A conceptual schematic of a laser-based method for identifying the coronavirus quickly.
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A team of physicists, virologists and computer scientists are seeking to develop a coronavirus diagnostic tool that could deliver rapid results.
The usefulness of drones to the medical sector has been clear for several years – and well-funded start-ups have been trialling services around the world.
Police in Bhopal, India use a drone to monitor adherence to lockdown measures.
Start-ups in India, many in Kerala, have taken up the challenge of finding innovative solutions to the problems raised by COVID-19.
Innovative ideas during the lockdown could protect democracy and make it stronger and more inclusive.
Working together to mitigate the pandemic.
Many low and middle-income countries are unprepared for the COVID-19 pandemic. But innovation could help.
Business has been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. How can business leaders react to the challenges, reassess what they do and reconfigure their companies?
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Many businesses have been rocked by the financial fallout from the coronavirus. Bouncing back from such a consequential event is not enough. Companies must adapt to the disruption.
U.S. corporate boards still lack women.
More women on corporate boards means more opportunities for women, and better performances by businesses.
The Groningen gas field in the Netherlands was discovered in 1959, and is the largest natural gas field in Europe.
The case for carbon pricing is not as ironclad as the case for climate action.
Combining design innovation methods with medical disciplines such as microbiology can help tackle health related challenges.
Wonders of the world.
Machines mostly innovate on narrow dataset, which limits their creativity.
The US research funder is widely admired, but does the UK have the guts to start its own version?
Year 7 students at the International School of Helsinki, Finland, doing a sustainable development exercise with the author (top left) and fellow teacher Rachael Thrash.
My year of buying almost nothing saved me thousands of dollars – but also taught me valuable lessons as a teacher, including about the benefits of failure.
The ability of online retailers to offer next-day delivery service for an annual fee or at an affordable price has dynamically changed the retail business and shifted sales from in-store to online.
Innovation is integral to the success of Canadian retailers and encouraging consumers to shop in stores as well as online. The big strategic risk is not innovating and failing, but failing to innovate.
The GPS system of global positioning satellites is just one of the innovations that have sprung from the US military and transformed our lives.
The US defence industry spawned the IT revolution. It gives us tips for how to limit climate change, but not a complete road map.
Buildings at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, illuminated by George Westinghouse’s alternating current.
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Long before Apple vs. Microsoft or Facebook vs. Google, there was Edison vs. Westinghouse.
Racial bias and exclusion hinders the potential of the social economy sector.
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Although Black, Indigenous and people of colour have been shown to do more with less resources, government funding to bolster social and economic innovation doesn’t tend to reach these communities.
Conservative leader Andrew Scheer speaks to supporters in Trois-Rivieres, Que. on Sept. 11, 2019. Scheer’s non-position on research and innovation is a cause for concern.
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Historically, the Canadian government supported Canadian innovation and discovery. This support will be threatened if a Conservative government is voted in.
Struggling to take off.
Contrary to popular belief, entrepreneurship has been on a worryingly downward trend since the 1980s – here’s why.
Ideas shouldn’t be confined to academic institutions but should aid a country’s development.
Universities, industry and government should work together so that knowledge translates into socio-economic benefits.
Communications infrastructure and investing in skills will be vital to success in the 21st century.
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Australia is falling behind other countries in digital skills and infrastructure, but smarter planning and investment can turn things around.