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.
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. Pinterest. Social #Innovation #Impact Update. Welcome to Forbes. New book out: The Wealth of Ideas. My new book, “The Wealth of Ideas” is now published.
Discover the book that explains Intellectual Property, and that explains how we need to change it in order to have more innovation and creativity in our society. Read why publishers refused to publish because they said: “I ask myself if I’d publish a book I intrinsically disagree with, and I answer no” – publisher 1 “We felt the book was a little too polemic … to work for us” – publisher 2. Five keys to corporate social innovation | Guardian Sustainable Business. Corporate social innovation isn't easy, but some companies are succeeding.
Here's how. Photograph: Simon Belcher/Alamy The term "innovation" appears at least daily in Guardian Sustainable Business. That's because innovation is the key to addressing the social and environmental challenges we face today. PROGRAM_HowPublicDesign_FINAL30_8. Social #Innovation #Impact Update. My LA2050. Thank you for participating in the My LA2050 challenge.
We received 279 submissions, and more than 70,000 people voted to help us choose the ten winning proposals. We were blown away by the diversity and the high quality of the submissions. The selection process was extremely competitive. Integrity by Design: Kate Michi Ettinger at TEDxBarcelonaChange. Where's My Private, Free, Open-Source Personal Web? ⚙ Co. When businesses buy software, they don't expect to take what's off the shelf.
They get everything customized as they like, open to tweak and update, and with their own privacy and data kept under lock and key. But in the consumer world of free software, browsers, and apps, you get what you pay for--terms of service are totally dictated by the company. The exception is in open-source alternatives, like WordPress for blogging and Firefox for browsing. There the communities of users and creators have the freedom to control their own domains, and collaborate to improve, customize, and update the product. Step Aside Sir Humphrey: 10 Characteristics of Transformative Innovation. Graham Leicester We British have a long tradition of poking gentle fun at our capacity to go through the motions of change without anything actually changing.
I used to be a government official, so know the genre only too well. But it has begun to wear thin for me - as the depth and criticality of the challenges facing us grows, so I have become impatient with this knowing cynicism, however charming. 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.
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.” In other words, in spite of our best efforts, we are all stuck. Grand Challenges Canada | publications. 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.
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 For more than half of India’s citizens, seeing was a problem.
About 7 percent of the population wore eyeglasses in 2002, while a whopping 65 percent of those in need did not have them. But for an average worker living in rural India, earning $1 a day was the norm. This is What Intrinsic Motivation Looks Like. Hövding - Den osynliga cykelhjälmen. The Invisible Bicycle Helmet | Fredrik Gertten. Seven innovation lessons from the moon. Inspired #Innovation. The Great Disruption: The Future of Personal Tech (Infographic) An Exploration of the Disruptive Innovation Theory A disruptive innovation is an innovation that helps create a new market and value network, and eventually goes on to disrupt an existing market and value network (over a few years or decades), displacing an earlier technology.
The term is used in business and technology literature to describe innovations that improve a product or service in ways that the market does not expect, typically first by designing for a different set of consumers in the new market and later by lowering prices in the existing market. What Kills New Ideas in Your Company – And How You Can Increase Their Survival Rate | CloverView. Much like creative individuals, who often experience bursts of inspiration, many companies’ innovation efforts follow an uneven, erratic pattern. You have probably been part of such an innovation effort yourself.
The company’s leaders announce a major innovation initiative, many managers are involved, a few agency partners are invited, the brainstorming sessions produce many promising ideas but after a couple of glitzy presentations the enthusiasm cools off. Before long everyone is back attending to the issues of the core business and, out of the pile of new ideas, only a couple squeeze through into the development stage. What makes the enthusiasm about new ideas so difficult to sustain? 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.
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"? 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 Navi Radjou, Jaideep Prabhu, & Simone Ahuja 288 pages, Jossey-Bass, 2012 Buy the book » Post-Creative Scotland. Graham Leicester Award-winning poet, writer and musician Don Paterson was our guest at Ramsay Garden this month. 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. Paterson began by questioning the lazy association between ‘creativity’ and the arts. Transforming Healthcare for the 21st Century: Innovations from the Ground Up « « Skoll World Forum. Innovation Comes from the Edges « « Skoll World Forum. How Can Large Corporations Incorporate Social Innovation? McCaffrey_SAC_3k. SenseCamp @ Impakt Berlin · MikeMompi. Social Innovators Collective - ordinary people doing extraordinary things. ZIP Innovations - Overview. DiscoveryCast Ideation - Driving Innovation. iDea is a novel early stage funding concept. Insight Labs.