and adaptors to take their products to market. By involving end-users in every aspect of a product’s life-cycle, the company aims to start a revolution in manufacturing by creating electronic products driven and inspired by customers’ wishes & expectations.
IBM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Samuel J. Palmisano announced that IBM will invest $100 million over the next two years to pursue ten new businesses generated by InnovationJam, an unprecedented experiment in collaborative innovation held earlier this year.
On October 4-5, 2006, the Business Innovation Factory convened its second annual Collaborative Innovation Summit. BIF-2 featured storytellers who are redefining the rules of innovation and transforming how value is delivered in every arena, from health care and homeland security to education and entertainment.
KoBaS (Knowledge-Based customised Services) is a Framework Program Integrated project supporting the creation of a network of high-tech SMEs offering quickly deployable, affordable, easy-to-use, customised solutions to builders and users of manufacturing machines.
Called the Next Level Weblog, IBM’s new blog, focuses on innovation in a number of contexts such as within society, finance, health, IT, marketing, public sector, and retail. It also covers personal innovation favourites, pitfalls of innovation, promising innovation trends, and the future enterprise.
“Permanent Innovation: The Essential Guide to the Strategies, Principles and Practices of Successful Innovators”, is a new book that explores the essential strategies, principles, and practices of permanent innovation to help your company to become a permanent innovator, and perhaps even a leader.
The book is available for free download under a “Creative Commons” license.
The Collaborative Technologies Conference (CTC) has explored the breadth of collaborative solutions, including real-time and asynchronous technologies, from both strategic and tactical perspectives. CTC was focused on the tools and techniques that best leverage the technical, productive and social aspects of IT and workgroup environments to build a cohesive collaboration strategy and empower a connected workforce.