Knowledge Distribution During an Innovation Wave

This article is the fourth of the series about Innovation Waves, after Innovation Waves Associated With Invention and Discovery, Time Sequence for Innovation Waves and Their Applications : the GPS Example, and How Kodak Missed The Turn…. When an invention or discovery is born, only very few experts, researchers specialized in the specific topic, can understand it and foresee its full potential and limits. If the concept is indeed fruitful, other laboratories will try to reproduce the results and will distribute the knowledge further within a small international community of experts. This process of knowledge distribution is summarized in the table. In the early phases, the knowledge associated with the invention or discovery is not widespread, and it is generally missing within the

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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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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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Schneider Electric: Focusing Research on Use Cases

During the conference on Open Innovation and the Globalization of Research organized by L’Usine Nouvelle on the 1st of December 2011, Claude Ricaud, Sr VP Innovation of the Power division of Schneider Electric presented his vision of innovation. Presans was there to report this vision.   A multi-source innovation model We don’t use an iPhone in the same way we use a Nokia – Claude Ricaud, VP Innovation at Schneider Electric Claude Ricaud first presented the multi-source innovation model that Schneider Electric implemented: Technological innovation: first, technological innovation (R&D) is necessary because it yields sustainable competitive advantages. Customer Innovation: then, innovation through use cases, which creates the most value for customers. Innovation market: finally, business innovation creates disruption and maximizes

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PRESANS participates in the third IC3K

PRESANS will participate in the third IC3K, held in Paris (France) from the 26th to the 29th of October 2011. About IC3K The IC3K is the International Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management. The purpose of the IC3K is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners on the areas of Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management. IC3K is composed of three co-located conferences, each specialized in at least one of the aforementioned main knowledge areas. Participation of PRESANS PRESANS being an active computer science player in the fields of knowledge discovery, engineering and management, I have been invited to give a talk at the round table entitled: “Innovative approaches and future challenges of knowledge discovery, knowledge engineering

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Interview with Frédérique Sachwald

Frederique Sachwald, Ph.D. in economics, graduated from IEP Paris and University of Cambridge. Frederique Sachwald is Head of the Business R&D Department, Ministry of Higher Education and Research in France. She is the author of several reports on the open innovation. What is your definition of Open Innovation? I define Open Innovation as compared to its opposite: Closed Innovation. Within the Closed Innovation paradigm, the R&D department is a fortress. All ideas are generated internally and remain inside until a new product reaches the market. In the Open Innovation paradigm, a company does not only rely on its internal resources (outside-in). In this approach, the company organizes and systematizes its openness towards the outside (Research partnership etc..) What are the indicators

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