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

idea challenge by nokia

The Growth Economy Venture Challenge by Nokia is the chance to win $1Million venture capital investment for realization of idea. They are looking for: “An idea that could truly change the way people use Nokia mobile devices. An idea that demonstrates how mobility can dramatically improve the lives of people who live in areas where the average income is under US$5/day. An idea that recognizes a good business opportunity can also contribute to “doing good.” Deadline is the end of July. Continue reading idea challenge by nokia

ireland starts new open innovation contest

Last year Ireland had interesting open innovation program which shown good results (ideascampaign). This year contest looks nicer 😉 and it has prizes, also they took Brightidea software to support it. I think that they learned from last year and this knowledge is keeping them on right track. Certanly, the right track is open innovation. You can find it on: These concept could be the example for other countries, specially to countries which have large diaspora(like my country – Croatia). Continue reading ireland starts new open innovation contest

ideas campaign started in ireland

Open Innovation in Ireland, just read following:“The Ideas Campaign is calling on you, the people of Ireland, to propose solutions that will help rebuild the economy. It’s a grassroots, independent campaign for citizens, by citizens.”Nice way to get new ideas to boost economy (if only my country would do te same)!Many ideas are already out there and I will enjoy whole month to read(campain will finish at end of March).Its great that this concept of open innovation campaign can be spread to entire nation. Well done Ireland!link Continue reading ideas campaign started in ireland


Today I faced a dilemma concerning innovation campaigns posters. For a third year in a row, we run an inno-campaign in our firm. First year we had an image of parachuter on poster. Last year we had a picture of american football pitch with two amateur teams preparing for the game.This year we have to choose from three ‘finalist’ which was filtered from 6-10 pictures which was looking ‘innovative’. We choose the one that looks most connected with our company and which also was the prettiest. It’s the picture of offshore windmills and beneath them a little boat. The poster … Continue reading inno-campaign

idea campaigns

It’s always the question, is it better to give a system a try, with just advertizining innovation inside the company or launch an idea campaign? Idea campaign with good incentives can result with big number of filed ideas, but the quality of these ideas can be doubtful. There’s also the issue, can you hadnle big number of ideas the same time, and how it will effect to innovation climate inside company if big number of filed ideas will be refused. Something is the middle is the anwer: have an idea campaign, but let it go for the whole year, and … Continue reading idea campaigns