Driving Innovation reveals the dynamics of intellectual property (IP) as it
drives the innovation cycle and shapes global society. The book presents
fundamental IP concepts and practical legal and business strategies that
applytoall innovationcommunities, includingindustry,nonproﬁt institu-
tions, and developing countries.
This title explores the issue of innovation engineering, a feature that is essential to the continuation of growth and development in the commercial world. Discussion is divided into three parts: Part I covers the historical basis of innovation, noting that diversity rests upon a duality between concepts in theory and applications put into practice, as well as discussing how innovation has resulted from the interaction of numerous factors, be they societal, human, managerial, organization or technological.
This book is a product of the Joint Meetings of Tax and Environment Experts, a group
under the OECD’s Committee on Fiscal Affairs and Environment Policy Committee.
Preliminary versions of this publication were presented to this group and participants
provided valuable direction, comments and suggestions.
In-depth case studies investigating the effectiveness of environmentally related
taxation in inducing different types of innovation provided the basis for this publication.
The first experimental activities to support innovation in relation to regional and social policy, effectively pi
oneering the development of the knowledge-based economy at regional level, were launched by the Commis
sion in 1993-94. Today, nearly one in three regional authorities across the EU-15 have formulated a Regional
Innovation Strategy or a Regional Innovation Society Initiative, aimed at developing effective innovation sys
tems and spreading Information & Communication Technologies related know-how at regional level.
Over the past three decades, governments at the local, state, and federal levels have undertaken a wide range of bold innovations, often in partnership with nongovernmental organizations and communities, to try to address their environmental and natural resource management tasks. Many of these efforts have failed. Innovations, by definition, are transitory. How, then, can we establish new practices that endure?
For several years, innovation has been omnipresent and part of strategic matters.
The word “innovation” is in the headlines of reports, articles and business media,
and is also the subject of events, projects, think-tanks, clubs and blogs. Several
forums on social networks are devoted to its various facets. This is a global
In the 20
Century, innovation was a subject for research centers of large
companies and public laboratories.
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.
This book is possible only because of the contribution of numerous participants in strategy innovation initiatives across many different industries and dozens of companies reaching back to 1983. However, we wish to acknowledge here the special contribution and support of a few individuals who have helped us bring it to fruition
How do we know if a hot new technology will succeed or fail? Most of us, even experts, get it wrong all the time. We depend more than we realize on wishful thinking and romanticized ideas of history. In the new paperback edition of this fascinating book, a book that has appeared on MSNBC, CNBC, Slashdot.org, Lifehacker.com and in The New York Times, bestselling author Scott Berkun pulls the best lessons from the history of innovation, including the recent software and web age, to reveal powerful and suprising truths about how ideas become successful innovations ...
This report documents the principal findings of a RAND project on the R&D system and technological innovation in Chinese industry. The project is evaluating the following issues based on case studies of the Chinese electronics and metallurgy industries:(1) the capability of the Chinese R&D system to meet the equipment and technical needs of end users; (2) the capability of Chinese R&D ......
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program was created in 1982 by the Small Business
Innovation Development Act. The program is designed to stimulate technology innovation by small businesses,
provide technical and scientific solutions to challenging problems, and encourage the marketing of the resulting
new technologies in the private sector. Federal agencies with more than $100 million in extramural research and
development (R&D) are required to allocate 2.5 percent of their research budgets to small businesses. Such funds
from all federal agencies amounted to approximately $1.
In any system of innovation, the constituency of participating individuals plays a large role in determining its strengths and weaknesses. A fundamentally mobile resource, individuals are influenced by a complex nexus of factors prompting their movements. This book is a review of the literature on the topic and is designed as a
Innovation is central to business success, yet no other aspect of business is as frustrating and out of control. Instead of occurring in fits and starts and strokes of genius, innovation needs to become an all-the-time event that’s measurable, reliable, predictable, streamlined, and effective. Asserting that every innovation objective has a finite set of possible solutions given its unique constraints, TRIZ, the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving, is a structured system for making innovation more manageable and profitable. ...
It is widely accepted that innovation is key to economic growth. Countries where research and innovation are high on the national agenda are best suited to prosper in the knowledge-based economy. Conversely, countries whose economies are mainly dependent on natural resources and basic industries tend to lack competitiveness and flexibility in adapting to changing globa
Progress in information technology (IT) has been remarkable, but the best truly is yet to come: the power of IT as a human enabler is just beginning to be realized. Whether the nation builds on this momentum or plateaus prematurely depends on today’s decisions about fundamental research in computer science (CS) and the related fields behind IT. The Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (CSTB) has often been asked to examine how innovation occurs in IT,
Innovation is a natural talent of humanity. Over several recorded millennia,
curiosity has spurred discovery and the creation of artefacts that utilised natural
substances or phenomena to serve human needs. The goal has been, often, to
achieve something more quickly or with less effort or, in some cases, to extend
curiosity by setting new goals.
This edition of Innovative Teaching Strategies in Nursing and Related Health
Professions continues the theme of interdisciplinary collaboration in health professions
education. The need to capitalize on the contributions of numerous
healthcare professionals is increasingly more important in light of the current,
complex healthcare system. Education has a knowledge base that crosses over
disciplinary lines and is one we need to understand in order to be effective in