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Infrastructure, innovation, information for inclusive national growth

First, I would like to state that all three I’s (Infrastructure, Innovation, Information) are considered co-enablers to achieve the country’s transformation by means of sustainable growth that is inclusive.

These are part of the eight key factors for competitiveness which were targeted for improvement in 2007 when the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) was formed.

 

 

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Power Rangers Megalearning: An Education Innovation That Actually Works

Power Rangers Megalearning: An Education Innovation That Actually Works | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
How do we converge entertainment and education to establish a more powerful tool for understanding our actual world? Let's turn to the lessons of the Power Rangers.
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Effective risk management encourages innovation

Effective risk management encourages innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Innovations are critical to strong business performance as organisations seek to enhance product and service offerings, upgrade technologies.
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How to Defend Against Content Theft

How to Defend Against Content Theft | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
It’s easy to steal content. With just a few keystrokes anyone with an Internet connection can claim your content. How do you defend against content theft?
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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, October 10, 11:58 AM

Trial answer: no way? Perhaps by writing an even better one than last time...:-)))

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How to Leverage Crowdsourcing to Drive Business Decisions

How to Leverage Crowdsourcing to Drive Business Decisions | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Today’s customers come to a purchase decision with a lot more knowledge in their hands than they did a decade ago. Before making a purchase or entering into a business relationship, they research thoroughly and, in the process, tap into social circles extensively.

 

 

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Old vs. New IT: Innovate and Drive Disruption or Face Irrelevance

Old vs. New IT: Innovate and Drive Disruption or Face Irrelevance | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Nearly every company has a story about trying to transform its operations as a result of opportunity or crisis.
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The 4 Stages of Creativity

Forget just getting into the bathtub and waiting to yell "Eureka!" A psychologist explains the long and winding road our brains take to produce a groundbreaking new idea.

 

 

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Design, Prototyping, Innovation

Design, Prototyping, Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Prototyping, testing and a folder full of ideas. Sometimes that can lead to a successful new business. Doug Hartwell, founder of Bitybean developed an UltraCompact Baby Carrier, a business that he has launched from Charlotte. I collided with Doug to talk about his design process for this new product.

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Innovated in India, for the world

Innovated in India, for the world | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

If you ever thought India is merely a software sweatshop for the west, it’s high time you rethink! India is today poised to play a more significant role in the global R&D spectrum.

 

 

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How to make your City Innovative and Competitive?

How to make your City Innovative and Competitive? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
More than ever, cities are the lifeblood of the global economy, and increasingly determining the wealth of nations. Productive policy innovation is taking place in cities, more often than in the halls of national governments or international forums such as the UN, EU and G20. Competitiveness hinges on the productivity of the city, its ability …
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Richard Branson Is Right: Time Is the New Money

Richard Branson Is Right: Time Is the New Money | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
In the Participation Age, a New Form of Payment Is Emerging: Time.

Richard Branson just announced he would be giving Virgin employees unlimited vacation. He's either nuts or knows something others have yet to discover: You'll make more money if you give people their time back.

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David Hain's curator insight, October 6, 3:01 AM

Time is our most precious gift, and can never be an excuse.  It's about choices, HT Branson for increasing choice for staff.

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The Future of Research and Innovation - What is Germany’s plan?

The Future of Research and Innovation - What is Germany’s plan? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The Future of Research and Innovation - What is Germany’s plan?
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No Longer a Pipe Dream: Innovation in Dreaming Tech Allows Us Inside Our Heads

No Longer a Pipe Dream: Innovation in Dreaming Tech Allows Us Inside Our Heads | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

It’s no secret that technology has become a major part of the health and wellness conversation as seen by Apple’s recently announced iWatch, which tracks heart rate activity, and increased popularity of the Jawbone, a wearable device that monitors sleep patterns.  As technology continues to make advancements in the wellness movement, people are starting to pay much more attention to an activity we spend about one third of our lives doing: sleeping.

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3 Signs It’s Time to Protect Your Intellectual Property

3 Signs It’s Time to Protect Your Intellectual Property | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Your business has intellectual property, and if you’re not protecting it, your entire business is at risk. But how do you know when it’s the right time to take the actual steps, contact an intellectual property attorney, and set the process in motion to secure your rights and protect your intellectual property?

 

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Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka eyes design, innovation in new IT services strategy

Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka eyes design, innovation in new IT services strategy | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Infosys CEO has charted that a reincarnation of the company will not be interested in the services of yesterday
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Innoveren om te overleven

Innoveren om te overleven | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

We staan aan de vooravond van een Vierde Industriële Revolutie. Vanuit het niets duiken internetbedrijfjes op die traditionele bedrijven het vuur aan de schenen leggen. Ze zijn allemaal op hun eigen manier disruptief, want ze gooien de zakenmodellen van traditionele ondernemingen helemaal overhoop. En intussen kan zowat elke Belgische onderneming worden bekampt door bedrijven van over de hele wereld. Bedrijven die willen overleven, moeten daarom zwaar inzetten op innovatie en hun blik ook richten op het buitenland. Dat is de conclusie van Dominique Adriansens (oprichter van internetbedrijf Twikey), Stijn Decock (hoofdeconoom Voka), Yvan De Cock (Head of Corporate & Public Bank BNP Paribas Fortis) en Bruno Van Pottelsberghe (decaan Solvay Business School).

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The Secret to Building Strong Entrepreneurship Ecosystems

The Secret to Building Strong Entrepreneurship Ecosystems | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
A new report from the Kauffman Foundation talks about the importance of connections and relationships to startup communities and outlines the elements necessary to build strong entrepreneurship ecosystems.
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Hoe stimuleer ik innovatieve ideeën op de werkvloer?

De beste ideeën ontstaan op de werkvloer. Daarom stimuleren veel grote bedrijven het personeel tot het bedenken van nieuwe, slimme producten. Neem Google. Bij de zoekreus mogen werknemers twintig procent van hun werktijd besteden aan 'hobby- en innovatieprojecten'. De helft van het aantal Google-producten zou op deze manier zijn ontstaan.

 

 

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What Happens When Leadership Focus Shifts Away From Innovation?

What Happens When Leadership Focus Shifts Away From Innovation? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Corporations tend to focus on fads, often packaged into corporate initiatives or programs, that roll in and out of favor over time. Attention from leadership around any single initiative doesn’t last forever, and it will shift to the next bright and shiny object at some point. How do you prepare for when this happens?

 

 

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5 Checkpoints Before Changing your Business Model

Most people do not like change, not really. Humans are creatures of habit, and whilst they like the excitement that change can bring, they are averse to the apprehension and the uncertainty that comes with it. We only truly enjoy change when the change we’ve made becomes the norm, when the initial fear fades and we realize that not only are things going to continue to be okay, but they will be so in a new and exciting environment. Change is great for the individual and the business.

 

 

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Creative Problem Solving To Be Innovative

Creative Problem Solving To Be Innovative | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Whenever we have a challenge – a client problem, trying to generate a new idea, developing strategy – we rely on the key steps below to solve our problem, creatively. We use this creative problem solving process to create ideas that we hope become an innovation.

 

 

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What is Innovation?

What is Innovation? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
When asked to define the legal definition for obscenity, Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart famously quipped "I know it when I see it." For most of us the same applies to a working definition for innovation. We have a general sense of wha...
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3 Insights from Artists on the Creative Process

3 Insights from Artists on the Creative Process | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

“Creativity is a gift, from life to us,” according to Tom Sturges in his book Every Idea is a Good Idea: How Songwriters and Other Working Artists Get It Done.

 

 

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Safety Worries May Slow Integration of Robots into Human Workforce

Safety Worries May Slow Integration of Robots into Human Workforce | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

How much should a robot be allowed to hurt its coworkers? It’s a puzzling question facing companies developing a new breed of industrial robots that work alongside humans on the factory floor.

 

 

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