Como o ‘Júpiter’ Emmanuel Macron despencou do ‘Olimpo’ na França

Daniela Fernandes De Paris para a BBC News Brasil   Apelidado ironicamente de Júpiter - o rei dos deuses na mitologia romana - o presidente francês, Emmanuel Macron, que enfrenta uma crise social e política inédita no país provocada pelo movimento dos "coletes amarelos", despencou do Olimpo - ou, na versão dos romanos, do Monte Capitolino, …

Empathy: the secret ingredient in innovation

Business solutions can be discovered by putting users at the centre of empathy maps “Empathy is inbuilt. Our brains are wired to mirror the emotions of others. But we filter our understanding through the biases we carry.” What makes a new business idea succeed? We know that only 10 per cent of new businesses survive, …

When Companies Want to Innovate, But Investors Won’t Let Them

Businesses understand the power of digital innovations to reshape industries and markets. Yet, time and again, they have struggled to innovate with new and disruptive technologies. Clayton Christensen and others argue that an incumbent’s failure has little to do with the newness or complexity of the technology. Rather, it is often their acute focus on …

The next major innovation in batteries might be here

Lithium-ion batteries were first introduced to the public in a Sony camcorder in 1991. Then they revolutionized our lives. The versatile batteries now power everything from tiny medical implants and smartphones to forklifts and expensive electric cars. And yet, lithium-ion technology still isn’t powerful enough to fully displace gasoline-powered cars or cheap enough to solve …

The hive for innovation in Manchester: Mi-IDEA

Nick Chrissos, Director of Innovation, Europe, Strategic Innovation Group, Cisco In the city that takes the bee as its symbol, Manchester has been building a hive of its own: Mi-IDEA. Mi-IDEA (Manchester Inspired Innovation Digital Enterprise Alliance) is run in partnership between Cisco and Manchester Science Partnerships (MSP), the UK's leading science park operator to form a …

The Right Way to Spend Your Innovation Budget

Innovation is famously difficult — many projects end up losing money, frustrating employees, and going nowhere. And yet corporations and governments spend billions of dollars annually pursuing innovation. This huge spending would generate more value for businesses and societies if the innovation success rate were just a little higher. Is there a way to increase the …

Faster medicine: £56 million innovation centre for Scotland

The new centre will offer businesses support to transform processes and technologies. A new centre to help companies develop processes and technologies for manufacturing medicines could benefit future generations by helping new medicines reach patients safely and quickly. By supporting both start-ups and multinational pharmaceutical companies it’s hoped that the speed in which new medicines …

Innovation is a Cruel Game

by Paul Sloane So get your patent filed! Sometimes the idea is tremendous but it fails because of the current state of technology or infrastructure.  Consider the common remote control for your TV set.  The Zenith Radio Corporation launched the first wireless remote control for TVs in 1955.  The ‘Flashmatic’ shone a beam of light …

What It Takes To Build An Innovative Business Model

Apart from having a strong foundation, there are certain traits that an entrepreneur should try to develop, like applying creativity and out-ofthe-box thinking. Why is the US or Israel so innovative? Why a state like California is really making the difference? Innovation is a combination of five different aspects - regulation, training, ecosystem, culture and …