The fourth Community Innovation Survey made available data on innovation in the service sector. This opened the way to extending research into comparing innovativeness in the service and the manufacturing sectors.
Documenting the business-technology strategies, investments, and administrative practices of some of America’s best-known companies, the InformationWeek 500 study offers a unique opportunity to understand and benchmark a company’s IT approach against the most innovative users of technology.
The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gordon Brown, has designate six ‘Science Cities’ to lead the development of deeper links between business and the science base and ensure that science, technology and innovation succeed in becoming the engine of economic growth.
Microsoft offers a guide that helps companies involved in the design and manufacture of new products to understand the benefits of a collaborative product development solution based on the Microsoft Office System. It describes one way in which a collaborative product development solution could be developed for a manufacturing organization.
The Competitiveness Institute is a not-for-profit alliance of cluster practitioners. TCI’s mission is to improve living standards and the local competitiveness of regions throughout the world, by fostering cluster-based development initiatives.
The main theme of the Summit, which will take place in Stockholm, 16-18 October, is Competitiveness and Innovation, and a significant part will be dedicated to the new Lisbon Strategy and how its implementation can be ensured through national and regional ownership.
Until the 1980s technological innovation in textiles was largely rooted in the chemistry of the raw materials. The boom in synthetic textiles continued until the early 80s; superpolymers mixed with natural fibres made more than half of the mass production. This type of innovation became commonplace and ceased providing a competitive advantage.