Rob Shelton is the managing director of the San Jose office of PwC, and a student of how organizations can innovate. Examining what drives the best new ideas in organizations, Shelton also has simple questions to break down measuring the often hard-to-quantify aspects of innovation.
The new intelligent fold-up electric car developed by the MIT can be an excellent example of innovation in action, a perfect solution to ease the traffic and pollution problems of large cities, and a potential commerical success!
Every year IBM predicts the future of technology via the IBM 5 in 5 initiative–our forecast of five innovations that will help transform aspects of modern life, making the planet smarter, within the next five years. We assess not just the availability of a new technology but also the likelihood of its large-scale adoption. This year’s predictions:
It is the report (2011) of the Independent Panel on Federal Support to Research and Development. The Panel was asked by the government to provide advice in respect of the effectiveness of federal programs to support business and commercially oriented R&D, the appropriateness of the current mix and design of these programs, as well as possible gaps
The latest issue of Google’s Think Quarterly magazine focus on innovation. It presents big ideas from heads of industry, leading experts and Google’s visionaries — all to help guide your own thinking. The editors hopes this gives you inspiration, insight, and some new ideas of your own.
In this latest article by Barry Jaruzelski, John Loehr, and Richard Holman, published in “strategy+business” magazine, a thorough analysis of the Booz & Company’s annual study is presented. The study shows that spending more on R&D won’t drive results. The most crucial factors are strategic alignment and a culture that supports innovation.
The Innovation Union Flagship Initiative is at the core of the Europe 2020 strategy guiding Europe towards a more competitive, sustainable and inclusive economy. It sets out how Europe will tackle smart growth objectives through a strategic approach integrating research and innovation instruments.