Seven companies were rewarded for their innovation talents by the 2006 Innovation and Design Excellence Awards (iDEAS). These are companies that have recognised that creativity and design innovation are the critical elements of continually improving and reinvigorating themselves to stay ahead of the competition.
The DTrace trouble-shooting software from Sun was chosen as the Gold winner in The Wall Street Journal’s 2006 Technology Innovation Awards contest, the second time in three years that a Sun entry has won the top award.
Since 1999, the editors of MIT’s Technology Review magazine have honored the young innovators whose inventions and research it finds most exciting. This collection is the TR35, a list of technologists and scientists, all under the age of 35.
BusinessWeek’s special report on creativity argues that the Knowledge Economy as we know it is being eclipsed by something new — call it the Creativity Economy. A new corporate model focusing on creativity and innovation could provide companies new pathways to growth.
In a few latest posts in our portal, an ongoing discussion takes place on the effects of an open networking – sharing environment on innovation. The process of sharing intellectual capital can benefit organisations in many ways but there are hurdles of trust and culture to overcome first.
European consulting firm Innovaro has released its 2006 Innovation Leaders report, which details the innovation practices of over 1,000 global companies in 20 key sectors. The results are drawing upon assessment of a wide range of issues including financial performance, product launches, R&D effectiveness, brand impact and culture.
Sponsored by BusinessWeek and judged independently by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), the 2006 Industrial Design Excellence Awards (IDEAs) is one of the most important of its kind.