Organizations call for greater open innovation to advance sustainability


Announced at a CEO breakfast at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, a number of high profile organisations – Best Buy, Creative Commons, IDEO, Mountain Equipment Co-op, Nike, nGenera, Outdoor Industry Association, salesforce.com, 2degrees, and Yahoo! – called on other corporations to join them in committing to opening up their IP to fast-track the development of innovative solutions to sustainability challenges. The 10 founding partners of GX share a commitment to the power of open innovation and collaborative networks to fuel sustainable innovation by making their patented technologies available for research and licensing.

By making private intellectual property visible and usable, the aim is to accelerate the development of green innovation. The launch of GX is the first step in a journey towards more sustainable innovation, and the more companies that post their IP the faster the journey. More information can be found at http://greenxchange.force.com/

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