Archive for April, 2016

Android’s Model of Open Innovation

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Android’s Model of Open Innovation

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

We released the Android operating system in 2007.  A free and open-source operating system, supported by numerous hardware partners, the model was unlike any other that had come before it.  The first device didn’t foretell Android’s future success.  It was described as “quirky” …. having “a kind of charming, retro-future look; like a gadget in a 1970’s sci-fi movie set in the year 2038.”  But we (and the thousands of other companies working on Android devices and apps) kept at it.

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Birthright Israel to open innovation center in Tel Aviv

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

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The “State of Mind” center will highlight Israeli entrepreneurship to the 28,000 participants visiting the country this summer.

Taglit-Birthright Israel is set to open the “State of Mind” center for entrepreneurship and innovation in Tel Aviv with the cooperation of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. The center will open in June 2016; it will highlight Israeli achievements in entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology in a variety of sectors including agriculture, medicine, defense, cyber security, science, transportation, and aerospace.

Open innovation helps in effective implementation

Sunday, April 10th, 2016

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INNOVATION has achieved a cult-like status. In 2015, PwC reported that the top 1,000 companies globally spent a combined US$680 billion (S$917 billion) on R&D. That is no small sum.

Walk into any bookstore and you will find books on disruptive, agile, lean, reverse, and process innovation. On LinkedIn, we see the label of innovator emblazoned across profile pages in much the same way a college student boldly positions a university’s name on a T-shirt.