headphones playing the best innovation podcasts of 2018

Our pick of the 7 best innovation podcasts of 2018

December 4, 2018

Stay Tuned

Podcasts have become an essential source of news, knowledge and inspiration for business leaders, innovation managers and entrepreneurs. As the year draws to a close, the Innovation Matrix team has picked the 7 best podcasts of 2018 to inspire you in the year ahead.

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How startups and venture capital have gone global

November 29, 2018

Latest Reports

Although many American cities have long been home to thriving technological ecosystems, high-tech startups are expanding beyond the US and are growing significantly across the world, according to the report Rise of the Global Startup City. The Harvard Business Review analysed more than 100,000 venture deals across 600 countries and found that startups have truly […]

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Design thinking and innovation for directors and entrepreneurs

November 21, 2018

Innovation starters

A research trip, a VIP behind-the-scenes experience or a ‘design safari’. This is how people have described the Design Thinking and Innovation Week from the Future London Academy, which takes place in the British capital between March 18-22, 2019.

the results of high-performing business innovators

The 4 things you could learn from high-performing business innovators

November 14, 2018

Latest Reports

A study by CBInsight found that larger companies place the highest importance on innovation, but how do they become high-performing innovators? Here are 4 lessons that businesses can learn from those at the top of the pyramid when it comes to innovation-driven growth.

WebSummit 2018 Lisbon with Tim Berners-Lee

The 3 key takeaways from the Web Summit

November 9, 2018

Innovation Network

The Mecca of the tech world, the Web Summit brought almost 70,000 tech experts, startup founders, CEOs, investors, government leaders, international media and influential personalities from a medley of industries in 166 countries to Lisbon, Portugal, between November 5th-8th. Here’s what we learnt.

Athens named the european capital of innovation 2018

Athens named European Capital of Innovation 2018

November 6, 2018

Innovation Factory

With all eyes on innovation at the recent Web Summit, which took place in Lisbon earlier in November, it was the ideal stage to announce that the winner of the European Capital of Innovation 2018 was the City of Athens, with a prize of €1 million.

students tossing graduation caps at world's most innovative universities

World’s most innovative universities are still in the US

October 22, 2018

Innovation Academy

The top 6 most innovative universities are American, according to Reuters’ ranking of the World’s Most Innovative Universities. Forty-six US institutions feature in the top 100, with Stanford University holding pole position for the fourth consecutive year. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Washington and the University […]

board members discuss innovation priority

Is innovation really a priority for business leaders today?

October 16, 2018

Latest Reports

Data has consistently shown that innovation leads to long-term business growth, quicker penetration of new markets and that all-important edge to compete in a digital economy. However, a recent study has revealed that board members globally do not rank innovation as a priority in their strategic challenges.

man holding lightbulb for innovative businesses in 2019

5 ways for companies to remain innovative in 2019

October 12, 2018

News

Founder of Digital Exits, Jock Purtle outlines the 5 key considerations for companies to remain innovative in the year ahead.

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Is human-driven innovation overtaking traditional R&D?

October 3, 2018

Latest Reports

From Samsung and Hewlett Packard to Lego and even NASA, larger companies are taking a leaf out of small firms’ books by embracing the power of human-driven innovation. Rather than traditional R&D, they have started to recognise the potential of more inclusive operating models.