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Written by Cristina Bianchi and Maureen Steele

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Inventors: Innovators or Tweakers?

Ask people to come up with a list of the great inventors of all time and the names will be familiar. From the past it is likely that you would see Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Henry Ford, Louis Pasteur, the Wright brothers… From more present times, names such as Steve Jobs, Tim Berner…

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Written by Cristina Bianchi and Maureen Steele

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The Habits of Innovative People

In their book, The Innovator’s DNA, Dyer, 
Gregersen and Christensen state that “…innovative thinkers connect fields, problems, or ideas that others find unrelated’. The authors have identified four discovery skills that ‘trigger associational thinking by helping innovators increase their stoc…

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Written by Cristina Bianchi and Maureen Steele

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The Success of the Coffee Capsules: Find the Route that Brings the Customer to You

Often, good ideas take time to become great 
products and conquer the market. It takes a lot of persistence, conviction and an excellent marketing strategy. This is what Eric Favre thought back in 1976 when, following his instinct and passion for good coffee, he embarked on his innovation journey an…

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Written by Cristina Bianchi and Maureen Steele

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Google Glass: Going Beyond the Obvious

“We started Project Glass to build technology that’s seamless, beautiful and empowering. To share the world through your eyes. To get answers and updates, instantly. To be there when you need it, and out of your way when you don’t.” (https://plus.google.com/+GoogleGlass/about). Google X has develope…

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Written by Cristina Bianchi and Maureen Steele

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A Multidisciplinary Approach to Bigger Thinking: the ‘Eye-Phone’

Scientists from the University of St Andrews, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical 
Medicine and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde have made a breakthrough in global health by taking existing mobile technology and adapting it in a way which will enable those living in remote areas to be tested for …

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Written by Cristina Bianchi and Maureen Steele

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The Way Ahead at Henkel: Investing in Innovators of the Future

Henkel, headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany,and operating worldwide with leading brands and technologies in the three business areas of Laundry and Home Care, Beauty Care and Adhesive Technologies, runs an annual competition for students around the world designed to help participants learn about su…

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