InnoCentive is a web-based community matching top scientists to relevant R&D challenges facing leading companies from around the globe. It provides an online forum enabling major companies to reward scientific innovation through financial incentives.
In order to facilitate countries trying to make the transition to the knowledge economy, the Knowledge Assessment Methodology (KAM) was developed by the World Bank Institute.
An article, in the latest issue of The McKinsey Quarterly, shows how “smart”, modular, decentralized systems that connect an array of suppliers and other external stakeholders are providing a competitive advantage and changing the face of the efficient corporation. According to the authors, organizational success depends upon effective mobilization of resources. Getting the right resources to the right place at the right time can make the difference between desired impact and catastrophe.
Great ideas abound at MIT, and the Deshpande Center strives to make them a reality. By funding novel early-stage research, and connecting MIT’s innovators with venture capitalists and entrepreneurial companies, the Center helps emerging technologies to emerge.
A report that provides to economic developers with an understanding of the latest research on the issues surrounding entrepreneurship and knowledge clusters as economic development strategies, along with practical new ideas and tactics.
The “Regions of Knowledge” pilot action, introduced by the European Parliament, aims to support experimental actions at regional level in four areas:
(1) Technology audits and regional foresight: focusing on analysis of the regional economy and technological fabric as well as identifying future development scenarios for a knowledge based economy.
The second national conference on Intelligent Cities, organized by the City of Whittlesea, discussed cases from Australia and overseas. The conference adopted the ‘Smart Community’ point of view, considering broadband infrastructure as an essential public utility.