With presentations, panel debates, workshops, DemoLab, Teenage Innovators and a Start-up Stage, the forum brings together innovators, entrepreneurs and inventors to discuss the latest trends in innovation, design, creativity, R&D and new product development. Key speakers, global players and intense networking will define the agenda of the event, whose theme is ‘Be More Human’.
The Economist’s Innovation Summit will gather leading thinkers and practitioners to explore the opportunities and challenges of Artificial Intelligence. The event sees Fortune 500 CEOs, policymakers, academics and disruptive entrepreneurs share their insights and strategies for successfully embracing AI and machine learning to build a truly intelligent company.
A few months ago, for the third consecutive year, Stanford University was named the world’s most innovative university. But while it has always been at the forefront of innovation – it is home to the d.school and breeds the best web talent in the world –, the Silicon Valley college doesn’t stand alone in fostering innovation and entrepreneurship at a higher education level.
At the 4th World Internet Conference (WIC) in Wuzhen, which drew to a close yesterday, China announced that its digital economy reached 22.58 trillion yuan ($3.4 trillion) in 2016, accounting for nearly a third of the national GDP. The same report said that 22% of the world’s current GDP is closely related to digital economy.
Former chief evangelist of Apple, the speaker, entrepreneur, tech guru and best-selling author Guy Kawasaki offers insightful advice in his most popular talk “The Art of Innovation”.
MIT Technology Review has released its “35 Innovators Under 35” annual outlook, including some of the most talented, brilliant young minds in the areas of energy, materials, transportation, biotechnology, communications, web and computer hardware. Know more here.
Over 350 projects in 29 European countries have been awarded 70 of the 150 million euros of The Digital News Initiative (DNI) Innovation Fund, which aims to empower journalism through technology. Applications for the fourth round of Google’s contest are open until October 12.
Apple, Space-X, Amazon and Facebook all feature in MIT Technology Review’s list of the 50 smartest companies in 2017, which may not surprise you. Yet some incumbent companies also make the ranking, along with start-ups such as Carbon, Face++ and Gamalon.
In the last decades, Singapore has become a case study for an innovation-driven economy and they’re now working to ensure its place as a future business hub, investing particularly in technology innovation.