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

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

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

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.

ILab, the ‘fifth-column’ of innovation at Air Liquide, with Gregory Olocco

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’!

Start-up Chile: go start-ups, go! with Nicolas Shea

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.

Allfoodexperts, Open Innovation platform for agri-food industry, by Conxa Romaguera Camarena

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.

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

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.

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

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’.

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

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?