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DO SCOTTISH BUSINESSES NEED AN INNOVATION BOOST?

Last week our blog took a look into the world of Scottish innovation throughout history and discovered some of the best known Scottish innovations which have revolutionised technology and medicine, from the invention of the very first television to the discovery of penicillin. We found that Scotland in fact has a strong history of innovation and even today boasts a wide range of institutions which seek to encourage innovation across the country.

But do Scottish businesses need an innovation boost? Despite this long history of innovation in Scotland critics argue that modern day Scotland is in … continue reading

WHAT DID SCOTLAND EVER DO FOR INNOVATION? – WELL, QUITE A LOT ACTUALLY.

When you think about the global innovation market, you think of innovation hotspots like Silicon Valley, New York City, London or emerging economies like the BRICS countries. Perhaps a less likely choice when discussing the world’s most successful innovation nations is Scotland, yet this often wet and windy outpost is home to some of the most influential and revolutionary innovations in history. This week we’ll be looking at just a handful of these innovations that have graced the world thanks to the inventiveness and resilience of the Scottish people, and how the future looks bright for Scott… continue reading

IS THE FUTURE OF INNOVATION IN CHINA’S HANDS?

The rise of China is a topic that has dominated the analyses of observers for many years, with much debate questioning the extent to which China can continue its seemingly exponential rise to power in a wide variety of fields such as the economy and global affairs. Despite the global economic crises which have so dramatically hit economies all over the world, and particularly in the West, China has continued to yield high levels of economic growth and GDP. Yet in spite of this huge economic success, thus far China has predominantly been seen as the “factory of the world”, heavily reliant on it… continue reading

SUSTAINING I.N.N.O.V.A.T.I.O.N.

There is little doubt that innovation is crucial to the success of any organisation in today’s global marketplace, with the need to compete and stay ahead of the game remaining as pressing as ever. Although disruptive innovation and the initial eureka moments are vital to the start of any innovation venture this short term innovative success is far from enough to create a successful innovation with tangible results. What organisations need is a long term, sustainable commitment to fostering a culture of innovation which is embedded in their business and permeates at all levels of the company. … continue reading

FREE THIS NOVEMBER? – VISIT THE WORLD INNOVATION CONVENTION

Do you have a little free time in November to learn from some of the biggest names in global innovation? Would you like to visit arguably one of the most beautiful cities in Europe? Do you believe in a collaborative approach to creativity? Then we’re going to tell you about the perfect event for you…

On the 4-6th November the World Innovation Convention (WIC) will be taking place in Cannes, and boasts some of the biggest and best names in global innovation. As a platform for global innovators in the audience to collaborate with industry peers and proven experts and meet innovation and creativi… continue reading