12 Useful Resources for Open Innovation
In this post we have collected some of our favourite Open Innovation resources. No more need to scour the internet trying to learn how on earth this 'Open Innovation' thing works – everything you need is right here! These Open Innovation resources will help you run great Open Innovation events and initiatives.
This post is updated regularly. Last update: July 15.
- Great guide on gathering top notch ideas - How to Run Idea Generation Events by Nesta UK
- A creative approach to idea generation - Generating Unexpected Ideas: reframing your challenge
- Unconventional guide to social innovation - Social Innovation Camps: a toolkit for troublemakers
- Our Open Innovation Crash Course. A quick and exciting introduction to the topic.
Challenge prizes and hack-a-thons
- Everything you need to know about hack-a-thons - Hackathon in the Box Guide
- View the video of this innovative energy saving hack-a-thon: Stories from an Energy Saving Hackathon
- Our go to steps for running an Open Innovation challenge - How to Run an Open Innovation Challenge in 5 steps
- One of Nesta's extensive guides on how to run a challenge prize: How to Run a Challenge Prize
- Another Nesta resource on best practices for challenge prizes. See the range of ways that you could use a challenge prize to make an impact - Challenge Prizes Practice Guide
- Interesting post on sourcing new ideas through experimentation. Great Open Innovation resource: Sourcing new ideas
- Everything you need to know about idea contests - Our most asked questions and answers on challenge prizes
- Learn how to choose a space for Open Innovation - How to Choose a Space for Open Innovation
- Learn how to start your own innovation lab: Unicef Innovation Labs
Looking for more resources and inspiration? 32 Inspiring Examples of Social Innovation will get your ideas rolling!
This post is updated regularly. Last update: March 14.