URENIO Watch: Intelligent cities – smart cities – innovation ecosystems

Innovative Companies

Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators

Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global InnovatorsThe 5th annual Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators showcasing the world’s 100 most innovative organizations by analyzing patent and citation data across four main criteria: volume, success, globalization and influence. Top 100’s commitment to innovation and dedication to ongoing R&D are drivers of economic success, not only for them but also for the countries in which they reside Continue reading…

The 2015 Global Innovation 1000

The-2015-Global-Innovation-1000In the 2015 Global Innovation 1000 study, Strategy&, PwC’s strategy consulting business, analyzed the flows of R&D spending among companies and countries worldwide. It found that the geographic footprint of innovation has expanded dramatically in the years since the first study in 2008. The new landscape reflects significant regional shifts, as more companies pursue innovation programs abroad in search of access to top talent and high-growth market. Continue reading…

Can Google be the World’s Most Innovative Company?

google_worlds_most_innovative_companyOn his latest article Prof. Bill George from Harvard Business School, at HuffingtonPost.com addresses “The World’s Most Innovative Company”. In the article he presents facts that assist the reader to understand what makes Google so innovative throughout the years and the importance that Google has recognized of developing and hiring innovation leaders. Continue reading…

50 Smartest Companies 2015

50.smartestx519_0The MIT Technology Review magazine published its annual list of 50 companies that have truly innovative technologies and a business model that is both practical and ambitious, with the result that they have set the agenda in their fields over the past 12 months. Continue reading…

2014 Inventors | Innovators Under 35

tr35.inventorsx392_0The MIT Technology Review released its list of 35 Innovators Under 35, an annual lineup that highlights up-and-coming young professionals who are inventing the devices and technologies that will redefine how we live and work. The MIT Technology Review’s editors pared the roughly 500 nominees to 80 finalists and outside judges rated the originality and impact, or potential impact, of their work; those scores guided the editors as they crafted the list. Continue reading…

Digital Social Innovation

dsiDigital technologies and the Internet play an increasingly important role in how social innovation happens. NESTA calls this phenomenon digital social innovation (DSI) and created a network map of organisations that use digital technologies for social innovation. Continue reading…

Digital Operations for the Digital Business

The-digital-innovation-ecosystemBecoming a digital business—and achieving digital operations—is no longer simply about how we incorporate technology into our organizations; it’s about how we use technology to reinvent those organizations and reinvent operations to get out in front of the dramatic changes that technology is creating. Continue reading…

The 15 Most Innovative Mobile Companies

GigaOM published a list of companies, startups and giants alike, that are changing or could potentially change the mobile landscape in the most profound ways. Continue reading…

The 100 Most Creative People in Business 2012

Fast Company published the list with 100 most creative people in business for 2012. The list includes business innovators who dare to think differently. They’re the ones taking risks Continue reading…

IBM’s ongoing Smarter Cities program bearing fruit

IBM’s ongoing “smarter planet” program, which includes a “smarter city” component, has been assisting the development of products and technology services which focus on green technologies, sustainable growth and the implementation of innovation. Continue reading…