Presans Outlook 2017: Our Vision of the Future

This is how we upped our game at Presans in 2016 1. We reinforced our defining human asset: the Presans Fellows group. 2. We increased and deepened our expert pool by launching Sofia 3. 3. We developed our business by partnering with ADL on breakthrough innovation. The three megatrends we identified a year ago are still active Trend #1: An inflation and fragmentation of knowledge: new knowledge is being generated at an accelerated rhythm (for instance, five million scientific papers are published every year). In addition to this, this new knowledge is created in a multitude of entities of which the average size is decreasing. Thus, it is faster today to pick from this knowledge that has already been created

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Presans invited to the Tuesdays of Innovation (video)

On February 26th 2013, Marc Giget invited Presans to the “Mardis de l’Innovation” to present its vision of the Open Innovation and crowdsourcing. (See video at the bottom of this post!) Les Mardis de l’Innovation (the Tuesdays of Innovation), presented by Professor Marc Giget, aim to spread the culture of innovation in various forms through open conferences and debates. Topics include: theories and key concepts of innovation, best practices in innovation around the world, innovation in areas of rapid change, important periods of the past for innovation and innovation in other countries. The theme of the evening of February 26, was the Open Innovation and crowdsouring. Marc Giget presented the recent developments in crowdsourcing with a focus on crowdfunding. Then four

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Presans chairing the round table on Open Innovation of the B.I.G Talents business fair

Thursday, November 15 at 11:20, Presans will moderate the panel discussion on Open Innovation of the business fair BIG Talent in Rouen. About BIG Talent SME managers, future entrepreneurs, engineers, researchers, R&D managers, marketing managers or sales, … go to Rouen on 14 and 15 November 2012 for the second edition of BIG Talents. B.I.G. Talent is a national event dedicated to BIG Technology (Biotechnology, Information Technologies and Communication Technologies and Green), this business convention fair will give you the opportunity to: meet new customers and suppliers, grasp new ideas, develop innovative projects, find future partners, raise capital, receive counseling to support your project. It will also be the opportunity to participate lectures, panel discussions and events hosted by famous guests

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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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Club de l’Industrie Bordeaux

 “Même un grand groupe n’a pas la capacité à suivre les expertises dans tous les domaines” – Michaël Haddad Le Club Industrie a réuni autour du thème de l’Open Innovation pour les PME à Bordeaux le 26 avril une variété d’acteurs représentatifs du système d’innovation français actuel : la Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Bordeaux (CCIB), l’Agence de développement Aquitaine Dévelopement Innovation (ADI), PSA, le laboratoire d’économie GREThA, Presans, et, last but not least, l’Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle (INPI). Première partie de notre compte-rendu de cette table ronde. Dans son introduction, Jean-François Cledel, Président de la Commision de l’Industrie de la CCIB, a d’abord rappelé que cette réunion s’inscrivait dans le cadre du thème annuel de l’innovation

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Innovation Barometer 2012

Crisis and paradox   GE France commented on the results of the second annual GE Innovation Barometer a while ago. The results bear witness to the damaging impact of the economic crisis on the ability of businesses to engage in innovation. Managers who responded to the survey appear to expect innovation management to undergo a renewal. This would confirm a growing awareness of the need to adapt strategies and models to the new reality emerging from the crisis. The role of openness however still remains complex to describe, as underscored by the “partnership paradox” revealed by the survey: “However, a disconnect surfaced between the importance of partnerships and the need to pursue them in the near term. A “partnership paradox” presented

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Innovation in France : the View from Austria

The outside view on efforts undertaken to enhance the French innovation system is refreshingly severe: the new organization introduced by reforms conceals the unshakable hold of the old system, as well as the low appetite of France for globalization. Having eliminated the analytical room usually provided for wishful thinking, such a non-accommodating message invites us to renew from the ground up the way we view innovation and the economic and social changes it is a part of. First post of a series.

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Open science

Michael Nielsen, we already spoke about in this blog, recently gave a very interesting talk at TEDx on “Open Science”. Why social network for researchers or scientists do not work and why this is a shame. Open Science (by Michael Nielsen at TEDx) Original post is on Michael Nielsen’s blog.

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A Guide to Open Innovation & Crowdsourcing

We are pleased to announce the release of the book on Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing that we have co-authored. The new book, called A Guide to Open Innovation & Crowdsourcing, edited by Paul Sloane was launched this week. Paul Sloane manage to pull together contributions from the most active players in the field of Open Innovation worldwide. Most of the contributions are really insightful and I really recommend the reading of the book. Contributors include Henry Chesbrough, Stefan Lindegaard and Andrew Gaule to name but three. If you do buy a copy, thank you and do let us know what you think. (please note that we have participated to the writing for free and that we are not earning a single

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X-Search, worldwide expert search engine

On the 18th of January 2011, PRESANS introduces X-Search (x-search.presans.com), worldwide expert search engine. (1) X-Search crawls tens of millions of scientific sources (scientific literature, patents, research center websites etc.). (2) X-Search indexes and structure the information into expert profiles. (3) Sending a query from X-Search search bar returns a list of potential most qualified experts. X-Search mines the web for millions of experts Millions of experts exist in the world; most of them leave tracks on the web through scientific literature, patents, research center corporate websites, blogs, forums etc. X-Search, PRESANS Expert Search Engine technology allows automatically building network of Expert (expertise mapping). The “crawling module” constantly crawls tens of millions of these scientific sources to collect relevant information.

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