Here are a couple of articles that I find worth checking into as they reveal some interesting trends on innovation.
In this article, you can read about General Electric’s launch of FirstBuild, a “microfactory” and open community for students, engineers, and innovators on the University of Louisville campus in Louisville, Kentucky. The company wants to create a new business model for the manufacturing industry by harnessing open innovation, the maker movement, and community involvement to build a revolutionary new wave of smart appliances.
The project is a collaboration between GE, the University of Louisville, and Local Motors, an open source hardware platform.
“This is global co-creation paired with a microfactory on site,” said Chip Blankenship, …