Out of all these ideas, will one rise to the top?
We don't know much about the origins of most human achievements – scientific and otherwise. Like evolution, does progress occur as random insights are selected for or against?
How truly innovative are companies like Uber and Airbnb, super-monopolies that capture entire markets by locking vendors and customers into their platforms?
The digital pin-ups' business models actually inhibit serendipity and, indeed, innovation by absorbing entire markets into the sealed-off space of their platforms.
Learning to learn.
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The concept of laboratory schools has raised interest in recent reports (CNIRE, François Taddei...). Will they manage to bridge the gap between teaching and research?
Unemployment is compounded by the prospect of automation replacing humans in production chains.
Rethinking work is crucial for industrialised and emerging economies, where job losses are being felt even in the presence of substantial, although diminishing, economic growth.
It's just not in their business interests to ignore climate change.
The climate crisis demands not only green technologies, but a completely different approach to economic development.
Ugandan worker picking tea as exports in the country grows.
Uganda needs to boost manufacturing and exports to realise the ambitions listed in its social and economic development plan.
GDP as a measure of growth fails to account for damages caused to the environment by industrial activity.
Our approach to economic growth has done more harm than good and must be be replaced with more appropriate goals.
Australian brand Discount Universe at 2016 Fashion Week.
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When Malcolm Turnbull released his innovation agenda, the arts were missing. But Australia's fashion industry is a true innovator, comparable to French and Italian fashion houses. It's time to recognise this at home.
Increasing degree requirements for jobseekers doesn’t necessairly lead to an inventive employees.
A lack of "breakthrough" moments in innovation may be caused by the increase of specialised workforces.
Australia has a complex relationship with the dingo.
Australian farmers and graziers have historically been against dingoes on their lands. But in a bid to adapt to changing conditions, some are embracing the predators and their potential.
South Australia’s Holden plant at Elizabeth will close permanently in late 2017.
Budget 2017 has allocated A$100 million to boost innovation and advanced manufacturing. But can it fill the hole left by automotive industry closures?
If we want to stop kicking the innovation football back and forth – we need to move industry policy to a more prominent place in the political agenda.
The federal government spends over A$10 billion plus a year on industry policies but we have little idea how effective they have been. Programs are regularly dropped before we even know if they work. Think…
Redressing the balance can start from the bottom up.
What new and innovative infrastructure is likely to emerge from the suburbs?
Suburban areas feel infrastructure stress most acutely. Having to deal with severe inadequacies, suburbs offer fertile ground for infrastructure experimentation and innovation.
Estonia is all about digital governance.
Big data, analytics and predictive models will play the main role in the the next wave of e-government innovation.
The Internet of Things offers great opportunities for Africa.
The new Internet of Things has the potential to compensate for Africa's legacies of underdevelopment.
The case for neoclassicism in science.
Good mentoring can open up entirely new worlds for university students.
Mentoring programs can be enormously valuable for students, both in terms of their academic performance and their professional development.
Smart cities work on developing a shared vision of their preferred future.
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Smart cities do more than develop products to increase productivity and prosperity. Mayors, CEOs and leaders engage entire communities in shaping the future of cities.