Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the web, discussed the exciting new field of web science which he is pioneering at MIT, in partnership with colleagues at Southampton University, which seeks to understand the impact the web is having on our society and economy.
Archive for 2008
Approximately two-thirds of the award winning U.S. innovations involve some kind of interorganizational collaboration—a situation that reflects the more collaborative nature of the innovation process and the greater role in private sector innovation by government agencies, federal laboratories, and research universities, according to a new report by the Information Technology and Innovation Forum (ITIF) on the U.S. innovation system.
The 1st ISPIM Innovation Symposium – Managing Innovation in a Connected World – will be held in Singapore on 14-17 December 2008.
A new guidebook on regional benchmarking was produced by the IRE Secretariat, which provides an overview of the methodologies developed by eight regional innovation policy impact assessment and benchmarking projects carried out during 2005-2008. The projects on which the guidebook is based are ARISE, EMERIPA, EURO-COOP, IASMINE, IMPACTSCAN, INNOWATCH, MERIPA, and OMEN.
Foundation Focus (May 2008) brings some interesting data on globalisation, offshoring and job loses. Based on the European Restructuring Monitor (ERM) research on restructuring trends in Europe during 2003-06, the article argues that offshoring accounted for 10% of cases of restructuring involving job loss (356 out of 3,475 cases in 2003–6) and 8% of announced job losses.
BusinessWeek Special Report on Innovation (April 2008) includes a number of intersting stories about the state of European innovation, Europe’s top inventors, and main innovation drivers. Included is a piece on Europe’s Innovation Hot Spots. European governments are making efforts to propel innovation on the continent by creating competitive clusters—areas with businesses, research centers, and educational institutions centered around a specific sector.
The [email protected] Family of Communities is a network of specialists representing several organizations involved in collaborative innovation. The communities five key constructing pillars are self-organisation, independence, human centrism, virtual, and voluntary character,