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Working around the Gender Gap in Intellectual Property Regimes: Empowerment of Women Beadworkers through Open, Inclusive Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa July 27, 2020525 0

Abstract : This case study explored the empowerment, innovation, entrepreneurship, and intellectual property (IP) dynamics at play in the work of a group of women beadworkers participating in the Woza Moya project of the Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The study found that open, collaborative, and inclusive innovation practices, and social entrepreneurship … Read moreWorking around the Gender Gap in Intellectual Property Regimes: Empowerment of Women Beadworkers through Open, Inclusive Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa July 27, 2020525 0

Q&A: How to boost corporate open innovation initiatives in Africa

David Ross teaches innovation, entrepreneurship, and investment at Carnegie Mellon University Africa, and serves as the founding manager of the Industry Innovation Lab and managing director of Stratera Capital. He recently chatted with Nicolas Bry of Orange Africa about how to boost corporate open innovation initiatives in Africa. Post in Disrupt Africa

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