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.
There is a reason why companies like Google, Ford, Fidelity and Marriott all have their own innovation labs. Not only do they allow room for people to experiment, explore new ways of thinking and hold the promise of creating breakthrough products and services, but they also have plenty of PR value. But do they really deliver, or are they just flashy programmes that fall short of their promise?
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.
From war effort-driven inventions through to John F. Kennedy’s challenge to put man on the moon, governments have pushed innovation forward throughout history. But should governments invest directly in innovation, or do it by inviting companies to invest and giving them better conditions to do so?
The Climate-KIC Climathon, a global 24-hour climate change hackathon promoted by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT), is looking for cities to host the event on 27 October.
It’s been a dazzling, eventful year for innovation hunters. Events, thinkers, projects, leading players, small to large companies and new disruptors worldwide continue to reshape all walks of life. Our workplaces are seeking to adapt, and idea management software and practices are evolving to support companies in their fight to stay competitive.
Innovation, particularly radical innovation, happens when connecting previously unconnected bodies of knowledge. Oslo Innovation Week 2016 creates bridges between established companies and the startup scene, between public and private, academia and business, oil and medtech, music and fashion.
The Teach-In conference taking place October 26–27 at The Harvard Innovation Lab, in Boston, USA, offers an unpretentious format: simple 90-minute whiteboard sessions run by some of the world’s top corporate innovators. All participants are invited to ask questions and share their thoughts. Cisco and Innovation Leader have organised the event, which is ‘specifically geared […]
By Langdon Morris, co-founder of InnovationLabs LLC