Retaining its position for the fifth consecutive year, South Korea is the most innovative country in the world, according to a recent league table published by Bloomberg. The Asian country took the top spot in the 2018 Bloomberg Innovation Index, which used seven criteria to compile the list, including research and development spending and concentration of high-tech companies.
"With the mass commoditization brought about by technology, your people are now your greatest source of competitive advantage. What’s required is a complete reinvention of people strategies."
Sophia the Robot may be one of the best known, but the Edison Awards recently recognised many other of the most innovative products for 2018. Besides Sophia, we have selected 10 other new products conceived by the world’s most talented innovation leaders, in areas ranging from Social Innovation and Collective Disruption to Health & Wellness.
Now in its 8th year but taking place in Europe only for the second time, The Economist Events’ Innovation Summit will be held in London on September 20th. The 2018 edition, which follows summits in Africa and America earlier this month, will focus on the peak hype around Artificial Intelligence (AI).
As businesses continue to grow, new technologies and solutions come to the fore, and business innovation proves to be more important than ever, companies are stepping up their hiring rates to fill the growing skills gap. Yet the answer could be in your existing workforce.