Reuters published its first world’s top 100 innovative universities ranking, building on a methodology that employs 10 different metrics. The criteria focused on academic papers, which indicate basic research performed at a university, and patent filings, which point to an institution’s interest in protecting and commercializing its discoveries.
Archive for 2015
In 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.
Reboot, a social impact firm dedicated to inclusive development and accountable governance, published a guide that provides practical advice and guidance for government changemakers as they navigate the specific challenges of implementing innovative programs in the public sector.
mySociety published a research paper, which seeks to answer the most basic questions about who actually uses civic technology and why. Gathering data from civic technology groups from around the world, it shows the variations in usage of civic tech across four core countries (US, UK, Kenya and South Africa), and records the attitudes of users towards the platforms they are using.
On 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.
A report issued by the World Economic Forum presents 10 of the best examples from around the world of how cities are creating innovative solutions to a variety of problems. Many of these solutions are scalable, replicable and can be adapted to a variety of specific urban environments. Some are possible only due to new technologies while others apply technology to ideas that are as old as the city itself.
The Global Creativity Index (GCI), created by the Martin Prosperity Institute, is a broad-based measure for advanced economic growth and sustainable prosperity based on the 3Ts of economic development — talent, technology, and tolerance. It rates and ranks 139 nations worldwide on each of these dimensions and on the overall measure of creativity and prosperity.