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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
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
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
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
At the heart of innovation programmes lies the assumption that innovation is all about creating new and original ideas and about inventing something unique. It is true that a key element of creating innovation within a business is implementing processes and training which help employers and employees alike to innovate, whether this is fostering a new approach to idea generation, opening minds to alternative work practice or creating a new product within your marketplace.
But a crucial element which as important, if not arguably more important, is the ability to create momentum with an innovati… continue reading