timjones

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  • Globe on Businessman Hand

    Global Catalysts: The World’s Most Innovative Cities – Past, Present and Future

    Sep 07, 2017 | In: Trend Alert

    The latest view on which cities are the most innovative – from yesterday, today and tomorrow has just been shared.

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    Innovation Pays – More and More

    May 01, 2017 | In: Trend Alert

    Over recent years we have been tracking how companies identified as leading innovators subsequently perform in terms of growth in shareholder value. Linking innovation efficiency to out-performance against all major indices has proven the relationship that many across industry believe in and hope for: innovation pays. The latest round of analysis has just been completed and shows even greater performance than before.

  • City of Florence

    Florence: Lessons from a Global Innovation Hub

    Apr 24, 2017 | In: Editorial

    While discussing innovative cities, one can’t help but think about those that were major catalysts for change in the past: Athens, Istanbul, Hong Kong, and Florence, for example. But how do they compare to more modern innovation hubs such as Silicon Valley, London, or Singapore? In this article, we’ll look at Florence – and 10 recognizable and applicable elements that contributed to its success throughout the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries. We’ll also look at how Florence spurs innovation today.

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    Innovation Hot Spots – Countries vs. Cities

    Mar 27, 2017 | In: Reports, Research, Trend Alert

    We increasingly see the world and much of its innovation through the lens of cities not countries, but there is little clarity around where the true innovation hotspots of today, let alone tomorrow, are to be found. While there is general agreement around which are the most innovative countries, the lack of consensus around the criteria used to identify an innovative city has produced multiple views and varied answers. If we want to understand more about the approaches that are the most effective in leading locations, we must decide on the best way to assess which cities are the most innovative.

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    Innovators to Watch 2017

    Mar 21, 2017 | In: Trend Alert

    Alongside the annual Innovation Leaders analysis of large organizations’ performance, we also identify upcoming companies that are seen as potential future catalysts for change. While these are organizations that are yet to achieve global scale, they are already making significant impact. They are the companies that are inventing new technologies, applying new business models and creating value in new ways that may well have significant global influence in the years ahead. Some are new ventures; others have been around for a few years and are building momentum.

  • Lucky Dice

    Trends in Innovation Leaders: Greater Risk and Big Bets

    Mar 14, 2017 | In: Reports, Trend Alert

    The latest Innovation Leaders research shows that there is an increasing number of high-growth companies that are prepared to take greater risk and make big bets. Rather than focus just on incremental growth, they are being bolder and are seeking to develop more radical innovation opportunities. Despite requiring significant investment and offering no guarantee of success this approach has been transformational for some. Where and why is this happening and what has changed that has made this approach more common?

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    Innovation Leaders Report Summary 2016/17: Trends and Leaders in Innovation Worldwide

    Mar 06, 2017 | In: Reports, Trend Alert

    Innovation Leaders has released its annual report detailing companies across 25 different sectors worldwide that accomplish the most from innovative activities. This year, Innovation Leaders highlighted three trends in its analysis: US dominance, partnerships and collaboration, and the impact of big bets and bold moves to deliver tangible, sustained growth.

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