Like the prize that Charles Lindberg claimed for the first non-stop flight between New York and Paris or the space industry's X-Prize, open innovation encourages progress towards clear targets without specifying the best means to achieve them. It is an approach that has earned its place as a flexible, useful tool within a comprehensive portfolio of strategies to support innovation.
CLEARING THE PATH TO MARKET
Overview of the work of Ontario's Health Innovation Brokers
LEARNINGS FROM OPEN INNOVATION CHALLENGES
What was learned from the first ten ImagineNation challenges, plus resources for those interested in open innovation.
How often lab tests are repeated was just one of the questions teams in the ImagineNation data challenges tackled, when they analyzed existing data to answer pressing questions about healthcare.
SPURRING PUBLIC HEALTH VIA SOCIAL MEDIA
Key insights from experts advising teams in the ImagineNation Challenge on using social media to advance public health goals.
INNOVATING FOR BETTER CARE
Presentation to the Open Government Partnership describing how the ImagineNation Challenges aimed to improve healthcare.
The following resources offer useful starting points for more information about open innovation:
- The US government's Getting Started with Challenge and Prize Competitions page
- Nesta's Innovation Policy Toolkit
- McKinsey's Using Prizes to Spur Innovation report
- Deloitte's report on The Craft of Incentive Prize Design
- Infoway's ImagineNation Challenge website with outcomes, rules, judges, awards, and more