Friday Innovation Roundup – 25 April 2014

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Innovation Letters

Five Things I’ve Learned About Building an Innovative Technology Company – In this guest blog post for Computer Weekly Vicky Brock, CEO of Clear Returns, shares her experience and a lot of valuable advice for entrepreneurs. Vicky won “Innovator of the Year” in the 2014 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards.

Research Paper – The Benefits of Open Innovation – The International Chamber of Commerce has launched a research paper on the open innovation model and the supporting role of Intellectual Property in its context.

Pharmaceutical Industry Drives British Research and Innovation – An article by Angela Monaghan for The Guardian on one of the country’s major engines of research and innovation.

Idea Management Software Boosts Collaboration – By Jane Bird. This week the Financial Times published an article on idea management software and how it boosts collaboration across organisations. Jane Bird also explains how Aviva is using Idea Spotlight to run its Customer Cup, a global innovation competition.

The Difference between Open Innovation, Crowdsourcing and Co-creation – In this blog post we explain the fundamental differences between these three approaches to innovation.