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Innovation as a Path to Peace

By Dimis Michaelides / October 12, 2018 /

Can collaborative entrepreneurship facilitate a rapprochement in Cyprus? How can innovation offer a path to peace? This question was asked by two young entrepreneurs in Cyprus. For readers unaware of the Cyprus problem, the island of Cyprus is physically divided into the Republic of Cyprus (a UN and EU member) inhabited principally by Cypriots of…

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Lessons learned from the World Cup – the Croatian phenomenon

By Tomislav Buljubasic / July 9, 2018 /

In this time of World Cup madness, one team that reached semifinals attracts attention as their country is not often in the headlines. As a Croatian, I must share a thought or two how we achived to reach 2nd semifinal in 20 years(first WC that Croatia was eligible to compete was 1998. when it finished…

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Peer Group “Scaling-Up”: Initial Survey Results - Innovation Excellence

Peer Group “Scaling-Up”: Initial Survey Results

By Ralph Ohr and Frank Mattes / November 20, 2017 /

As published in a recent post, we have initiated a Peer Group of leading European companies which share our view that Best Practices with respect to scaling up validated concepts (successfully emerging from the “Fuzzy Front End”) to business impact need to be in place to sustainably increase overall corporate innovation performance. It has become obvious that Scaling-Up really seems to be

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Accelerating Innovation Learning Pathways

By Janet Sernack / October 9, 2017 /

Having failed to successfully engage, train and retain a few millennials in my global innovation culture consulting, education and coaching business, I hit the proverbial pause button, and asked myself, why isn’t it working out?

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Transport Challenge: Deutsche Bahn and Data Pitch ask startups to change the future of transport - Innovation Excellence

Transport Challenge: Deutsche Bahn and Data Pitch ask startups to change the future of transport

By Mari Anixter / September 8, 2017 /

German rail company, Deutsche Bahn AG, is making its data available to start-up businesses and SMEs as part of Data Pitch, a new European Commission-funded initiative which is supporting open innovation with data. Deadline for entrants is Oct. 1st.

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Innovators: Is sitting the new smoking?

By Karl Young / August 10, 2017 /

We surveyed over 4,800 office workers who sit at a desk for more than 2 hours a day. Latest findings suggest UK desk workers receive woefully inadequate training and support – which could lead to potentially widespread health issues.

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Cold Case Innovation

By Scott Bowden / June 22, 2017 /

If innovators take a cold case-inspired approach, we might come up with an alternative method for handling older ideas. This approach has the potential to create a new source of innovation ideas by leveraging past work and applying new criteria to those old ideas.

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Agile Intrapreneurship at LabCovéa - Innovation Excellence

Agile Intrapreneurship at LabCovéa [Interview]

By Nicolas Bry / June 21, 2017 /

Philippe Lebeaupin, Innovation Coach at Lab Covéa (insurance company) explains in details the origin of the Lab, and the way he coaches intrapreneurs’ projects, sharing some exciting business pivots along the way!

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Innovation Lessons from Michelangelo

By Saul Kaplan / May 8, 2017 /

Learning curve matters above all else. Michelangelo is my new innovation hero and Ancora Imparo is my new innovation mantra.

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Business Needs Innovation Ecosystems

By Paul Hobcraft / March 26, 2017 /

The significant transformation taking place around exploiting technology and digital management has made ecosystems and platforms a mainstream prospecting need, in most of our businesses today. We must engage in what all of this m

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