IFIP WG 8.6 has as its focus diffusion of technological innovation. In this conference we have solicited papers on the topic of IT innovations that can further an organization’s ability to adapt and be competitive. Thus we address the problem at an earlier starting point, that is, the emergence of something innovative in an organization, applied to that organization, and its process of being diffused and accepted internally.
The main aim of the MIMA (Mining Information for Management and Acquisition) Search System is to achieve ‘structuring knowledge’ to accelerate knowledge exploitation in the domains of science and technology. This system integrates natural language processing including ontology development, information retrieval, visualization, and database technology. The ‘structuring knowledge’ that we define indicates 1) knowledge storage, 2) (hierarchical) classification of knowledge, 3) analysis of knowledge, 4) visualization of knowledge.
Often practitioners of testing, accelerated testing, reliability testing,
computer modeling and other validation tools focus on the science and
math of the tool: what is innovative and cutting edge (which means
“cool and fun to work on”), instead of the reason for using the tools.
In this sense, testing and computer modeling engineers are a lot like
kids—if you give a kid a hammer, everything will need pounding; give
an engineer some neat new test method, math algorithm, or computer
tool and every project will need it....
The creative and innovative ethic of American medicine is legend and
has contributed fundamentally to the breadth, depth, and pace of advances
in our capacity for diagnosis and treatment of disease and injury. Indeed,
the number of new pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical devices, and healthcare
services introduced into American healthcare settings and marketplaces
substantially exceeds the capacity to know the circumstances under
which a particular intervention is best applied.
At the beginning of the 21st
century, the business world is dynamic and
complex and competition is globalized. Success rates in innovation in such
a context are low. Only 0.6% of innovative ideas are eventually successful.
In the pharmaceutical industry, the success rate falls to 1 in 10,000.
In deciding the course for reform, however, the innovations and experiences of markets in the
region are also important. Developing markets often mimic more advanced European and North
American markets. But complex structures designed for diverse developed markets are
sometimes ill-suited to less-developed economies. Instead, looking to neighboring, emerging
markets at similar stages of development can be more useful.
A fully integrated and interconnected European Single Market covering telecoms, energy and
transport is a prerequisite for competitiveness, jobs and growth. Achieving this requires
affordable, accessible, efficient and secure network infrastructure. Accelerating the roll out of
the digital economy will bring benefits across all sectors, through enhanced productivity,
efficiency and innovation.
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Of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the two specifically con-
cerned with improving the health of women and children are the furthest from
being achieved by 2015. They are in urgent need of innovative and strategic actions,
supported by political will and resources for greater impact. In September 2010,
in an effort to accelerate progress, the Secretary-General of the United Nations
launched the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health. The main goal
of this strategy is to save 16 million lives by 2015 in the world’s 49 poorest coun-
As the following pages describe, activity in credit derivatives is accelerating as users
recognise the growing importance of managing credit risk and apply a range of
derivatives techniques to the task. J.P. Morgan is proud to have led the way in
developing these tools - from credit default swaps to securitisation vehicles such as
BISTRO - widely acclaimed as one of the most innovative financial structures in
We at J.P.
The current crisis is the first of this severity to hit OECD countries, since they have shifted to
knowledge-based service economies where investment in intangible assets is of equal importance as
investment in machinery, equipment and buildings. Efforts to stimulate the economy need to both
reflect the current drivers of economic growth and take advantage of the process of “creative
destruction” to accelerate structural shifts towards a stronger and more sustainable economic
The foundation for these medium- and long-term initiatives consists of: fostering innovation
through promoting entrepreneurship, investing in smart infrastructure, encouraging R&D, green
investment, upgrading the skills of workers, steering market actors towards innovation-related
investments, and accelerating activities for which barriers may have been too high otherwise.
The governments of Finland and Korea both have demonstrated during past downturns that
bold innovation policy initiatives can accelerate structural changes which face high obstacles in
normal times (Box 1). Such initiatives require proper framework conditions and a coherent crisis
Anti-crisis policy measures can provide built-in incentives to innovate
Clearly, innovation will be one of the keys to emerging from the downturn and putting countries
back on a path to sustainable – and smarter – growth.
“Nokia is at a critical juncture, where significant change is necessary and inevitable in our journey
forward,” said Stephen Elop, Nokia President and CEO. “Today, we are accelerating that change through a
new path, aimed at regaining our smartphone leadership, reinforcing our mobile device platform and
realizing our investments in the future.”
Nokia plans to form a strategic partnership with Microsoft to build a global mobile ecosystem based on
highly complementary assets.
Over the past century, technology advances have had major impacts on mining practices and the nature of the mine and quarry sites in the United States. The evolution of current technologies, as well as the introduction of innovations, will continue and perhaps accelerate in the new century. Several industry objectives will drive future
The development of the world's productive resources during the 19th century, accelerated in general by major
innovations in the field of power, transportation, and textiles, was retarded by the occurrence of certain
bottlenecks. One of these affected the flow of suitable and economical raw materials to the machine tool and
transportation industries: in spite of a rapid growth of iron production, the methods of making steel remained
as they were in the previous century; and outputs remained negligible....
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Innovestment Grants to provide funding opportunities to support clinical innovations in patient care; Fasttrack Innovation in Technology Awards to offer software development resources dedicated to rapid cycle
development of promising innovative ideas in clinical care; Innovators’ Forum to help innovation community at Boston Children’s; Telehealth Task Force to develop hospital-wide strategy for a telehealth program that includes the remote delivery of care and physician to physician virtual