SAP asks for help with enterprise Web 2.0, other development challenges

How SAP's partnership with InnoCentive introduces development based on open innovation into SAP's model.

At this year's TechEd, SAP announced that it would partner with InnoCentive in order to pursue what they call open innovation. This podcast explains what open innovation is, how it could win you up to $25,000 in award money from SAP, and how it may change the development landscape at SAP altogether, so that some future contributions to SAP products are crowdsourced rather than developed internally.

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2:16: What SAP's relationship with InnoCentive means for open innovation

3:03: Introducing InnoCentive's version of open innovation

6:47: Open innovation is not open source!

7:54: SAP's three open innovation challenges, and the $25,000 in awards

11:47: Community interest in the challenges, and judging standards

14:48: SAP's internal innovation, and how it complements open innovation

15:45: How some SAP product functionality could come from open innovation

18:03: 30% of posted InnoCentive challenges have been solved

This was first published in September 2008

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