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Technology Scouting Software for Open Innovation

Business is evolving faster than ever. Consumer demands have never been higher, and large organizations who don’t innovate will eventually die. Large organizations like these can no longer exclusively rely on the internal R&D team or employee base to produce the product innovation and insights that will keep them in the game. This is where proven technology scouting software plays a critical role with innovation success.   Enterprises are increasingly turning to open innovation for their product development strategy. Alan G. Lafley, CEO of Proctor & Gamble believes “half the company’s ideas must come from the outside.”   Technology Scouting Software Allows Organizations to Find Innovators and Solvers   To do this, you need to find and engage innovators outside of your organization. This is called “technology scouting,” and it’s a critical aspect of open innovation.   Scouting allows organizations to identify intellectual property and key influencers and engage them to become part of their innovation.   Whether you’re scouting “internally”...

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Ezassi's Innovation Management Software v3.0 makes it easy for companies, large and small, to manage their open innovation process from idea capture to creating winning products and services.   Today, we'll cover three key features from this version 3.0 including:   1. Innovation Portal 2. Easy Registration and Single-Sign-On 3. Customized Content for All Audience Types   One of the key features of version 3.0 is the innovation portal.   1. Version 3.0 Includes a Uniquely Branded, Public Facing Innovation Portal This easy to find, uniquely branded, public facing innovation portal website can run off a custom URL or your corporate domain.   2. Easy Registration and Single Sign On From one single point of entry, employees, external users, and administrators can log in to participate in and manage all aspects of the innovation process. One-click registration and auto-profiling make it easy for users to instantly auto-populate profile information from social networks such as LinkedIn and others. Single Sign On (SSO) allows employees...

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  The free flow of information is a critical component of effective open innovation. Without it, your ideas might perish before they ever get a chance to get off the ground. While software tools definitely help, it's important that yours go above and beyond. eZassi's unique software platform facilitates more impactful crowdsourcing with features that let you dictate how your ideas evolve, adapt and grow. Here are six for starters:   A Fully Functional, Branded Microsite   Deploy your own branded, public-facing portal from your corporate site or other digital location. A single point of entry and professional branding makes it easier to share and test promising concepts.   Single Sign-On Capability   Employees, community members, end users, project administrators and other important stakeholders all deserve the chance to contribute. eZassi Innovate permits secure external sign on so that authorized participants can all play their part. Customize your content to suit different audiences and share ideas more readily.   A Brand New,...

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As a front-end innovator, you need far more than great new ideas. You also need a discerning eye that lets you determine which concepts are worth investing your valuable time and money in and which are better left for another time. eZassi is designed to help you innovate in an optimally productive fashion.   What Defines a Good Idea?   Many ideas have potential, but including all of them in your planning can make your front ends chaotic, fuzzy and directionless. Your project's survival may depend on your ability to make tough decisions and prune the things that are not viable early on in the process.   Comprehensive Tools for Evaluating Ideas   Our idea management ecosystem empowers you to innovate and derive insight from a single, protected entry point. In other words, we help you manage the concepts that drive you forward in one convenient place. We make it easier to assess and compare each plan, design,...

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When looking to complete a project, design a website or enhance productivity, many businesses decide to recruit and hire a new team member. But it's vital you take a close look at your choice and any plausible alternatives when your goal is to enjoy the best possible results. To find the right people for the job, many business leaders are turning to crowdsourcing. Crowdsourcing usually helps companies and entrepreneurs reach their desired outcomes faster than they once thought possible. If you are curious about the process or whether it can meet your needs, the following information will point you in the right direction.   Crowdsourcing Explained   Rather than asking one person or team for ideas, crowdsourcing involves getting ideas from a large population. Those who believe that they can help will respond with their thoughts and ideas, and the individual who posted the request will select the solution that best meets his needs....

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enterprise innovation management EIM

CIMdata Publishes Enterprise Innovation Management Solutions Landscape — Connecting the Dots [vc_row][vc_column][qodef_button size="" type="solid" hover_animation="" target="_blank" icon_pack="" font_weight="" text="View Report" link="http://ezassi.wpengine.com/enterprise-innovation-management-solutions-white-paper-ezassi-cimdata.pdf" font_size="16"][/vc_column][/vc_row] [vc_empty_space] eZassi Participates in CIMdata's Enterprise Innovation Management Solutions Landscape Report Findings CIMdata recently published this report, eZassi participated in the report findings, providing insight, commentary, discovery and suggestions to aide in guiding enterprise organizations with connecting the dots of enterprise innovation management (EIM). Expectation of Industrial Companies and Next Gen Enterprise Innovation Management Solutions CIMdata expects, from this report, “that industrial companies will become more familiar with enterprise innovation enabling technologies and will feel more prepared to invest in the next generation of solutions that are designed to increase their ability to innovate more effectively and sustainably.” [vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="20px"][/vc_column][/vc_row] CIMdata incorporated thought-leadership interviews and briefings with four (4) solution providers, including eZassi, and subsequently conducted interviews with chief innovation executives for seven (7) large enterprises, including: [vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="10px"][/vc_column][/vc_row] Electrolux Givaudan GOJO Industries Henkel Honeywell Procter &...

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open innovation challenge Encapsulation Delivery Technologies

eZassi Launches Encapsulation Delivery Technologies Challenge We’ve launched our next open innovation challenge, Encapsulation Delivery Technologies. In partnership with our client, a global industry leader, we are seeking solvers to submit ideas and technology approaches to improve Delivery Technologies in the following ways: Controlled delivery Release mechanisms Encapsulation chemistry Enhancement of the properties of consumer/commercial goods through delivery technology All solvers are invited to submit their ideas through our open innovation challenge software portal at www.ezassi.com/innovation-challenges.  ...

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"Open innovation is a paradigm that assumes that firms can and should use external ideas as well as internal ideas, and internal and external paths to market, as the firms look to advance their technology." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_innovation   R&D Is No Longer a Barrier to Entry or Strong Strategic Advantage  Traditionally, innovation was a closely guarded secret. R&D teams hid away in secrecy innovating, discovering, and releasing the next generation of products. Think of IBM, Bell Labs, DuPont and other companies where R&D was a valuable strategic asset.   Traditional Companies Are Moving Toward Open Innovation According to the MIT Sloan Management review "Companies are increasingly rethinking the fundamental ways in which they generate ideas and bring them to market — harnessing external ideas while leveraging their in-house R&D outside their current operations." http://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/the-era-of-open-innovation/   Harvesting, managing and sorting through 1,000s of ideas to find the diamonds in the rough is a daunting process.   Large organizations further complicate this process with...

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medtech industry open innovation

Plastics Today interview with eZassi's CEO, Peter von Dyck, discusses how the Medical Device Industry (MedTech Industry) is opening up to embracing open innovation. The medtech industry open innovation challenges have been on the forefront of the industry for a long time. This interview highlights the known challenges and what is happening with medtech open innovation.   Below are a few highlights from this discovery article and interview:   The medtech industry is well-known for wanting to keep innovation internal but times are changing. Companies, like those in medtech, feel it is a must to open up their innovation strategy to be competitive in the marketplace. Open innovation in a secure environment is not so scary. eZassi Open Innovation Management Software solution provides a valuable component for clients that need that extra level of security. Open Innovation with IP Protection. Similar to the scariness of e-commerce with trusted online transaction now it's safe for business to...

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John R. Harris is a senior partner in the Technology/Intellectual Property Practice of Morris, Manning, & Martin, LLP, and a registered patent attorney. For 35 years, Mr. Harris has advised clients in the electronics, manufacturing, medical devices, financial services, software, computer, and Internet industries on intellectual property and other technology-related legal matters. He is a graduate of Georgia Tech, Emory Law School, and the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. In this video clip John talks about open innovation and external intellectual property concerns.  ...

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