The “Internet of Things” and “smart objects” – two names for a new tidal wave of technology that covers such wide-reaching fields that it’s hard to pin down exactly what it means. According to studies such as one by consulting firm Gartner, by 2020, it will include 50 billion objects, with an estimated turnover of
Put a bit of Evian in the tank and head out on your journey! This is what filling up at service stations could be like in the future. Or at least something to that effect. In fact, right now, clean tech has the wind under its sails, and much like wind energy, won’t be petering
When it came to innovation, 2015 was without a doubt the year of digital technology. Every conversation, product or ad came with a spiel on the merits of what could be called a connected revolution! With all these new uses made possible by technological marvels (smart watches, drones, smart beanies and other gadgets), it’s hard
Do you need to come up with innovative solutions at work? Are you being asked to innovate to stay ahead of the competition? Do you have to devise new ways of communicating with your customer base, communities or target audiences? This is the case for most of us, and we need to do all this
Does the word hackathon mean anything to you? This new method for working in groups has quickly become THE agile, dynamic solution for key account and start-up projects in every sector. Hackathons: The Basics The idea of a hackathon is simple: hold a contest where you get talented people together (mainly students and developers) and
Hackathons, challenges, awards, prizes… companies are having more and more luck with these open, collaborative innovation models. There are many reasons for their success. We’ve listed the five main ones in this article. 1. Stimulating innovation through limitations within a specific scope Art lives on constraint and dies of freedom, Michelangelo You have to take
Participatory innovation: the BNP Paribas platform achieves a record 45% participation rate The initiative spearheaded by BNP Paribas CIB known as “Jump” uses collective intelligence to come up with great ideas by identifying in-house innovators and communities of experts. Jérôme Dubois, Innovation Manager at BNP Paribas CIB, tells us about “Jump.” The idea is to
PSA Peugeot Citroën gets its 208,000 employees on board with its approach to innovation At the Innov’Acteurs Campus, Mathilde Parlier-Blot, Customer Manager for Innovation at PSA, came to present her group’s participatory innovation strategy. At a group with more than 200,000 employees, the idea was to adopt a “step-by-step” approach and not to rush things.
You can’t impose participatory innovation from the top down, you have to build it up like a strategy. You need to define a goal and a scope, get management on board and provide a specific funding mechanism. Hadi Zablit, Associate Director at the Boston Consulting Group, notes that “management needs to support innovation, set the
Participatory innovation is a whole new way of innovating! Participatory or open innovation is defined as “a structured management approach that aims to stimulate and facilitate the creation, implementation and dissemination of ideas,” explains Muriel Garcia, the head of participatory innovation for the La Poste group. Collaboration at the heart of Innovation In fact, the
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