Edison Awards 2019 for innovation winners in New York

Edison Awards announces its 2019 innovation winners

April 10, 2019

Innovation Factory

Covering AI, robotics, consumer electronics, consumer goods, medical, and social innovation, the winners of game-changing new products and service were announced at the 2019 Edison Awards at the Capitale in New York on April 4th.

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Loonshots: How nurturing crazy ideas can transform organisations

April 3, 2019

News

Can you unlock the potential to create and nurture the crazy ideas that change the world? Physicist Safi Bahcall explains how Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries.

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3 creativity courses for innovation managers

March 29, 2019

Innovation starters

Now more than ever, understanding how creativity works and is triggered can enhance a culture of innovation within organisations. This means that, in order to drive a successful innovation programme, innovation managers should cultivate their creative mind to compete in business today. These three courses have been developed to do just that.

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Why innovation managers shouldn’t be ignoring bad ideas

March 20, 2019

Advanced Learning

When it comes to the principles of brainstorming, one of the basic mantras is that no idea is a bad idea. That may not be entirely true, but, besides encouraging people not to censor themselves for fear of ridicule, bad ideas can often lead to good ideas.

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Creative Innovation 2019: The importance of human intelligence

March 16, 2019

Events

Expected to be the biggest and best yet, the Creative Innovation 2019 (Ci2019) conference will explore the theme ‘Human Intelligence 2.0 – A collective future: How will we manage the transition?’ in Melbourne, Australia, between April 1st-3rd. Described as the place to imagine and prepare for the future, the 8th annual innovation summit will welcome […]

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Looking at women in innovation on International Women’s Day

March 8, 2019

Innovation Factory

Evidence consistently shows that having more women in the workplace improves innovation performance, yet the numbers still reflect an unequal balance when it comes to women in innovation. Focusing on how innovation can advance gender parity at a global scale, the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is ‘Think equal, build smart, innovate for change’.

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Women Techmakers mark International Women’s Day

February 28, 2019

Events

With this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) looking at how innovation and technology can provide unprecedented opportunities for women in the world today, to mark IWD19, Google’s Women Techmakers programme has kicked off its Global Event Series.

childhood creativity to ignite innovation

Can we ignite our childhood creativity in the workplace?

February 13, 2019

Stay Tuned

If creativity is the number one factor of success, why are so many companies unknowingly preventing it? This is the question asked by Catherine Courage, a design leader who wants to bridge the creativity gap in the workplace.

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Lift the lid on employee creativity to drive innovation

February 6, 2019

Innovation Factory

Whether it’s creating new products or finding new ways to grab customers’ attention, creativity is the backbone of innovation, and in the workplace, it is more important than ever to stay competitive. Companies struggling to push for innovation should not underestimate the creativity of their workforce. We share 3 ways to encourage employees to share their brilliance and feel confident they will be heard.

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Finding and fostering innovation leadership

January 31, 2019

Selected Books

Innovation leadership is not just an innate talent, but it can be selected at the hiring level and developed within an appropriate company culture, according to innovation management expert Jean-Philippe Deschamps in his latest book ‘Innovation Leaders: How Senior Executives Stimulate, Steer and Sustain Innovation’.