July 19, 2017
Independent top advisors call for increased EU investment in research and innovation for the sake of Europe's future…Read more The report calls for citizen involvement, especially for social good. One of the top 11 recommendations is to mobilize and involve citizens — allow citizens access to data and participate in decision making. As an innovation technique, […]
July 18, 2017
Anthropologist Lauren Herckis tells us why teachers “hesitate to adopt innovative teaching methods.” Apparently, they don’t want to look silly in front of their students. Read more… And what’s true for the Carnegie Mellon faculty members she studied is true for a whole lot of organizations. Conformity trumps creativity more often than not. Risk taking […]
June 30, 2017
Visualize this: You continuously get incredibly innovative ideas from your own workforce Ideas that, if materialized into innovative products or services, align with your organization’s goals, increasing revenues and keeping competition at bay Your employees recognize everyday challenges and address them, feeling engaged and appreciated It does sound too good to be true, doesn’t it? […]
May 12, 2017
The term innovation has been much bandied about this decade. Although a hackneyed word especially in the world of education and business, “innovation” has much in its favor. It is not just meaningless verbiage like some of us believe it to be. (Read WSJ’s “Is a Peanut-Butter Pop-Tart an Innovation?” for some bit of honest […]
January 17, 2017
Introduction When the world’s smartest companies such as Microsoft, Google, Alphabet Inc., and Baidu are investing heavily in Artificial Intelligence (AI), the world is going to sit up and take notice. Chinese Internet giant Baidu spent USD1.5 billion on research and development. And as proof of China’s strong focus on AI and Machine Learning, Sinovation […]
December 16, 2016
Times are changing and have been for a while now. In the world of STEM, women are no longer considered a “bad fit,” which is easily proved by the amazing number of brilliant women in the field today. Women are just as interested in finding out how things work, extracting insight from data, problem-solving, and […]