Open Innovation Opportunities...

Updated: Apr 11, 2019


Imagine if we were to ask one of the largest untapped areas of our population for ideas on reducing crime and creating opportunity ?  (yes, the folks who are in prison)   We don't seem to know how to solve this problem at a societal level, perhaps it's time for a different perspective.

One more area that is struggling is one of our shining symbols (NASA).  Yep, they are laying folks off and cutting back on funding.  How can we engage these folks and commercialize their IP and create IC (intellectual capital) that can solve some of our biggest unmet needs?

Last one...The country has reports of 10-12% unemployment, but the actuals are far more troubling.  The US probably has 35-40% under-employment (unemployed, part-time folks who want full time, and many more who have taken jobs that are at the lower end).  Yet, we try to solve each of these issues by asking the gov't and providing counseling to create individual jobs.  What can we do to create collaboratives amongst these under-employed folks where they can create new value ?


Might be interesting to try this model out in areas where there are significant unmet needs and/or opportunities to address large outcomes.  Imagine if we were to ask one of the largest untapped areas of our population for ideas on reducing crime and creating opportunity ?  (yes, the folks who are in prison)   We don't seem to know how to solve this problem at a societal level, perhaps it's time for a different perspective.


One more area that is struggling is one of our shining symbols (NASA).  Yep, they are laying folks off and cutting back on funding.  How can we engage these folks and commercialize their IP and create IC (intellectual capital) that can solve some of our biggest unmet needs ?

Last one...The country has reports of 10-12% unemployment, but the actuals are far more troubling.  The US probably has 35-40% under-employment (unemployed, part-time folks who want full time, and many more who have taken jobs that are at the lower end).  Yet, we try to solve each of these issues by asking the gov't and providing counseling to create individual jobs.  What can we do to create collaboratives amongst these under-employed folks where they can create new value ?


Imagine if we were to ask one of the largest untapped areas of our population for ideas on reducing crime and creating opportunity ?  (yes, the folks who are in prison)   We don't seem to know how to solve this problem at a societal level, perhaps it's time for a different perspective.

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