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Analogous Inspiration

What can we learn from looking around?

Emerging technologies and new ways of working don’t suddenly appear in a vacuum. Sometimes looking at other elements of a changing ecosystem can help us see the bigger picture and improve our understanding. This mission is about looking around, for instance:  

  • What can we learn about open innovation by looking at other new technologies, fields or ways of working?
  • What about looking back to older methods that offer important lessons we should not forget?
  • As open innovation participants are part of a community of practice, what are other communities that you admire or that can help us better understand open innovation?

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When faced with wicked problems, we should look to the methods and solutions nature generates to overcome challenges and obstruction.

When faced with wicked problems, we should look to the methods and solutions nature generates to overcome challenges and obstruction.

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Different design thinking methodologies could be used to structure open innovation communities.

Different design thinking methodologies could be used to structure open innovation communities.

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