Research

Jan 5 Deadline for Young European Innovators US Tour

The European Young Innovators Forum announces Innotour USA, 12-22, February 2012, and invites those who are interested to apply by 5 January! The European Young Innovators Forum (EYIF) is a non-profit, pan-European platform launched in July 2010 to give voice to a community of young innovators who believe in the value of shared ideas and shared risks. EYIF's mission is to encourage young Europeans to be boldly innovative, and to develop their ideas into real projects and ventures.

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KIN's Role as Force-Multiplier at Cisco Systems

My avocational role within Cisco effectively became that of a proactive evangelist for innovation history, concepts, trends, case studies, practice and thinking, thereby becoming a force-multiplier for the KIN community.  The ultimate utility of interacting with various audiences is to educate and challenge status quo thinking, through introducing an awareness of the potential of innovation, provides context and sparks imagination for discovering new ways to create value.

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Who Cares?

Scientists have discovered that we're engineered for kindness – or not. The caring button is a genetic trait that determines how we respond to oxytocin (aka the “love” hormone); some of us have it, some of us don’t; most people can spot it a mile off.

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What is Your External Talent Strategy?

I am currently doing research for a white paper and a webinar on harnessing the global talent pool to accelerate innovation, and I need your help to add to the case studies I've already gathered. Here is the premise: As more industries become commoditized and innovation becomes more of a focus, organizations are being forced to move beyond a talent ownership mindset to a talent attraction and engagement mindset.

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Exploring for Innovation by Space, Sea, and Land

The partnership between the Foundation and Shell has been more than a year in the making and is part of Shell's ongoing commitment to innovation. Shell is widely known within the innovation community for its Gamechanger internal and open innovation initiative that many other organization's have endeavored to learn from. Now Shell has chosen to continue its innovation efforts outside its four walls by beginning an innovation journey with the X PRIZE Foundation.

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What is the Innovation that Led to Civilization?

What is the innovation that led to civilization? There are some interesting answers to this question in Why the West Rules, For Now by Ian Morris. As part of his research, Morris has developed a Social Development Index, which he uses to track the progress of civilizations from 14000 BC to present. The index tracks improvements in areas such as energy capture (both as food and as fuel), organizational capability, technology development, and information sharing capacity.

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Innovator Profile – Sarah Miller Caldicott

What if you were related to Thomas Edison?  You might wonder, as Sarah Miller Caldicott, his great grandniece, did… exactly “why the Edison phonograph and cylindrical records in her childhood home worked so differently from the small plastic record player that spun 45’s and wax LP’s?” She wondered, “How did they get this way?” Wondered indeed. Caldicott went on wondering how ...

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Innova Latino Report Shows Region Leapfrogging

For the InnovaLatino Survey, released by INSEAD and the Development Center of the OECD, more than 1,500 manufacturing firms from eight countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay) were surveyed to compile the InnovaLatino Report which documents Latin America’s tech-readiness and was funded by Fundación Telefónica. Latin America faces numerous geographical and geopolitical challenges and generally ...

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