Innovation in the developing world, as many people may tend to think, comes from either large conglomerates or small entrepreneurial communities which have had the good fortune of venture backing. Especially in a free market economy, such as India’s, innovation is often thought of as the mandate of thriving businesses equipped with the know-how. In…

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When you hear the word ‘crowdsourcing’, what comes to mind? Most people list ideas, tee-shirts, logos and advertisements. If you are familiar with InnoCentive, the world’s largest open innovation platform, you would know product development, design projects and campaigns can be crowdsourced too. It was at the Business Innovation Factory conference earlier this week I…

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Riveting innovation stories were told during the Business Innovation Factory conference held in Providence, Rhode Island. In its fifth year now, the conference attracted brilliant people from all over the country hungry to learn and discover. Over twenty speakers from different industries, professions and backgrounds were gathered to share how they have ‘innovated’ in their…

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Voting is now closed, and we have a winner for my ticket to the Business Innovation Factory (BIF-5) conference October 7-8, 2009 in Providence, RI. Here again were the Three Finalists: Creating a Bachelor of Innovation by Dr. Terrance E. Boult, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Breaking Innovation Barriers by Looking Beyond by Vyoma…

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This is Finalist #2 of 3 in the Business Innovation Factory (BIF-5) Ticket Contest Vote for this entry by leaving a comment or sending an @reply to @innovate on Twitter with “I vote for #2” in it. If you are a scientist or an engineer, you know firsthand that innovation is neither inexpensive nor straightforward.…

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