Athens named the european capital of innovation 2018

Athens named European Capital of Innovation 2018

November 6, 2018

Innovation Factory

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.

a building of government innovation

Government innovation—isn’t that an oxymoron?

September 7, 2018


Former Chief Innovation Officer and author of the bestselling book Sustainovation, Nick Kittle shares his expertise on how governments can develop sustained innovation programmes.

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Is an innovation lab the right call for your business?

May 17, 2018

Innovation Factory

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?

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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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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?

sustainable cities

EIT Climate-KIC hackathon 2017 opens applications for city hosts

May 18, 2017


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.

10 top Innovation Matrix stories of 2016

December 28, 2016

Innovation Factory

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.

Oslo Innovation Week

October 17, 2016


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.

Teach-In conference promises no panels, no PowerPoints and best practices only

May 18, 2016


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 […]

‘How to Measure the Innovation Process and its Results’

March 24, 2015

Advanced Learning

By Langdon Morris, co-founder of InnovationLabs LLC