Today’s societal and business grand challenges are increasingly addressed through integrated approaches of open innovation, crowdsourcing, and multi-disciplinary collaboration that result in improving existing service ecosystems, introducing new services, or birth of whole new ecosystems. The ISSIP framework to address grand challenges includes a whole system approach to service innovation, i.e. technology innovation (social, mobile, big data, analytics, IoT, cognitive computing, etc.), business innovation (open innovation), process innovation (crowdsourcing, multi-disciplinary collaboration, etc.), and mutli-disciplinary life-long learning that enables our members to continue to grow professionally and be prepared for the work challenges and opportunities of 21st century.

Check out current opportunities to get involved with Grand Challenges offered by ISSIP and our  partners.

 

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CISCO INNOVATION GRAND CHALLENGE

Calling all IoT Trailblazers!  $250,000 in awards to jumpstart your venture!
Deadline: September 7,2015

If you are building an industry-disrupting or innovative digital solution leveraging the Internet of Things, Cisco, an ISSIP Institutional Member want to know you.  With less than 1% of things in the physical world connected to the Internet, there is an incredible opportunity to connect the unconnected, creating vast opportunities for service innovation.   The Cisco Innovation Grand Challenge will recognize startups, entrepreneurs and developers around the world with the most breakthrough digital technologies, products or business models across a variety of categories.  Get started here or visit the FAQ page to learn more.

 

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GRAND CHALLENGE FOR ISSIP MEMBERS AND WORLD UNIVERSITY AND SCHOOL UNIVERSITIANS 

Engaging Watson and cognitive computing, WIKI (editable web pages) accrediting MIT OCW-centric wiki World University and School would like to invite you to help WUaS become the Harvard / MIT of the internet and in all 7,106+ languages and 242+ countries, offering CC online university (bachelor, Ph.D., law and M.D.) and high school (I.B.) degrees in large languages and most countries. For more information about World University and School Grand Challenge, please contact [email protected]