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[Videos] What you need to know about ideXlab’s Open Innovation platform


ideXlab: a worldwide Open Innovation platform providing multiple services


Using an Open Innovation platform can improve your technology intelligence and accelerate innovation within your company by offering access to the right experts and knowledge at any time. ideXlab provides as a multi-service platform the opportunity to leverage the scientific community. On ideXlab’s platform you can find companies, experts and acadamics researchers. You can also analyse hundreds of millions of publications and patents.

Thanks to a dedicated algorithm, the platform allows users to:

  • Search and analyse publications and patents
  • Store your researches and structure them with a simple “map mind” view
  • Find, identify and rank experts relevant to your needs within among 10 million identified individuals or companies.

ideXlab’s platform connects in a simple way technical questions and their solutions. The platform’s cross-industries approach helps define the state-of-the-art of specific scientific, technical, or marketing innovations. Discover in this short video the story of the platform:

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Create, store and exchange: a unique Open Innovation platform


In this second video you will go more deeply in platform’s functionalities, simplicity and search potential. It shows a use case related to ceramic parts additive manufacturing.

This case illustrate searching for new technology to improve the manufacturing of ceramics parts by using new additive manufacturing techniques or by using substitute materials.

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The Open Innovation platform’s added value comes from its capability to combine users’ needs within “four S” actions:

  • Search: find any publication, patent or expert linked to subjects your company is interested in, thanks to ideXlab’s search engine
  • Structure: the platform allow to store previous searches and help structure the acquired knowledge
  • Save: thanks to a storage space you can create your own bibliography
  • Share: last but not least, ideXlab’s Open Innovation platform allows you to share and exchange with other colleagues you findings


If you are ready to try Open Innovation and identify the best experts to solve your technical question, you can start now and open a trial account that includes 10 search credits on our website.



[tweetherder]What are the environments that lead to unusual levels of innovation?[/tweetherder]

[tweetherder]Steven Johnsonshares his quest on the discovery of where exactly good ideas are born[/tweetherder]. Are they really individual EUREKA moments or do they come from an architecture of space where people get together from different backgrounds and fields of expertise and share?

During his venture, he examined different environments like biological environments (e.g. coral reefs), the World Wide Web and history of the first cities and tried to figure out the recurring patterns that can be applied to our lives today.

If  we are trying to build organizations that are innovative, we have to have  environments he calls ‘liquid environments‘ where we have lots of different ideas that come together, from different backgrounds, with different interests, working together and finally leading to innovation. He gives an example of a researcher, Kevin Dunbar, who recorded a number of science labs around the world trying to figure out where most break-through ideas happened. Dunbar realized all the[tweetherder] ideas did not happen in the lab in front of a microscope, they happened at the conference table[/tweetherder] ; at weekly lab meetings when everybody got together and shared their latest finding and the mistakes made.

He also argues that we often talk about  the value of protecting ideas through intellectual property rights, having secretive R&D labs etc… but we should spend at least as much time valuing the premises of connecting ideas and not just protecting them. A great example given is that of the power of open innovation systems with the birth of the GPS market. 30 years after being opened to the public, it is now a technology that sits in most people’s pockets, cars and more.

Enjoy the video as we did:  http://www.ted.com/talks/steven_johnson_where_good_ideas_come_from#t-343176