Digital technology changing our lives

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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Guy Kawasaki’s 10 tips to master the art of innovation

November 15, 2017

Stay Tuned

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”.

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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.

South Summit Startup Competition 2017

October 4, 2017

Events

South Summit is one of the leading startup conferences in Europe aimed to prove to the world the talent, the innovation and the opportunities from South.

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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 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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Look back to look ahead at one of the most innovative economies in the world

August 30, 2017

Innovation Factory

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.

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Summer reading by innovation thinkers for all of us

July 12, 2017

Selected Books

If you are counting the days until the summer holidays, and don’t know what books to pack yet, stay with us. We’ve handpicked a list of the latest editions for curious minds and innovation practitioners on untold stories, state-of-the-art trends and lessons learnt by those making innovation come together in businesses worldwide.

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Customers are demanding “brands that are about more than just profit”

June 7, 2017

Spotlight

Colin Pyle, the co-founder of CRU Kafe, an ethical, organic coffee brand, is also an adventurous, innovative spirit, and a closer observer of the London start-up scene.

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How should governments push innovation?

May 24, 2017

Innovation Factory

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?