The best innovation books of 2009 selected by BusinessWeek highlight four major subjects: (1) Design-driven innovation: how design strategies are shaping the future of businesses, (2) Innovation in uncertain times: how to reduce risk in periods of crisis, (3) Intelligent innovation: how to tap into the power of creativity,
Archive for 2009
SAP AG, SHARP Corporation, Nikken Sekkei Ltd., Hewlett-Packard Japan, Ltd., Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd., e-solutions, inc., and the Future Design Center Incorporated Association (FDC) have joined forces to start the Smart City Project to present a technology model from Japan to the world. The plan is to develop cutting-edge technologies and models as “social systems”.
The IBM Institute for Business Value publishes two business analytics and optimization studies aiming to help organizations to find how, driven by intelligence rather than intuition, can gain speed, agility and timing to execute winning maneuvers.
This paper by Jan Fagerberg, David C Mowery and Bart Verspagen, published on Science and Public Policy, 36(6), July 2009, pages 431–444, analyses the co-evolution of science, technology and innovation policy and industrial structure in a small, open, resource-based economy (Norway).
The 2009 edition of the European Regional Innovation Scoreboard (RIS) provides a comparative assessment of innovation performance across the NUTS 2 regions of the European Union and Norway. The report was prepared by Hugo Hollanders (MERIT), Stefano Tarantola (JRC), and Alexander Loschky (JRC).
GOOD.is magazine runs a continuing brainstorm on the future of cities, inaugurated at the CEOs for Cities Velocity conference in September, 2009. In this conference a diverse collection of professionals—from graphic designers to mayors— tried to figure out what makes cities great, and how to make them better.
IBM has created a number of flash movies presenting the company’s vision about the creation of a smarter city. The movies cover the following perspectives: Education, Development, Energy & Utilities, Healthcare, Public Safety, and Transportation