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Opportunity Scouting

Opportunity scouting is a systematic approach to identify, gather, manage, and distribute information about new business ventures, products, services, collaborations, and markets. At Innovate Kansas, we scout opportunities that may benefit businesses and communities throughout Kansas. In addition, we hope to offer methods of finding opportunities that you can implement, along with ways to visually showcase the opportunities you’ve located.

June 25, 2016

Redundancy in Communication

Bandwidth, Redundancy and Fidelity in Supply Chain Communications Businesses exist and survive by reducing transaction costs, don’t believe me check out Ronald Coase he got a Noble prize for saying it. Even if it is not the sole intent, it is reasonable to point out that successful businesses work to streamline transactions in terms of both speed and cost. It is […]

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March 11, 2011

Innovate Kansas: Core Projects

Goal: Increase the number of globally competitive innovative products and services produced in rural and/or distressed Kansas communities and regions   Targeted to: Individual companies, rural communities/regions, and distressed communities/regions   The network will specifically focus on: Profiling the innovation competencies, assets, capabilities, and needs of regions, communities, and their local companies, Developing the ability […]

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January 26, 2011

Codev 2011

Attended a great workshop from Jay Paap, served as a good Open Innovation 101. Paap has been in the innovation business for over 40 years. His insights and hindsights may help inform our project. Couple of interesting terms. Taylor-made networks Chief Community Officers Posted with WordPress for BlackBerry.

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January 23, 2011

On the way to Codev 2011

I’m on the airplane heading to Scottsdale Arizona to attend the business roundtable event CoDev 2011. This is a premiere conference about Open Innovation. Open Innovation is a key component of the KOIN concept. We hope KOIN foster an environment where small and medium sized Kansas companies cooperate and tackle global markets. Below is a […]

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