Business Innovation in the News

Here's a roundup of UK and worldwide news stories about innovative companies, government departments and general articles about business innovation.

April 2017

  • 27 April
    Owain Roberts writes an excellent piece, 'Retailers wake up to need for greater innovation' Read More...
  • 26 April
    Innovation is not an Option, It's a Requirement Read More...
  • 26 April
    Here's why we should all be that little bit more curious, writes soft skills expert Liggy Webb Read More...
  • 24 April
    Innovation has become an overused buzzword, according to marketers, but what can brands do to reclaim the term and showcase true innovative ideas and ways of doing business before the word becomes redundant? Read More...
  • 24 April
    7 Questions That Lead to an 'Aha Moment', According to Research Read More...
  • 21 April
    Jim Duffy: crowdfunding opens up innovation opportunities for us all Read More...
  • 21 April
    A Peek Inside the Mind of Jeff Bezos Read More...
  • 20 April
    Why We Must Change Our Mental Models from Hierarchies to Networks by Greg Satell Read More...
  • 20 April
    7 ways your company is getting innovation wrong Read More...
  • 19 April
    Innovation in niche industries Read More...
  • 18 April
    Colin Lewis: Innovation is the key test of marketers' competence Read More...
  • 12 April
    Rapid innovation in China makes country 'fascinating case study' for college students Read More...
  • 12 April
    If you don’t foster innovation, another business will Read More...
  • 11 April
    Innovation coming thick and fast in the consumer market Read More...
  • 11 April
    The Stage Where Most Innovation Projects Fail Read More...
  • 11 April
    Our innovation culture needs to change, but not because we aren't creative enough Read More...
  • 10 April
    Sarah Lehman writes about '5 Key Principles of Innovation I Use in My Business' Read More...
  • 10 April
    Why Business Leaders Continue To Struggle With Innovation Read More...
  • 10 April
    UK companies are failing to capitalise on innovation, but successful innovators are showing the way - according to a global innovation survey of 821 businesses Read More...
  • 7 April
    £10M Innovation Hub Opens to Businesses in North East Read More...
  • 6 April
    UK regulatory innovation: So what's the Plan? Read More...
  • 6 April
    Let’s get down to business: A look at Med-Tech Innovation Read More...
  • 6 April
    Innovation is key to global financial transparency Read More...
  • 5 April
    Smarter, not harder: open innovation for smart farming Read More...
  • 4 April
    What Do Fast Company’s Innovative Companies Do Differently? 5 Examples for Marketers Read More...
  • 4 April
    'Brexit gave us the impetus': How 5G innovation has surged within the UK Read More...
  • 4 April
    4 Things Your Innovation Efforts Shouldn’t Focus On Read More...
  • 3 April
    New Virtual Reality app highlights Scottish innovation landscape Read More...
  • 2 April
    US and China are top innovation hubs, followed by India and UK. Read More...
  • 1 April
    Don't Look for a Great Idea. Look for a Good Problem Read More...

March 2017

  • 31 March
    UK corporates are being "slow to act" to the threats being posed by digital disruptors. Read More...
  • 30 March
    Robots to take a third of UK jobs, claims PwC report. Read More...
  • 28 March
    Nick Ismail writes that British CIOs must shift balance to innovation. Read More...
  • 28 March
    From Amazon to John Lewis: approaches to innovation in a disruptive market. Read More...
  • 27 March
    Tim Harper writes that 'Innovation is not a magic sausage machine' on Global University Venturing. Read More...
  • 23 March
    Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report. Read More...
  • 23 March
    Driving digital innovation through the art of immersive. Read More...
  • 22 March
    The business innovation challenge: A case of Perspiration vs. inspiration. Read More...
  • 22 March
    China-built taxi factory in Coventry shows Britain is a base for innovation. Read More...
  • 21 March
    Barcelona bid to become centre of innovation in sport. Read More...
  • 21 March
    Technical innovation in the classroom is more important than ever writes Cin-Yee Ho. Read More...
  • 20 March
    David Sables argues that an innovation drought is about to hit fmcg in his interesting text and video opinion piece. Read More...
  • 17 March
    Consumers are open to payment innovation, but first improve existing tools. Read More...
  • 16 March
    What are the climate innovation strengths of your city? Read More...
  • 16 March
    Innovation's the word as staff come together for Education Day 2017. Read More...
  • 14 March
    Can The Power Of Mobile Innovation Radically Disrupt Systems Of Poverty? Read More...
  • 13 March
    Britain's economic future must have science and innovation at its absolute core. Read More...
  • 13 March
    Observation, tweaking and experimentation can be powerful drivers of human welfare. Read More...
  • 9 March
    Matthew Phillips writes why universities will help make Britain a global powerhouse of scientific innovation post-Brexit. Read More...
  • 8 March
    Karishma Patel writes how UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £15m for innovation projects that aim to inspire the products and services of tomorrow. Read More...
  • 7 March
    Why e-readers succeeded as a disruptive innovation in the US, but not in Japan. Read More...
  • 7 March
    Very interesting development: Wincanton launches disruptive innovation programme: W2 Labs. Read More...
  • 2 March
    Peter Madden OBE writes a great article, How Connected Cities Are A Platform For Innovation. Read More...
  • 1 March
    UK promises world-class digital infrastructure and 'innovation-friendly' regulation in new digital strategy. Read More...
  • 1 March
    The Industrial Strategy And Support For Disruptive Innovation. Read More...

February 2017

  • 26 Feb
    Sonia Sodha writes that "Our arrogant universities must embrace innovation" and boy is she right. Read More...
  • 24 Feb
    The 10 Most Innovative Companies In Travel 2017. Read More...
  • 23 Feb
    Invest in digital skills and innovation to get UK manufacturing firing on all cylinders, says new KPMG report. Read More...
  • 22 Feb
    Paul Sloane's excellent piece couldn't be closer to the way we think at Innovation Company and does what many writers about innovation don't do - keep it simple and easy for innovation 'newbies', to help them get on board. Read More...
  • 21 Feb
    Lars Geer Hammershøj writes that 'Anger facilitates the processes that result in a break with existing ways of thinking and doing things'. Read More...
  • 21 Feb
    Lynsey Barber writes about the opening of Visa's largest innovation centre, based in Paddington, London. Read More...
  • 20 Feb
    Maybe it's just us, but we think the new Ulster University (UU) Legal Innovation Centre is quite exciting. Innovations in not so necessarily innovative sectors is good for all UK business. Read more...
  • 20 Feb
    The Welsh Government has set up a new £5 million fund to support the development of new approaches to public services as part of a partnership with Y Lab and under the banner Innovate to Save, writes Mark Say of UKAuthority. Read more...
  • 20 Feb
    Geoff Mulgan, the CEO of UK innovation foundation Nesta, outlines 10 challenges and priorities that could define whether or not social innovation becomes a recognised part of the mainstream. Read more...
  • 20 Feb
    John Kennedy writes that 'The global innovation economy has no borders' Read more...
  • 17 Feb
    Small businesses that are struggling to differentiate themselves in a packed market must address customer needs and focus on what they can do differently writes Nicole Kobie, in Telegraph Small Business. Read more...
  • 16 Feb
    Roots of innovation: 45 countries ranked in global IP index. UK is second to USA in rankings of most innovative countries in the world Read more...
  • 16 Feb
    Glasgow to home new 'Innovation District' as city council approves £30million funding plan Read more...
  • 14 Feb
    Unilever CEO Paul Polman: 'Driving our relevance and innovation higher is the most important thing we do'. Perhaps he has been reading our tagline? :) Read more...
  • 13 Feb
    Raman Mehta quickly gets the attention in his excellent article for CIO magazine, 'A 4-Step Innovation Framework for CIOs' Read more...
  • 13 Feb
    Forbes announce the world's 50 most innovative companies with Amazon at #1. Read more...
  • 13 Feb
    Dr Hayaatun Sillem writes about the need for UK companies to harness innovation to become world-class. Read more...
  • 13 Feb
    Peter Klein of Baylor University has published a study in Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal called 'The Effects of Academic Incubators on University Innovation' in which he explains that creation of university-led incubators is followed by a lack of quality university innovations Read more...
  • 8 Feb
    Sonoo Singh writes a lengthy, informative and thought provoking article, 'How brands can own the innovation game' for campaign magazine. Read more...
  • 8 Feb
    Interesting article from Alessandro Di Fiore at London School of Economics about crowdsourcing being the future of innovation and AI. Read more...
  • 7 Feb
    PingGo is released. A genuinely innovative product as in not just being a better alternative to other software, but a whole new type of PR product altogether - a DIY PR platform for entrepreneurs. Read more...
  • 5 Feb
    Thought provoking article from Greg Satell entitled, 'Innovation Is Combination' about the difference between innovation and invention, among other things. Read more...
  • 4 Feb
    Some really great points by Marty Zwilling in his post, '7 Steps To Driving A Culture Of Business Innovation'. Read more...
  • 3 Feb
    News of Sir Mark Walport's new position as CEO of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Read more...
  • 2 Feb
    Government announces £15m boost to science, research and innovation. Read more...
  • 1 Feb
    Alison Vincent, CTO of Cisco UKI writes about the role that innovation is to play in helping boost UK productivity, but concentrates on how businesses can make it become a reality. Great article. Read more...

January 2017

  • 30 Jan
    Steve Wexler's article for CIO explores whether to try your hand at innovation on your own or outsource it to another company. While I prefer the do it yourself method he does offer valid points for outsourcing. Read more...
  • 27 Jan
    Edie.net has an interesting article on an innovation lab for the construction industry in the UK. Read more...
  • 25 Jan
    ReNews has an article about one of the projects included in the UK's £28m investment into innovation. The project detailed is an offshore wind hub that the government hopes will generate ways to reduce costs and advance the technology. Read more...
  • 24 Jan
    Cecile Vernant has written an interesting article for Euractiv calling for the EU to focus it's innovation efforts on medical and humanitarian advances.   Read more...
  • 23 Jan
    David Swan's article for The Australian highlights one of the businesses that has benefited from Australia's innovation agenda.   Read more...
  • 23 Jan
    Writing for Forbes, Micah Solomon offers 25 ways to stimulate innovation. If you are having trouble getting started on an idea then this list is a great source to use. Read more...
  • 21 Jan
    Neal Asbury discusses how innovation is being restricted by banks unwilling to offer loans in his article for Newsmax. It is an excellent read. Read more...
  • 20 Jan
    In an article for Marketing Tech, Peter Sayburn outlines the steps to inspire innovation within a company. Read more...
  • 19 Jan
    Daphne Stanford looks at innovation in nonprofit management in her article for Triple Pundit. Read more...
  • 18 Jan
    Andreas Irmen and Anastasia Litina's article for Harvard Business Review looks at the need for innovation to help prevent the decrease in GDP due to aging workforces.   Read more...
  • 17 Jan
    Michelle Jamrisko and Wei Lu provide a breakdown of the world's most innovative economies in their article for Bloomberg. Read more...
  • 17 Jan
    Louise Jack's article for Co.Create discusses steps Finland is taking in hopes of being the world leader in education innovation.   Read more...
  • 14 Jan
    Charles Franklin offers a review of the book Ignite for Small Business Trends. The books aim is to point out ways to use the untapped innovation potential of current employees rather than hiring outside companies. Read more...
  • 14 Jan
    Jumpstarting innovation for a company is one thing but how about trying to create the same spark in a country? Jennifer Wells' article for the Toronto Star offers a breakdown of what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau can do to help reverse Canada's recent dip in rankings for innovation. Read more...
  • 13 Jan
    Micah Solomon has a great article for Forbes which asks an intriguing question; what can you do to combat competitive innovation? While innovation is important for your business you must also be aware of your competitors innovations. It is a must read. Read more...
  • 10 Jan
    Chunka Mui discusses Douglas Engelbart's ABC's of innovation for Forbes.  Read more...
  • 10 Jan
    Charles Babcock, writing for Information Week, talks about how data restrictions by various countries is slowing the pace of innovation.  Read more...
  • 6 Jan
    Building Design and Construction has an interesting article about the new innovation lab being launched by the UK Green Building Council. The aim of the new lab is to help foster new ideas and solutions in the construction industry. Read more...
  • 1 Jan
    Michael Shapiro examines the top ten meeting innovations with his article for Meetings and Conventions. Some of these innovations include: second screen technology, virtual reality, and wearables. Read more...

December 2016

  • Nicole Kobie wrote in The Telegraph about how to encourage innovation at your business. The article features ways five companies created an inclusive atmosphere to aid in the free exchange of ideas. Read more...

  • At bizjournals.com, Shawn Rhodes wrote about ways to maintain standards while also providing room for innovation. read more...

  • Anne Marie Mohan wrote an excellent article for Packworld.com on how to use crowdsourcing to provide packaging innovations. Read more...

  • Harvey Mackay provides a bit of an innovation history lesson with his article at postbulletin.com. Offering insights from a Hewlett-Packard CEO as well as other examples of innovation by necessity, it is a great source for ideas. Read more...

  • Varun Jain wrote for ETRetail.com about how Flipkart is poised for a huge year of innovation and growth in 2017. Read more...

  • Michelle Jamrisko and Wei Lu provide a breakdown of the most innovative states in America in 2016 in their article for Bloomberg. Read more...

  • Mark Skilton wrote an interesting article for The Huffington Post about one form of innovation, disruption. An example of this disruption would be how companies like Airbnb are causing traditional hotels to go back to the drawing board. Read more...

  • Caroline Perry's article for the Harvard Gazette provides an overview of a recent new collaboration between Facebook and Harvard’s Office of Technology Development. The agreement should provide greater innovation due to the improved connectivity between researchers. Read more...

  • In an article written by Victor Anthony V. Silva for Cebu Daily News, entrepreneurs are being encouraged to go into e-commerce in an effort to match the innovations being made by Asian countries. Read more...

  • In Harvey Wade's article for Cisco he explores leaderships' role in aiding innovation. He outlines several key behaviours needed for a leader to help promote innovation. Read more...

  • Jack McCarthy wrote about the upcoming HIMSS17 Innovation Symposium in his article for the Healthcare IT News. The event, which takes place February 19, 2017, will feature several presentations about new tools for innovation such as AI to aid in the future of healthcare. Read more...

  • An article at Ingredients Network goes over Cargill's recent steps to improve innovation in food, nutrition and food safety. Part of that effort involves the recent opening of two new R&D facilities. Read more...

  • A press release on Digital Journal details the efforts of FedDev Ontario to promote quicker adoption of innovations in the manufacturing field. They invested in a program to give business owners an opportunity to see results firsthand before risking their money on the new innovations. Read more...

  • Marija Zivanovic-Smith's article for Business Insider offers a fascinating look at innovations being used by banking institutions to promote financial inclusion. Read more...

  • Business Matters magazine recently posted an article detailing an offer being made by the UK government to get SMEs involved to improve the residential planning system including the notoriously poor planning application process. £100,000 worth if funds is being offered in an attempt to spur innovation. Read more...

  • An article by Jason Sayer on 'The Architect's Newspaper' details plans for the creation of a innovation district in Miami. The goal of the billion dollar district would be to help foster start-ups as well as other businesses. Read more...

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