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Bay Area Council - The Voice of Bay Area Business. Kate Ettinger sur Twitter : "Full house for #health2eu kick off- excited to be here & hear the latest on #digitalhealth & #innovation from UK/EU. An innovation lab inside a law school? Creating growth clusters: What role for local government? Many governments in industrialized countries aim to encourage entrepreneurship and start-up activity to spur job creation and economic growth.

Creating growth clusters: What role for local government?

To what extent governments are capable of doing so is uncertain. Nonetheless, policy makers at the regional and municipal levels are closer to the sources of innovation than those at the national level. For example, innovation in the form of start-up activity tends to occur in large metropolitan areas, initially without the involvement of policy makers.

Take Berlin, where a vibrant ecosystem developed in the past several years without systematic government intervention. Pinterest. Social #Innovation #Impact Update. Welcome to Forbes. New book out: The Wealth of Ideas. Five keys to corporate social innovation. The term "innovation" appears at least daily in Guardian Sustainable Business.

Five keys to corporate social innovation

That's because innovation is the key to addressing the social and environmental challenges we face today. We need innovation to create more affordable health care services. We need innovation to bring nutritious food to every corner of the planet. We need innovation to improve educational outcomes. PROGRAM_HowPublicDesign_FINAL30_8. Social #Innovation #Impact Update. My LA2050. Integrity by Design: Kate Michi Ettinger at TEDxBarcelonaChange. Where's My Private, Free, Open-Source Personal Web? ⚙ Co. Step Aside Sir Humphrey: 10 Characteristics of Transformative Innovation. Transforming Education: Three Horizons Shows The Way. Graham Leicester The Commission on Education Reform in Scotland concluded last summer that reform is easy to envision but almost impossible to deliver.

Transforming Education: Three Horizons Shows The Way

Keir Bloomer, its chairman, lamented: “Every country in the developed world is engaged in educational reform. Yet they all struggle to break free from the organisational constraints of systems designed in the 19th century. Nobody has yet developed the change processes that lead to genuinely transformed practice.” Grand Challenges Canada. Why Innovation Matters In Politics And The Public Sector. The United States government is the world's largest consumer of technology, spending some $80 billion each year, with much of it wasted on idle servers, systems and websites dedicated to various departments and offices.

Why Innovation Matters In Politics And The Public Sector

Since the dot-com era of the early aughts, the Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations have made technology-driven innovation a priority in domestic agendas. Politicians and bureaucrats see technology as a giant panacea for inefficient government functions ranging from healthcare and social services to homeland security and national defense. Innovation and technology drives everything from education to economic growth. Embrace Your Constraints to Create New Markets - Uri Neren. By Uri Neren | 10:00 AM September 28, 2012.

Embrace Your Constraints to Create New Markets - Uri Neren

This is What Intrinsic Motivation Looks Like. Hövding - Den osynliga cykelhjälmen. The Invisible Bicycle Helmet. Seven innovation lessons from the moon. Inspired #Innovation. The Great Disruption: The Future of Personal Tech (Infographic) What Kills New Ideas in Your Company – And How You Can Increase Their Survival Rate. Much like creative individuals, who often experience bursts of inspiration, many companies’ innovation efforts follow an uneven, erratic pattern.

What Kills New Ideas in Your Company – And How You Can Increase Their Survival Rate

Phnom Penh Lab Blog: Creating Tools that Locals Can Shape. Since most of our work is in low resource settings, most of the people who use our technologies have very little education. We call these people "low level users". Even though these users have little to no education, we still find that using technologies to help them share information is incredibly helpful. The most important thing to remember when designing tools for them is to build on the skills and resources that they are already familiar with.In order to create tools that are useful, they must be context appropriate. Here's our process: First Step: User Evaluation Before we develop any type of software, we always travel and meet the people who we will be creating tools for.

Twitter. Business Lessons From A Baby Elephant. Vijay Govindarajan is the co-author, with Chris Trimble, of Reverse Innovation: Create Far From Home, Win Everywhere, which hits bookshelves on April 10. A professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth University, Govindarajan chatted with Fast Company about $2,000 heart surgery, elephant prostheses, and the need for American businesses to, in essence, study abroad. What’s "reverse innovation"? Historically, multinationals innovated in rich countries like the U.S. and sold products in poor countries like India.

Reverse innovation is doing the exact opposite, about innovating in a poor country like India, and bringing products to the U.S. Jugaad Innovation: Think Frugal, Be Flexible, Generate Breakthrough Growth. The following is an excerpt from the book.

Jugaad Innovation: Think Frugal, Be Flexible, Generate Breakthrough Growth

Jugaad Innovation: Think Frugal, Be Flexible, Generate Breakthrough Growth Navi Radjou, Jaideep Prabhu, & Simone Ahuja 288 pages, Jossey-Bass, 2012 Buy the book » Jugaad: A Breakthrough Growth Strategy. Post-Creative Scotland. Graham Leicester Award-winning poet, writer and musician Don Paterson was our guest at Ramsay Garden this month.

Post-Creative Scotland

He chose as his topic ‘post-creative Scotland’. He began with the simple observation that he had ‘yet to meet any serious artist who does not privately hold the words ‘creative Scotland’ in anything but contempt’ – and went on to deliver an impassioned plea for artistic expression and professional judgement over spurious ‘creativity’, judged by bureaucrats, in the service of insidious state ends. This was a challenging presentation, but with a positive message at its core – a plea for trust in the ambition of Scotland’s artists and a suggestion that they gather together in an Academy of Arts and Letters in order to find their own voice and escape the perils of state patronage and parochialism. Transforming Healthcare for the 21st Century: Innovations from the Ground Up « « Skoll World Forum. We live in an age where climate change, water scarcity, chemical exposures, population displacement, economic instability, and other challenges are impacting the health of everyone on the planet.

Transforming Healthcare for the 21st Century: Innovations from the Ground Up « « Skoll World Forum

This is an age when the health conditions of billions of people are determined by environmental and economic conditions beyond their individual control. It is an age when the number of environmental refugees has already exceeded the number of war refugees. Innovation Comes from the Edges « « Skoll World Forum. How Can Large Corporations Incorporate Social Innovation? Robert Wolcott is a professor of innovation management strategy at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.

How Can Large Corporations Incorporate Social Innovation?

In other words, he studies how companies innovate. Wolcott specifically focuses on large companies, places where innovation and creative thinking can get lost in bureaucracy and complacency. McCaffrey_SAC_3k. SenseCamp @ Impakt Berlin · MikeMompi. The Education Group acknowledged that current educational system don't equip youth with the skills and aptitudes that will best prepare them for adult/professional life and being good citizens. The group brainstormed around the question of how to better bring creativity to university classrooms.

They came up with very innovative ideas such as: mixing disciplines (poetry-law, dancing-physics) and other perspectives and approaches such as: teaching through story telling, student build curriculums, marking exams based on the quality of the questions from the students rather than right answer, association of lecture topics with pictures, and opening up the classroom to wider participation from society. Social Innovators Collective - ordinary people doing extraordinary things. ZIP Innovations - Overview. DiscoveryCast Ideation - Driving Innovation. iDea is a novel early stage funding concept. Innovation Dipole Entrepreneurial Assessment (iDea) iDea is a novel Entrepreneurial Assessment and early stage funding/incubating framework that can be implemented by Governments and/or Institutions, which is based on Innovation Dipole web centric Crowd Sourced peer selection process.

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