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FEI Europe — Adapt, disrupt, innovate. This year’s FEI Europe conference in London was full of energy and ideas and I left feeling more motivated and inspired than ever to continue to find new ways to disrupt stale approaches to innovation. While every success should be celebrated, it is vital that companies don’t make the mistake of resting on their laurels. We must continue to innovate and look for new ways to think about and use technology. The good news is that there was plenty of that happening at FEI Europe.   [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]London provided the perfect backdrop for a week of exchanging ideas at FEI Europe. The city is a unique combination of history and modernity that constantly reminds us of the importance of our past and the need to create a better future. It also didn’t hurt that I got the opportunity to meet with other thought leaders and enjoy world class...

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Pharmaceutical Accelerate Innovation with Software Technology First, A Look at Deloitte's US Life Sciences Outlook Report Deloitte released the 2017 US Life Sciences Outlook and the report discusses some very important points for the pharmaceutical sector to consider. It’s a great report and one worth reading. Let’s compound this with a few other events occurring in this space: The healthcare bill on the senate floor that’s yet to be determined. The more informed consumers that think nothing of taking to social media to complain about the cost of care and drug prices. The press and evening news reporting immediately on the fallout from social media and drug prices. High deductible plans continue to trend upwards which equates to more consumers paying more out of their wallet for healthcare. And then there's Amazon...

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Idea Management Software Streamlines Open Innovation "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...

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eZassi Uses Social Sites like Linkedin to Sign-In and Auto Profile Users How many times have you been interested in something online, only to abandon moving forward when you see a cumbersome sign in process, replete with password entry a confirmation email in the way? A 2012 study by Blue Research found 86% of people are bothered by the need to create new accounts, 54% consider leaving the site, and 88% say they have given inaccurate information. What is Social Sign-in? eZassi integrates with Linkedin, Facebook, and other popular platforms so that with the click of a button, the visitor can “sign-in” and start participating in the open innovation process without creating a username and password and verification email. Benefits of Social Sign-in Higher conversion of visitors into users Increase the amount of people that join your innovation community by making it easier to begin. Higher participation once a user joins your innovation community. Users can go back...

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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. 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 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” among 1,000s of employees in your organization or need to reach outside of your organization,...

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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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