• Corporate partnerships are on the rise

    By on 12 January 2016

    In the past few months, corporate partnerships have been flourishing like never before. Everyone is getting on board, from tech giants to start-ups. Whether this is just an easy way to do some co-branding or a true marketing strategy is not really important. The trend is here to stay and no one can ignore it. Naturally, companies like Google and

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  • 5 tips for innovating on a daily basis

    By on 12 January 2016

    Do you need to come up with innovative solutions at work? Are you being asked to innovate to stay ahead of the competition? Do you have to devise new ways of communicating with your customer base, communities or target audiences? This is the case for most of us, and we need to do all this quickly, efficiently and regularly. Not

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  • Our totally (un)realistic list for Santa

    By on 24 December 2015

    Ah, the holidays! A time for colorful lights, epic feasts, offices that empty out little by little, quieter streets, the chance to nab a seat on the subway and packages from Amazon piling up in front of your door… It’s also THE time of year when you can let your imagination run wild and dream of receiving that totally out-there

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  • Hackathon: behind the buzzword

    By on 5 December 2015

    Does the word hackathon mean anything to you? This new method for working in groups has quickly become THE agile, dynamic solution for key account and start-up projects in every sector. Hackathons: the basics The idea of a hackathon is simple: hold a contest where you get talented people together (mainly students and developers) and have them work in teams

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  • The 5 ways challenges boost agility and innovation at your company

    By on 3 December 2015

    Hackathons, challenges, awards, prizes… companies are having more and more luck with these open, collaborative innovation models. There are many reasons for their success. We’ve listed the five main ones in this article: 1/ Stimulating innovation through limitations within a specific scope Art lives on constraint and dies of freedom, Michelangelo You have to take the theme, deliverables, timing, incentives

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  • “Jump”: collaboration driving innovation

    By on 30 November 2015

    Participatory innovation: the BNP Paribas platform achieves a record 45% participation rate The initiative spearheaded by BNP Paribas CIB known as “Jump” uses collective intelligence to come up with great ideas by identifying in-house innovators and communities of experts. Jérôme Dubois, Innovation Manager at BNP Paribas CIB, tells us about “Jump.” The idea is to share the work of analyzing

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  • PSA’s spin on participatory innovation

    By on 30 November 2015

    PSA Peugeot Citroën gets its 208,000 employees on board with its approach to innovation At the Innov’Acteurs Campus, Mathilde Parlier-Blot, Customer Manager for Innovation at PSA, came to present her group’s participatory innovation strategy. At a group with more than 200,000 employees, the idea was to adopt a “step-by-step” approach and not to rush things. They started by simply sorting

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  • 3 secrets for a successful collaboration strategy

    By on 7 October 2015

    You can’t impose participatory innovation from the top down, you have to build it up like a strategy. You need to define a goal and a scope, get management on board and provide a specific funding mechanism. Hadi Zablit, Associate Director at the Boston Consulting Group, notes that “management needs to support innovation, set the objectives, explain how it fits

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