Is Our Niche Safe from Google?

At Presans, a question we ask ourselves every now and then is: could it happen that a big player, say, Google, decides to enter the business of open innovation in one way or another? Google already provides very decent patent and search tools for free. What about crowdsourcing or crowd innovation? Just to be on the safe side, let’s take a quick look at a few things they have going on in these areas. 1) Google Science Fair Science challenge for bright minds aged from 13 to 18, currently in its third year. The focus is on ideas that will change the world, such as Simplified Hydroponic Methods for Swazi Subsistence Farmers. 2) Solve For X “A forum to encourage

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