Virtuous Open Innovation Ecosystem

In our last article, we talked about Predatory vs. Ecological Behavior in Open Innovation. The non-predatory, or virtuous, open-innovation ecosystem is probably the ultimate achievement in implementing open innovation. Many analysts are dissecting Silicon Valley’s success stories in an effort to discover the magic recipe for a successful innovation culture. Examples other than Silicon Valley may also prove the existence and effectiveness of virtuous open-innovation ecosystems: in technology, the Boston area, particularly around MIT; in painting, Paris during the roaring 1920s, in filmmaking, Hollywood during the 1950s through the 1970s. These clusters share some key characteristics: a strong academic base, sufficient job opportunities to attract brilliant newcomers, a culture of freedom, and a critical size. Many places around the world are

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Open Innovation: Predatory vs. Ecological Behavior

There are several ways to perform open innovation, particularly for large, powerful companies. Open innovation starts by the action of seeking a source of knowledge, then entering into a relationship with the chosen partner with the objective of integrating the acquired knowledge into an innovation project. The relationship between what we will call the knowledge source and the integrator must be framed within a contract. The contract is drafted jointly by the partners during preliminary discussions, which are covered, at that point, by a mere NDA. The most important aspect of this early phase is that the two parties reach a mutual understanding of the strategic guidelines. Any hidden agenda will result, sooner or later, in a crisis that could

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Extension of the Realm of Intelligence

SUMMARY > The Presans Raout 2017 now has a confirmed venue, speakers, and a theme. > The theme, “Artificial Intelligence and the Smart City,” is the culmination of a long series of meditations on the world of open organizations. > The “Presans method” facilitates a fresh, unconventional perspective on this theme. > First presentation of Albert Asséraf and Aurélien Bellanger, our two principal speakers. Artificial Intelligences It seems the adjectives “smart” and “intelligent” began their migration toward the world of technological artifacts through the military territory occupied by bombs. Today, the word is applied to objects from telephones to vehicles, and even to processes like economic development (smart growth). All of these usages have one trait in common: they show

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