A cityscape of South Korea, the most innovative country in the world 2018

Is this the world’s most innovative country?

April 18, 2018

Latest Reports

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.

presentation of sophia the robot, one of the most innovative products

11 innovations changing the world today

April 11, 2018

Innovation Factory

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.

pro sports football huddle of people innovation

What pro sports can teach you about people innovation

April 4, 2018

News

Football coach and author Cody Royle believes companies should take a leaf out of the pro sports’ playbook and invest in people innovation.

speakers at the economist innovation summit AI

Is AI valuable or a threat? The Innovation Summit asks the pressing questions

March 26, 2018

Events

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).

training and upskilling employees for innovation

Why upskilling your workforce could be the answer to your innovation challenges

March 14, 2018

Innovation Factory

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.

businessman superhero with people skills

The battle for talent: How people skills are rising to the top of the innovation agenda

March 7, 2018

Latest Reports

According to Indeed’s Employer Outlook report, most companies are expecting to hire more people in 2018 than in 2017. These figures back up one of the trends that everyone was pinpointing for the year ahead: people skills really do matter.

finger clicking on connections for collective intelligence

Our not-so-secret recipe for success (and other ways for startups to innovate)

March 2, 2018

Spotlight

Venture-builder Pedro da Cunha shares his secret for creating profitable startups that create value: the power of collective intelligence.

people putting together pieces of the puzzle for collective intelligence

Why collective intelligence matters and how companies can build it

February 23, 2018

Advanced Learning

The brightest minds and biggest disruptors have always led innovation and changed the shape of business. But over the years, both studies and real-life examples have shown that the “power of many” can be much more forceful. In many ways, collective intelligence is the future of organisations everywhere.

Linda Hill gives a TED talk about collective genius

The power of the many: collective genius at the heart of innovation

February 15, 2018

Stay Tuned

What’s the secret behind innovation within a company? According to Linda Hill, professor at the Harvard Business School and co-author of “Collective Genius”, it is “unleashing the power of the many”.

company diversity improves innovation

Does diversity make companies more innovative?

February 8, 2018

Latest Reports

Beyond being an issue of social justice, inclusion and diversity in companies have a direct effect on their growth, innovation and performance. These were the findings published in McKinsey’s latest study, “Delivering through diversity”.