Today saw the launch of our latest open innovation project with Orange called OSCR. And judging by the question and the buzz in the room after the presentations I think it's fair to say there was a huge amount of interest and excitement in the brief and the opportunity to work with Orange on new web, mobile or TV services.
In a nutshell, innovators have until Friday Nov 6th to submit their ideas on a really simple online application form available here. Then up to 10 projects will be selected to go forward to receive funding from a total available fund of £100,000 together with advice and support from our Trusted Agent team led by Livework and supported by Wireless Innovation.
The process is super quick as we find that one of the biggest hurdles to innovation is lack of momentum.
All the videos of the presentations today are already available on our vimeo site here and the powerpoint presentations will be up by next Monday. If you weren't able to make the event today then I suggest you watching Mark and/or Anita's presentations and the short Q&A session – all below – about what Orange is looking for from this process. (Apologies the sound quality isn't great as it was recorded on a small flip mino camera but hopefully is still audible.)
We'll report back on this blog on how it's progressing and what the outcome is both in terms of the innovations supported. But we are also keen to understand how well the process works for you so please also feedback to us on that.
Anyway, please do get your ideas in before next Friday – and the very best of luck!