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Who does it best? Comparing universities by number of papers, inventions and industry research funding

Who does it best? Comparing universities by number of papers, inventions and industry research funding | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

A university’s ability to create and share innovative technology and know-how should be evaluated in a holistic way that includes both academic and commercial activities. In this article I compare the innovation transfer activities of U.S. research universities in a new, multi-faceted way: by counting and mapping universities according to their ability to publish papers, to generate new inventions, and to attract industry research funding.

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Crowdsourcing: Knowledge Has a Long Tail

Crowdsourcing: Knowledge Has a Long Tail | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Why the Crowds will beat the Experts 

The history of human civilization is tightly connected with our ability to use language to organize groups of people to tackle complex problems and project...
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HBR's 2012 List of Audacious Ideas

HBR's 2012 List of Audacious Ideas | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Scott Berinato, HBR senior editor, featuring the ideas of Yale economist Robert Shiller, journalist Gregg Easterbrook, and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Ellen Goodman.
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Open Data Access and Innovation

Open Data Access and Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Innovation… is a complicated word that evokes many different things in many different people. I won’t try to describe innovation in my own words for fear of being accused of sounding like a marketing guy (or worse, being accused of being one).

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Innovation Takes Time and Patience

It never ceases to amaze me how impatient corporate executives can be. Of course, most are driven by the need to deliver quarterly results for shareholders and Wall Street analysts. I get it...really I do. But growth cannot be put on such a strict timescale. Growth takes time. Growth is like the seed referenced in the opening quote above. It requires patience, water, food and more patience.

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40 Reasons Why We Struggle with Innovation

40 Reasons Why We Struggle with Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The fuzzy front end of innovation confronts you with a lot of questions. For the new edition of my book Creating innovative Products and Services, I have posted a question on front-end innovation struggles to innovation practitioners in more than 20 Linkedin groups. The response was massive. I made a list of forty reasons why people struggle starting innovation in their companies in daily practice.

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Heat Your Home With a Data Furnace

Heat Your Home With a Data Furnace | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

While there are many ways to heat your home during the winter months, here’s one you probably haven’t thought of yet: using heat generated by computer servers. In a conceptual computer science paper that has already started to generate attention both within the scientific press and mainstream media, a group of researchers from Microsoft and the University of Virginia explain how “data furnaces” could be used to heat individual homes.

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EU Innovation Convention 2011 Wrapup

EU Innovation Convention 2011 Wrapup | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The Innovation Convention is to become an essential part of the Innovation Union flagship initiative. It will take place on a regular basis to take stock of the progress made towards the objectives of the Innovation Union and to discuss ways forward with a broader perspective in the global innovative economy. This particular one was opened by the President of the European Commission, Mr. José Manuel Barroso and had about 1,200 or more selected participants.

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Innovation is the Leading Imperative

Innovation is the Leading Imperative | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Over the past few years, powerful icons of business success have been brought to their knees or buried, making survival seem like success. However, survival just won’t cut it anymore.

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What America’s piracy act means for business and innovation

America’s proposed Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), if passed, has massive ramifications. Any website deemed to be hosting copyrighted material stands the chance of having access to its domain name blocked. That means a whole slew of mashups, fan tributes and unauthorised remixes would disappear from the internet forever. See the INFOGRAPHIC...

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Top 5 Countries for Open Innovation in Asia

Where is the place to go to if you want to be on the forefront of open innovation in Asia? Well, that place does not exist. OK, but what are the top 5 countries to look out for if you are interested in open innovation in Asia?

This is a tough call as there is not that much open innovation activity in Asia. However, here you get my picks based on my insights and interactions in this region. It is a quick-and-dirty list, but let’s use it as a discussion starter on open innovation activities in Asia.

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Co... -mpeti, -opera, -llabora, -crea ...tion?? Collaboratory Learning!

Co... -mpeti, -opera, -llabora, -crea ...tion?? Collaboratory Learning! | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
If we take competition, cooperation, collaboration, and cocreation from their usual domain - working together - into a related domain, we get - learning together. How about collaboratory as a workable future of learning?
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Innovation in practice: Concept Plant Monitor for 2015

Innovation in practice: Concept Plant Monitor for 2015 | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

This is, in fact, like baby monitors, to the plants. Just like any gadget that keeps tabs on babies, this one too relays info like temperature, soil condition, moisture levels and the basic mood of the plant. After all, the mood of plants are important for its growth. Is not that interesting?

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Future Innovation: Concept "Urban Future"

Future Innovation: Concept "Urban Future" | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The "Urban Future" concept seems to have found some small footholds in our world already. A concept that is being actively pursued for implementation is that of a solar roadway. The concept is highly futuristic that will need at least 20-25 years to execute, even by optimistic estimates. The idea of blurring the lines amongst roads, city squares and sidewalks.

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How to Implement and Enhance a Gate Process – Part 1

This is the first of a series of articles on how to implement and enhance a gate process. I shall be highlighting some of the issues associated with the introduction and operation of a gate processes, and to offer some advice in the context of consumer products.

One of the reasons for writing this series is that much of the literature seems to be more aligned to engineering and technology products than to my interests, which are primarily food and fast-moving consumer goods.

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The Chief Marketing Officer of the Future

Over the last few years, we’ve written a lot about leveraging innovation for success during the recent recession. But what about after the recession, as companies assess the damage and start to rebuild?

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Call for innovation revolution to boost UK

Call for innovation revolution to boost UK | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Supporting open innovation between mid-sized businesses (MSBs) and early-stage companies would allow UK plc to make the most of its thriving technology sector, according to a Cambridge business leader.
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How to have great ideas without having to smoke weed

How to have great ideas without having to smoke weed | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
How do Geniuses have so many great ideas? Here are 8 ways to think like a Genius without having to smoke weed.
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Innovation in practice: Air guitar T-shirt award winner

Innovation in practice: Air guitar T-shirt award winner | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Two Cardiff-based designers win a technology award with their interactive T-shirt for people playing air guitar.
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14 Ways to Get Breakthrough Ideas

14 Ways to Get Breakthrough Ideas | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

What sparks innovation? People. What sparks people? Inspired ideas that meet a need -- whether expressed or unexpressed -- ideas with enough mojo to rally sustained support.

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Innovation in practice: A Drain that Digitally Measures Water Usage

Innovation in practice: A Drain that Digitally Measures Water Usage | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Keeping green and trying to limit your household water consumption is on many environmentalist’s minds these days but how do you know how much water you’re really using?

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Online customers expect engagement

Online customers expect engagement | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Like many companies, I’ve been exploring new ways to share information through my website. Many thought leaders are doing the same. It has become clear that the old model of the static website as an advertising medium where we talk and customers just listen is a concept whose time is fading.

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The functional innovation - Information Technology v1.0

Functional Innovation © 2011 Innomantra 

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Open innovation: less fakes, more reality

Open innovation: less fakes, more reality | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Given the popularity of open innovation, it was inevitable that companies — and researchers — would seek to wrap themselves in the term to leverage its cachet to legitimate their otherwise unremarkable efforts.

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From Competition to Cocreation - and Back Sometimes

From Competition to Cocreation - and Back Sometimes | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Expanding your playing field to be at choice: How do you approach working with others? What is your resonant mode? Here's my two cents: Competition - "I win if you lose." Cooperation - "I will agree to go along with...

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