Every U.S.good sold overseas or iPad shipped from China makes one of 500 million journeys aboard ship containers crossing the world's oceans each year — a journey that ends at deep-water ports capable of docking and offloading the...
In a recent SAP Community Network post Harun Asad mentioned innovation as one social strategy. In this article he explores the role of social in innovation strategy more broadly, and cites several real-world examples as well as shares some predictions for the future.
California has always been a magnet for entrepreneurs, innovators and investors. Our economy has been defined by a simple but powerful mindset – we innovate because we imagine, we grow because we innovate.
Massachusetts continued to occupy the top ranks of key innovation economy indicators such as attracting funding and research and development dollars, and it reversed a two-year decline in technology licensing in the 2011 Index of the Massachusetts Innovation Economy released today.
For the last few years, publishers have been leery about selling e-books to libraries, arguing that e-lending poses too much of a threat to book sales, and is really a different animal from the traditional library model.
One of the most interesting aspects of the analysis issued recently by Nielsen company NM Incite on the U.S. Digital Consumer (although the fact that 274 million Americans now have Internet access, up from 132 million in 2000 is pretty interesting) is the fact that a gender divide in digital usage seems to be emerging.
New strategies or approaches are needed to improve the effectiveness of university commercialization efforts, as are new yardsticks for success. To many universities, the only measure of success has been the dollar value of research discoveries that have been patented or licensed. This White Paper argues that universities need to take a broader view and see themselves as an essential part of an innovation ecosystem. Such systems are like a series of overlapping communities with university researchers, students, and infrastructure at the core. Successfully nurturing such an ecosystem is likely to be more important to the long-term health of a research university than the success of any individual discovery.
Reducing the physical and time-consuming to prepare food – the main principle in an ergonomic layout of kitchen furniture and basic kitchen equipment. Why not use modern technology to achieve these goals. The project "Vestel Assist" includes smart kitchen systems and appliances. Every part of the system is connected with eachother and with their communication, they create a kitchen centered home.
A wave of innovation is sweeping through the online travel industry. While the traditional travel companies are falling over themselves to produce their first mobile site, or their very own iPhone app, elsewhere, online innovators are looking to make changes to travel fundamentals, from better ways to discover travel destinations to new ways to purchase hotels and flights.
Every company is hungry for innovation. At LinkedIn, we’ve cooked up something we call the “Innovator Challenge,” which has been tremendously successful at bringing out new and disruptive ideas from every employee at the company. It’s a one-day event that mixes competition and recognition as a way to bring creative ideas to life.
The starting point for considering this question is the European Patent Convention, which states, amongst other things, that an invention must be capable of use within an industrial setting in order to attract patent protection. The European Biotech Directive goes further and states that "an element isolated from the human body or otherwise produced is not excluded from patentability".
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