Welcome to our biweekly selection of business IT innovation news. Created using our own opinionated selection and summary algorithm. We present some top innovation news items to get you thinking, debating and take action in order to make our world better.
1 Why Innovation’s Future Isn’t (Just) Open
They must treat external innovation as a way of broadening their portfolios, not as a substitute for internal innovation. To successfully tap more external innovation sources, Monsanto changed its innovation architecture. Businesses in a wide variety of traditional brick-and-mortar industries, such as manufacturing, retail, and even fast food, are tapping diverse sources of digital innovation. But in the past five years, more than 75% of the companies we surveyed started drawing on a multiplicity of innovation sources. Indeed, internal innovation may be even more critical because it offers the possibility of differentiation.
2 The Three Challenges of Crowdsourced Innovation
You have a problem to solve, and we have the crowd. IdeaScale has recently acquired Betterific, a crowdsourcing platform that engages a community of 18,000+ creative problem solvers, design thinkers, and ideators to help you come up with your next big idea.
3 Artbreeder – Extend Your Imagination with GANs
Artbreeder turns the simple act of exploration into creativity. Wildly different.
4 Hyperdrive v10 – a peer-to-peer filesystem
Hyperdrive is a POSIX-like filesystem implementation, written in Node.js, that’s designed to be the storage layer for fast, scalable, and secure peer-to-peer applications. Hypercore gives Hyperdrive many of its nice features, such as sparse downloading, for “free” — the bulk of the work is handled at that layer.
5 Building a subsea cable to better connect Africa
A transformational cable, 2Africa is one of the largest subsea cable projects in the world and will interconnect 23 countries in Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. In the countries where the 2Africa cable lands, service providers will obtain capacity in carrier-neutral data centers and open-access cable landing stations on a fair and equitable basis. Africa is currently the least connected continent, with just over a quarter of its 1.3 billion people connected to the internet.
6 Problem Solving Desperately Needs Systems Thinking
Problem Solving Desperately Needs Systems Thinking. Certainly for solving all complex post covid-19 business challenges.
Check out this work-in-progress Covid19 causal map using Kumu online mapping software. Help to tell the story.
8 Teenager is making biodegradable plastic out of prawn shells
This Australian teenager is making a plastic alternative out of prawn shells. The material is non-toxic, non-soluble, water-resistant and lasts for 33 days.
9 Secrets of Very Fast Organizational Transformation
The best and most practical organisational theories are principle based. This slide deck gives good input for managing a real transformation.
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