Get Inspired by IBM’s Successful Open Innovation Internal Crowdfunding

Can the principles of crowdfunding work within an established worldwide corporation? Yes, they can. With the increasing popularity of platform as Kickstarter or Indiegogo, crowdfunding has attracted the interest of big companies, most of those able to capture innovation flow. Instead of going out to seek financing or new disruptive idea, IBM decided to use … Read moreGet Inspired by IBM’s Successful Open Innovation Internal Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding of SMEs and Startups: When Open Investing Follows Open Innovation

Crowdfunding is currently booming, and it appears as a valuable alternative to finance startups and SMEs. In this chapter, we advise scholars to study the relationship between crowdfunding and open innovation. On the one hand, under this new way of financing, firms receive money as well as feedbacks and suggestions from crowdfunding investors who pledge … Read moreCrowdfunding of SMEs and Startups: When Open Investing Follows Open Innovation

Open Innovation in Education Study: Concepts and Business Models

The Creative Commons (CC) community has an ongoing interest in how traditional and new business models interact with, leverage, and give back to the commons. To address this topic, CC published its book “Made with Creative Commons” to show the full spectrum of open business models using CC licenses. The authors’ goal was to answer … Read moreOpen Innovation in Education Study: Concepts and Business Models

Open Innovation and the Creation of Commons

As a sociologist of science, I am interested in how scientific research, technological innovation, and society are linked together. I was always fascinated by the open source movement, and this fascination grew into a strong advocacy when I started to use free and open source software myself to collaborate with fellow scientists. When I first … Read moreOpen Innovation and the Creation of Commons