Great Idea Can Come From Anywhere!

fromAnywhereEveryone has the potential to be creative. We all create everyday, whether we’re at home, work, in the garden or at school. these ideas help us in our daily lives and we often take them for granted because we think they’re small or insignificant. But sometimes we could come up with an idea that is so useful for the market that it can be called an innovation. The problem is that many people are uncomfortable getting their idea out, or too timid to step out of their comfort zones. Continue reading “Great Idea Can Come From Anywhere!”

“The Method” – Contest


To set up an innovation contest, we’ll first need a topic for sure. Clearly defined, “trendy” topic must push innovators to engage in contest. Sales, marketing, management or customer should trigger new topic from the business field that needs new ideas from our “innovation team”. This need seeker should provide quality description and customer situation of the topic, but avoid technical details as this could lead innovators into wrong path and there is no need for details in this phase – concepts are better.   Continue reading ““The Method” – Contest”

Starting points for creativity and innovation

I often hear questions like “How can I start my creativity?” or “How to earn money with my ideas?”. The best answer is always an advice to check few open innovation portals. It is always very useful to see examples and to be encouraged by creative products that are trying to conquer the market. First stop which everyone loves to see is surely, where you can submit T-shirt design and win cash, prizes & fame. One more site with similar content is cafepress. It looks so good, like the most of world’s designers are trying to create T-shirts. Starting site … Continue reading Starting points for creativity and innovation

Establishing Innovation Culture

My paper “Establishing Innovation Culture”, about installing Innovative Climate in big organization is available via this link on issuu. I presented it on the Conference for Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Maribor, 2 years ago, and got a great feedback. Hope that you’ll like it! Please comment! Continue reading Establishing Innovation Culture

Ideas for Good – Toyota

Toyota lauched Open Innovation Contest called “Ideas For Good”. Entrants can post ideas for 5 Toyota’s technologies: Total Human Model for Safety (THUMS) Hybrid Synergy Drive® (HSD) Solar Powered Ventilation System Touch Tracer Display Advanced Parking Guidance System (APGS) Ideas can be submitted here. Here is the video that describes the whole thing: Continue reading Ideas for Good – Toyota

first attempt of open innovation in croatia

First Open Innovation Initiative has started in Croatia. It’s started by political party HSLS (Croatian Social Liberal Party) and it’s focused for suggestions for Croatia’s Capital Zagreb. It is called: Suggest Zagreb! Suggestions can be sent by registrated users from following categories: Economy, Culture, Education, Science, Sport, Ecology, Tourism… Users can vote for suggestions and also special Committee is formed to judge about best ideas, which will be suggested to Zagreb’s City Parliament by HSLS. Not bad for first time, here is the link. Continue reading first attempt of open innovation in croatia

ireland announce winners in their open innovation contest

Open Innovation Contest in Ireland (your country your call) is over. They selected two winners: Neil Leyden with  “Irish Content Industry Association” (attract global content industries and make Ireland a global center for digital content) Cianán Clancy and Colm MacFhlannachadha with ‘The Data Island Strategy,’ (global digital services). Info about other finalists on Brightidea blog. Continue reading ireland announce winners in their open innovation contest

the one million linden dollars idea

Osram started innovation contest in December and tomorrow is last day for submission of ideas.The information about this contest is available on Second Life on OSRAM island.Everybody can submit up to 3 ideas, and after first filter, best 250 ideas will go to real contest. Next will include work on ideas and awards for the best.This puts new light on Second Life as the platform for collaboration&work on new ideas.I will prepare two ideas for this contest and submit it tomorrow 🙂 Continue reading the one million linden dollars idea