Open Innovation

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Open Innovation Works in the Public Sector, Say Federal CTOs

Alex Howard | O'Reilly Radar | February 13, 2012

On his last day at the White House, Chopra released an "open innovator's toolkit" that highlights twenty different case studies in how he, his staff and his fellow chief technology officers at federal agencies have been trying to stimulate innovation in government.

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Open Source Drug Discovery Gathers Steam

Staff Writer | BioSpectrum | July 6, 2012

The unique CSIR initiative, now has over 6,000 registered participants working on an open source platform for the discovery of drugs of diseases such as TB, malaria and more. Read More »

Open Source Pharma And Prizes

mattoddchem | Intermolecular | May 13, 2014

I’m involved in a meeting happening next month in Italy that is asking “Can we develop a new open source pharmaceutical industry?” We’ll be talking amongst other things about incentives (such as prizes) and new ideas for the structure of pharma (legal and economic) and trying to come up with some pilot projects.

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Open Source Recognized As A Key Economic Pillar In European Union Study

A September 2021 study on the economic impact of open source software and hardware concluded that open source technologies injected EUR 65-95 billion into the European economy. This study is timely given the current rollout of the European Union's EUR 750 billion recovery investment, which has allotted 20% for digital transformation. Growing political efforts to understand and quantify the importance of open source in realizing EU digital sovereignty accentuate the study's significance. The European Union sponsored the study, which was written by Fraunhofer ISI and OpenForum Europe.

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Open Source Tech Revolutionizes Water Pollution Testing Equipment

Press Release | Michigan Technological University | August 5, 2015

High nitrate levels in water cause the dead zones in the world’s largest deltas. Using too much nitrogen fertilizer wastes resources and leads to nitrate in runoff and water wells and an excess of nitrate in drinking water is a health hazard to infants and harmful to many animals. Current portable nitrate testers range in price and accuracy, from ballpark data at low price points to several hundred dollars for a handheld photometer. This new design is palm-sized, interfaces with a free Android app, costs less than $65 to manufacture and uses green chemistry for a safer and more accurate testing procedure. “This is a Popeye-approved reagent methodology,” Pearce jokes, adding that the enzyme used in the test kit is found in spinach and other leafy greens. “We’re replacing a toxic heavy metal with something that you eat every day in your salad.”

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OSEHRA Awarded VA Open Source Technical Support Contract

Press Release | OSEHRA, BITS | February 22, 2016

The Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the Open Source Technical Support and Working Group Services for VA VistA Contract by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The contract scope includes identifying and analyzing available open source software that fulfills VA requirements or enhances functionality, as well as support for Technical Working Groups through which VA can collaborate with the open source community.

OSEHRA Proposes Visionary Open Digital Health Platform for the VA

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) recently released a Request for Information (RFI) calling for advice on how to build an open, "interoperable digital health platform." The RFI received 40 responses. Only one of those was publicly released, the one from OSEHRA. That the open source EHR organization was the only one that has been open in their submissions, by itself, tells a story. There are some in the VA proposing replacing the open source VistA EHR with a "Commercial" lock-in product. Proprietary EHR vendors are circling the VA like sharks smelling blood in the water, and they don't want the public to know what they are up to...The OSEHRA response below. Note that several dozen OSEHRA member companies and associates participated in drafting this response.

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Pistoia Alliance Launches New Open Innovation Platform

Press Release | Pistoia Alliance, Qmarkets | August 4, 2014

The Pistoia Alliance has today launched its new online Interactive Project Portfolio Platform (IP3) in order to encourage the entire life sciences research community to generate and share new, innovative ideas and drive the creation of novel, collaborative solutions that break down barriers in life science R&D. Read More »

Real Business Innovation Begins with Open Practices

To business leaders, "open source" often sounds too altruistic—and altruism is in short supply on the average balance sheet. But using and contributing to open source makes hard-nosed business sense, particularly as a way of increasing innovation. Today's firms all face increased competition and dynamic markets. Yesterday's big bang can easily become today's cautionary tale. Strategically, the only viable response to this disruption is constantly striving to serve customers better through sustained and continuous innovation. But delivering innovation is hard; the key is to embrace open and collaborative innovation across organizational walls—open innovation...

Recent Trends in Collaborative, Open Source Drug Discovery

Anuradha Roy, Peter R. McDonald and Rathnam Chaguturu | The Open Conference Proceedings Journal | October 30, 2011

In order to be more profitable and productive, the pharmaceutical industry has embraced an open innovation approach to share the drug discovery processes and data with academia.

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The Pistoia Alliance Calls on the Life Sciences to Support Greater Collaboration to Overcome Technology Challenges

Press Release | Pistoia Alliance | March 29, 2017

The Pistoia Alliance, a global, not for profit alliance that works to lower barriers to innovation in life sciences R&D, is calling upon the industry to improve collaborative efforts to use patient data to its full effect. In a series of keynote speeches delivered at The Pistoia Alliance’s annual member conference in London, speakers from Amgen, Accenture and AstraZeneca, discussed the need to more closely connect outcomes data with the R&D process – to help pharmaceutical companies focus their research efforts and deliver real benefits to patients. Building machine learning and deep learning systems, and incorporating data from therapeutic interventions or diagnostics into R&D is technologically challenging, and would benefit significantly from industry-wide pre-competitive collaboration...

The tranSMART Platform Wins Three Awards at the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo

Press Release | tranSMART Foundation | April 28, 2015

The tranSMART Foundation, a non-profit organization providing a global, open-source knowledge management platform for scientists to share pre-competitive translational research data, today announced that its platform won three awards at the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo April 21-23, 2015 in Boston, Mass., including Best-of-Show, Best Practices and Best Poster Awards. The tranSMART Platform v1.2 won the Best-of-Show Award in the Informatics & Data Tools category honoring exceptional innovation in technologies used by life science professionals.

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Todd Park: Who Is President Obama's New CTO?

Dave Smith | International Business Times | February 9, 2012

On Friday, President Barack Obama appointed Todd Park, a 39-year-old former entrepreneur and founder of Athenahealth, to be the new U.S. Chief Technology Officer of the United States. Park takes over for Aneesh Chopra, the first U.S. CTO, who resigned in February. "It is possible to be entrepreneurial in the U.S. government," Park told Bloomberg Businessweek. Read More »

TopCoder Teams With NASA And National Geographic Emerging Explorer Albert Lin To Create A Powerful Algorithm That Identifies Human-Built Structures In Genghis Khan's Homeland

Press Release | TopCoder, Inc. | September 12, 2013

Partnership will accelerate how NASA assesses planetary imagery and will better enable Lin to identify, protect and preserve the integrity of undiscovered sites of cultural and historical significance worldwide Read More »

TopCoder's Global Community Surpasses Half A Million Members

Press Release | TopCoder, Inc. | July 30, 2013

TopCoder®, Inc., the world's largest open innovation platform and competitive community of digital creators, surpassed half a million community members yesterday. Representing the world's best algorithmists, software developers and creative artists, the members compete and collaborate to create valuable, real-world solutions on TopCoder's state-of-the-art platform. Read More »