18 Oct '11, 1pm

IF11: 4 Ways to Find Innovation Outside Your Company

IF11: 4 Ways to Find Innovation Outside Your Company

In many ways, a culture of collaboration helps to propel companies along their own personal environmental innovation journeys. While much of it takes place behind the scenes, a growing number of companies are reaching beyond their four walls to find sources of innovation. During a workshop held on the last day of GreenBiz.com's 2011 Innovation Forum , Michael Ellis, a principal with consulting firm Green Order, and John Wilbanks, vice president of science at Creative Commons, showed how a range of companies, including Nike, GE and Coca-Cola, are using new forms of collaboration to spur innovation, sometimes with mixed success. "These are all just tools," Wilbanks said. "If you think of them as magic bullets, you'll probably shoot yourself and not the problem. But if you can define the problem cleanly enough and find a community of solvers who are actually going to do the t...

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