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Humans first when it comes to innovation

Innovations are usually accompanied by the fuzzy front end, by nebulous needs, by vague ideas. Jasmin Vella, Ideator at HYVE, talks to Stefan Biel, Innovation Director at Beiersdorf, about the connection between problem, need, identification, solution and above all the human component. Does it need a problem? Jasmin: Idea generation [...]

Rescue mopeds – life savers from the crowd

A crowdsourcing contest that revolutionized medical care in Bandung shows just how strong and current this principle of "distributed innovation" is. High traffic and lacking infrastructure Bandung is the fourth largest city in Indonesia with 3 million inhabitants. Including the Java metropolitan region, the region has 16 million inhabitants. It [...]