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High Moral Values and Innovation

In 1959 Nils Bohlin, an engineer at the Swedish Car Manufacturer Volvo, invented the first three point safety belt. It was much more effective than the standard lap belt (as still used on airplanes). Volvo, realising the importance of this invention, chose not to patent it but to share the idea with other vehicle manufacturers. They may have lost some revenues but their action undoubtedly saved many lives and it cemented Volvo’s reputation as a highly ethical company committed to safety.

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Innovate Smarter – Building Innovation Programs Partnerships

When your internal innovation development program isn’t providing the returns that you expected how do you know where to look for the source of the problem? Is it a string of bad luck...or leadership, culture...or is it a fundamental issue with the program itself? By leveraging the collective intelligence of their member organizations Innovators International has found a better way to solve these problems.

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