January 31, 2018

REMINDER: Two Weeks Left to Apply for NAI Student Innovation Showcase

  Encourage your innovative students to submit today for this showcase and mentorship opportunity   View this email in your browser Only Two Weeks Left to […]
February 5, 2018

Hasbro-Indiegogo Partnership Celebrates the Benefits of Open Innovation

Open innovation takes many forms. One of the most exciting examples to hit my desk of late is the Next Great Game Challenge, a partnership between […]
February 5, 2018

How One Toy Company Gets Open Innovation Right

Every year around this time, I get a little nostalgic for Toy Fair. My first real job at age 27 was at the toy startup, Worlds of Wonder. On […]
February 6, 2018

The Pet Industry is a Growing Hub for Open Innovation

It is an incredible time to be a product developer. Like solving problems? Enjoy being creative? Today, you do not have to start a business to […]
February 6, 2018

Why Mattel Is Shifting towards Open Innovation

Calling all product developers, designers, engineers, inventors, artists, makers, tinkerers, and DIY enthusiasts! I have great news for you. The toy company Mattel is now accepting […]
February 6, 2018

OXO Is Changing The Landscape of Open Innovation

Does open innovation really work? Yes. Just look at OXO. The housewares company founded by Sam Farber in 1990 is thriving, with more than 1,000 products […]
February 6, 2018

The Innovation Strategy Behind The Success of Scrub Daddy

Shark Tank star Aaron Krause — the energetic inventor and founder of the bestselling sponge Scrub Daddy — has been releasing new products at a relentless […]
February 20, 2018

Technology & Innovation: 2017 Conference Issue Released

  New Issue: Volume 19, Number 3 View this email in your browser The new issue of Technology and Innovation, Journal of the National Academy of […]
February 21, 2018

The 4 Big Changes to Open Innovation During the Last 4 Years

Like everyone else, I discovered that figuring how out to support myself while doing something I truly enjoyed was going to be difficult. I knew at […]