Posts Tagged ‘ innovation ’

Research expense and innovation edge at Siemens

January 2, 2016
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Research expense and innovation edge at Siemens

Siemens, a German industrial group, believes that one of the solutions for increasing its innovation lead is to increase research and development spending.  The 5.2 billion USD expense represents a 7% increase this year that is going primarily to automation, digitization, and energy systems.  This is about 6 % of total sales. The increased investment…

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Ethics and Artificial Intelligence Innovation

November 6, 2015
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Ethics and Artificial Intelligence Innovation

Jerry Kaplan holds many titles including Fellow at The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics.  In this video clip, he presents his arguments for new laws to define owner liability and accountability limits in light of recent advancement in robotic artificial intelligence.  This is an important subject to address, given that the field of robotics is…

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Technology clusters, innovation, and emerging markets

October 5, 2015
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Technology clusters, innovation, and emerging markets

Dr. Gilbert discusses the origin of technology clusters, which usually form around prominent universities or companies. Companies attracted to these core companies and universities tend to follow on the innovation of the core, rather than develop their own breakthrough innovation, according to her research. In studying emerging markets in South Africa, she finds similar trends…

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May classroom―environments, business models and leadership

May 1, 2015
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May classroom―environments, business models and leadership

Any of the completed work from these activities can be converted to face-to-face discussion.  Try adapting the content to your specific course format. Using your classroom teams in their online Wiki sites, have students conduct the following studies: Investigate the external environmental factors that might have enticed Jaguar Land Rover to open its research operation in…

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Pinning for geeks

May 1, 2015
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Pinning for geeks

Keeping up with the plethora of new mobile apps, websites, hardware projects and tech creations is the business of Product Hunt. This curating site lets members submit, vote, comment and browse products that the online community submits daily.  Currently, the appeal is to the tech community including those seeking the next best thing investment prospect.…

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Hospitals adopt value-based contracts

April 8, 2015
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Hospitals adopt value-based contracts

The US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Health Care Transformation Task Force that includes payers and providers announced in January that they intend for more than fifty percent of their revenue to come from value-based contracts within the next three to five years. These contracts are intended to improve health care quality,…

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Global trends for strategic planning

March 3, 2015
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Global trends for strategic planning

PwC studies global trends.  As a business consultancy, they advise governments and businesses on international strategy positions.  In a recent whitepaper, they present a framework for understanding the complexity of events facing the strategy planner.  This exhibit shows the five megatrends juxtaposed with ten situations in which they have and will interact.  By forecasting the…

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Customers and innovation in the CPG industry

February 1, 2015
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Customers and innovation in the CPG industry

Why are failure rates for new products so high?  The authors of this article blame the complexity of the retail environment.  E-commerce fosters changes in business models and consumer shopping habits are shifting toward convenience.  Consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies have trouble with knowing on what basis their customers base their buying propensity. The R&D…

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Innovation R&D―PWC weighs in on top strategies for future success

November 5, 2014
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Innovation R&D―PWC weighs in on top strategies for future success

Barry Jaruzelski, senior partner with Strategy&, discusses this year’s iteration of the Global Innovation 1000 research report that first came out in 2005. The study began with a retrospective analysis of the past ten years, including interviews with over 500 hundred innovation leaders across a wide spectrum of industries, locations, and company sizes.  These leaders…

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Advanced manufacturing and innovation save Northeast Ohio

October 8, 2014
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Advanced manufacturing and innovation save Northeast Ohio

Manufacturing saves northeast Ohio from the devastating unemployment statistics of the recent recession.  This region that traditionally depended upon manufacturing is reinventing itself through innovation in advanced manufacturing techniques.  It contributes over 17% to the total gross product for the state, with healthcare trailing at 11%.  Steady employment increases are linked to successful regional efforts…

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