New cures for rare diseases thanks to open and user innovation initiatives

In the beginning of the 21st century Henry Chesbrough coined the paradigm of Open Innovation in management sciences. Open Innovation is defined as “the use of inflows and outflows of knowledge to accelerate internal innovation, and expand the markets for external use of innovation, respectively” (Chesbrough, H., 2003). The concept of lead users was first mentioned by Eric von Hippel. According to von Hippel, lead users facing a particular problem, develop their own innovative solutions; these solutions having a large potential for others, even before they realize it (Von Hippel, E., 1988). Based on these two currents in management science, 11 years ago an Open and User Innovation Community was created. The Community organizes each year conference where specialists from

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Presans at Paris Space Week

Paris Space Week is an event focused on spatial exploring and exploitation, major challenge of the next 20 years due to the strong participation of the set space powers (USA, Canada, Japan, Russia and Europe) and of the emerging ones (China, India…). You can come and meet Presans on 19th of December 2012, 1/13 Quai de Grenelle, 75 015 Paris. You can find more information on the event here. If you wish to meet us there, please contact us: dj@presans.com

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Presans at Defence & Security Days

The Defence and Security Days networking meetings are the only pre-scheduled business meetings dedicated to develop industrial relations among defence and security industry players. Come and visit Presans  at our booth at Paris-Orly Airport on 28th and 29th November 2012. You can find more information on the event here. If you wish to meet us there please contact us.

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Presans at MEET INNOV

With this 8th edition, Meet Innov has established itself as an indispensable meeting point for innovative companies. Qualified appointments, global conferences, funding agreements, talent competitions and international affairs convention will all take place this year at the international Airport Paris-Orly on 22nd of November 2012. You can find more information on the event here. Come and visit us at Meet Innov (contact us).

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Presans at Aéroliance

PRESANS participates to  Aéroliance from  the 10th  to the 11th of October at Grande Halle d’Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France. Companies in the aeronautics sector need a targeted and affordable development tool which will allow them to access short-term development opportunities which do not require substantial prior investment. This is why Auvergne, the 4th largest French region in terms of aeronautics activity, has decided to assume the major proportion of organizational costs in order to allow widespread participation in one of Europe’s largest business conventions. You can find more information on the event here. If you wish to meet us there please contact us.

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Eric von Hippel (MIT) vs. Bernard Charlès (CEO of Dassault Systemes)

Interdisciplinary institute for Innovation, i³, created by TELECOM ParisTech and MINES ParisTech organised an inauguration conference on 14th June at MINES ParisTech. i³is a new centre of research and teaching, which brings together 180 economists, management scientists, sociologists, psychologists, ergonomists, and researchers in information and communication science. The institute will perform its activities through six research and teaching Chairs: Law and economics of patents, Water for all, Medias and Brands Economics, Innovation and regulation in digital services, Sustainability in ICT Imaginary Modelisation, Theory and methods of innovative conception. PRESANS is sharing with you key notes from Erik von Hippel and Bernard Charlès. User Innovation and Diffusion Paradigm VS Producer Innovation and Diffusion Paradigm Erik von Hippel’s presentation was mainly focused

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Open Innovation at LEGO: an interview with Erik Hansen

As LEGO presents one of the first companies that successfully introduced various Open Innovation practices, we were wondering how they perform nowadays and what thein main challenges are. Insipired by our last article “Open Innovation, crowdsourcing and the rebirth of LEGO“, that summarize how LEGO avoided bankruptcy by introducing at the turn of the century various Open Innovation practices, we recently had an interesting interview with Erik Hansen, Senior Director of Technology & Open Innovation at Lego (26/03/2012). How is Open Innovation performed at LEGO? The LEGO Group has experimented with Open Innovation for several years. One of the best known examples is how lead users were engaged in the development of LEGO Mindstorms NXT. Current examples of LEGO Open

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