Category: Case studies

And the winner is……Team Sky challenge results

It’s official – there’s some serious creative thinkers out there. A staggering 317 ideas were submitted to Team Sky’s first open challenge on Solverboard, ranging from developing apps to filming races with helmet cams to fantasy cycling teams.  Following an intensive review process, the winning idea and two runners up have now been selected and… Read more »

We’re half way with Team Sky, and it’s looking good!

We’re at the half way mark of the Team Sky Open Innovation Challenge – and the ideas are flooding in! Over 230 ideas have been submitted on the Team Sky Solverboard site, and there are some excellent suggestions already – some technical, some digital, and some simple but potentially incredibly powerful. We tracked down David… Read more »

We’re helping Team Sky shift gears with their first open innovation challenge

  Please note: in February 2018 Solverboard for Business became Solverboard Work, and Solverboard Open became Solverboard World. Find out more about these changes here. It’s a whirlwind of lycra, pedals and helmets in the Solverboard offices today as we launch Team Sky’s first ever open innovation challenge – the first of a series designed… Read more »

Solverboard Social – first Challenge Themes now live

Please note: in February 2018 Solverboard for Business became Solverboard Work, and Solverboard Open became Solverboard World. Find out more about these changes here. We’re all really excited here at Solverboard today, as our first Solverboard Social Challenge Themes have gone live. Solverboard Social is all about harnessing the power of Solverboard Open to drum… Read more »

Using open innovation to improve seed analytics

A really interesting case study this week from Swiss agrochemical and seed company Syngenta, who needed to find more efficient ways of identifying desirable plants and make optimal use of resources. The case study is published on the MIT Sloan website (you have to supply your details to download).Syngenta used two different crowdsourcing platforms to… Read more »

Shazam – a story of persistence

This week, we’re going back to the heady days of the first dot-com boom, and the story of how music recognition service Shazam came into being.Danielle Newnham published an excellent piece on Medium last year of interviews she conducted with the founders of Shazam. The piece covers their origins and how their interest in technology… Read more »

Why Context Is King

In this interview with Imaginatik Bettina Von Stamm, the Director of the Innovation Leadership Forum, shares her thoughts on the importance of “context” in determining innovation’s success or failure, and discusses the essential role of senior leadership in making innovation sustainable.How Context Matters for Innovation Imaginatik: How did you first get interested in innovation? Bettina: Early in… Read more »