Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participates in an armchair discussion highlighting the federal budget’s investments in Canadian innovation at the University of Ottawa in March 2018.
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Where and how do we learn to innovate? Our parents can’t teach us. Our bosses are trying to learn alongside us. Even post-secondary courses only provide us with the basics. Follow this recipe.
New research shows double majors have a big competitive advantage in one critical area.
New research shows double majors beat their peers in one critical way that makes them more attractive to employers. Colleges may have to adapt to that reality to help their graduates compete.
Hub:raum’s open office workspace.
Start-ups are innovative and agile, while big companies have abundant resources. Corporate accelerators bring them together, and a new case study outlines best practices.
An autonomous vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian on March 18.
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Companies developing autonomous vehicles are missing out on the local knowledge and values of the people who live where these cars are tested. And that lack of engagement sets up bigger problems.
Even as digital social innovations (DSI) are booming in Europe, obstacles remain for their being able to provide effective solutions to the big challenges of our times.
Apple CEO Tim Cook. What was once a start-up is now a behemoth.
Why do organisations find it difficult to change when facing a disruption? In part, because over time, what they know how to do migrates from resources to processes and finally values.
South Africa needs a robust economic policy agenda to make it more open, productive and inclusive.
Moviegoers familiarize themselves with the joystick that will allow them to interact with the film ‘I’m Your Man’ during its premiere on Dec. 16, 1992.
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Sound, color and special effects transformed the moviegoing experience. These inventions decidedly did not.
Australia’s new cabinet was sworn in after a reshuffle in December 2017 - but no minister for science.
Right now, for the second time since 1931, there is no minister directly responsible for science in Australia.
Politics Podcast: Bill Ferris on Australia’s innovation mission.
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Innovation and Science Australia chair Bill Ferris launched a report this week setting out a plan that seeks to put Australia into the top tier of innovation nations by 2030.
The new report started as a central plank of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s 2015 National Innovation and Science Agenda.
The Australia 2030: Prosperity Through Innovation report offers five “imperatives for action”: Education, Industry, Government, Research and Development, and Culture and Ambition.
The trend in establishing start-ups, collaboration and “freelancing” contributed to the growing market of co-working and virtual spaces.
The growth of creative hubs is good for innovation but it may also widen a digital and economic divide in Indonesia.
Congress could learn a thing or two about acting proactively from Elon Musk, seen here with his Dragon space capsule.
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Research shows the ability to act strategically for the long term is a key component of successful leadership – and sorely lacking in Congress these days.
Elon Musk, head of Telsa, is an advocate for flat organisational structures.
A flat management structure can reduce costs and boost efficiency but may be hard for larger firms to implement.
Africa has the chance to innovate and grow, with the right policies and investment.
Calestous Juma believed that Africa needed an integrated science, technology and innovation framework. The continent can make this happen.
It may take time for a tiny step forward to show its worth.
Scientists are rewarded with funding and publications when they come up with innovative findings. But in the midst of a 'reproducibility crisis,' being new isn't the only thing to value about research.
You can’t keep a good scientist down.
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President Trump's first year was a rough one for scientists and others who value truth and expertise. Many rallied to the cause, while others used research to make the case for the value of science.
Six questions to ask yourself before you buy that last minute Christmas present.
Humanoid robots at an international robotics competition in Tehran, Iran, during 2014. Students from 22 countries, including Canada, were competing during the three-day event.
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In their relentless pursuit of research commercialization, and bigger robots, universities might miss the real opportunity of technology - to make our world a better place.
Academics put Hammond in the spotlight.
Academics deliver their verdict on Philip Hammond.