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Innovation & Public Policy – What CEOs Want

On January 13, the Brookings Institution will gather the CEOs of leading U.S. businesses for a day-long series of panels addressing job creation, economic competitiveness, and innovations in technology. The program will include state and federal experts who will discuss strategies reaching from local innovation to global competition, and address ideas for reducing the budget deficit without undermining strategies to revitalize the economy.

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Jan 5 Deadline for Young European Innovators US Tour

The European Young Innovators Forum announces Innotour USA, 12-22, February 2012, and invites those who are interested to apply by 5 January! The European Young Innovators Forum (EYIF) is a non-profit, pan-European platform launched in July 2010 to give voice to a community of young innovators who believe in the value of shared ideas and shared risks. EYIF's mission is to encourage young Europeans to be boldly innovative, and to develop their ideas into real projects and ventures.

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EU Innovation Convention 2011 Wrapup

I’m not planning this as a detailed report of the convention but to reflect and comment about why I think it provided a good contribution to the innovation debate(s), especially here in Europe. We do need to ‘tune in’ more on what these events can offer, if managed well, in depth and breadth of innovation’s scope. I’m singling out some of the more striking moments for me.

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Who says that the Government cannot Innovate?

Whether based on the economy, health care legislation, or changes in purchaser mindset, it may be the perfect time for health care companies to step back from their BHAG’s in order to gain some innovation perspective.  Have the big questions changed? Here is a question that may raise eyebrows: What does health care need? Health care needs a healthy dose of innovation. ...

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Bizarre laws standing in the way of innovation

When you think of the U.S., you often think of the word “opportunity”. For hundreds of years, people have immigrated to the U.S. because it was the “land of opportunity”. That isn’t to say that there aren’t many hurdles – you need an idea, skills, drive, sometimes capital, a dash of luck, and that is just the tip of the ...

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The Darker Side of Innovation

Productivity and Creative Destruction The whole issue of innovation productivity is getting more and more one of the key arguments for re-gaining economic growth. The problem becomes the real impact of ‘creative destruction’ that can often go with this. I recently wrote in a blog called ‘The Risks of Dampening Down Innovation Productivity” that with contracting economic performance, innovation performance ...

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Should Any Innovation Be Nationally Structured?

In a recent article I submitted to Social Innovation Europe, who are building and streamlining the social innovation field in Europe, I made some arguments against national borders for social innovation, actually I'd say any innovation, even in its organizing values. We simply miss to much in todays globally connected world. Let me explain that part here on 'the why' that I believe in this:

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