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Can Berlin Replicate the Silicon Valley Model?

Can Berlin Replicate the Silicon Valley Model? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
What defines a city cluster, and how is Berlin differentiating itself as an oft-repeated Silicon Valley model?
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Finding innovation in a coffee and a morning newspaper

Finding innovation in a coffee and a morning newspaper | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
A big part of launching a new and original product is first convincing people you’re capable of having innovative ideas.

Although all companies of a certain age risk being seen as staid, some are particularly vulnerable.

Take, for instance, newspapers.
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3 Steps You Can Take Now to Unlock Your Inner Innovator

3 Steps You Can Take Now to Unlock Your Inner Innovator | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Ignore real-world limitations and you're a lot likelier to visualize the ideal solution.
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Asia Gets Ready To Compete On Innovation

Asia is catching up with the western world in a very important metric: university education, which provides the most important source of competitiveness in a global economy: talent.

That’s good news for countries like China as they try to compete on innovation rather than on imitation. And eventually good news for investors in the Asian economies.

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Every Company Needs An Innovation Tool Kit

Every Company Needs An Innovation Tool Kit | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Here's why, and how to build the right one for your company.
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The 25 Weirdest Gadgets of All Time

The 25 Weirdest Gadgets of All Time | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
From flying cars to wrist-mounted computers, these devices never got past the awkward stage
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Sweden wants to fight waste with new tax breaks for repairs

Sweden wants to fight waste with new tax breaks for repairs | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The Swedish government is unveiling an intriguing plan to discourage throwaway culture. The new proposals would slash the VAT tax rate on repairs to bicycles, clothes, and shoes by half in order to encourage consumers to reuse their old items rather than simply replacing them. The law would also allow residents to claim back income taxes on the cost of repairs to large appliances such as ovens, dishwashers, and washing machines.
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Solar-powered car uses moss as dashboard air filter

Solar-powered car uses moss as dashboard air filter | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
German startup Sono Motors’ self-charging electric car is low maintenance, inexpensive and designed for bi-directional charging, providing electricity anywhere.
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How blockchain is transforming business models

How blockchain is transforming business models | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The traditional business model is under attack… as well it should be.

In this era of disruption, it’s absolutely necessary to redefine business models and archetypes as a whole. This post dives into the benefits of blockchain, its impact on the financial system, and how some companies are experimenting.
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Japan’s Newest Technology Innovation: Priest Delivery

Japan’s Newest Technology Innovation: Priest Delivery | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
“Temples will sell you 10 yen candles for 100 yen,” said Mr. Soko, 39. “They’re protecting their own interests.”

Such arguments will be familiar to anyone who has watched e-commerce companies upend other parts of the economy, from book publishing to airlines, taxis and hotels.
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The Innovation Economy Is Terrible At Designing For Women

The Innovation Economy Is Terrible At Designing For Women | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Corporations invest billions of dollars into product development, making cars, fitness trackers, financial planning apps, and other products and digital services that people use every day.

Yet so many women wonder, "Was this really made for me?"

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Balancing the Opposing Forces of Innovation

Balancing the Opposing Forces of Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The unabated exponential progression of science and technology has driven a staggering pace of innovation. The building blocks are mostly there, allowing creative minds to combine them in ways that attack the world’s most difficult challenges. Additional forces have emerged to position the next two decades as a period that is purpose-focused and transformative.
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Agriculture needs serious innovation. A new wave of mega-mergers could squelch it.

Agriculture needs serious innovation. A new wave of mega-mergers could squelch it. | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
One of the biggest stories in agriculture right now is the jaw-dropping consolidation among companies that sell the world’s seeds, pesticides, and fertilizers.

Currently, there are six companies that dominate the biotech seed and agrochemical industries: Bayer, Monsanto, Dow, DuPont, Syngenta, and BASF. But in recent months, DuPont has proposed merging with Dow, Bayer has struck a deal to buy up Monsanto, and Chinese giant ChemChina is buying Syngenta. If these mergers all go through, the three biggest agribusinesses would sell 59 percent of the world’s patented seeds and 64 percent of all pesticides.
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How Far Will Fast-food Restaurants Push Innovation?

How Far Will Fast-food Restaurants Push Innovation? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
At a time when Doritos can serve as the base of a taco shell and Cheetos dust has become a star ingredient, it's hard to see where fast-food chains will draw the line.
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We May Be Able To Teach Cars To Drive, But Can We Teach Them To Be Ethical?

We May Be Able To Teach Cars To Drive, But Can We Teach Them To Be Ethical? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Modern technology is always evolving, which can be exciting but also a bit scary. There are many examples of an advancement that did more harm than good, though it was not understood at the time. One new dilemma facing people today is the rise of the driverless car.

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Startup Culture + Big Business Establishments = Heavyweight Innovation

Startup Culture + Big Business Establishments = Heavyweight Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Let’s play a quick game of word association. What comes to mind when the word is “startup”?

It’s a safe bet to assume that some first words are “entrepreneur,” “innovative” or “dynamic.”  These words describe characteristics that make startups—and the people who run them—successful. They infer that startups are agile, perceptive to market needs, are staffed by high-energy creative thinkers who thirst for improving customer experiences and are pros at connecting tools, talent and resources to create solutions.

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Opinion: The Next Big Idea May Be Growing Far From Silicon Valley

Opinion: The Next Big Idea May Be Growing Far From Silicon Valley | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
FACEBOOK CEO MARK Zuckerberg made his first trip to Africa this summer with stops in Nigeria and then Kenya. In June, the Chan Zuckerberg initiative—the philanthropic foundation of Zuckerberg and his wife Dr. Priscilla Chan—invested $24 million in Andela, a company that trains top software developers in Kenya and Nigeria.
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5 things inventors and startups need to know about patents

5 things inventors and startups need to know about patents | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
On the road from idea to inventing success there are many pitfalls that stand in the way. One of the biggest pitfalls, unfortunately, is incomplete knowledge. There are a great number of things inventors should know, from the importance of doing a patent search, to the need for confidentiality agreements, to how to understand when an invention is obvious.
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Manufacturing & the open innovation renaissance

Manufacturing & the open innovation renaissance | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
A communications and information-driven renaissance is driving a resurgence in open innovation, according to global crowdsourcing company, InnoCentive.

Prize competitions have long been used to solve problems and drive innovation: the 18th century Longitude Prize led to ships being able to better navigate the seas; the Orteig Prize of the early 20th century resulted in the first non-stop flight from New York City to Paris.
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Keeping Innovators Happy

Keeping Innovators Happy | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Companies dependent on new products and services to maintain relevance need innovators. High quality employees are hard to come by and with innovative minds becoming such a hot commodity, keeping them can prove to be even harder. Employee satisfaction must be maintained in order to foster innovation and in turn help secure an organization’s future as a successful and innovative company. Help retain top innovators by following a brief set of guidelines.
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The Key Ingredients Of A Successful Innovation Strategy

The Key Ingredients Of A Successful Innovation Strategy | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Innovation can't be wrapped and delivered, it's a measurement of the market success, so knowing the right ingredients for your innovation strategy is vital.
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Innovation, safety sought in self-driving car guidelines

Innovation, safety sought in self-driving car guidelines | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Saying they were doing something no other government has done, Obama administration officials rolled out a plan Tuesday they say will enable automakers to get self-driving cars onto the road without compromising safety.
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Closing The Digital Divide -- Can Innovation Be Taught?

Closing The Digital Divide -- Can Innovation Be Taught? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Joe Verrengia is the architect of Arrow’s corporate social responsibility program (CSR), combining targeted charitable investing, sustainability and government relations into a strategic initiative that uniquely establishes Arrow as an innovation catalyst. He also co-directs the Arrow SAM Project, which brings technology concepts to demonstration for humanitarian purposes.
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London Leading The Way In The Sharing Economy

London Leading The Way In The Sharing Economy | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The way we buy and sell services has changed dramatically in recent years. New online platforms like Etsy and TaskRabbit have quickly become household names, but they don’t sell any products or services themselves. Instead, they connect individuals from across the world.

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Innovation Management Software: 6 major pitfalls

Innovation Management Software: 6 major pitfalls | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Innovation Management Software: six pitfalls that can be made by customers in the selection and deployment of an idea management solution.
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5 steps to building and sustaining a culture of innovation

5 steps to building and sustaining a culture of innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Companies may survive for 100 years, but to thrive they have to build and sustain a culture of innovation. (Photo: iStock)
When you’re part of an established company that’s almost 100 years old, it’s easy to keep doing things that same way.

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