Startup School is designed to teach entrepreneurs what they really need to know to make their great idea a great company. More than 500 startup-minded people from all over the world came together to hear successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, tech accountants, and tech lawyers tell them how to do it, and better yet, how not to do it.
Stimulating innovation is one of the most pressing items on the EU agenda. In the latest European Business Forum’s debate on innovation (Issue 22 – Autumn 2005) a panel of business people, academics, advisers and policymakers address the question: “Is Europe losing its innovative edge?”
The OECD study on innovation in the energy sector focuses mainly on fuel cell technology but other fields also examined, including oil & gas extraction technologies and clean coal technology. The objectives were to present recent R&D and innovation processes in the energy sector, and formulate policy recommendations for national policies in the sector.
More and more universities are realizing that the skills needed to launch a company can be useful even to students who aren’t business majors, according to a recent report published to Business Week magazine.
America’s leading companies have identified the need to foster innovation as a key tenet of their business strategy. Their success has proven that innovation is everybody’s business, and differentiates the stellar from their less-successful rivals.
There is no direct relationship between R&D spending and significant measures of corporate success such as growth, profitability, and shareholder return, according to a new global innovation study by Booz Allen Hamilton. However, the pace of corporate R&D spending continues to accelerate, as many executives continue to believe that enhanced innovation is required to fuel their future growth.
The ipIQ’s 2006 Patent Scorecard is an industry-by-industry ranking of corporate innovation that combines a series of indicators to arrive at patent quality, technological strength and breadth of impact.