Innovation Cycle - Summit tracks

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Innovation Diversity

 

The present brief paper is based on the content of the book (“Social Innovation” whose authors are Aleardo Furlani and Francesco Lutman and has been written in October 2011 by Aleardo Furlani, CEO of INNOVA SpA, Italy as a contribution to the European Alliance for Innovation Strategic Forum event hold in Rome in December 2011. 

 

Author: Aleardo Furlani, INNOVA SpA, Italy

European Young Innovators Forum - EYIF

The European Young Innovators Forum is an independent non-profit association founded in February 2011 with the conviction that Europe must do more to promote the creativity and innovative spirit of its youth.  EYIF's mission is to change the mindset for innovation in Europe, encouraging young Europeans, society and government to share risks, and empowering youth to play a transformative role in Europe's future by turning innovative ideas into action to stimulate the economy and generate employment.

 

The European Young Innovators Forum is an independent non-profit association founded in February 2011 with the conviction that Europe must do more to promote the creativity and innovative spirit of its youth.  EYIF's mission is to change the mindset for innovation in Europe, encouraging young Europeans, society and government to share risks, and empowering youth to play a transformative role in Europe's future by turning innovative ideas into action to stimulate the economy and generate employment.

YMIR - Internet and Communication

 

Ymir was founded in 2003 by Michele Kettmajer and Francesco Lunelli, two experienced informatics who decided to join their competences to offer a better service for their customers.The founding idea was to promote the use of Internet and the WEB in public administration, private companies and among citizens.

 

Ymir was founded in 2003 by Michele Kettmajer and Francesco Lunelli, two experienced informatics who decided to join their competences to offer a better service for their customers.

The founding idea was to promote the use of Internet and the WEB in public administration, private companies and among citizens.

Throughout the same year, the collaboration with the public administration of ProvinciaAutonomadiTrento has begun to develop customized web-based services, among others:

OLBS: Open, Linked and Big Data for Science

Nowadays three top trending topics like Open, Linked and Big Data, (OLB) are changing the perspective of the use of data. Going OLB together may boost the chances of increased innovative knowledge, technology and business for the future. This is true also for the scientific environment, where the opportunities if we go OLB are huge both in terms of increased scientific results and business opportunities.

 

Author: F. Xavier Gil Mur, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

 

Nowadays three top trending topics like Open, Linked and Big Data, (OLB) are changing the perspective of the use of data. Going OLB together may boost the chances of increased innovative knowledge, technology and business for the future. This is true also for the scientific environment, where the opportunities if we go OLB are huge both in terms of increased scientific results and business opportunities.

Big Graph Data: Billions of Fresh Relations to Digest

Every year the frontier of big data is being pushed further and new systems appear that are able to ingest and extract information from new data available. Facebook serves more than half a billion users per day, Twitter published 140 million tweets per day in 2011, and IBM estimates that more than an Exabyte of data are generated worldwide per year... and the trend is to grow. Those data sources are far from being homogeneous and well structured and solutions for their management and analytic exploitation are required with urgency.

Authors: David Dominguez-Sal, Josep L. Larriba-Pey, Sparsity Technologies

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.

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