Crowdsourcing: A Practitioner's Guide

Crowdsourcing is a type of sourcing model leveraging a large group of people in an open forum to gain access to various goods or services.  The use of crowds is being leveraged more and more, due to the shift from traditional in-house innovation to open innovation, with the intent to accelerate innovation.  The use of crowdsourcing to solve business problems comes in many different forms such as crowdfunding, crowd-coding, crowd creation, and crowd-ideation. Crowdsourcing is also one of the best ways to establish and cultivate an innovation culture within an organization.  The decision to use crowdsourcing comes from your desire to create breakthrough innovative products or services.

 

Smart IP - Gaining speed and de-risking investment

Smart IP - Gaining speed and de-risking investment

Your IP can be your business’ most valuable asset. Without it, what do you really have? Shouldn’t protecting your IP be a top priority?

Early on in an innovation project, it’s important to ask who you need at the table. A key player often overlooked is legal counsel. Imagine discovering too late, after all your resources and efforts have been invested, that someone else owns your innovation or you are infringing someone else’s IP. Unfortunately, in many cases, this step is overlooked or avoided because of the perception that it is too costly.

 

Innovation Leadership: Do You Have What It Takes? Part 2/2

Innovation Leadership: Do You Have What It Takes? Part 2/2

In the January 2018 TechConnex Innovation Peer Group, Marguerite McLeod-Fleming, Founder and CEO of Innovation Culture Group, highlighted one of the key elements of successful innovation – being able to accurately identify a team member’s relative strengths and blind spots in the innovation process.  Organizations that have a good sense of the strengths of their teams are best able to predict, with reasonable confidence, how their employees perform.

 

Innovation Leadership: Do You Have What It Takes? Part 1/2

Innovation Leadership: Do You Have What It Takes? Part 1/2

What are the best ways to transform your organization’s culture from focusing on innovations to becoming innovative?

Connectiv Innovation was delighted to be asked to partner with TechConnex to facilitate a six-part Innovation Peer Group series. The sold-out event opened its doors to more than 40 senior executives to discuss key aspects of Innovation Leadership.