Looking ahead to business innovation in 2018

The top 5 business innovation trends for 2018

December 7, 2017

Innovation Factory

The year 2017 saw a rapid pace of digital transformation in global business, and the coming year will be no different. From AI to the fundamental power of the people, we look at the top 5 trends that are set to define business innovation in 2018.

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Why companies should invest in innovation to compete in a digital economy

December 1, 2017

Innovation Factory

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.

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How innovation still drives the world’s oldest brands

October 27, 2017

Innovation Factory

The global consumer goods corporation Procter & Gamble (P&G) is celebrating its 180th anniversary, yet it has managed to keep its innovation pace, alongside a growing number of agile, disruptive startups and hot new companies. One of Forbes’ World’s Most Innovative Companies, P&G isn’t the only centenarian brand to have kept its edge.

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These 35 innovators under 35 are shaping what comes next

October 12, 2017

Innovation Factory

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.

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How predictive maintenance can promote innovation in the Telecom sector

October 9, 2017


Mathias Hubert and Togo Ribeiro, managers in Beijaflore Consulting Group, help you put in place an effective predictive maintenance strategy.

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Google’s Digital News Initiative funds new round of innovative projects

September 29, 2017

Innovation Factory

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.

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The EU recognises outstanding women entrepreneurs

September 20, 2017

Innovation Factory

For the fifth consecutive year, EU Prize for Women Innovators will be recognising women entrepreneurs. Applications are open until 15 November.

Industry of Things World

September 18, 2017


Industry of Things World is an international knowledge exchange platform bringing together more than 1000 high-level executives who play an active role in the Industrial Internet of Things scene. Rethink your technology & business strategy for scalable, secure and efficient IoT: cloud, robotics, automation, standards, interoperability, security, data!

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The 50 smartest companies in 2017 – MIT editor’s pick

September 13, 2017

Innovation Factory

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.

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Always look on the bright side of AI?

September 6, 2017

Advanced Learning

In July, Elon Musk reignited the debate around Artificial Intelligence (AI) by saying it poses a “fundamental risk to the existence of human civilisation” and that we must act to prevent the worst. Read more here.