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Cleaning Water With Music CDs

Cleaning Water With Music CDs | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Researchers in Taiwan have come up with an interesting way to make use of the incredible quantities of compact discs which are thrown away every year — use them to break down sewage and clean wastewater. The research team behind the new idea will be presenting their wastewater treatment device (which utilizes CDs) at the
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The weird, wacky & cool energy ideas coming out of labs across the US

The weird, wacky & cool energy ideas coming out of labs across the US | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
A fuel cell for space. Batteries that use air. A way to tap pine trees and extract biofuels like maple syrup from a maple tree. These are just some of the “out-there” energy innovations that researchers and entrepreneurs are hard at work building in labs across the U.S., and which were on display at the fifth annual energy innovation-focused ARPA-E Summit this week.
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Innovation of the week: A stylish, interactive internet router

Innovation of the week: A stylish, interactive internet router | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Official site of The Week Magazine, offering commentary and analysis of the day's breaking news and current events as well as arts, entertainment, people and gossip, and political cartoons.
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So what do we really know about innovation in international development?

So what do we really know about innovation in international development? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Innovation is increasingly popular in international development. The last ten years have seen new initiatives, funds, and pilots aplenty. While some of this involves genuinely novel and experimental approaches, we have also seen — perhaps inevitably — some re-branding, spin and posturing. This has led to a degree of justifiable backlash and cynicism — even the Financial Times weighed in, describing international development as having caught ‘an innovation fever’.
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Concept of bus future

Concept of bus future | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
One of the most common problems densely populated megacities are traffic jams. To combat them, the authorities sometimes go to extreme measures, such as introducing road fees for travel or limiting the amount entering the city limits of machinery.
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The productivity 'train wreck': Why construction struggles to compete with rival industries

The productivity 'train wreck': Why construction struggles to compete with rival industries | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Along with labor shortages, increasing regulations and lot availability problems, one issue spans all sectors of the construction industry, leaving professionals fraught with concern. That issue is productivity. 
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Why Successful Businesses Are Able to Innovate the Most Basic Products

Why Successful Businesses Are Able to Innovate the Most Basic Products | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The most successful companies didn't just become successful because they were complex, but because they needed practical solutions and sound execution.
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What Does A Smart City Look Like?

What Does A Smart City Look Like? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
What does a Smart City look like? This video from Urbiotica and Cisco offers one interpretation. Don't be surprised by its apparent simplicity. On the surface a Smart or MESH City will look like any other clean, healthy, and well-managed city.
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4 blockchain companies that could change everything from accounting to money transfers

4 blockchain companies that could change everything from accounting to money transfers | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Blockchain companies Consensys, Chain, Abra and Bitfury could help reshape the world of business, say authors Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott.
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Belgische bedrijven investeren slechts kwart IT-budget in vernieuwing

De meeste bedrijven zijn wel van plan om te investeren in innovatie, en dan vooral om hun concurrentiepositie te versterken, maar de IT-afdelingen worden daarbij nog onvoldoende om inbreng gevraagd.
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Innovating Through Partnerships

Innovating Through Partnerships | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Have you ever heard the expression, "Riding on the Coattails of Others?" What it means is - achieving success by associating with other people or groups. In sales and marketing, it’s another great way to create opportunities and improve your sales revenue. Let’s look at how.
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Why So Many of Us Hate the Word Innovation

Why So Many of Us Hate the Word Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
What you think of when you think of the word innovation is probably not really innovation at all.
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The laser that can spot dangerous bacteria in food

The laser that can spot dangerous bacteria in food | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Scientists in South Korea develop early warning system that could be used in homes, restaurants and grocery shops
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Creator brands: Brands that make culture

Creator brands: Brands that make culture | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
At their most powerful, brands actually make culture. Creator brands, let’s call them.

Nike changed the way we thought about exercise, fitness, bodies and diet in the 1970s and 80s. Most of us look different and feel different for the work that came from this brand and those brilliant meaning-makers at Wieden + Kennedy.
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donhornsby's curator insight, May 20, 7:30 AM
I think we are seeing public space and public events used more and more to stage the brand. Even as we avail ourselves of social media and digital content, we like to make the brand live in the “real world.”
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Five Tips for Teens: How to Make Your Idea into an Invention

Five Tips for Teens: How to Make Your Idea into an Invention | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
here are my five pieces of advice for would-be tinkerers on how to get your first prototype, or any project or goal you have in life, started and how to get it done. And consider checking out my YouTube channel to get more practical advice for would-be student inventors.
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Innovation nation: Hong Kong’s eyes on the future

Innovation nation: Hong Kong’s eyes on the future | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Energy, ingenuity and international outlook make HK a fertile territory for success, says Peter Mathieson
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Geographies of Innovation, map of innovative initiatives in Barcelona

The interdisciplinary firm 300.000 km/s has created Geographies of Innovation, an elaborated data visualization site which maps factors that influence where innovation occurs in Barcelona. This project has been developed under the direction of Vicente Guallart, chief architect of the city since 2011, and aims to assess the urban conditions for a suitable implementation of innovative initiatives. Beyond their individual success, the impact of research and innovation facilities is evaluated on an urban scale.
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Fintech Advancements in this Era of Digital Disruption

Fintech Advancements in this Era of Digital Disruption | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Citigroup has just released a report projecting European and American banks are going to cut over 1.7 million jobs in the next 10 years. The reason… fintech advancements. This estimate represents close to 30% of current staff levels and is in addition to the 750K jobs that have already been shed since the financial crisis.
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Google Could End Passwords Forever With This Innovation

A new innovation from Google could either be a futuristic life-improver or a creepy method of biometric surveillance, depending on how seriously you take their “Don’t be evil” company credo.
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Innovate our innovation? Think big for Canada’s cities

Innovate our innovation? Think big for Canada’s cities | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
We should use this big boost of infrastructure spending planned by all three levels of government as an opportunity to build next-generation infrastructure
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Why Amazon is the king of innovation: Kindle's clout

Why Amazon is the king of innovation: Kindle's clout | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Amazon is far more innovative than Google, Apple - or any other tech company in existence. Here's why.
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Phil McKinney » Resilient Innovation Processes: Improve Under Stress Instead of Breaking

Phil McKinney » Resilient Innovation Processes: Improve Under Stress Instead of Breaking | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Creating an organization that is resilient enough to withstand market highs and lows, antifragile enough to get stronger in the face of a crisis
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Kanaal Z zoomt in op innovatie over de grenzen heen

Kanaal Z zoomt in op innovatie over de grenzen heen | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Vanaf vrijdag 13 mei starten Kanaal Z en Canal Z met de nieuwe 'Z-Innovation' reeks rond innovatieve bedrijven in België. De tijd dat innovatie binnen de eigen bedrijfsmuren werd 'bedreven' is voorgoed voorbij in de huidige globaliserende wereld.
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What Was the Greatest Era for Innovation? A Brief Guided Tour

What Was the Greatest Era for Innovation? A Brief Guided Tour | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Which was a more important innovation: indoor plumbing, jet air travel or mobile phones?
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Innovation Is Not Enough. Consider an Alternative Disruption Path.

Innovation Is Not Enough. Consider an Alternative Disruption Path. | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Michael Docherty defines Collective Disruption as "harnessing the power of two seemingly disparate groups and aligning the best of both worlds at each stage of the value creation process."

Those two "seemingly disparate groups" are (1) startups and (2) large corporations. The brilliant insight that Mr. Docherty shares is that both groups need each other.
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