https://secure3.verticali.net/pg-connection-portal/ctx/noauth/PortalHome.doSept 6, 2011 Example of open innovation success: One notable Procter and Gamble problem that was solved by an outside scientist involved a product the company wanted to develop to keep cotton shirts wrinkle-free. P&G could not come with an anti-wrinkle method on its own and so approached a knowledge broker who posted a few details of the dilemma to its network of solvers.From the volume of submissions received a solution was found, though it came from an unusual place, not one that P&G had expected. The answer was sent in from the laboratory of a professor studying polymers related to the semiconductor industry. His idea when applied to garments neatly solved P&G’s wrinkle problem. http://www.ideaconnection.com/open-innovation-success/Open-Innovation-Solution-to-a-Cotton-Shirts-Wrinkling-00144.html
http://www.socialmediaonline.com/dell-blogging-idea-storm-to-employee-storm/Launched in 2007, Dell employees have posted thousands of ideas and cast hundreds of thousands of votes.Statistical success can be measured by the fact that Employee Storm has received over 4,100 ideas with 225,000 votes and 18,500 comments. Such achievements have surpassed the initial purpose of the project and have resulted in fast evolution of the work culture. Employees now like the sharing of ideas through blogs and find information easily through transparent means.April 12, 2010<tags>#tech #ce#innoplat#innovate#christine
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1 Climb the Social Business Hierarchy of NeedsLeWeb Keynote, 2011December 8, 2011Jeremiah OwyangIndustry Analyst and Partner