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How we pull big corporates out of their comfort zone - by @nickdemey …

Pulling big corporations out of their comfort zone is a terrific way to make them innovate like startups. Confronting corporates with unconventional markets is…
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Can Video Games Change the World? | Innovation Management

Can Video Games Change the World? | Innovation Management | Front End Innovation | Scoop.it
Once purely a form of entertainment, video games are now being used to explore solutions and educate the public on some of the world most challenging social issues.
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Gaming has been around for some time as a source for education, to build empathy, generate insights, and allow individuals to simulate what it might be like to experience some of these issues first hand.

 

The use of games for social change is only emerging: there is great potential in using this tool to educate, change minds, and change behaviour.

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32 Innovations That Will Change Your Tomorrow

32 Innovations That Will Change Your Tomorrow | Front End Innovation | Scoop.it

An abridged guide to the many ways that your day is about to get better from sensors in teeth to underwear that analyses your movements.

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This list of innovations give a glimpse of a future that is within reach. Use it to trigger new ideas for your products, either to extend a current applicatio. For example Innovation 1 - Electric Clothes. Could these be used to power your product? How might they be combined?

 

Alternatively, you can use it to find a whole new way to solve a problem. For example Innovation 27 - A New Firefighter - is using an electric field to destabilise the flame’s underlying structure rather than blanketing the fire to smother it. How might an electric field be applied in another situation to alter the structure?

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The Heart of Innovation: What Is Innovation?

The Heart of Innovation: What Is Innovation? | Front End Innovation | Scoop.it

Inspiring 2-minute video for anyone interested in innovation. BTW, if you google "definitions of innovation," you will get more than 27 million references.

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6 technologies and innovations that could finally go mainstream in 2013

6 technologies and innovations that could finally go mainstream in 2013 | Front End Innovation | Scoop.it

Living in the technology and startup ecosystem, we are constantly bombarded with the latest hot new app, device, technology, or company. They get their 15 minutes of fame and then something newer, hotter, and latest-er comes along to replace them. But every now and then, something sticks around for a while.


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Fireflies inspire modification to LEDs that makes them 55 percent more efficient

Fireflies inspire modification to LEDs that makes them 55 percent more efficient | Front End Innovation | Scoop.it

By mimicking the jagged structure of a lightning bug’s “lantern” in a layer on top of existing LEDs, or light-emitting diodes, a team of researchers in Belgium, France, and Canada increased the amount of light from the semiconductor device by up to 55 percent.

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Biology is a great source of inspiration,becuase, let's face it, nature has had a long time to perfect itself!

 

In this example, a company has been inspired from the way that the tiny firefly increases the amount of light by reflecting the light off its jagged scales.

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