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You won’t believe the phone’s of the future

You won’t believe the phone’s of the future | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it

IN 30 years since the first mobile phone went on sale we’ve seen it morph from a bank-breaking, basic brick into a slim super computer that can do anything from entertain to tell us what we should be doing next.
With the next-generation (and several generations after that) of mobile phone innovation already being tinkered with by engineers and scientists in hi-tech labs the future of the device is set to change at warp speed. Come with us as we look at what our favourite gadget could do in years ahead.

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Polaroid Partners With Blipfoto On A New Photo Journaling Service That Only Lets You Post Once A Day

Polaroid Partners With Blipfoto On A New Photo Journaling Service That Only Lets You Post Once A Day | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it

Polaroid’s attempt to re-establish its brand in the age of digital photos continues this morning with the announcement that it has partnered with Edinburgh-based photo journaling service Blipfoto, which is now relaunching and expanding into the U.S. The service, available on the web and in mobile apps for iOS and Android, offers users a place to document their lives by sharing only one photo per day.
The limitation on sharing is the service’s differentiating factor.

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Samenwerken vanuit macht of kracht? Winnaars kiezen voor kracht en verliezers voor macht

Samenwerken vanuit macht of kracht? Winnaars kiezen voor kracht en verliezers voor macht | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
Als trainer is belangrijk om zelf ook regelmatig onderhoud te plegen aan je vaardigheden en daarom was ik onlangs bij een opfristraining van twee collega’s.

Pijnlijk heerlijk.
De kracht van deze ‘opfrisser’ zat vooral in het inzichtelijk maken van teamkrachten door middel van een korte en krachtige uitleg en daarna een prikkelende oefening. Samen met een groep collega-trainers onderging ik de oefeningen en al snel ontdekte ik dat trainers in teamverband niet anders functioneren als “gewone” teams. Aan de ene kant pijnlijk, maar aan de andere kant heerlijk om in zo’n valkuil de stappen en daardoor voortschrijdend inzicht te krijgen.
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Meer samenwerking tussen sectoren

“De biobased economy sluit steeds meer aan op de bestaande economische realiteit. Zo is het besef er vaker dat veel zaken, zoals energie en voeding, complementair zijn aan elkaar en waarde opleveren. Een goed voorbeeld is Project Liberty, dat biomassa van maïsafval omzet in bio-ethanol. Ook in sectoren die van oudsher weinig met elkaar te maken hebben, waaronder agro en chemie, ontstaan steeds vaker dialogen”, zegt Van der Wielen. Zelfs een sector als de bouw, met een aanvankelijke afstand tot de biobased economy, raakt meer betrokken door bijvoorbeeld het gebruik van duurzame, brandveilige materialen. Zo kan biomassa bijvoorbeeld ook worden aangewend als isolatiemateriaal.
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Hoe ziet u de toekomst van biotechnologie?

“Hoe die toekomst eruit zal zien, is in de EU vooral een politieke kwestie. Genetische modificatie, de basis van de moderne biotechnologie, is het afgelopen decennium snel verder ontwikkeld en de precisie waarmee nieuwe genen in het erfelijke materiaal van cellen geplaatst kunnen worden, is inmiddels groot. Daardoor is de kans op ongewenste neveneffecten minimaal. In Europa is de wetgeving proces gebaseerd. Is er sprake van genetische modificatie, dan geldt een restrictieve wetgeving en moet er uitvoerig getest worden. Daardoor zijn genetisch gemodificeerde gewassen hier nauwelijks aanwezig. De betrokken grote Europese bedrijven zijn allemaal vertrokken, met name naar de VS waar niet het proces maar het product bepaalt of en in welke mate er getest moet worden. Door dat vertrek is veel kennis en bedrijvigheid verdwenen. Om alsnog de voordelen van genetische modificatie te kunnen benutten, moet het roer snel om.”
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The Internet of Things: Sizing up the opportunity

The Internet of Things: Sizing up the opportunity | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it

This connectivity trend is now recognized as a source of growth for semiconductor players and their customers. Here we consider the opportunities and constraints for components manufacturers.
The semiconductor industry has been able to weather the fallout from the global financial crisis and realize several years of healthy growth—in part because of the widespread adoption of smartphones and tablets, which created demand for mobile and wireless applications. The industry’s average annual growth rate between 2010 and 2013 was about 5 percent. Could the same sort of growth result from widespread adoption of the Internet of Things? Many semiconductor players have been asking themselves just this question.

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15 Quotes to Spark Creativity in 2015

15 Quotes to Spark Creativity in 2015 | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it

Nothing works better changing a mindset than a great quote. When you're starting a new project you might use one of these marvelous 15 quotes to spark creativity, start a culture for innovation or to prioritize innovation in 2015.
If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got. [Albert Einstein]
Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. [Will Rogers]
When the rate of change outside is more than what is inside, be sure that the end is near. [Azim Premji]
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. [George Bernard Shaw]
Minds are like parachutes; they work best when open. [T. Dewar]
Stay hungry. Stay foolish. [Rashmi Bansal]
You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. [Andre Gide]
Innovation is anything, but business as usual. [Anonymous]
If at first the idea is not absurd, then there will be no hope for it. [A. Einstein]
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. [Dale Carnegie]
Managers say yes to innovation when doing nothing is a bigger risk. [Gijs van Wulfen].
Ideas are useless unless used. [T. Levitt]
It is not how many ideas you have. It’s how many you make happen. [Advertisement of Accenture]
Innovation is the ability to convert ideas into invoices. [L. Duncan]
Everything is possible. The impossible just takes longer. [Dan Brown]

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Forrester’s Top Trends For Customer Service In 2015

As 2014 winds down, I have taken the time to pause, and look ahead to what top customer service trends are surfacing for 2015 and beyond. Good service — whether it's to answer a customer's question prior to purchase, or help a customer resolve an issue post-purchase should be pain-free, proactive at a minimum and preemptive at best, deeply personalized, and delivered with maximum productivity. Here are 6 top trends - out of a total of 10 - that I am keeping my eye on. My full report highlighting all trends can be found here:
Trend 1: Customers Embrace Emerging Channels To Reduce Friction. Trend 2: Companies Will Explore Proactive Engagement.
Trend 3: Insights From Connected Devices Will Trigger Preemptive Service.
Trend 4: Knowledge Will Evolve From Dialog To Cognitive Engagement.
Trend 5: Predictive Analytics Will Power Offers, Decisions, And Connections.
Trend 6: The Customer Service Technology Ecosystem Will Consolidate.

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At California Olive Ranch, Technology Takes Root

At California Olive Ranch, Technology Takes Root | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it

California literally feeds the rest of America.
But it doesn’t always do it easily — as recent droughts have proven. And often, the state’s farmers achieve harvests with massive amounts of technology tucked behind picturesque orchards and perfectly organized fields.
That’s intensely true at California Olive Ranch, an upstart in the global olive oil industry. The company has had to use technology—from moisture sensors in the fields to clean rooms that keep the oil at a constant 72 degrees and tucked away from light and air—to make an olive oil that will compete with the best in the world. The end result is not only a high quality product, but also one inexpensive enough for a majority of American consumers to buy.

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Crafting the World’s Smallest Bible, Israeli Nanotech Engineers Insert Scripture In Jewelry

Crafting the World’s Smallest Bible, Israeli Nanotech Engineers Insert Scripture In Jewelry | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it

Sign of the times? The Christian Scripture, which contains 27 different books, is now available on a tiny chip that’s inserted into jewelry, thanks to Israeli nanotechnology. A company called Jerusalem Nano Bible (JNB) recently applied for a Guinness World Record in an attempt to be recognized as the manufacturer of the world’s smallest New Testament.
It all started when Ami Bentov, founder of JNB, saw Israeli President Shimon Peres presenting Pope Benedict XVI with a nano bible five years ago. In 2009, researchers at the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology) developed a nano Old Testament the size of a grain of sand.
Bentov believes the same technology can serve all religions, but decided to pursue the development of a nano New Testament first, an endeavor that took him several years to complete.

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Navy: New laser weapon works, ready for action

Navy: New laser weapon works, ready for action | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it

The Navy says the laser weapon is safer than conventional arms that use propellants and explosive warheads, and more cost-effective.

"At less than a dollar per shot, there's no question about the value LaWS provides," Klunder said in the Navy statement. "With affordability a serious concern for our defense budgets, this will more effectively manage resources to ensure our sailors and Marines are never in a fair fight."
The laser also takes fewer crew members to operate. It can be fired by one sailor using a video game-like controller.
The weapon performed without failure in conditions of high wind, humidity and temperature, the Navy said.
The Navy hopes to deploy variations of the laser weapon system in the fleet by 2020.

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With Innovation, Mindset Matters

Many of us discuss innovation, collaboration, change management, and culture. Ultimately, how do you create an organizational culture that is innovative? It starts with the mindset of the leaders and then permeates throughout the organization.
Everyone needs to understand that to innovate, expect the unexpected. This means that when the unexpected happens, people are ready to adjust without fearing the repercussions. Talking about innovation but then firing the teams when they first encounter the unexpected speaks louder than words to the organization. Here are some things that employees may think when they work in a culture that talk’s innovation but does not act innovatively:
The team who worked on the last innovation project is no longer around.
I tried to suggest an idea but was told the organization did not have time or money for implementing new ideas.
Yes we are for innovation but we cannot risk the current business.
You have to justify such a high ROI, is it worth it?
I am so busy how can I possibly be innovative?
The people who are rewarded are those who play by the books.
Everyone has to stay within their ‘box’ in terms of role or risk their career.

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Focus on working together to solve problems and dream up new ideas.

 

Teamwork is essential and workers are expected to collaborate productively. 

 

Transparency is key; these companies might even employ open office floor plans to get people communicating and collaborating.  
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Top 3 Tech Innovations To Improve Digital Customer Experience in 2015

Within this world in perpetual digital evolution, it is hard to foresee what is going to happen. But it is still possible to study early adopters' experiences and the work done by analysts and research labs around the world, to see clues of what the future holds for us. Here’s a brief look into three technology innovations ready to create an impact on how we deliver customer experiences.

Internet of Things: 2014 was the year I-o-T has become a main trend, 2015 will be the year the interconnection between devices will start delivering special experiences. 

Wearable Tech: smartwatches, activity trackers, virtual reality headsets, smart glasses. For the past year the main implementation of the wearable revolution has been for very simple tasks, mainly related to fitness blended with gamification. 

Data Analytics: as mobile markets grow and go beyond the smartphone, companies will be able to gather a huge amount of information about competitors and customers. In the era of Big Data, to reach a better knowledge and plan efficient strategies you will need to make sense of numbers and statistics.




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What is Creativity and Why does it Matter? - State of Digital

What is Creativity and Why does it Matter? - State of Digital | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it

Why does creativity matter to digital marketing?

The marketing of websites has changed dramatically in the last few years. Whereas SEO used to be the province of the technical expert and relied upon coding skills, links and onsite optimisation to gain high rankings and exposure online, today website success requires a much broader approach of which I consider online or digital marketing.
To achieve exposure for a website and attain success (qualified by your KPI) your strategy has to encompass not only search (organic and paid) but social media, analytics, usability, coversion, content strategy, online PR and reputation management. The digital age of marketing has turned full circle and is now more aligned with classic marketing skills and the generation of creative ideas than purely code and links.

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How Big Data Will Transform Our Economy And Our Lives In 2015

How Big Data Will Transform Our Economy And Our Lives In 2015 | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
The great Danish physicist Niels Bohr once observed that “prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future.” Particularly in the ever-changing world of technology, today’s bold prediction is liable to prove tomorrow’s historical artifact. But thinking ahead about wide-ranging technology and market trends is a useful exercise for those of us engaged in the business of partnering with entrepreneurs and executives that are building the next great company.

Moreover, let’s face it: gazing into the crystal ball is a time-honored, end-of-year parlor game. And it’s fun
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Two Types of Empathy for Sucessful Innovation

Two Types of Empathy for Sucessful Innovation | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it

If you unpack the stories of most successful innovations, you’ll find that a deep immersion into the user experience of a product or service is the key that often unlocks the potential of the concept. Call it ethnography. Call it primary research. Call it field research. Call it empathy.
For more than a decade, getting Research-and Development and Marketing teams to go out into the context of the field has been the missing element in the insights work that drives meaningful innovations.
Getting to know representatives that may use the products or services being innovated and their worldview is such an inherently valuable thing to do—and it’s the essence of smart business, the kind that keeps its hand on the pulse of its market.

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Futuristische toepassingen van nanotechnologie dichtbij

Futuristische toepassingen van nanotechnologie dichtbij | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
Miriam Luizink is zakelijk directeur aan het MESA+, instituut voor nanotechnologie van de Universiteit Twente en zij vertelt meer over de wondere wereld van nanotechnologie.

“Nederland is koploper van de wereld betreffende nanotechnologie en omdat het multidisciplinair is, biedt het ook voor de toekomst enorme kansen.” Nanotechnologie is ontstaan uit natuuren scheikunde, een zoektocht naar steeds kleinere afmetingen. Inmiddels hebben biologie en medische wetenschappen aangehaakt. “Nanostructuren zijn zo klein dat ze bestaan uit slechts enkele atomen en moleculen, waardoor deze op elkaar gestapeld kunnen worden. Dat stapelen met atomen en moleculen zorgt voor vele vernieuwende toepassingen.”
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Will Africa Produce the "Next Einstein"?

Will Africa Produce the "Next Einstein"? | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it

There is no shortage of ideas for ways to help African countries rise out of poverty. From big-dollar funds set up to deliver food, water, or medicine to destitute villagers to vociferous calls to leave the continent alone, the subject almost invariably escalates to a shouting match burdened by the specter of colonialism.
But Thierry Zomahoun’s plan represents what may be described as a middle way, leveraging donor dollars in support of a long-term initiative that instills homegrown talent with the skills, confidence, and contacts to improve their communities. Zomahoun is the president and CEO of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), a growing network of educational and research institutes that hopes to move the continent’s most capable intellectuals into the global spotlight.
There are three formal AIMS undertakings: a master’s degree program in Mathematical Sciences, research, and teacher training.

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[Infographic] De mogelijkheden van een 3D printer

Op 42Bis delen we dagelijks de meest interessante infographics die we tegenkomen. Dikke kans dat er ook voor jou interessante informatie bij zit. Wil je al
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Next Up For EV Batteries: A Paper-Like “Wonder Material”

Next Up For EV Batteries: A Paper-Like “Wonder Material” | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it

Move over graphene, we're looking at the next nanomaterial of the new millennium. That would be the super-miniscule wood fibers known as nanocellulose, and the South African company Sappi is already moving forward with plans for a pilot-scale plant to demonstrate a new method for prying the little guys loose from wood.

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What will happen with marketing technology in 2015?

What will happen with marketing technology in 2015? | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it

Welcome to prediction season, again! It doesn’t take a crystal ball to know you’re going to be inundated over the next 30 days with people prophesying your future — at least your future in marketing for the year ahead.
Personally, I subscribe to Yogi Berra’s worldview, “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” Most of the so-called predictions we’ll hear in the month ahead fall into one of three categories:
1 - Trends that are already underway
2 - Hopes of the predicting author
3 - Vague claims that are hard to disprove
Microsoft will make one or more major acquisitions in the marketing technology space in 2015, spending more than $1 billion in M&A to make a bid as a major marketing platform provider.
Now, I don’t claim this is an especially brilliant prediction. Microsoft is conspicuously one of the last major enterprise software vendors that has yet to make a significant move on the marketing technology landscape. Dynamics CRM is a good piece of the puzzle, but it’s just one piece.
They may acquire a “traditional” marketing platform — such as Marketo, HubSpot, SAS, Sitecore, Acquia, or possibly even HP’s Autonomy.

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App Of The Week: Facetune Brings Photoshop To The Masses

App Of The Week: Facetune Brings Photoshop To The Masses | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it

App Name: FaceTune Available For: iOS and Android Price: $3.99 Developer: Lightricks Ltd.
The Promise: Facetune is a fun portrait and selfie photo editor!
The “selfie” phenomenon has changed the world of photography as we know it. Even the Oxford English dictionary declared “Selfie” as the word of the year in 2013. And as smartphone cameras become sophisticated and powerful, our selfie taking and editing capabilities have reached new heights.

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The Year In Science: The Top Discoveries And Breakthroughs Of 2014

The Year In Science: The Top Discoveries And Breakthroughs Of 2014 | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it

The scientific community experienced a roller coaster of emotions surrounding the groundbreaking discovery of gravitational waves, whose existence was first predicted by Einstein in 1916. Researchers from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics announced they discovered these "ripples in space-time" that were sent out almost immediately after the Big Bang. The scientists used the BICEP2 telescope, located at the National Science Foundation’s South Pole Station, to detect a unique signature in the cosmic microwave background, the "afterglow of the Big Bang."
The discovery created excitement that was on par with that of the Higgs boson elementary particle in 2012. Unfortunately, the amazing find turned out to be nothing more than cosmic dust. But the setback does not spell doom for the researchers' pursuit of gravitational waves, and BICEP2 could still find the elusive signature in the CMB. Scientific American, io9 and the Guardian noted the nondiscovery in their year-end lists.

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The Emerging Technology in Enterprises In 2015

The Emerging Technology in Enterprises In 2015 | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it

We spend so much time talking about the future, so I thought it would be fun to share the 2015 predictions from Emergence’s five partners — Gordon Ritter, Jason Green, Brian Jacobs, Kevin Spain, and Santi Subotovsky — about the emerging themes for enterprise technology and the technology investment environment:

1 - - Industry-focused vertical cloud applications (“industry cloud”) will be an even bigger opportunity than horizontal solutions
Over the last decade, we have seen the rise of great horizontal cloud software solutions such as Salesforce, Yammer and Box. We predict that the next era of great cloud based software will solve for specific problems in industry verticals.
Emergence Capital General Partner Gordon Ritter has been at the forefront of this shift to industry cloud.

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The world is moving towards Openness. Be open

My journey started like I was searching and exploring and found there is huge unorganized market – the car aftermarket - in India. There were no great efforts made. From my journey, it would be interesting for you to know how market evolves and opportunities unfold.
In 2008, I found my path, a new journey began. I launched my venture and had no idea how web technologies could help car garages in India. There was a simple website with a booking form for car servicing.
In 2009. Listing model was the only thing and we were only focused dot-com company building platform for all car garages; others were just confused between “service” or “sell/buy” business model because revenue and traffic for selling and buying cars were growing faster than “after-sales-service”.

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