Trends & News2020-03-20T15:59:23-07:00

Coronavirus Crisis Only Heightens the Need for Innovation and Co-Creation

March 24th, 2020|

Those of us that work in the innovation management sector need no convincing of the benefits that it can bring to businesses and government departments all over the world. Adopting an innovative culture and approach allows an organisation to survive and thrive in the highly competitive modern business world and helps prevent them from becoming irrelevant or even obsolete.

8 Tips for Startup Entrepreneurs During COVID-19 Crisis

March 19th, 2020|

The coronavirus pandemic is turning out to be an international economic crisis, with ramifications for all industries and markets, similar to the crisis of 2008. A cross-border economic crisis affects companies large and small, challenging an organization's management and its employees.

The Opportunity has Never Been This Big for Reinsurers to Invest in Innovation and Startups

March 16th, 2020|

In recent years, reinsurance companies have been closely working with startups. Among such joint endeavours, one can count the scouting for new technologies in order to integrate them with clients (insurance companies) and commercial business relationships with startups to which they have provided reinsurance in cases of events related to the policy coverage.

Improving Safety in Extreme Work Environments through IoT

January 17th, 2020|

Sustainability is a widely known concept. However, finding a balance for its three main pillars (society, economy, and environment) is not easy. Society demands that companies respect and protect the environment while generating benefit, improving the country’s economy and respecting every member of society. 

How Is Digital Innovation Changing Marketing?

December 17th, 2019|

In 2013, Adobe conducted a comprehensive research study and found that 76% of marketers believe that marketing changed more in the past 2 years than in the previous 50. Digital technologies were changing rapidly, impacting how marketers build their strategies and market to their audiences. Today, fast digital innovation has been replaced with the strategic implementation of new technologies in marketing.

How AI will Help us to Diagnose Disease Faster and More Accurately

December 13th, 2019|

Chinese internet-based technology and cultural enterprise Tencent is using AI innovations in medical imaging and data mining to provide better, faster, more comprehensive diagnoses. In this extract from the GLOBAL INNOVATION INDEX 2019, Tencent’s Founder and Chief Executive Ma Huateng looks at the revolutionary impact of AI and big data in China’s healthcare service.

Four Ways Data is Improving Healthcare

December 6th, 2019|

Harnessing medical data can, and will, improve healthcare, writes GE Healthcare President and CEO Kieran Murphy in the GLOBAL INNOVATION INDEX 2019. This article is part of a series about the power of innovation to solve social and economic challenges. Stories and statistics are drawn from the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Global Innovation Index 2019.

How Data is Changing the Internet of Things

September 30th, 2019|

More than half of the world's data has been created in the past two years. As digital connection and creation - the Internet of Things - becomes ever more prevalent, we have to consider how data can better be interpreted, personalized, and improved. In this podcast, we explore IoT, and how it can impact your business.

Smart Business Uses for Your Smartphone

September 25th, 2019|

For small business owners, every day is a mission to sell products without surpassing the budget. Unfortunately, the expenses can add up. From obtaining vendors to shipping out the product and paying your employees, there is an expense at nearly every corner. However, what if there was a way to save money and streamline your processes right from the palm of your hand?

6 Mega-forces of Change that Affect Innovation

November 28th, 2012|

Today, there are six essential forces that are driving the changes that are occurring across much of today’s world. While these may not be the most pressing issues for your company, chances are that some combination of them will have a significant influence on your situation, on the strategic choices you make and thus on your approach to innovation.

Accurately Reading Open Innovation Tea Leaves

September 29th, 2012|

There are two basic types of open innovation missions sponsored by technology seekers: Nice to Find Soon (NFS) and Must Find Now (MFN). Given the vast difference in success probabilities between them, how can a would-be technology provider distinguish between them? After all, the technology seeker isn't going to label them as such.

How to use Systems Thinking to Unearth Innovation Opportunities

November 1st, 2011|

It used to be that "systems thinking" was a specialty reserved for a select few intellectuals. Now that it's clear every element of our work is part of a larger system that visibly and invisibly shapes our individual and organizational opportunities and risks, it's time for all us, and especially those looking towards innovation, to become systems thinkers. Why? Understanding system dynamics provides insights into where innovation will have a high payback, explains Kay Plantes.