Taking a look to the close to 200 post already published in this blog, we surprise ourselves realizing how scarce mentions and examples on co-innovation with employees are. But willing to mend this lack, we decided to highlight three historic successful cases of corporations understanding how companies can benefit from the ideas of each of its employees, regardless of function, status, skills or seniority.
Following the current trend, the event program of 4YFN 2018 included more panels and keynotes about startups and corporations collaborating to innovate than never before. Is this kind of collaborations already in its “hype phase”? Just in case, to cool the hype down we attended the talk that focused on pointing out the pains.
Biomimicry proposes designers, scientists or engineers to seek solutions to human challenges by emulating Nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies. The San Diego Zoo created the Center for Bioinspiration to leverage the world’s largest and most diverse living collection of plants and animals by collaborating with organizations around the world to develop bio-inspired products and designs.
Car companies cannot conquer the future of mobility alone. Collaboration across the automotive industry will be critical to address challenges ahead. But who to collaborate with and how? If “sleeping with the enemy” is hard enough, it is even harder to determine for start who the real enemy is.
Besides knowing about the most interesting projects based on Blockchain already in place or how this technology can change the way energy is distributed, our 30th Co-Session originated other interesting insights, as when we had the opportunity to learn how Blockchain really works or to discuss what’s in it for the company and industry of each of the attendees.