The Information Revolution & Civil Society

After the Guttenberg print revolution, information, mainly through newspapers and books, became widely distributed, people were more informed and better educated, and fundamental social change occurred, with political and industrial revolution following suit.

 

Author: Uri Savir, Shimon Peres Center For Peace

After the Guttenberg print revolution, information, mainly through newspapers and books, became widely distributed, people were more informed and better educated, and fundamental social change occurred, with political and industrial revolution following suit.

Challenges to Innovation in Europe - Creating an Organizational Structure for Innovation

To many people innovation means small agile companies implementing a good idea. There are some exceptions, Bose and Apple spring to mind as large companies that are consistently cited as innovative. Many large companies have problems demonstrating their innovative credentials but all companies can be innovative. The people who work in large companies are just as creative as those in startups. In a large company there may be innovation challenges with company policies, processes and measurement that are absent in a startup or smaller company. In addition to the generic large company issues there are a number of additional challenges in Europe that may be restricting a large companies innovation strategy.

To many people innovation means small agile companies implementing a good idea. There are some exceptions, Bose and Apple spring to mind as large companies that are consistently cited as innovative. Many large companies have problems demonstrating their innovative credentials but all companies can be innovative. The people who work in large companies are just as creative as those in startups. In a large company there may be innovation challenges with company policies, processes and measurement that are absent in a startup or smaller company.

The Disruption Bargain

Innovation is a bargain within society.  By this I don’t mean a bargain such as a sale or savings, but a social agreement.  We choose to support innovation, knowing that there will be both missteps and upheaval.  Indeed, the flip side of important innovation is disruption - the disruption of the familiar, the established, the comfortable way of doing things.

Author: Professor Ward Hanson, Stanford Institute of Economic Policy and Research

         Innovation is a bargain within society.  By this I don’t mean a bargain such as a sale or savings, but a social agreement.  We choose to support innovation, knowing that there will be both missteps and upheaval.  Indeed, the flip side of important innovation is disruption - the disruption of the familiar, the established, the comfortable way of doing things.

Issues on the Confy system

Issues on the Confy system

I have uploaded a paper to the confy system, and want to edit the paper now. But I can't find the "edit paper" section which should exits in the system. Could you help me figure out that or provide me the contact information of someone else who can help me cope with the problem. My paper ID is 247984. Thanks a lot.

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Green World
ICT for Development
Internet and Mobility
Wellbeing
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Last days for submmiting an abstract for EPE 2012 Conference

Last days for submmiting an abstract for EPE 2012 Conference

Dear colleagues,

Extended deadline for submitting the extended abstract for 2012 International Conference and Exposition on Electrical and Power
Engineering is approaching.

NEWS: Four workshops will be organize during EPE 2012 conference.

EPE 2012 Workshop on Modern Technologies for Electricity Networks
EPE 2012 Workshop on Renewable Energy Sources
EPE 2012 Second International Workshop on Electromagnetic Compatibility and Engineering in Medicine and Biology
EPE 2012 International Workshop on Engineering Education and History of Electrical Engineering

The aim of these meetings is to present and intensively discuss the main issues in their domain and to offer the opportunity to obtain in one day the most important lessons learned in the field.
You are kindly invited to participate in any of these events, additional information being available in the Workshops and Tutorial section of the EPE 2012 Coference web site.

IMPORTANT DATES (extended)

May 31, 2012 - Extended abstract and preliminary registration submission

June 24, 2012 - Notification of acceptance

July 15, 2012 - Full paper submission

September 1, 2012 - Camera ready papers and author early registration

October 25-27, 2012 - Conference

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Green World
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Extended deadline approaching for EPE 2012 Conference

Extended deadline approaching for EPE 2012 Conference

Extended deadline for submitting the extended abstract for 2012 International Conference and Exposition on Electrical and Power
Engineering is approaching.

NEWS: Four workshops will be organize during EPE 2012 conference. First two are related to our desire to live in a Green World.

EPE 2012 Workshop on Modern Technologies for Electricity Networks
EPE 2012 Workshop on Renewable Energy Sources
EPE 2012 Second International Workshop on Electromagnetic Compatibility and Engineering in Medicine and Biology
EPE 2012 International Workshop on Engineering Education and History of Electrical Engineering

The aim of these meetings is to present and intensively discuss the main issues in their domain and to offer the opportunity to obtain in one day the most important lessons learned in the field.
You are kindly invited to participate in any of these events, additional information being available in the Workshops and Tutorial section of the EPE 2012 Coference web site.

IMPORTANT DATES (extended)

May 31, 2012 - Extended abstract and preliminary registration submission
June 24, 2012 - Notification of acceptance
July 15, 2012 - Full paper submission
September 1, 2012 - Camera ready papers and author early registration
October 25-27, 2012 - Conference

Notice also the Automotive Equipment and Electrical Traction topic among Conference topics that might be of interest for AUTOCLUSTERS partners.

More information on EPE 2012 Conference can be found at http://www.epe.tuiasi.ro/2012

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Grassroots position paper Participate form

Brain storming is the right way to be successful. There cannot be progress without positive interactions among individuals. And this is the place where you can find teh ideas  submitted by our members. The best thoughts, the best projects are listed here  and they are ready to be discovered and to be commented by you.

Click on the following link to see examples of submitted grassroots position papers and leave your comment.

http://sf.eai.eu/sf/ideas

Interested in New Internet-Based Video and Interactive Video Technologies

Interested in New Internet-Based Video and Interactive Video Technologies

I'm President and Founder of Social Frequency Media Communications, a U.S.-based company devoted to shaping the future of television from a purpose-driven and niche interest standpoint. I'm interested in discovering new internet-based video and interactive video platform technologies in the early phases of development.

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Internet and Mobility
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iXitaly - Foster the excellence

IXItaly

IXItaly è un progetto che nasce dall’impellente urgenza di contrastare l’immobilismo scientifico e culturale italiano utilizzando l’innovazione come architrave di sviluppo, sul quale costruire realtà imprenditoriali che trasformano knowhow in prodotti e i prodotti in ricchezza e benessere.

Facendo leva sull'orgoglio e la creatività unica dell'Italia, IXItaly lavora per creare dei luoghi fisici e virtuali, dove sia facile entrare ed uscire, confrontare le proprie idee, accomunare i propri pensieri ed esigenze, creare, cooperare allo sviluppo e concorrere alla germogliatura di imprese ad elevata innovazione scientifica ed industriale.

Luoghi totalmente interconnessi, aperti, gestiti da innovatori collegati con il territorio e col mondo, fondati sul paradigma di mutualità e open innovation, dove è possibile offrire e fruire di reciproco aiuto e supporto.

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Inaugural Issue of ICST Transactions on Ubiquitous Environments

Published: Electronically 

ISSN: 2032-9377

Published by the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering (ICST) in collaboration with the European Alliance for Innovation (EAI) 

Journal page: http://icst.org/ubiquitous-environments/

Past issues: http://eudl.eu/journal/ue

More about ICST Transactions: http://icst.org/icst-transactions/

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