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Why Regional Innovation Clusters Should Not be Demonized

Why Regional Innovation Clusters Should Not be Demonized | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Over the past few years, the mere utterance of the term “Regional Innovation Clusters” (RICs) has either ginned up folks or struck a gut-wrenching chord within the startup and technology world. No fiercer critic has emerged than Vivek Wadhwa, who has been opining thoughtfully on his belief that government sponsored Regional Innovation Clusters, are doomed for failure. He believes the current strategy of constructing an incubator in an area with cheap real-estate and sprinkling a few smart folks in the area to “create magic” is insufficient.

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Pulse: A beautiful urban bike concept, built for safety

Pulse: A beautiful urban bike concept, built for safety | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Bicycle safety is an important issue, and as more cyclists hit the streets, more designers are coming up with ways to make car-less commuting safer–and as a result, more stylish.

Pulse, a new urban bicycle concept by design firm Teague, is described by the firm as “Equal parts gym membership, fashion statement and Kyoto Pact contributor, Pulse is a transportation solution with in sync with the needs of today’s urban denizen.”

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Want To Be More Creative? Get Bored

Want To Be More Creative? Get Bored | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Quick: Survey your friends, your family, and colleagues and ask them when it is that they get their best and brightest ideas. How do they come to solve insurmountable challenges?
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Stop Inbreeding Innovation

It’s a topic that perhaps would only appear on the pages of The Economist: an effort to establish North America’s first elephant sperm bank. As the article notes, a single elephant named Jackson has “sired many of the calves born in the United States in the past decade, and scientists say new bloodlines are needed to avoid future inbreeding among his many progeny.”

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Three Innovations that shaped the Great War

Three Innovations that shaped the Great War | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The recent successes of the dramas War Horse and Birdsong have revived interest in World War I and probably reinforced some stereotypes. The Great War of 1914 to 1918 was an extremely bloody conflict with more than 9 million combatants killed. It was characterised by static lines of defence and attacks which were repulsed with great loss of life. It is widely thought that the carnage was the fault of the unimaginative generals who routinely ordered their troops over the top and into certain slaughter. However, this is unfair.

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How to Be Creative: The Science of Genius

How to Be Creative: The Science of Genius | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Bob Dylan. Ludwig van Beethoven. William Shakespeare. Steve Jobs. These are historical figures of staggering creative genius that we often think of as freaks of nature. That their creative talent is a God-given gift, or some biological mutation that only affects a handful of special people. But new research is beginning to shed light on the science behind creativity and imagination. As it turns out, anyone can be creative.

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Arduino: Innovation through Open Source

Arduino: Innovation through Open Source | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
A collectively-motivated group of peers can develop innovations in a distributed online environment.

When Hernando Barragán created a nontechie-friendly microcontroller board for artists, designers, and architects in 2004, his thesis adviser, Massimo Banzi, liked the idea.

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The New Strategic Edge: Tapping Your Customers’ Personal Passions

The New Strategic Edge: Tapping Your Customers’ Personal Passions | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
People buy from people.In this choice-filled, transparent world, consumers engage by recommendation and relevance.

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10 Social Feedback Mechanisms: What's the Crowd's Opinion?

10 Social Feedback Mechanisms: What's the Crowd's Opinion? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Nowadays there are a lot of ways to allow the innovation community to have constructive conversations with each other, resulting in an enriched, well-balanced assessment of ideas or concepts.

Serious innovation management tools are people-centric platforms, delivering value in the form of high-quality feedback, expert reviews, reciprocity, professional connectivity between members, and a measurable ROI at the end.

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What is going on in my team?

What is going on in my team? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

I have been inspired by Paul Slater’s excellent article this week, Getting Teams Working, to reflect on some work I’ve been doing recently with a team. A good chunk of my training and experience has been in group dynamics and there is direct relevance of this body of knowledge to organisational life. In the workplace, there is some growing awareness of group dynamics as a key influencer of organisational effectiveness.

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Crossing on a red light at the innovation intersection is really dangerous

Crossing on a red light at the innovation intersection is really dangerous | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
How often have we left it too late, we are suddenly under pressure. We need to get to that critical meeting and we take risks, or we simply just left it too late, so we ‘run the red light’.
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Product Innovation and Seamless Integration of Ideas

Product Innovation and Seamless Integration of Ideas | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

In light of emerging trends in product development organizations are quickly responding to changing market dynamics by adopting new and innovative strategies. One of the most difficult challenges for organizations is managing the ideation process and achieving a seamless transition from the conceptual stages of ideation towards successful implementation and execution.

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What It Takes To Innovate: Wrong-Thinking, Tinkering & Intuiting

What It Takes To Innovate: Wrong-Thinking, Tinkering & Intuiting | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Polaroid co-founder Edwin Land said, "The test of an invention is the power of [the] inventor to push it through in the face of staunch - not opposition, but indifference - in society." Great ideas and inventions are often shunned or ignored before they are accepted. It makes sense then that inventors tend to be a hearty sort: they don't mind failure, they don't care what others think, and they're willing to work really damn hard.

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12 Innovator Trademarks

12 Innovator Trademarks | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Today we're adding a breath of inspiration to the whirlwind of information about how innovation should be managed in the organization.
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Crowdsourcing Smart Cities

Crowdsourcing Smart Cities | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things can be used to create a surveillance society, but also to empower bottom-up community building.

Smart Cities is a catchy concept used by big IT vendors like IBM, to market their technology vision. A smart city is what happens when the city you live in (a dumb city?) is upgraded with a specific new infrastructure: The Internet Of Things.

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Heineken launches online open innovation powered by Industry Intelligence

Heineken N.V. has launched an online open innovation platform that seeks ideas from the public on making the Dutch brewer’s products more sustainable, the company indicated on its website.

Specifically, Heineken is looking for solutions to increasing the reuse and recycling of its beer packaging, new packaging materials with significantly improved life cycle analysis and more sustainable ways to distribute and transport its products.

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Running a Red Light is Dangerous in Innovation

Running a Red Light is Dangerous in Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Organizations so often leave their own futures to the last minute by failing to recognize or acknowledge they are running out of time, the situation they have been so use too for such a long time has suddenly changed.

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Food and the economy of fairness

Food and the economy of fairness | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The fundamental reasons why people face food insecurity are not mainly the scientific and technical.

As a Food Ethics Council Food and Fairness inquiry concluded, the problems we face cannot simply be solved from within a food system perspective but are rooted in institutional features of how the world works today.

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External Talent Strategies for a Global Talent Pool

External Talent Strategies for a Global Talent Pool | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The old way of winning the talent wars was to search for and hire the very best talent and keep them inside your own four walls by offering them competitive compensation, benefits, and perks.

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How Tiny Robot Could Check Your Health from Inside Your Body

How Tiny Robot Could Check Your Health from Inside Your Body | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Several research groups are looking into creating microscopic robots that cruise people's bloodstreams, looking for signs of illness. In this vein, one U.S.-U.K. research team wants to make a tiny, in-body monitoring robot modeled after the parasitic fish the sea lamprey, complete with sensors derived from living cells, according to the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council in the U.K., one of the funders of the research.

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Breaking Language Barriers

Breaking Language Barriers | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Learning a foreign language is exceedingly difficult for many people, but digital technology is making modest translations of text and voice faster, easier, and more accessible.

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Crowdsourcing Competitions: Coming Out on Top

Crowdsourcing Competitions: Coming Out on Top | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Last fall, as a means of tapping our community’s creative resources, GOOD launched an idea-sourcing platform called GOOD Maker. On maker.good.is, we connected great ideas with organizations who have the means to activate them. The ideas that get the most votes from the public receive support from sponsoring organizations, often in the form of a grant.

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6 Major Tech Innovations for 2012

6 Major Tech Innovations for 2012 | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

These trends could make for huge opportunities--or huge disruptions to your business. Either way, they are ones to watch.

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Has Innovation Lost Its Meaning? Percolate's Noah Brier On Its True Definition

Has Innovation Lost Its Meaning? Percolate's Noah Brier On Its True Definition | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
"For better or worse, the word 'innovation' has come to represent so much that it seems to have lost most of its meaning," says Noah Brier, cofounder of Percolate, a company that helps brands create content on a social scale.

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Getting Inside the Game – The promise of Gamification in the Enterprise

Getting Inside the Game – The promise of Gamification in the Enterprise | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

You’ve probably started hearing the terms “Gamification” or “Game Mechanics” in increasing frequency in your corporate hallways of late. This is especially so if I’ve been working with you, as Gamification theory and practice (not to be confused with the Economics based “Game Theory”) is quickly becoming a cornerstone of the next generation of highly engaging collaborative Innovation programs.

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