Fri.Sep 06, 2019

Innovate to Get Ahead of the Competition: The Sputnik Moment

Beyond the Obvious

On October 4, 1957, Russia launched a beach-ball-sized satellite named Sputnik, which orbited the Earth in just over ninety-six minutes. The previous frontrunner in the space race, the United States, was now the runner up. Our only competitor had trounced us, seemingly out of nowhere.

EIT Digital Conference 2019: Digital Business Models and Disruptive Innovation

Innovation Walk

The EIT Digital Conference will take place at The Egg in Brussels on September 10th, 2019. It will feature discussion panels, keynotes, and much more. There is a second invite-only event on the 11 th designed for partners and will present several talks and workshops.

We Need to Stop Glorifying Failure and Do This Instead

Innovation Excellence

Over 50% of startups fail (and that number goes up to 75% for venture backed startups). The same is true of about three quarters of corporate transformations, which is probably why the average lifespan on the S&P 500 continues to shrink.

Local Government Strategic Planning Process

Cascade Strategy

Strategic planning in government can be challenging. You need to ensure stakeholder input is taken into account, your strategy is aligned across all city departments, capital projects are linked to multiple plans, and all involved are bought into the strategy.

Assessing and Fostering a Culture of Innovation

Speaker: Magnus Penker, CEO & Founder, Innovation360 Group

Welcome to an interactive empowering session on how to sharpen your future through innovation management, which can help guide your company’s goals. During this webinar, Magnus Penker, international thought leader and author, will dive into how to assess and foster culture and capabilities for innovation.

How robotics is changing the working world of the future

Lead Innovation

Artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and other forms of automation are advancing at a rapid pace, bringing companies great benefits in terms of efficiency and productivity.

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Top Takeaways from the 2019 Innovation Trends Report

Review what you need to know from the 2019 Innovation Report released by Stanford Professor Bret Waters. Image taken from the 2019 Innovation Trends Report. Creating true innovation within larger, established organizations is notoriously difficult.

Boosting Your Online Presence

The Human Factor

contributed post –. The internet is a massive part of modern business. Whether your company is based solely online, it has both and on and offline element, or even if it’s completely offline and you haven’t yet ventured into the world of online sales and business, you need an online presence.

There's Gold in Them Hills


James Robertson shares a must read on the temptation among communicators to abandon the rust of their intranets for the promise of social and collaboration tools promised in abundance "out there.".

Cutting Out The Middle Man

The Human Factor

contributed post –. The middle man is someone who you are going to have become really accustomed to working with, because you will build up so many contacts over even just a few months. These contacts will be people who you’re relying on to do all of the middle work that you can’t do.

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

Artificial Intelligence and Chatbots: Teaching the machine to think


Even if you do not realize it, more and more Artificial Intelligence is present in your routine. Smartphones, cars with parking sensors, smart houses, banks, restaurants, call centers. And it doesn’t stop there: increasingly the AI gains complexity to bring many other technological applications. But where does this complexity come from? This area of computing uses computational methods and devices to make the machine “learn” to use the rational capacity of the human being.

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Chemical Giants Discovers Novel Battery Technology Ideas with Open Innovation


New ways to increase battery performance and other winning ideas at a global open innovation competition