All Posts

The Case for Open Innovation

Posted by Carlo Soresina on

I often find myself giving a talk at an industry conference or just chatting informally with friends and colleagues about why it is so critical for businesses to find ways to embrace and embed Open Innovation within their core strategy. I usually explain this with a number of really powerful examples and case studies. A case study that I find extremely effective is the one of Kraft Foods as explained by Steven Goers in the book "A Guide to Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing".

Kraft Foods is a global snack powerhouse with an unrivalled portfolio of brands. With...

Continue Reading
  • By Carlo Soresina on in Open Innovation

Call for Proposals: Electrolux Open Innovation Challenges

Posted by Carlo Soresina on

Electrolux, a global leader in home appliances and appliances for professional use, has recognized Open Innovation as key to their growth and has partnered with SkipsoLabs to launch an exciting innovation program.

Electrolux is inviting industries, startups, research centres, and universities to send their innovative proposals in the following key areas: Small Domestic Appliances – focusing on innovative appliances in coffee machines and brewing units, innovative irons and steam stations, improved food blending technologies, heating element technologies...

Continue Reading
  • By Carlo Soresina on in Challenges

Veolia Environnement and LADEC announce cooperation with SkipsoLabs

Posted by Carlo Soresina on

An open innovation platform for solving environmental challenges

Lahti, December 2, 2013. Veolia Environnement, the world leader in the environmental services and Lahti Region Development LADEC Ltdannounce the launch of Nordic Innovation Accelerator in Finland. This new, open innovation platform will offer clean technology companies an opportunity to showcase their innovative products and technologies on an international forum.

SkipsoLabs is the company providing the technology to support the program with its dedicated Software as a Service (SaaS) platform...

Continue Reading
  • By Carlo Soresina on in Announcements

Tapping into The Innovation Grid

Posted by Carlo Soresina on

When we think of the perfect innovation ecosystem we think of the Silicon Valley. With its unique mix of creative entrepreneurial talent, unlimited capital availability, top notch academic institutions and widespread support services, the Silicon Valley has been able to churn out, decade after decade, the world's most innovative and disruptive companies.

There have been endless studies of what makes the Silicon Valley so unique and numerous attempts at replicating it around the world. To date, none have really succeeded in their intent.

While re-creating an...

Continue Reading
  • By Carlo Soresina on in Hot Topics

The Power of Open Innovation

Posted by Carlo Soresina on

GC Illumination is an Italian company specialised in the design, production and distribution of fixtures for exterior lighting. GC supplies utilities, municipalities and installation companies in Italy and internationally. The company has been operating from its Milan headquarters since the early 60s.

The extremely tough economic environment in Italy as well as the growing competition from Chinese manufacturers are putting a lot of pressure on the company to stay ahead of the curve, maintain its market leadership and keep expanding its business in Italy and...

Continue Reading
  • By Carlo Soresina on in Case Studies