Innovation [2010-05-25]

Another week and another collection of interesting ideas from around the internet.

As always, thoughts and/or comments are greatly appreciated.

  • Innovation and R&D [The Economist]
    The Economist provides two interactive visualisations that show the future of innovation taking shape. We can see a strong link between the number of international patents that a country is granted and the amount that it spends on research and development. A 2007 snapshot shows this clearly, and also that America and Japan led the pack.
  • McLaren wins the innovation race [timkastelle.org]
    McLaren shows us how to leverage lessons learnt in Formula 1 in other domains, such as air traffic control and health care, making them the masters of extending current competencies into new fields.
  • The creative process gone wrong [Bob Sutton]
    It seems that the very tools we often use to manage the creative, innovation process can be the source of the process’s biggest problems.
  • What if the very theory that underlies why we need patents is wrong? [techdirt]
    Our current patent system was designed for an earlier, gentler age. A number of pundits are – quite rightly – pointing out that the system is tremendously obsolete in terms of actually promoting the progress, and is set up in a way that favors a concept of innovation and invention that may not be how the world actually works today.

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2 comments

  • pragni on 2010-06-01 at 7:08 am said:

    Wow.. this is really impressive! I can't believe how much Innovation is happening out there! And to think a few weeks ago, I was COMPLETELY unaware..I just attended an award function, Innovation for India, I think it was called by Marico Innovation Foundation and came to know of all the innovations happening in India and from there google just showed me the rest!

    You should check out http://www.maricoinnovationfoundation.org to see all the great innovations happening in India too.. it can really blow your mind away..

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