An example of how routines can limit innovation is classes and terms that run for a set time, which limits the flexibility of educators and students.
Everyday routines help individuals and organisations work efficiently, but can also be one of the biggest obstacles to innovation. Here's a five-point plan for implementing innovations.
It takes time to see which finding might be a golden egg.
Basic research can be easy to mock as pointless and wasteful of resources. But it's very often the foundation for future innovation – even in ways the original scientists couldn't have imagined.
Many computers built at Bletchley Park were dismantled and progress stalled – it would be a tragedy if the same thing happened with 5G.
The results of a recent study indicate that it’s never too late to get a crowdfunding campaign on a successful track -- provided creators can get a surge in pledges rolling
Who can concentrate under these conditions?
There is even more research showing open-plan environments can actually have negative impacts on collaboration. Workspaces should provide various options for different work styles and preferences.
Apprentices researchers in the laboratories of Ecole Polytechnique.
The 2018 edition of the EuroScience Open Festival is a great showcase for EU scientific collaboration.
The Viva Tech Fair took place in May 2018 in Paris, showcasing innovation in Africa. The continent’s fablabs, driven by digital tools and collaborative dynamics, are shaking up traditional foundations.
A launch like this could happen from Australian soil - with the right investment.
Let's launch Australian satellites on Australian rockets from Australian sites, and operate them from Australian facilities.
Finale of the projet COWORKMed in Zagreb, April 2018.
More than 320 coworking spaces were identified in the regions studied during the COWORKMed project.
Talk of the post-industrial society is mostly hype without evidence.
Innovation through co-creation made it possible for Melbourne-based Marand to supply the vertical tail of the F-35A Lightning II strike fighter.
US Air Force
Working with organisations outside the business – universities, research bodies, other businesses – can greatly expand Australian firms' capacity to innovate and match larger rivals overseas.
France has committed to halving the level of food waste by 2025.
The case of the start-up Phenix shows that the fight to reduce food waste requires a regulatory context that encourages innovation at the level of the business ecosystem.
South Africa needs to harness its service sector into an innovative and export orientated way to push back poverty, unemployment and inequality.
Freelancing and hot-desking are already common in work places – and will continue to rise.
There are many disappointments in the government's response to Innovation and Science Australia's report 'Australia 2030: Prosperity through Innovation'.
Small businesses around Africa should be benefiting from e-commerce.
E-commerce companies should deliberately build systems that are structured to provide supportive business environments for small and medium enterprises.
The MeerKAT radio telescope under construction in South Africa’s Karoo region.
Photo courtesy of Dr Fernando Camilo, Chief Scientist at SKA SA
The SKA global project could be a driver that contributes to South Africa' economic growth.
Smiling on the outside, struggling on the inside. Networking can be painful.
If the physical setting, as well as clear strategies to facilitate new connections and networks are right, then networking wouldn't be such a pain.
The author, second from left, is seen in this photo in a designed leadership dialogue session. The techniques of designers can help make us better leaders.
(UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs)
The mindset, tools and techniques of designers can make us better leaders. Here's how.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation pole of the Ecole Polytechnique-Bâtiment La fibre Entrepreneur.
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Some essential conceptual references to better understand the driving forces behind entrepreneurship and new forms of working relationships.
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.