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.
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.
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.
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?