«If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.» (African proverb) (I)

During these recent weeks, this blog has dedicated its time to collect some websites that matter, or interest, or like, when we talk about innovation; sites to visit from time to time. All these webs had been cited in some pages that the blog had shared and now will stay on its sidebar.

I hope that the present small collection will be a beginning, and become inspirational!

See too: «Se quer ir rápido, vá sozinho. Se quer ir longe, vá em grupo.» (Provérbio africano BR) (I) [link]. «Se quer ir rápido, vá sozinho. Se quer ir longe, vá em grupo.» (Provérbio africano PT) (I) [link]. «Si quieres ir rápido, camina solo. Si quieres llegar lejos, ve acompañado.» (Proverbio africano) (I) [link]. «Si vous voulez aller vite, allez-y seul. Si vous voulez aller loin, allez-y ensemble.» (Proverbe africain) (I) [link].

Catalyst Agri-Innovation Society



«The purpose of Catalyst Agri-Innovation Society is to build bridges, linking silos of innovation and opportunity. We have selected Agriculture as the foundation as food is the common denominator of life. Producing food is part of the biological and cultural, as well as economic fabric of a civilization. It has been said that “What happens out in the countryside in one century invariably affects the cities in the next century”.»

Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise (CSIE)


#CSIE of @UNHPaulCollege and @CarseySchool

«The Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise (CSIE) offers innovative pedagogy, applied research, and meaningful engagement opportunities for students and faculty from across UNH in “social innovation.” Social innovation is any strategy, concept, and idea aimed at solving social issues around the globe. This interdisciplinary center contributes to the growing field of social innovation by working at the nexus of individual entrepreneurs and business models with public policy and systemic change in our research, teaching, and practice.»




«Climate-KIC is Europe’s largest public-private innovation partnership focused on climate change, consisting of dynamic companies, the best academic institutions and the public sector. Climate-KIC is one of three Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) created in 2010 by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). The EIT is an EU body whose mission is to create sustainable growth. We support this mission by addressing climate change mitigation and adaptation. We integrate education, entrepreneurship and innovation resulting in connected, creative transformation of knowledge and ideas into economically viable products or services that help to mitigate climate change.»

Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation, book by Linda A. Hill, Greg Brandeau, Emily Truelove and Kent Lineback. Harvard Business Review



«The truth is, leading innovation takes a distinctive kind of leadership, one that unleashes and harnesses the "collective genius" of the people in the organization. Using vivid stories of individual leaders at companies like Volkswagen, Google, eBay, and Pfizer, as well as nonprofits and international government agencies, the authors show how successful leaders of innovation don’t create a vision and try to make innovation happen themselves. Rather, they create and sustain a culture where innovation is allowed to happen again and again--an environment where people are both willing and able to do the hard work that innovative problem solving requires. "Collective Genius" will not only inspire you; it will give you the concrete, practical guidance you need to build innovation into the fabric of your business.»

CREST (Core Research for Evolution Science and Technology) Program



«CREST is a funding program for team-oriented research with the aim of achieving the strategic goals set forth by the government. The objective is to create revolutionary technological seeds for science and technology innovation. CREST is aiming to generate breakthroughs with a significant impact on the development of science and technology and providing tangible benefits to society. CREST is one of Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)’s major undertakings for stimulating achievement in fundamental science fields. In addition, returning the fruits of such research to society through innovations is another important responsibility of JST. JST also deploys extensive activities in such fields as providing S&T&T information services, enhancing public understanding of science and technology, and developing international collaborative research on strategic subjects.»

Cultural Innovators Networks (CIN)



«In 2011, a wave of protests swept across the countries surrounding the Mediterranean. From Cairo to Madrid, young people took to the streets demanding freedom, social justice and equality. The Cultural Innovators Networks (CIN) is seizing this momentum to bring together creative thinkers from around the Mediterranean and Germany. Through an exchange of ideas and experiences, participants will take home new ideas and impact their societies through positive, cultural change. CIN is a joint project of more than 20 Goethe-Institutes around the Mediterranean, coordinated by the Goethe-Institut Alexandria. It is a platform for communication, exchange and learning provided for young active civil society members from Europe and the MENA region.»

GE Open Innovation



«GE understands solving the world’s toughest problems through advanced manufacturing techniques and processes requires collaboration. By crowdsourcing innovation—both internally and externally—GE is improving customer value and driving advancements across industries. By sourcing and supporting innovative ideas, wherever they might come from, and applying GE’s scale and expertise, GE’s approach to open innovation is helping to address customer needs more efficiently and effectively.»

Gujarat Grassroots Innovations Augmentation Network (GIAN)



«Gujarat Grassroots Innovations Augmentation Network (GIAN) is India’s first technology business incubator focused on incubating and commercialising grassroots innovations. Grassroots innovations are essentially solutions generated by people at the grassroots levels to tide over persistent problems, the solutions to which are either not available or not affordable by a large section of the consumer masses in developing countries like India. These innovations, therefore, capture an unmet need of a large section of the population and building a value chain around these innovations to take them to market holds the potential of wealth creation in a truly sustainable and equitable manner. The objective of GIAN is to build the value chain around these innovations with the end objective of making these available to the masses through the market mechanism or otherwise.»

Hitachi Social Innovation



«Social Innovation starts with an idea: one simple thought that has the power to change the world. At Hitachi, we’re bringing these possibilities to life with advanced information technologies and infrastructure solutions. But we’re not doing it alone. Through unique co-creation platforms, we’re bringing thinkers and doers together to accelerate Social Innovation —working smarter, faster and more creatively towards a better tomorrow.»

Human Centric Innovation – The Fujitsu Technology and Service Vision



«Human Centric Innovation is a new approach to realizing business and social value by creating solutions that bring together people, information and infrastructure. Human centric technology empowers people and improves our experience. Fujitsu’s vision is a safer, more prosperous and sustainable world. We call this a Human Centric Intelligent Society. Fujitsu is a global ICT company that is working to create a better, more connected society. We believe ICT is no longer the preserve of the back office and is only limited by our imagination. The world is changing. How will the future be different? How will ICT transform business and society? The “Fujitsu Technology and Service Vision” sets out our thinking on these questions.»

IBM Research



«At THINKLab, IBM researchers push the boundaries of science and technology alongside forward-thinking business pioneers. We use advanced technology and old-fashioned collaboration to shape the future, together. For 70 years, IBM Research has been an innovation engine for clients. From helping the Apollo space missions land on the moon to creating the first central reservation system for the travel industry. From the technology behind laser eye surgery to a question answering computer called Watson, IBM Research has a long legacy of working with clients to define the future of technology.»

Innovate UK



«Innovate UK is the UK’s innovation agency. Innovate UK is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. Innovate UK works with people, companies and partner organisations to find and drive the science and technology innovations that will grow the UK economy - delivering productivity, new jobs and exports keeping the UK globally competitive in the race for future prosperity.»

INNOVATION. The Quarterly of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)



«INNOVATION, IDSA’s flagship publication, is one of the best places to learn about the practice of industrial design. Every issue of INNOVATION reaches IDSA’s membership, Fortune 500 companies, universities, associations, design consultancies and subscribers around the world. INNOVATION is the voice of the industrial design profession, providing in-depth coverage of industrial design issues while communicating the value of design to business and society at large. INNOVATION reaches more industrial designers in North America than any other ID publication. It is the publication designers go to for content and substance on industrial design. Each issue is created around three basic goals; the first, to ensure quality in its content; the second, to make that content is exciting, both narratively and visually; and the third goal, to use INNOVATION as a vehicle for promoting dialogue within the design community.»

INSITE Project (Innovation, sustainability and technology)



«INSITE’s principal objective is to promote and coordinate the efforts of a mixed community of researchers and practitioners committed to the study of what we call the “Innovation Society” — and its innovation dependency — and to the effective implementation of a series of projects and practices directly contributing to the construction of a sustainable society, both environmentally conscious and socially responsible.»

International Journal of Innovation Management (IJIM)



«The International Journal of Innovation Management (IJIM) is the official journal of the International Society of Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM). IJIM is an open, peer-reviewed research-based journal. Both the IJIM and ISPIM adopt a multi-disciplinary approach to addressing the many challenges of managing innovation, rather than a narrow focus on a single aspect such as technology, R&D or new product development. Both are also international, inclusive & practical, and encourage active interaction between academics, managers and consultants. Case studies which provide new conceptual or theoretical insights are also invited. IJIM aims to provide a forum for the insights of academics, practising managers and consultants, and to integrate the theory and practice of innovation management.”»

International Society of Service Innovation Professionals (ISSIP)



«The International Society of Service Innovation Professionals, ISSIP (pronounced iZip), is a professional association co-founded by IBM, Cisco, HP and several Universities with a mission to promote Service Innovation for our interconnected world. Our purpose is to help institutions and individuals to grow and be successful in our global service economy. ISSIP promotes the professional development, education, research, practice, and policy work of its member individuals and institutions working hard to improve our world’s diverse, interconnected, complex service systems. The five main objectives of ISSIP are to promote service innovation in... (1) Professional development and enhance career path opportunities of members. (2) Education and life-long learning opportunities of members. (3) Research and access to open data sets for all types and levels of service systems. (4) Practice, especially new tools and standards for the global community of practice. (5) Policy advocacy to enhance safety, security, sustainability, resiliency, etc. of service systems.»

Jugaad Innovation, book by Navi Radjou, JaideepPrabhu, and Simone Ahuja. Jossey-Bass (Wiley)


@JugaadAtWork, @NaviRadjou, @JaideepPrabhu and @SimoneAhuja, @JosseyBassBiz (@WileyBiz)

«Western corporations can no longer just rely on the old formula that sustained innovation and growth for decades: a mix of top-down strategies, expensive R&D projects and rigid, highly structured innovation processes. Jugaad Innovation argues that the West must look to places like India, China, and Africa for a new, bottom-up approach to frugal and flexible innovation.»

Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era, book by Tony Wagner and Ted Dintersmith. Simon & Schuster


@DrTonyWagner and @dintersmith, ed. by @simonschuster

«Now bestselling author and education expert Tony Wagner and venture capitalist Ted Dintersmith call for a complete overhaul of the function and focus of American schools, sharing insights and stories from the front lines, including profiles of successful students, teachers, parents, and business leaders. Their powerful, urgent message identifies the growing gap between credentials and competence—and offers a framework for change.»

Next Einstein Forum (NEF)



«Launched in 2013, the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) is an initiative of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in partnership with Robert Bosch Stiftung. The NEF is a platform that connects science, society and policy in Africa and the rest of the world – with the goal to leverage science for human development globally. The NEF believes that Africa’s contributions to the global scientific community are critical for global progress. At the centre of NEF efforts are Africa’s young people, the driving force for Africa’s scientific renaissance. We believe the next Einstein will be African. We are working to make Africa a global hub for science and technology. The NEF is a unique forum because it: (1) Is youth driven. At least 50 percent of participants are age 42 or younger. The NEF will also showcase the contributions of Africa’s brilliant youth to Africa’s scientific emergence through its class of NEF Fellows who are Africa’s top scientists and technologists, all under the age of 42. (2) Tells untold stories. The NEF will highlight innovation and scientific advancement that has often been overlooked by the media and global scientific community. (3) Builds an African scientific identity. By bringing together key stakeholders, the NEF hopes to drive the discussion from policy to implementation by leveraging buy in and best practice results from Africa and the world.»

Northwest Science and Innovation Society (NSIS)



«NSIS aims to advance and promote innovation and the application of science and technology for the benefit of the Northwest BC region. NSIS works with small and medium sized businesses, youth, professionals and communities in science and technology-based economic development.»

Robot Innovation Research Center at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) – Department of Information Technology and Human Factors



«The mission of AIST Robot Innovation Research Center is to analyze a target industry if robotics can contribute to innovate it, to develop a protocol for evaluating the benefit and safety of the applied robotic devices, and to examine the results of the application by storing and analyzing the logs of the robot task. AIST is one of the largest public research institutes in Japan and functions as an “Open Innovation Hub”. The AIST Department of Information Technology and Human Factors engages and enriches the public through the research and development of intelligent systems combining computational and physical capabilities for human use.»

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program



«The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation’s R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.»

Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC)



«Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) is the international summit of discussion about the link between urban reality and technological revolution. Since its first edition in 2011, it has succeeded to become a referential global event to support the development of our cities. This professional, institutional and social meeting point is a leading platform of ideas, networking, experiences and international business deals that gathers together the highest level of stakeholders, in the context of urban development.»

Social Innovation Exchange (SIX)



«SIX is now the world’s primary network focusing on social innovation. Our vision is that people all over the world can become better innovators by more easily connecting to their peers, sharing methods and exchanging solutions globally. We connect people as friends, who trust each other and who can be open about their challenges, as well as successes. We are more of a community than a network. We work with governments, businesses, academics, funders, practitioners and leading social innovation intermediaries that support social innovation to accelerate the field of social innovation around the world. Simultaneously, we also seek to learn from the real people innovating in their own communities. By linking all these actors across sectors, fields and geographies, we can spread the most effective models more quickly. SIX has developed a unique approach of connecting innovators, designing experiences, curating knowledge and insights, and disseminating practical examples of social innovation, which enable the global community to learn from each other, and builds the capacities of our members.»

Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR)



«Stanford Social Innovation Review is an award-winning magazine and website that covers cross-sector solutions to global problems. SSIR is written for and by social change leaders in the nonprofit, business, and government sectors who view collaboration as key to solving environmental, social, and economic justice issues. Published at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society at Stanford University, SSIR bridges academic theory and practice with ideas about achieving social change. SSIR covers a wide range of subjects, from microfinance and green businesses to social networks and human rights. Its aim is both to inform and to inspire. Its Mission Statement is to advance, educate, and inspire the field of social innovation by seeking out, cultivating, and disseminating the best in research- and practice-based knowledge.»

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