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Innovation's Changing Mindset: Where Are You?

Innovation's Changing Mindset: Where Are You? | Facility management | Scoop.it
Don’t be too dazzled by devices, the real changes taking place in innovation are in mindsets rather than hardware. How well prepared are you and your organization?
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From outside-in, experience driven innovation to 'where is the data' and on to 'co-creating with others' this article by Professor of Innovation Management at the International Institute of Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland, and co-director of the IMD/MIT-Sloan Driving Strategic Innovation program, Bill Fischer, espouses the driving principles for innovation that we use. Previously, the Executive President and Dean of CEIBS (the China-European International Business School) in Shanghai (1997-1999) and co-author of "Reinventing Giants," "The Idea Hunter" and "Virtuoso Teams" Fischer is renowned for helping organisations and CEOs develop the innovation mindset.

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Google Just Got U.S. Approval for Radar Tech That Could Kill Touchscreens

Google Just Got U.S. Approval for Radar Tech That Could Kill Touchscreens | Facility management | Scoop.it
Google is one step closer to replacing the touchscreens on its hardware with a motion-sensing system. The company's Soli Project venture wants to embed a tiny radar array into a quarter-sized chip that could go into smartphones, TVs, wearables, computers, vehicles, and even aircraft.
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No more worries about smashed touch screens! Google is one step closer to replacing touchscreens on its hardware with a motion-sensing system. The company’s Soli Project venture wants to embed a tiny radar array into a quarter-sized chip that could go into smartphones, TVs, wearables, computers, vehicles, and even aircraft. If the tests go well, it could open the door to a whole new level of interactivity.

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Smartflower Solar Power Panels System Cost – Price | Energy Technology Company Hawaii

Smartflower Solar Power Panels System Cost – Price | Energy Technology Company Hawaii | Facility management | Scoop.it
Smartflower Pacific Bring you Best Residential and Commercial Photovoltaic Solar Panels in Hawaii. Buy Solar Energy Power Panel Systems and Save Electricity in Hawaii.
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Although it is only available in Hawaii as yet, this is a great idea because it is an all-in-one solution - it generates AND stores the power all in one unit. It also has many other useful features, it can power an entire household, is portable and suitable for a multitude of applications. Innovative!

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HPE Newsroom | HPE.com | HPE Unveils Computer Built for the Era of Big Data

HPE Newsroom | HPE.com | HPE Unveils Computer Built for the Era of Big Data | Facility management | Scoop.it
Prototype from The Machine research project upends 60 years of innovation and demonstrates the potential for Memory-Driven Computing
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“The secrets to the next great scientific breakthrough, industry-changing innovation or life-altering technology hide in plain sight behind the mountains of data we create every day,” said Meg Whitman, CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise. “To realize this promise, we can’t rely on the technologies of the past, we need a computer built for the big data era.” 

Imagine what memory-driven computing could do with building  data from IoT? This technology will change how we live and what is possible in all the structures we create for people!
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New Technology Aims To Power The Cities Of Tomorrow - TheUrbanDeveloper.com

New Technology Aims To Power The Cities Of Tomorrow - TheUrbanDeveloper.com | Facility management | Scoop.it
Totem Power, a company intent on pushing the boundaries of technological innovation, think they have the answer to the future of smart cities.
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A very interesting new technology - not only innovative but thoughtful in its design. Very clever solution because these platforms are revolutionary in their ability to "provide critical energy and communications services in the face of large-scale disruptions to both the electric grid and communication networks".

This is what smart cities are all about! 

“Totem is one of the first to unite design, infrastructure, and community in a single as well as exquisite platform .....It’s hard to imagine a major project or public space that it would not transform.” The first Totem model is slated for release in 2017.
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Latest trends in high-performing facilities - Climate Control News

Latest trends in high-performing facilities - Climate Control News | Facility management | Scoop.it
To be held at the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour in Sydney, the two day event will be held on March 20-21, 2019.
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If you want information in leading edge practices, with insights and practical examples from the newest workplaces of Google, Twitter and others then the Total Facilities 2019 event in Sydney may be for you!.


You’ll also learn about trends in smart devices in the workplace, as well as the impact of AI and data monitoring on the workplace for FMs.


 

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“Alexa, tint the windows please” – second generation smart-tinting glass starts up in Taipei

“Alexa, tint the windows please” – second generation smart-tinting glass starts up in Taipei | Facility management | Scoop.it
Kinestral’s new smart-tinting glass factory will produce commercial quantities of high-quality window glass for the international market.
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The company claims that the glass can achieve full tint in three minutes – an improvement of up to 20 minutes for first generation smart-tinting glass. The glass can be wired into building management systems as well as smart devices: “Alexa, tint the windows please”.


Even better, the product can be used in all applications where light passes through glass so, in vehicles, and even spectacles are potential applications for the technology. However, the immediate focus will be on further improving the switching speed of the glass. And while the current grey tint is a carefully developed relatively spectrum neutral,, introducing different coloured tints is a future goal for the company. 

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Lendlease to Deliver Australia’s Newest Innovation Precinct - TheUrbanDeveloper.com

Lendlease to Deliver Australia’s Newest Innovation Precinct - TheUrbanDeveloper.com | Facility management | Scoop.it
Lendlease, along with its partners GIC and Urbanest, has signed a contract with the University of Melbourne to deliver a $500 million innovation hub in Car
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“Managing director for Lendlease Mark Menhinnitt said the development will see the former Royal Women’s Hospital site regenerated into an open, light and contemporary precinct, meeting the highest standards of design and sustainability while also honouring the site’s heritage and history. 

The precinct has the potential to deliver significant contribution to Melbourne’s international reputation for innovation and research, providing long-term jobs and making significant contributions to the Melbourne economy.”

 “This is a significant partnership for Lendlease and the University of Melbourne on a project that will set a new benchmark in education and industry collaboration in a purpose-built precinct” Menhinnitt said.
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Futuristic Building Materials To Watch For In 2017 - TheUrbanDeveloper.com

Futuristic Building Materials To Watch For In 2017 - TheUrbanDeveloper.com | Facility management | Scoop.it
Futuristic Building Materials To Watch For In 2017. As buildings around the world become higher and smarter, and are built faster, revolutionary building
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Here are 5 revolutionary building materials and features that are  being developed to make buildings last longer and cost less. Innovations in paint that detects faults, long lasting and sustainable wood structures, one KM long elevator ropes, device charging wallpaper and Roman concrete will revolutionise the use and longevity of future buildings. 
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