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Why We Need Entrepreneurs in Government Agencies

Why We Need Entrepreneurs in Government Agencies | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Entrepreneurship returns to its origins: a government that was once a startup itself. Last week Congressman Mike Honda (Silicon Valley, CA) introduced the Entrepreneur-in-Residence Act of 2012 (H.R. 6119), legislation that would authorize the Director of the Office of Personnel Management, in coordination with the Department of Commerce and Small Business Administration, to place 30 Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIR) in federal agencies.

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Why Diverse Teams Are More Creative

Why Diverse Teams Are More Creative | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
As 2016 comes to a close, it may go down in history as a political turning point. Contentious elections and referendums in Europe and America have provided a series of unexpected shocks. One constant theme in all these major political events has been the debate around immigration and cultural diversity.
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The Art and Science of Problem Solving

The Art and Science of Problem Solving | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
It seems like practically every day we read in both the popular media and academic reports that thinking and problem solving skills need to taught in our schools, rather than memorization and standardized testing. But what exactly is problem solving, what does it entail?
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7 Quotes to Inspire Your Creativity in 2017

7 Quotes to Inspire Your Creativity in 2017 | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Over the years I have collected many quotes by great people. Every now and then, I felt something was missing, and created my own quote. So, here are 7 quotes from me to inspire your creativity in 2017.
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A Traditional Japanese Art Inspires a Futuristic Innovation: Brain ‘Organoids’

A Traditional Japanese Art Inspires a Futuristic Innovation: Brain ‘Organoids’ | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Researchers gain inspiration for creating tiny aritifical brains, that can be used for cancer research, from an ancient Japanese art of flower arranging.
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Design Thinking: The Need for Empathy

Design Thinking: The Need for Empathy | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The idea behind design thinking is to address the user problems and ensure that the user’s needs are in focus during the different design process phases. it does not matter which design process model you apply in your business; IDEO model, d.school design thinking, double diamond, or IBM design thinking, they are all designed to address user problems and solve it through a number of phases that start by exploring the problem and move forward to build a prototype of the product that aims to solve it.
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Digital Banking & the Customer Experience: Disrupt or Dis-intermediate

Digital Banking & the Customer Experience: Disrupt or Dis-intermediate | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In many parts of the world, fintech innovation has driven banking modernisation. Recently, dominant banks in the Caribbean islands have also begun to face increasing competitive pressures to improve the customer experience and to become more efficient through adoption of new technologies. Status-quo is no longer an option.
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Why Investors Should be Wary of Amazon’s Latest Innovation

Why Investors Should be Wary of Amazon’s Latest Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
With its plan to open fancy supermarkets, Amazon is entering a very tough business.
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The Power Of Intrapreneurship In Driving Innovation

The Power Of Intrapreneurship In Driving Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The concept of intrapreneurship is one that has been around for some time, but it is one that is growing at quite a pace as organizations attempt to leverage and empower employees to create and innovate.

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The Smart City Ecosystem as an Innovation Model: Lessons from Montreal

Innovations are not confined to new technologies designed to improve the manufacturing processes of a product or the provision of a service. In a context of postmodernity, the new innovation paradigm calls on organizations to choose the best innovation strategies for their broader purposes.
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Latest Product Innovation: Sweeter Chocolate -- That's Better for You? (Watch)

Latest Product Innovation: Sweeter Chocolate -- That's Better for You? (Watch) | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Love chocolate? Well, you’re in luck. Nestle (VTX:NESN) has reportedly found a way to change the structure of chocolate to make it even sweeter. And as a result, the company should be able to make some of its most popular candy bars with less added sugar. That means Kit Kats, Butterfingers and other popular chocolate bars could soon get a bit healthier.
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The Perfect Conditions for Entering A New Innovation Era in 2017

The Perfect Conditions for Entering A New Innovation Era in 2017 | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
So if there was ever a time to clear the existing innovation agenda and rework the entire space for innovating, it is about to become the pressing reality as we enter into 2017.
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Deploy IT to drive innovation and growth: Sunil Rawlani

Deploy IT to drive innovation and growth: Sunil Rawlani | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Sunil Rawlani, Digital Transformation Strategist highlights how CIOs and leaders are uniquely positioned to drive innovation and therefore they need to have the talent and skills to be forward looking and visionary.
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Women In Innovation: Creating Autonomous Drone Infrastructure

From a very young age, I was always outside on the farm, either with my dad or my gran. I would have free roam of the streams and woodland exploring what plants, insects and animals lived there; by the time I was finishing my GCSEs - I knew I wanted to be a scientist.
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Five Ways To Kickstart Innovation And Build It Into Your Company Culture

Five Ways To Kickstart Innovation And Build It Into Your Company Culture | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Creating a culture of innovation is flat-out hard work. What makes it hard work is that you have to be, in essence, focused on serendipity.  The juxtaposition of “focus” and “serendipity” is paradoxical, and tricky to maintain as a frame of mind personally and in an organization.
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E-Commerce and Apps Pave the Way To The Future of Retail: Inside Amazon Go, A New Retail Experience

E-Commerce and Apps Pave the Way To The Future of Retail: Inside Amazon Go, A New Retail Experience | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Every industry is ripe for disruption. It’s what you do now that defines your future and legacy.

One of the most exposed industries to disruption at the moment, among many, is the retail sector. From the internet of things (IoT) to sensors to beacons to displays to apps and everything in between, each new trend introduces new challenges and opportunities to compete.
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Economic growth is not possible without innovation and startups

Economic growth is not possible without innovation and startups | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
At the level of EU those topics are being present for many years. We are organizing conferences, discussions and round tables in order to propose solutions and support innovation and startups. When we take a look into projections of the economic growth for the EU it does not look optimistic for the next 5 to 10 years – growth is between  1,5% to  2%. It is not enough for job creation and youth stay in Europe. We need a real change to secure a stronger and stable growth and without innovation, startups and its strong link with science it will not be possible to reach.
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What Does Eco-Innovation Mean For Your Business?

What Does Eco-Innovation Mean For Your Business? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
According to reports on eco-innovation, the regions of the world that have a higher index of well-being and sustainability are those that bet more on innovation and are home to 41% of the world's most sustainable companies.
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Frito-Lay CMO: ‘Innovation is more important than ever’

Frito-Lay CMO: ‘Innovation is more important than ever’ | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Frito-Lay — with a portfolio includes Cheetos, Doritos, Lay’s, Stacy’s and more — has been upping its innovation game when it comes to marketing and product development.
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BMW CEO Harald Krüger talks youth, innovation and our future

BMW CEO Harald Krüger talks youth, innovation and our future | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Last week, BMW CEO Harald Krüger gave a statement to a crowd at BMW’s new prototype construction facility in Munich.
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Why Nonconformity Is a Precondition for Innovation

Why Nonconformity Is a Precondition for Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In the long term, the future is decided by nonconformists!
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The Most Convenient Cornflakes Ever

The Most Convenient Cornflakes Ever | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Milk & Flakes is a cleverly designed packaging solution that makes it possible for kids to have a tasty breakfast treat anywhere from home to school!

Ready to go, right off the shelf, the playfully geometric box is divided into 3 distinct compartments: one that holds milk, another for the flakes and a smaller one in the center that contains a spoon.
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Quality, Speed, and Cost: How to achieve all three in Innovation

Quality, Speed, and Cost: How to achieve all three in Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
A long-standing belief across chemical and industrial product companies is that it’s not possible to rapidly produce low-cost, high-quality products.
Many companies dedicate their best manufacturing equipment and people to quickly develop and launch a high-quality product, but these additional resources drive up costs unexpectedly.
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Rapid but Unsustainable: Science, Technology and Innovation in China

Rapid but Unsustainable: Science, Technology and Innovation in China | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In 2016, Cornell University published its latest Global Innovation Index (GII) report and ranked the PRC in the top 25 middle-income countries for innovation. This progress is significant as it demonstrates the evolution the PRC has made since the 1980s, when it started to confront the problem of underdeveloped innovation systems. This ranking, however, obscures other structural indicators which are necessary to achieve sustainable innovation, that is innovation which supports sustainable economic and social development.
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The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT): innovation, benefits and barriers

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT): innovation, benefits and barriers | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is a name for the Internet of Things as it is used across several industries. However, just like the Internet of Things in general and the Consumer Internet of Things, it covers many use cases, industries and applications.
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