Thursday, May 06, 2010 tests open innovations with InnoCentive has teamed up with InnoCentive, already for some time, to offer its readers the opportunity to participate in research and development challenges with Open Innovation Pavilion. As a Solver, one can apply ones expertise to important problems, stretch ones creative boundaries, and win even cash awards.

Would be great to hear more about the processes, results.

Friday, October 02, 2009

The Future of Science Journalism - US and UK Strategies

No one disagrees that we need more good journalism about science, and innovations in order to understand better our complex world and its increasing problems. However, science as a news topic is in danger especially in the downsizing U.S. main stream media.

For example, whealthy CNN axed its entire science and environment unit in December 2008. Furthermore, according to the 6th World Conference of Science Journalists in London, 29 June, membership of the USA science journalism association, the National Association of Science Writers (NASW), stands at over 2000 but of these only 79 are now full time staff science writers for newspapers.

The counter attack was recently made by the leading U.S. research universities by founding a new joint news outlet called One of the founding members is Stanford.

No journalists needed, but PR departments of the universities.

Interesting to see, whether this kind of "source lead journalism" is the future pattern also for other resourceful institutions like companies, governments, and - sport clubs.

So, is the time for journalistic middlemen and women over?

I hope not.

It seems that the journalistic backbone of the Anglo-American world is now in Britain. The Times just announced to start the very first science dedicated monthly magazine of any national newspaper in Britain: it's called Eureka.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

J-Schools as Innovators

All journalism schools should be innovators. Just mix the J-school students with computer science students. Here is the bench mark:

Northwestern University: J-Schools Can Play a Role in Bringing Innovation to News Industry

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Innovations into Money - Case The Sun

Evening papers are advancing in the Net. Recently, The Sun became the most popular UK newspaper online for the first time with its 27.3 million unique users, according to ABCe figures. But MediaWeek's editor is asking can newspapers turn innovation into harsh cash? Like always, the acid-test will be the amount of income generated.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Economic Downturn and Innovations

PricewaterhouseCoopers predicts: "In two years there will be a 10% reduction in the amount of R&D investments earmarked for Finland, bring the total to 45%".

PwC executed a survey, for which the CEOs of Finland’s 100 largest companies, 100 biggest R&D investors and 200 innovative SMEs were selected as respondents. The questions were divided into three sections: Innovation environment, innovation strategies and innovation and technology policy. The response rate was 25%. The survey was funded by Ministry of Employment and The Economy.

Download the Innovating through the downturn -report here in PDF. (In English)

Original source for this blog posting:

Prosessori: Tutkimus valuu jo ulkomaille

Monday, March 02, 2009

Nokia's List of Though Leaders

Nokia, as well as other leading ICT companies, tries to understand - the future. That's vital for their business strategies. In order to beat the others like Google, Apple, Microsoft, and even Amazon, one has to listen the wise.

Here are
the names Nokia trusts.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Innovation and Journalism

The Economist is the world's leading quality journalistic magazine, often ahead of the other ones like emphasizing the importance of innovations. This is the seventh time the British magaziner is seeking the best innovations in seven different categories.

The Economist: The Economist Innovation Awards and Summit