Insight Foresight Review

By Totti Könnölä | Insight and foresight for transforming innovation ecosystems and society. Edited by Insight Foresight Institute, www.if-institute.org

Tunisia’s “Startup Act” could show other African governments how to support tech ecosystems

The success story of local tech ecosystems across Africa has provided a positive narrative over the past decade.<p>But much of this success has come despite the lack of an enabling environment or reformist legislation. Increasingly, however, governments across the continent are beginning to focus more …

Startups

Europe Favors Mission-Oriented Research in 100B Budget Proposal

The plan would also allow non-EU countries to pay to participate in EU research programs, albeit without wielding 'decisional power.'

European Commission to propose €100B for research programme | Science|Business

The European Commission on Wednesday outlined a €100 billion budget for its new research programme, running between 2021 and 2027.<p>The figure includes …

We're on the Brink of a New Era of Innovation. Will You Survive It?

It's better to prepare than adapt because, by the time you see the need to adapt, it may already be too late<p>One of the most interesting things I discuss in my book <i>Mapping Innovation</i> is what I call the new era of innovation, which will create profoundly new technologies, classes of data and business …

Innovation

Can We Make a Musical Turing Test?

As artificial intelligence advances, we’re encountering the same old questions. How much of what we consider to be fundamentally human can be reduced …

El gigante tabacalero Philip Morris dejará de producir cigarros

El tabaco no tiene futuro y hasta las multimillonarias y poderosas empresas de su sector lo saben. Philip Morris Internacional, líder en la industria …

Seven Technologies Remaking the World

by: Albert H. Segars<p>1<p>Introduction<p>Once upon a time, business leaders could leave technology to the technologists. But today, we are at the starting …

MIT

Mission thinking: a problem-solving approach to fuel innovation-led growth

<i>by</i> <i>Mariana Mazzucato</i> <i>|</i> <b>@</b><i>MazzucatoM</i><p>The world is afflicted by problems that people experience in their daily lives: clean air in congested cities, a …

Innovation

The 3 Generations Of Smart Cities

Inside the development of the technology driven city.<p>Smart cities are getting more and more attention in the media, from technology companies and entrepreneurs, and increasingly from both local governments and civil society. On one hand, smart cities hold the promise to potentially make the growing …

Innovation

Why General Electric is struggling

General Electric (GE), an industrial conglomerate founded by Thomas Edison 125 years ago, is in trouble. Its market valuation, once over $400bn, is …

Pan-European network of Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs)

Around 60% of large industries and more than 90% of<p>SMEs feel lagging behind in digital innovation. Similarly, there are strong digitalisation …

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Digital platform strategy: build one before someone else does

Recently formed alliance intends to offer digital platform with commerce and IoT capabilities -- built 'by manufacturers, for manufacturers'<p>When you …

Beauhurst: 2017 Was the Best Year on Record for Investment in the UK's High-Growth Companies

“It’s good to see that the UK’s image as a powerhouse of Fintech innovation is increasingly justified by the data, with remarkable levels of …

Impact Assessment: The Innovation Paradigm Shift that is Coming

In the context of business management and economics, innovation has mainly been considered as a source of profit and growth. But innovation can also …

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2017 - MIT Technology Review

Reversing Paralysis<p>Scientists are making remarkable progress at using brain implants to restore the freedom of movement that spinal cord injuries …

Europe's shocking failure to act on climate

The European Union has agreed to emission reduction targets for 2030. But far from fulfilling its duties under the Paris Agreement, environmentalists …

ESPAS Annual Conference 2017 - EPSC - European Commission

Pöyry connects energy utilities and European start-ups on a digital platform to build the energy business of tomorrow

Pöyry PLC Press release 7 November 2017 at 12 noon (CET)<p>Energy industry is currently one of the most dynamic sectors globally. Established utilities …

Commission to invest €30 billion in new solutions for societal challenges and breakthrough innovation

[Source: RAPID] European - Press release Commission Brussels, 27 October 2017 The European Commission today announced how it will spend €30 billion …

Report praises EIT reform, but says goal to become financially independent of EU ‘highly ambitious’ | Science|Business

A new evaluation of the EU-funded European Institute of Innovation and Technology concludes that the body is making progress in nudging forward …

*Research Professional News

Article information<p><i>This article was published on *Research Professional, the UK’s leading independent source of news, analysis, funding opportunities</i> …

Report praises EIT reform | EU Science and Technology News

<b>A new evaluation of the EU-funded European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) concludes that the body is making progress in nudging forward</b> …

Wisconsin and Milwaukee toward the bottom, but not last, of growth entrepreneurship rankings

Buy Photo<p>The Milwaukee metro area fell in the rankings for entrepreneurial business growth to 33 out of 40, continuing a pattern of poor performance …

Dirk Pilat - Entrevista

What will the car of 2040 be like?

Following the announcement petrol and diesel engine cars will be banned from sale in 2040, the car of the future is up for grabs<p>What will the car look like by the time the petrol and diesel combustion engine is banned from sale? Will we still be driving, or will we be living in a utopia filled with …

Utopia

10 Emerging Technologies to Watch

What if drinking water could be drawn from desert air easily, without requiring enormous amounts of electricity from a grid? What if a doctor could …

Emerging Technology

Gerd’s key 2015 ‘ations': digitization, disintermediation, automation, optimization, robotization, virtualization, transformation: HellVen ?

It seems like all those ‘…ation’-words are naturally converging right now; in almost every keynote I am touching on these trends that may, on one …

Emmanuel Macron's Call To Action: Viva Technology!

If you’re in the fashion business, you come to Paris for fashion week; if you’re in the aerospace business, you attend the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget; if you’re in the film business you head to the Cannes Film Festival. If the new French President has his way, you will mark Viva Technology in …

France