More than money, more than politics, ideas are the secret power that this planet runs on, according to the latest issue of TIME Magazine. The magazine publishes a list of 10 ideas that are changing the world: Common Wealth, The End of Customer Service, The Post-Movie-Star Era, Reverse Radicalism, Kitchen Chemistry, Geoengineering, Synthetic Authenticity, The New Austerity, Mandatory Health, and Re-Judaizing Jesus.
Archive for 2008
The key to the UK becoming a world leader in innovation is to forge closer links between industry and higher education, according to “Innovation Nation” White Paper, published by the Department for innovation, Universities & Skills.
Silicon Valley experienced a sixth consecutive year of productivity gains in 2007 that surpassed previous highs from the dot com boom, but the growth spurt is offset by economic instability, according to the 2008 Silicon Valley Index released by Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network and Silicon Valley Community Foundation. The Index, published annually since 1995, measures the strength of the region’s economy and the health of the community.
The 2008 Horizon Report describes six emerging technologies or practices that will likely enter mainstream use in learning-focused organizations within three adoption horizons over the next one to five years. The Report, the fifth in this annual series, is produced as a collaboration between the New Media Consortium (NMC) and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI)
Each year, MIT’s Technology Review magazine publishes its list of 10 emerging technologies that its editors believe will be particularly important over the next few years. This is work ready to emerge from the lab, in a broad range of areas: energy, computer hardware and software, biological imaging, and more.
An emerging approach to identifying, funding and commercializing university-based innovation is proving quite effective at seeding new companies, according to research conducted by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Max Planck Institute of Economics.
Bangalore, a city of 6.5 million in the state of Karnataka, southern India hosts a successful cluster of information technology companies, both local (Infosys, Wirpo, iGate) and multinationals. The paper “Localized advantage in a global economy: The case of Bangalore”