As companies begin to refocus on growth, innovation has once again become a priority: in a recent McKinsey survey 84% of executives say innovation is extremely or very important to their companies’ growth strategy.
Archive for 2010
The 2010 Finnish National Innovation Strategy contains an important section on demand and user-driven innovation. In addition to considering scientific and technological development as an important source of innovation, the strategy also takes into account the growing role of other knowledge-based innovations and the related demand and user-orientation in the broadening innovation activity in the society.
The Economist magazine writes about U.S.A. and Britain governments’ measures on funding social innovation efforts. The magazine also, gives a background of social innovation and social entrepreneurship.
Architectural filmmaker Keiichi Matsuda has produced a film that tries to envision life in augmented cities. The film presents a small walk through a few minutes in different people’s lives in a city filled with augmented reality technology. It demonstrates a series of different technological devices and interfaces.
ReadWriteWeb creates a collection of popular videos about the Internet of Things. The term Internet of Things refers to the networked interconnection of everyday objects. The selected videos are about how to make your own objects, as well as overviews, interviews and lectures.
Based on a recent Forrester survey showing that the majority of people on the Web are willing to co-create, Dion Hinchcliffe, a lead Enterprise Web 2.0 advisor, argues that crowdsourcing is looking like a repeatable, reliable way to outsource work and partner with online communities to create concrete results.
Every year, the editors of MIT’s Technology Review magazine lauds 35 innovators under the age of 35 whose inventions and research they find most exciting. Their work–spanning medicine, communications, computing, electronics, nanotechnology, and more–is changing our world.