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Berlin’s soft power: leading by innovating (2/2)

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More and more people want to build a company in Berlin, and if it fails, well, it’s OK. Let’s discover two Berliner hot-spots which support innovation: Axel Springer Plug & Play and Ideas, and Berlin Partner Continue reading

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Berlin’s soft power: leading by innovating (1/2)

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Everyone who visits Berlin can feel the cultural atmosphere and the creative spirit, which feed the German capital with an unrivaled soft power of innovation. Hub:raum, DT accelerator is definitely one of the places to visit for who’s found of innovation. Continue reading

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ILab, the ‘fifth-column’ of innovation

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Gregory Olocco heads the iLab, Air Liquide ‘lethal weapon’ for breakthrough innovation. ‘Create value by accelerating the pace of innovation’ is its mantra. iLab is acting boldly to unearth a fifth line of business for Air Liquide. That’s the reason I named it the ‘fifth column of innovation’! Continue reading

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Start-up Chile: go start-ups, go!

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Nicolas Shea, as founder of Start-up Chile, initiated a peculiar venture: welcoming startups in Chile, helping them to start their business using Chile as a platform to go global. Beyond mundane money appeal, Nicolas created a terrific game play for start-ups, valuating entrepreneurs’ social activities, resulting in building social equity. Continue reading

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Netexplo’ digital start-ups 2014: a brilliant vintage!

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Everyday I feel gifted to live in Paris. But some days are exceptional, and the Netexplo event is one of them. I don’t know any event which compares to the worldwide digital symphony that Netexplo plays, collecting trends and gathering start-ups from every continent. Continue reading

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Allfoodexperts, Open Innovation platform for agri-food industry

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Allfoodexperts is an independent open innovation project focused exclusively on the food industry. It consists in a community of senior freelancers from the agri-food sector, whcih you can target by posting challenges freely. Continue reading

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Open Innovation: Getting Started

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Let a hundred open innovation flowers blossom. Whopping initiatives are thriving on a one-to-many scale, resulting in distinct open innovation processes. First thing to is select the process which corresponds to your purpose, and prepare for intense dialogue. Continue reading

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Innovation is BIG at Gemalto

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How a multinational that has enjoyed sustained growth for decades, innovating without noticing, can frame its innovation endeavour? That’s the story of BIG, the recently-created Gemalto unit dedicated to innovation. Continue reading

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Coding a Nifty Innovation Unit

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Autonomy, Creative Tension, Strategic Alignement & Pollenisation, Modular design: 4 pillars you want to plug in your innovation unit Continue reading

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“A Little Night Music” with Clayton Christensen

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While innovation can be tricky (too many products, business plan failure, lack of new idea, …), Clay Christensen shares a few things that, if you get them right, increase the probability of success. Continue reading

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Enablers of the Digital World: African street-innovation (2/2)

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For international Telcos, the challenge is to embellish the network with services and APIs . To capture local patterns, going in the field and meeting with local mobile app makers and entrepreneurs, connecting trends to innovation Labs, and desiging bespoke enablers, testing, learning and iterating with developers community, are the ingredients of the right formula. Continue reading

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Enablers of the Digital World: the killer-structure (1/2)

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How should Telcos innovate? Slow players in a fast innovating digital world, the equation seems complex. Based on an in-depth analysis, Ovum stresses on a few priorities: extended innovation benefits measurement, network-driven innovation, collaborative innovation and API, leaders involvement, and a new role for Telcos, ‘Enablers of the Digital World’. Continue reading

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Free, a radical story turning disruptive (3/3)

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What is Free’s next disruptive innovation? Let’s borrow Free glasses for a moment, and assess where it will probaly spend the bulk of its time. What will be its road to ‘Free Dom’? Continue reading

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Free, a radical story turning disruptive (2/3)

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In 2009, Xavier Niel, Free founder and owner, has made up his mind: the future of Internet will be mobile. How will Free replicate the big hit of the Freebox, associating a dramatic advance in technology (ADSL), with an emblematic product (Freebox) and an unchallenged pricing (€29,9) in the mature mobile market? Continue reading

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Free, a radical story turning disruptive (1/3)

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What is radical and what is disruptive innovation? Following clarification on these notions, we go through the story of Free, a French alternative Telco which amazing adventure goes from radical to disruptive innovation. Continue reading