Sir Ken Robinson's Ted Talk on education

Almost 45 million people have watched this

May 3, 2017

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“We are educating people out of their creativity”, whereas we should be promoting it as a key competence for the decades ahead. This is the main message echoing from Sir Ken Robinson’s bright and entertaining TED Talk, “Do schools kill creativity?”, already watched by almost 45 million people worldwide.

Learning is the only way to turn failure into sucess

Flops at the museum

April 28, 2017

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We have heard time and again that failures are to be celebrated, but a new museum will now take this saying to a new level. A BIC pen designed “for her” and a mobile device just for tweeting are some of the commercial flops to be seen at the new Museum of Failure, set to open on June 7 in Helsingborg, Sweden.

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17 pioneering solutions for social and environmental challenge

April 13, 2017

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Drones that deliver vaccines, medicine and blood transfusions in rural Rwanda, and a project that seeks to eradicate poaching by giving farmers education and access to premium markets for their products, are some of the winners of the Schwab Foundation’s 2017 Social Entrepreneurs awards.

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50 things that made the modern economy

March 1, 2017

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We have all read stories about Google or the iPhone and probably also about antibiotics. But what about concrete or shipping containers? Hosted by British economist Tim Hardorf, the “50 things that made the modern economy” podcast sheds new understanding on ideas, inventions and innovations that have changed and helped to build the world we […]

How being multilingual can spur innovation

January 25, 2017

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To help solve complex issues, why not learn a new language? Speaking more languages not only allows you to connect with people, but as bilingual brains also look and work differently from monolingual ones, it assists you in terms of problem-solving. The critical period hypothesis says that children use both hemispheres in language acquisition, giving […]

South Korea and Nordic countries dominate Bloomberg’s 2017 Innovation Index

January 20, 2017

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South Korea tops the international charts overall according to Bloomberg’s 2017 Innovation Index, followed by Sweden, Germany, Switzerland and Finland. Nordic countries dominate the top 15.

Need an inspiration boost?

December 7, 2016

Innovation Factory

Americans’ creativity has declined since the early 90s, a recent study by Professor of Creativity and Innovation Dr K.H. Kim suggests. Having analysed 300,000 scores on the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking, this research shows that test results are now dropping after having steadily risen from the 50s to the 80s.

Three months to develop and pitch your startup

October 19, 2016

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Dubai has officially launched the Future Accelerators programme, designed to turn the city into an innovation hub. The new startup incubator offers training and investment opportunities to selected entrepreneurs – giving them access to two million US dollars of venture capital per month.

Why sleep powers innovation

May 12, 2016

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A 22-year-old graduate student at Stanford imagined he ‘managed to download the entire Web and just keep the links’. When Larry Page woke up, he started working on what would be Google’s algorithm, later becoming the company’s co-founder and chief executive officer

Glimpses of our future

May 5, 2016

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From a roadmap to end aging to Google’s driverless car, a world ruled by women or the next enhanced human species, invites you to open your mind with their ‘What does the future look like’ playlist. These talks offer visions of tomorrow to make you ponder the opportunities ahead – as well as the […]