2017/03/31

«Israeli Consul General Praises Country for ‘Looking to the Future’»



Cornell Daily Sun @cornellsun, by Yuichiro Kakutani



«Dani Dayan, Israel’s consul general in New York, discussed Israel’s diplomatic revolution over the last two decades in Willard Straight Hall on Monday.

»In his lecture Dayan detailed how “Israel is looking to the future” and how the country has undergone “a silent revolution in its relation to the world,” which has catapulted Israel to the world stage by integrating it into the global, political-economic weave.

»“Israel has never been less isolated than this,” Dayan said.

»“As we speak now, this moment, something that was inconceivable 20 years ago is happening,” Dayan said. Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “is visiting China while, simultaneously, the president of Israel is visiting Vietnam. We did not even have diplomatic relations with these countries 25 years ago.”

»Dayan attributes the meteoric rise of Israel to the distinctly innovative nature of Israeli citizens.

»“In a country of little more than 8 million people, every two and a half hours a new innovation company is established in Israel,” Dayan said.

»“Israel is the No. 2 most innovative country in the world,” he said, citing the World Economic Forum. “Our technological and security expertise allowed us to establish comprehensive ties with many many countries in the world, from India to Argentina to Cyprus.”

In a country of little more than 8 million people, every two and a half hours a new innovation company is established in Israel.

»The Israeli cybersecurity industry, according to Dayan, encapsulates how Israeli innovation built new economic and political ties with other nations.

»“Cybersecurity is the industry of the future — actually, of the present,” Dayan said, correcting himself. “[Israel] is becoming — in fact, is — the cyber-security capital of the world.”

»Dayan said Israel attracted 10 percent of the global investment in cybersecurity in 2014, then 20 percent in 2015 and 25 percent in 2016.

»These new technological and diplomatic development brought immense wealth to Israel, he said.

»“After the Yom Kippur War in 1973, [Israel] had enough foreign reserve to last 3 months,” Dayan said. “These days, we have foreign reserve that exceeds $100 billion.”

»Dayan added that, in addition to Israeli innovation, the changing political landscape of the Arab world drove the Israeli diplomatic revolution.

»“Yes, there are countries not yet open to friendship with Israel,” Dayan said. “But, it seems that when you are afraid of someone, like many of the Arab countries are afraid of Iran, that’s a good recipe for making friends … Israel’s relationship with other Arab countries is much better now.”

»Dayan also painted a pessimistic picture of the current situation in the Gaza strip.

»“I think Gaza is tragic,” Dayan said. “It chose to become a middle-eastern Somalia, a place of warlords who uses every single penny that is contributed to armaments. They chose to become a Somalia.”

»“The Hamas leaders said, ‘we could have been Singapore, but we don’t want to be Singapore, we want to fight Israel,’” Dayan added. “It is quite tragic that Gazans are held hostage by the Hamas’ desire, or perhaps, their shared desire.”

»In response to a question about Israel’s position on President Donald Trump’s statement that the United States no longer insists on a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the consul general said Israel is open to contemplating many kinds of solutions.

»“Let me clarify what President Trump said,” Dayan said. “President Trump said that any solutions good for all [are] good for me, which I believe to be a sensible position.”»





Innovation and resources

2017/03/30

Genia Turanova: «How You Can Invest In The World's Most Innovative Country»



Nasdaq @NASDAQ



«At my premium newsletter Game-Changing Stocks, I have the challenging but exciting task of identifying companies that are set to change the way the world operates.

»I'm talking about companies that hold the promise of revolutionizing their specific sectors of the economy or companies that create and nurture promising new businesses. And, of course, these are companies that will richly reward investors.

»If there's one thing true game-changers have in common, it's the ability to innovate. But it's not just companies that are innovative -- countries can be, too.

»An innovation-friendly environment on a country level should, in theory, do wonders for companies domiciled in this country. Therefore, it should end up benefitting investors, too.

»So to complement my growing set of promising companies in Game-Changing Stocks, I recently featured a look at a highly innovative country that holds promise of fostering as many game-changing ideas as possible.

»It's not a coincidence that so many revolutionary technologies, processes, consumer goods, medicines and devices originated here in the United States: Our country spends a big chunk of its GDP on research & development (R&D). The National Science Foundation put the number at a record $499 billion in 2015. Of that amount, the federal government's share fell to a record low 23% while the business sector's share rose to a record 69%, according to the foundation.

»And, naturally, almost all of the companies in the GCS portfolio (and many that we have sold for profits) are U.S.-based.

»However, it turns out that the United States isn't the most innovative country in the world -- at least not according to a special index created to measure innovation on a country level.


»An Index Measuring Game-Changer Potential

»The Global Innovation Index ( GII ) -- co-published by Cornell University, leading business school INSEAD, and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO, an agency of the United Nations) -- aims to quantify the many sides of innovation.

»The GII provides a key tool and a database of detailed metrics for 128 economies it incorporates (in 2016 the countries in the index represented 92.8% of the world's population and 97.9% of global GDP). The GII includes indicators that go beyond the traditional measures of innovation, such as the level of research and development.

»In assessing a country's ability and potential to innovate, the GII relies on two sub-indices -- the Innovation Input Sub-Index and the Innovation Output Sub-Index.

»Five inputs capture elements of the national economy that enable innovative activities: institutions, human capital and research, infrastructure, market sophistication, and business sophistication. Two outputs capture actual evidence of innovation: knowledge and technology, and creative measures.

This interdisciplinary center will give UNH the opportunity to build national leadership in the growing field of social innovation, said Deborah Merrill-Sands, dean of the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics.

»The index is comprehensive (which is why I like it more than a variety of similar indices from other sources); out of its 82 components, 58 are hard data, 19 are composite indicators from international agencies, and 5 are survey questions from the World Economic Forum's Executive Opinion Survey ( EOS ).

»Over the nine years of its existence, the GII has become one of the leading references on innovation. And for Game-Changing Stocks it will provide a scientific basis for investing in the most innovative environment in the world. Something of a shortcut, yes -- but remember that buying an entire country (via an exchange-traded fund, of course) also gives you instantly diversified exposure to a majority of its companies.

»The table summarizes the findings of the most recent GII iteration, as of 2016.

»As you can see from this table, the No. 1 most innovative country is Switzerland; Sweden is a close second, and the U.K and the United States aren't too far behind.

»And to get the most bang for our buck, I am recommending that my subscribers invest in the most innovative nation on the list, Switzerland. While it's impossible to invest directly in a country, we have a pretty good proxy.


»How To Invest Almost Directly In Swiss Innovation

»The iShares MSCI Switzerland Capped ETF (NYSE: EWL ) is the representative ETF for Switzerland. It seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of Swiss equities and provides exposure to large- and mid-cap Swiss companies.

»Nearly 31% of the fund's portfolio is invested in health care, 21% in consumer staples stocks, 18% in financials and 11% in industrials. The top 10 positions account for nearly 70% of the entire fund, with consumer staples giant Nestle SA ( NSRGY ) as the largest single holding (18%), followed by two pharmaceutical companies, Roche Holdings AG ( RHHBY ) and Novartis AG (NYSE: NVS ), at 14% and 13% respectively.

»UBS (NYSE: UBS ), a major bank, is next up, with a 4.5% weighting, followed by a construction firm ABB LTD (NYSE: ABB ), insurance company Zurich Insurance Group ( ZURVY ), and agricultural chemicals company Syngenta (NYSE: SYT ) whose acquisition by China National Chemical Corp., the largest outbound acquisition of any Chinese company on record, is about to be completed -- each with about a 4% weight.

»With innovative companies comes the type of growth that only unique products and emerging technologies can provide. Even better, EWL has a moderate -- for an international fund -- expense ratio of 0.48%, and it also yields about 2.6%.

»Investing in one of the most innovative countries in the world is an appropriate -- albeit unconventional -- action to take for Game-Changing Stocks. I will be adding this ETF to my portfolio this month and have recommended that my subscribers do the same.

»However, this is just one small part of my entire Game-Changing Stocks portfolio. This portfolio, and the associated premium newsletter, is entirely devoted to finding the next big life-changing investing idea. In each issue, I offer my subscribers a chance to get in on the ground floor of a promising new trend or technology that is about to undergo explosive growth. I'm talking about the type of profits that can alter your life forever.

»If you're interested in getting more of my Game-Changing Stocks picks, I invite you to click here





Innovation and inventions

2017/03/29

«2017’s Most & Least Innovative States»



WalletHub @wallethub.


Note by L&I (this blog-site): As usually, the post reproduces a selected contribution whose original publication you can know by the previous identification and you can find and read clicking the link; and the quotation marks always indicate a literal reproduction.

Next, you can read the revealing and inspirational research by WalletHub. Notice that the commentaries from its panel of experts are not included here; you can read it in the original publication.



«Innovation is a principal driver of U.S. economic growth. In 2016, the U.S. spent an estimated $514 billion on research and development — more than any other country in the world — helping the nation rank No. 4 on the Global Innovation Index. According to the results of the ranking, knowledge and technology outputs are America’s particular strengths.

»But certain states are due more credit than others for America’s dominance in the tech era. These states continue to foster innovation through investments in education, research and business creation, especially in highly specialized industries.

»In order therefore to recognize the nation’s biggest contributors, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 18 key indicators of innovation-friendliness. Their data set ranges from share of STEM professionals to R&D spending per capita to tech-company density. Read on for WalletHub findings, commentary from a panel of experts and a full description of WalletHub methodology.



»Main Findings


Source: WalletHub





»Most Innovative States


Overall RankStateWalletHub State Innovation Index‘Human Capital’ Rank‘Innovation Environment’ Rank
1District of Columbia70.8717
2Maryland69.8221
3Massachusetts69.6532
4California62.4663
5Colorado59.3375
6Washington57.4458
7Virginia56.96411
8Utah52.43144
9Connecticut49.25812
10New Hampshire48.43196
11Oregon48.18139
12New Jersey47.281210
13Delaware46.16917
14Michigan45.011118
15Texas44.011020
16New York42.772214
17Arizona42.382116
18New Mexico42.032713
19Florida41.541819
20Minnesota40.261724
21Georgia39.882322
22Illinois38.651526
23North Carolina38.611625
24Rhode Island37.952028
25Alaska37.112627
26Pennsylvania37.092429
27Wyoming36.463123
28Vermont36.042532
29Nevada34.674515
30Ohio34.592835
31Montana34.513821
32Indiana34.062937
33Wisconsin32.983042
34Idaho32.373331
35Nebraska31.443930
36Alabama31.193240
37Hawaii30.943436
38Kansas30.214034
39Missouri29.884233
40Arkansas29.253544
41South Carolina28.293647
42Maine27.743748
43South Dakota27.124638
44Iowa26.884346
45Tennessee26.374445
46North Dakota26.114839
47Oklahoma25.974743
48Kentucky25.794149
49Louisiana21.494950
50Mississippi21.305141
51West Virginia20.055051







Investing in new technology is a continuation of something libraries have always strived for: providing training for and access to resources and information a lot of people couldn't otherwise afford.

»Ask the Experts

»To help struggling local economies emulate successful tech-centric cities, WalletHub turned to a panel of experts for advice on stimulating innovation.

»Click on the experts’ profiles to read their bios and thoughts on the following key questions:

»1. How can state policymakers encourage and facilitate innovation?

»2. What can policymakers do to assist those who may lose their jobs or otherwise be displaced by innovation across industries?

»3. What skills best equip individuals to be competitive in a changing economic landscape?

»4. In evaluating the best states for innovation, what are the top five indicators?



»All Experts

»Wayne Hochwarter: Jim Moran Professor of Management at Florida State University.

»Lex McMillan. President of the Albright College.

»Paul Oyer. The Fred H. Merrill Professor of Economics at Stanford University.

»Catherine I. Beaton. Associate Professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

»Oren M. Levin-Waldman. Professor in the Graduate School for Public Affairs and Administration at the Metropolitan College of New York.

»Anthony B. Sindone. Clinical Assistant Professor in the Finance and Economic Development and Director of the Center for Economic Development and Research at Purdue University Northwest.



»Methodology

»In order to determine the most and least innovative states, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across two key dimensions, namely “Human Capital” and “Innovation Environment.”

»WalletHub evaluated those dimensions using 18 relevant metrics, which are listed below with their corresponding weights. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the most favorable conditions for innovation.

»WalletHub then calculated a State Innovation Index for each state and the District based on its weighted average across all metrics and used the resulting scores to construct its final ranking.


»Human Capital – Total Points: 50

»Share of STEM Professionals: Full Weight (~8.33 Points)

»Share of Science & Engineering Graduates: Full Weight (~8.33 Points)

»Note: This metric measures the percentage of science- and engineering-degree holders aged 25 and older per total degree holders in the same age group.

»Projected STEM-Job Demand by 2020: Full Weight (~8.33 Points)

»Note: This metric measures the projected number of STEM jobs needed by 2020 per total jobs.

»Scientific-Knowledge Output: Full Weight (~8.33 Points)

»Note: This metric measures the number of peer-reviewed articles published per 1,000 science-, engineering- and health-doctorate holders.

»Eighth-Grade Math & Science Performance: Full Weight (~8.33 Points)

»AP Exam Participation: Full Weight (~8.33 Points)

»Note: This metric measures the percentage of public high-school students in the graduating class who completed one or more Advanced-Placement exams at any point in high school.


»Innovation Environment – Total Points: 50

»Share of Technology Companies: Full Weight (~4.17 Points)

»Note: This metric measures the number of technology establishments per total establishments.

»R&D Spending per Capita: Full Weight (~4.17 Points)

»Note: “R&D” refers to research and development.

»R&D Intensity: Full Weight (~4.17 Points)

»Note: This metric measures the ratio of total research and development (R&D) performed to state gross domestic product (GDP).

»Utility (Invention) Patents per Capita: Full Weight (~4.17 Points)

»Entrepreneurial Activity: Full Weight (~4.17 Points)

»Note: This metric is based on data from the Kauffman Index of Startup Activity.

»Tax-Friendliness: Full Weight (~4.17 Points)

»Note: This metric is based on data from the Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate Index.

»Industry-Cluster Strength: Full Weight (~4.17 Points)

»Note: This metric is based on data from the U.S. Cluster Mapping Project. “Industry-Cluster Strength” refers to the level of high employment specialization of a cluster, which is defined by the U.S. Cluster Mapping Project as a “regional concentration of related industries in a particular location.”

»Drone-Friendly Laws: Full Weight (~4.17 Points)

»Average Internet Speed: Full Weight (~4.17 Points)

»Share of Households with Internet Access: Full Weight (~4.17 Points)

»Venture-Capital Funding per Capita: Full Weight (~4.17 Points)

»Average Annual Federal Small-Business Funding per GDP: Full Weight (~4.17 Points)



»Sources: Data used to create this ranking were collected from U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Science Foundation, National Center for Education Statistics, Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Tax Foundation, Consumer Technology Association, Akamai Technologies, U.S. Cluster Mapping Project and National Venture Capital Association.»





Innovation and ideas

2017/03/28

«DEWA launches Shams Dubai Solar Rollers competition for high school students in Dubai»



Dubai Media Office @DXBMediaOffice



«In line with the directives of the UAE’s wise leadership to promote innovation and creativity in the clean and renewable energy sector, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) recently organised the Shams Dubai Solar Rollers competition for high school students in cooperation with American company Solar Rollers.

»As the first event to be held outside the United States, the competition aims to encourage UAE students to design, build, test, and race solar-powered and remote-controlled cars.

»A total of 82 students from 17 different schools registered in the competition, which was first revealed during DEWA’s Innovation Week in November 2016. The participants underwent a two-month online tutoring session to help them design and build their race cars while the actual race will take place in April 2017.

Additionally, the event reflects DEWA as a leading organisation that supports the National Innovation Strategy to make the UAE one of the world’s most innovative countries and adheres to the goals of Dubai Innovation Strategy which aims to transform the emirate into one of the most innovative global cities.

»“In line with the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to promote innovation and research development in all disciplines, including energy, the environment, and sustainability; we seek to train our youth to become the next generation of leaders and experts in this field. We want them to be actively engaged in solar and clean energy projects in accordance with the goal of Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 to make the emirate a global centre of clean energy and green economy.

»The competition witnessed a large turnout of Dubai high school students, which reflects their increased awareness on the importance of clean energy, innovation, and sustainability in line with UAE Vision 2021 and Dubai Plan 2021,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA. “Through this competition, the youth will also get involved in initiatives that promote sustainability. Additionally, the event reflects DEWA as a leading organisation that supports the National Innovation Strategy to make the UAE one of the world’s most innovative countries and adheres to the goals of Dubai Innovation Strategy which aims to transform the emirate into one of the most innovative global cities,” added Al Tayer.

»The participants will race their solar-powered and remote-controlled cars in five different competitions. The winners will be determined based on their total accumulated points earned per race. All winners will receive medals with first position winning AED 10,000, runners-up AED 7,000; and third position receiving AED 5,000.»





Innovation and discourses

2017/03/27

Newsletter L&I, n.º 141 (2017-03-27)




n.º 141 (2017-03-27)

TAG: # inovação # innovación # innovation
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TAG: # inovação # innovación # innovation


Liderar Inovando BR
Discursos e inovação | Ideias e inovação | Invenções e inovação | Recursos e inovação

«“Decisões do Executivo são menosprezadas”, diz Temer a empresários» [link]

«Comitê de Inovação apresenta soluções sustentáveis para Fernando de Noronha» [link]

«Anvisa e INPI chegam a acordo sobre patentes de medicamentos» [link]

«Diretor da Agência de Inovação da Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR) fala sobre planos e desafios da nova gestão» [link]



Liderar Inovando PT
Discursos e inovação | Ideias e inovação | Invenções e inovação | Recursos e inovação

Manuel Sérgio: «É preciso fazer do Homem o futuro do Homem» [link]

«Carlos Moedas. Os empreendedores “vão ter de lidar com os políticos. Quer queiram, quer não”» [link]

«Agência industrial da ONU e parceiros lançam iniciativa global de ‘química verde’» [link]

Rui Lima: «A escola não pode ser uma fábrica de alunos» [link]



Liderar Innovando ES
Discursos e innovación | Ideas e innovación | Inventos e innovación | Recursos e innovación

Jon Azua: «Más allá de informes amigables; hacia reformas imprescindibles en la economía española» [link]

«Ana López Navajas: “Decimos que educamos en igualdad y está muy lejos de ser verdad”» [link]

«Un invento vigués permite saber a distancia si una persona respira y evitar su fallecimiento» [link]

«Álvarez-Pallete aboga por la compartición de redes entre operadores y liberar así más recursos para innovar» [link]



Mener avec Innovation FR
Discourses et innovation | Idées et innovation | Inventions et innovation | Ressources et innovation

«Linus Torvalds remballe les discours sur l’innovation» [link]

bonjour idée [link]

Steeves Emmenegger: «Disruption et innovation ou innovation et disruption?» [link]

«Soutenir et encourager l'innovation et la recherche publique en éducation : les premières orientations de François Taddei et de Philippe Watrelot» [link]



Leadership & Innovation EN
Discourses and innovation | Ideas and innovation | Inventions and innovation | Resources and innovation

Jim Balsillie: «Empty talk on innovation is killing Canada’s economic prosperity» [link]

Jim Lindell: «Innovation…ideas…dreams. Foster creativity in your organization» [link]

«Turn Your Invention To An Innovation To Increase Profits» [link]

«From trade port to innovation hub, Guangzhou eyes more investment from US companies» [link]




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Mener avec Innovation FR Leadership & Innovation EN


L&I Media


«Clarivate Analytics (@clarivate) homenageia o legado do Dr. Eugene Garfield à Ciência da Informação com bolsa de estudo comemorativa», @portalbonde [link]

«Em busca das melhores ideias e negócios no Concurso Nacional de Jovens Empreendedores», Fernanda Pedro, @startupmagpt [link]

«Energías del mar: Marzo en Bilbao», Antonio Barrero F., @ERenovables [link]

«LVMH : 17 mars 2017 Bulgari inaugure sa nouvelle Manufacture à Valenza», @ZonebourseNews [link]

«Canada Foundation for Innovation @InnovationCA funds five new leadership awards at UCalgary», University Relations staff and Jennifer Allford, @UCalgary [link]



L&I Scholar


«Como a liderança inovadora pode evitar a morte de uma empresa», Seán Meehan, @admnews [link]

«Diretor da Católica vai ser reitor na Imperial College London», Marta Santos Silva, @ECO_PT [link]

«Puerto Rico entre países líderes en innovación en el sector de manufactura», CyberNews, @LaPerlaPR [link]

«Management : Nouvelle organisation et nouvelle culture de l’entreprise en Tunisie», @_WMC_ [link]

«This Pharma Company Stays Innovative by Doing Two Things», Vivek Ramaswamy and Ken Banta, @HarvardBiz [link]



L&I Blog


«Como um gigante da indústria pesada inova? A Gerdau está revendo cultura, processos e barreiras», Giovanna Riato, @ProjetoDraft [link]

«A @SONAE e a sua forte aposta em inovação durante 2016», Rui Bacelar, @4gnewspt [link]

«Málaga se convertirá en la capital mundial de la nueva economía con la celebración de NESI Forum», @diputacionMLG [link]

«Évaluer les leaders émergents : Heidrick & Struggles identifie aux côtés du Forum économique mondial le groupe 2017 des jeunes leaders mondiaux», @lelezard [link]

«5 Ways Business Leaders Unintentionally Kill Collaboration and Creativity», @EliotBurdett, @Entrepreneur [link]





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«Budget 2017 – The ‘Innovation’ budget fails the test of innovative leadership», @ciojimlove, @itworldca








2017/03/24

«From trade port to innovation hub, Guangzhou eyes more investment from US companies»



China Daily USA @ChinaDailyUSA



«Undergoing a transformation into an international hub of innovation from a traditional trade port, the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou is seeking out US companies for investment.

»"We encourage US multinational companies to invest in Guangzhou, which is a well-known business-friendly city," Cai Chaolin, vice mayor of Guangzhou, said Tuesday during a roadshow for the 2017 Fortune Global Forum to be held in Guangzhou in early December. In an address to US officials and business leaders in Washington DC, Cai introduced Guangzhou's initiatives of developing a technology innovation hub, which is expected to bring new business opportunities for US companies coming to the city.

»As part of the efforts to enhance cooperation in technology innovation between Guangzhou and the United States, Cai also announced the set-up of Guangzhou's liaison offices in Boston and Silicon Valley, two famous innovation centers in the Eastern and Western coasts of the United States.

»"We want to know what's happening in these innovation centers," Cai told Xinhua, adding that the two offices would help Guangzhou gather innovation resources and high-end talents around the world so as to establish its own innovation hub.

»Nina Easton, co-chair of Fortune Global Forum and chair of Fortune Most Powerful Women International, said at the same event that Guangzhou, China's southern gateway to the world, is the ideal location for the 2017 Fortune Global Forum with the theme of "Openness and Innovation: Shaping the Global Economy" .

»"As a center of international trade for many centuries, Guangzhou is both a renowned symbol and a modern manifestation of China's participation in global commerce," Easton said, noting that the city has become "highly attractive" to multinational companies due to initiatives launched by the municipal government to facilitate investment and trade, its strategic position on the Maritime Silk Road as well as its participation in the free trade zone of Guangdong Province.

»"More than half of Fortune Global 500 companies have already made investments or set up operations in Guangzhou, with the potential to continue expansion," Easton said.

Cai also announced the set-up of Guangzhou's liaison offices in Boston and Silicon Valley. The two offices would help Guangzhou gather innovation resources and high-end talents around the world so as to establish its own innovation hub.

»Henry Levine, senior advisor at leading US consulting firm Albright Stonebridge Group, said he was very impressed by the central role of South China in general, Guangzhou in particular, has played as a leader in openness, innovation, and creating a dynamic economy over the past 30 years.

»Citing a recent business survey conducted by the American Chamber of Commerce in South China, Levine, who used to work at the US Department of Commerce, said 80 percent of US companies regarded the business climate in the region as "good" or "very good," and 60 percent of them chose to make their headquarters in Guangzhou.

»As the first witness to the start of Sino-US trade, Guangzhou also has important implications for today's China-US trade relations.

»In 1784, a merchant vessel named the Empress of China set off from New York Harbor, loaded with American Ginseng, leather and cotton, arrived in Guangzhou after a six-month journey, and took home tea, chinaware and silk, opening a brand new chapter in China-US bilateral trade. Today, Guangzhou has trade relations with about 200 countries in the world.

»"Guangzhou is a successful example in the world that has put resources together to bring jobs and economic opportunities," said Dan Glickman, a former US Congressman and former agriculture secretary under Bill Clinton.

»Glickman said the United States should not blame other countries for its trade concerns and jobs displacement, as technology, globalization, education and other factors are also related to changes in the US job market.

»He also noted that the United States has to work closely with China in tackling various issues, as the world's two largest economies have common interests ranging from security to the environment.

»"The US-China relationship is extremely important. Look back the US presidents and Congress over the last 50 years...there has been a steady progress in the relationship with China," he said.

»As Chinese policymakers have put forward an ambitious policy agenda with more openness and economic reforms, Levine believed implementation of those reforms would not only help stabilize China's economic growth, but also reduce the investment and trade frictions between the United States and China.

»Tian Deyou, economic and commercial minister counselor at the Embassy of China in the United States, hoped the two countries could continue keeping a healthy and stable economic relationship going forward.

»The two sides should not resort to a trade war but seek the common objective of win-win cooperation, he added.»





Innovation and resources

2017/03/23

«Turn Your Invention To An Innovation To Increase Profits»



Capital Campus Correspondent Millicent Abila. Capital FM Kenya @CapitalFMKenya



«Last week the Nairobi University Town campus hosted the 3rd Edition of Nairobi Innovation Week. The main aim of this year’s Innovation week was to bring together various key players in the society (public and private stakeholders; local and International innovators) to showcase innovations and concepts that can be used to improve livelihoods and grow the economy.

»Lets’ begin by defining what’s invention and innovation.

»Invention is about creating something new while innovation introduces the concept of ‘use’ of an idea or method. Some dictionaries go ahead to define an invention as a thing while innovation as an invention that causes a change in behavior or interactions.

»But how then do we turn inventions to innovations?


»1. Access to Funding

»As a student, you must always be on the lookout for possible opportunities to funding your invention. This is the beginning of every innovation and is a vital part of its growth. You will need access to funds for you to carry out and fine tune research findings as well as bring your ideas and concepts to life.

»Speaking during the symposium, Dr. Chris Kirubi urged the Universities to be entrepreneurial. They must innovate to finance themselves so as not to depend on Government funding for their day to day affairs and let innovation define their future development.

»Varsities should be keen to partner with the Private sector, financial institutions, and other opportunities so that students can be able to access funding.


As a student, you must always be on the lookout for possible opportunities to funding your invention. This is the beginning of every innovation and is a vital part of its growth. You will need access to funds for you to carry out and fine tune research findings as well as bring your ideas and concepts to life.

»2. Enroll In Technical Courses

»Technical courses will enable you to gain the right skills towards becoming an innovator. These are courses that are leaned towards building your individual skills and hands-on crafts that prepare you for entrepreneurship if not immediate employment as you put the practicals to practice.

»By having more students enroll for these courses, the Universities on the other hand will be producing innovators to the world. Individuals who will be job creators and not job seekers.


»3. Embrace Technology

»You must embrace technology in order to succeed in the modern world. The current world is digital and everything is online. As a young inventor ensure that your innovation is lined towards the use of technology. You may have the best idea or concept but if it is not in line with technology, it might not bear fruit.

»Varsities must also adopt technology in their model of teaching and coaching in order to keep abreast with the ever changing trends. Modern technology makes learning easier and more interactive by opening up the rest of the world to the students.


»4. Integrate Practical Skills Into Curricula

»As a student make sure that what you learn in theory you put into practice. Try and go an extra mile to look for opportunities to gain practical skills. If your school doesn’t provide an opportunity to do so, do it for yourself as this will benefit you in your future career and entrepreneurial world.

»The Universities can help in this by making sure they integrate into their curricula entrepreneurial education and training to assist you to to gain the practical skills you need.

»The innovation week just ended. Keep working on your inventions to make them innovations that will shape and create a better future. For varsities, let’s hope that the teaching model will improve from the traditional passing down of knowledge to producing entrepreneurs.»





Innovation and inventions

2017/03/22

Jim Lindell: «Innovation…ideas…dreams. Foster creativity in your organization»



Jim Lindell is a CPA, a chartered global management accountant and a certified speaking professional. He is president of Dousman-based Thorsten Consulting Group, Inc., which provides strategic and financial consulting, professional speaking, training and executive coaching. He has worked with a variety of industries and chairs two groups for TEC Wisconsin. BizTimes Milwaukee @BizTimesMedia



«All company value originates with unique ideas, dreams, innovation or research and development.

»All businesses grew out of an idea, conversation or desire to improve existing services. Throughout the life of a business, changes in the company are also the product of ideas or dreams.

»The business may have entered a new market, created a new product, applied a new strategy, hired new employees or employed new technologies. At the heart of all business value is the initial idea or dream. What is the significance to us? For your business to increase its value, it must harness creativity and innovation in a way that permits the creation of new ideas to be a regular process.

»Two major forms of innovation occur: strategic and tactical. Both can be planned or spontaneous. Continuous improvement efforts typically result in important gains. But they’re rarely the type of innovations that will change the business.


»How to support creativity and innovation

»What’s the best way to foster creativity, innovation or continuous improvement in a business? The organization must support the creative efforts of its employees at all levels. One of the best ways is to establish an organizational value that supports creativity and is supported by top management.


»Other successful techniques to increase innovation:

»– Turn creativity into a game. Add typical elements of game playing to the creativity process.

»– Support anyone who questions current practices.

»– When new ideas fail, recognize and accept failure as an ongoing process toward improvement. One approach I use when something goes wrong incorporates these five questions: What happened? Why did it happen? What was the effect of the incident? What did we learn? What will we do differently?

»– The business environment must stimulate creativity. I’m a TEC chair and lead peer groups of CEOs. Sometimes, the meeting table will have small handheld objects such as balls, stress relievers or toys for members to handle during the discussions. It combines a tactile experience with the discussion at hand.

»– Make sure there are ideas from different areas of the organization. Consider involving other stakeholders who can produce unique insights.

»– Consider buying software to help with brainstorming. Mindmapping software visualizes graphical relationships between ideas and concepts.

»– Respect different types of intelligence. Howard Gardner of Harvard is credited with identifying eight types of intelligence. – – They are musical-rhythmic, visual-spatial, verbal-linguistic, logical-mathematical, bodily-kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal and naturalistic. If a company wants the widest diversity in the formation of ideas and innovations, it should involve employees who have a variety of intelligences.

»– In some cases, it might be more productive to restrict the scope of innovation or creative thinking. If there are too many “blue sky” concepts, overall productivity might suffer. However, keep in mind that restricting the creative process can also result in missing breakthrough ideas.

»– When employees create an innovation or new approach that benefits the company, reward those responsible for it. This will motivate people to find more ways to help.


In some cases, it might be more productive to restrict the scope of innovation or creative thinking. If there are too many “blue sky” concepts, overall productivity might suffer. However, keep in mind that restricting the creative process can also result in missing breakthrough ideas.

»Make creativity part of the job

»Consider adding the creation of new ideas to individual job descriptions. Then manage and measure the ideas generated.

»Be aware of practices that kill innovation. When top management thinks brainstorming is a futile exercise, new ideas won’t surface.

»Policy and procedures can also impede new ideas. For example, businesses rely on compliance and controls. It may be difficult for someone steeped in controls to understand alternative processes that generate the same assurances with less effort. There could also be an inappropriate short-term focus on profitability, so creative tasks and meetings that don’t have specific outcomes may be viewed as wasted efforts. An organization that punishes failure will create a culture that reduces risk and as a byproduct, will reduce new ideas or concepts.

»Another concern is “do not upset the apple cart.” This can occur when current operations are going fine and there’s no point in looking at new ventures.

»If your business is to grow and flourish in the long run, you must support people who suggest ideas that will innovate.»





Innovation and ideas

2017/03/21

Jim Balsillie: «Empty talk on innovation is killing Canada’s economic prosperity»



Jim Balsillie is former co-CEO of BlackBerry and co-founder of the Institute for New Economic Thinking. The Globe and Mail's Report on Business @globebusiness



«If overuse of the word "innovation" was our only problem, Canadians would not have much to fear. What we should fear is a stubborn reliance on 19th- and 20th-century policy strategies that have nothing to do with how wealth is generated in the 21st-century global economy.

»Canada has the most superficial discourse around innovation policy in any of the 140 countries I've done business in. The number of commentators claiming to have the answer to improving innovation are without limit, yet they're depressingly limited.

»Immigration, traditional infrastructure such as roads and bridges, tax policy, stable banking regulation and traditional trade agreements are all 19th- and 20th-century economic levers that advance Canada's traditional industries, but they have little impact on 21st-century productivity.

»The outdated economic orthodoxy behind our discourse on innovation is causing the steady erosion of our national prosperity.

»Over the past 30 years, commercialization of intellectual property (IP) became the primary driver of new wealth. The structure of the 21st-century company shifted and IP became the most valuable corporate asset. IP is an intangible good that requires policy infrastructure that's completely different than the infrastructure required to get traditional tangible goods to market. IP relies on a tightly designed ecosystem of highly technical interlocking policies focused on scaling companies, which are "agents" of innovation outputs.

»Instead of building this new infrastructure 30 years ago, the Canadian government ignored advice to develop an innovation policy. It opted to rely on 20th-century economic tools, chasing productivity by confusing both science and technology policy with innovation policy, and branch-plant job strategies with innovation strategies.

»Fast-forward to today and Canada has achieved zero growth in our innovation outputs despite hundreds of billions of taxpayers' dollars spent on inputs. Compare that with the United States, which relentlessly built 21st-century policy infrastructure and saw its innovation productivity grow at 1 per cent per annum over the past three decades. If Canada performed similarly, our economy would now be generating an extra $100-billion annually.

»Our leading economic experts continue to offer policy strategies that have no bearing on the 21st-century economy. In 2016, the Governor of the Bank of Canada called the removal of trade tariffs "top of the list as a policy move." Canada currently has 14 free-trade agreements – 10 more than it did a decade ago – yet, our export volumes are shrinking. Canada doesn't have valuable IP to sell to the world so we continue exporting low-margin resource and agricultural goods while importing high-margin IP. If our leaders want to create sustainable economic growth, Canada's growth strategy must focus on creating high-margin IP-based exports that the world wants and must pay for.

The outdated economic orthodoxy behind our discourse on innovation is causing the steady erosion of our national prosperity.

»Economists that understand the 21st century know what's happening: IP ownership is the competitive driver in the new global economy, not exchange rates that adjust production costs. That's why despite the strong U.S. dollar, U.S. company valuations and exports are soaring – IP-intensive industries added $6.6-trillion (U.S.) to the U.S. economy in 2014. So what is Canada's strategy to increase our ownership of valuable IP assets and commercialize them globally? Supply chains in the innovation economy are different than in traditional economies because IP operates on a winner-take-all economic principle with zero marginal production costs. IP is traded differently than tangible goods because IP moves across borders on the principle of restriction, not free trade. Trade liberalization increases competition and reduces prices, but increased IP protection does the exact opposite. The economy for intangible goods is fundamentally different than the one for tangible goods. Productivity in the global innovation economy is driven by new ideas that generate new revenue for new markets. What Canada needs is a strategy to turn its new ideas into new revenue.

»We do not have strategies for advancing Canada's prosperity in the new global economy because those tasked with prosperity policies can't even get the basics right. A recent report by our government's "Growth Council" asserts Canada "does not benefit as much as it should from the intellectual property that it generates," fundamentally missing the fact that Canada does not generate IP. That's why stronger global standards for IP protection advantage countries that are sophisticated in generating IP.

»Consider "machine learning," an area the government indicates it plans to invest more taxpayer dollars into in the upcoming budget. Microsoft owns 1,030 machine-learning patents while all of Canada owns only 48, with almost half of these owned by BlackBerry. The council also recommends Canada focus its efforts on agriculture, without any mention that food and beverage is the sector with the fastest growth of patents granted, because in the 21st century food is a tech game. You can't scale land, but you can scale technology, and Canada doesn't have a strategy for it. That's why China's academics receive 92 per cent of ag-tech patents granted and will use them to develop strategies to disrupt farmers the way Uber disrupted the taxi industry.

»The Growth Council missed our overriding priority for growth: a national strategy to generate IP that Canadian companies can commercialize to scale globally.

»We urgently need sophisticated strategies to drive the commercialization of Canadian ideas through our most innovative companies. If we don't, our only growth will be more non-innovation innovation reports shaped by calcified policy thinking and business elites who have gradually come to constitute a formidable self-reinforcing constituency.

»We are on the verge of developing a uniquely Canadian brand of content-less discourse about innovation and economic growth. We are one more year further into eroding our national prosperity while successful innovation economies are one year stronger in advancing their economic drivers. It's time we insist our policy and business community propose ideas that resemble how 21st-century economic growth is created.»





Innovation and discourses

2017/03/20

Newsletter L&I, n.º 140 (2017-03-20)




n.º 140 (2017-03-20)

TAG: # tecnologia educativa # tecnología educativa # technologie éducative # educational technology
L&I Media
L&I Scholar
L&I Blog



Index


TAG: # tecnologia educativa # tecnología educativa # technologie éducative # educational technology


Liderar Inovando BR
Discursos e inovação | Ideias e inovação | Invenções e inovação | Recursos e inovação

«As lições que aprendemos no primeiro dia do SXSWedu» [link]

«9 canais do YouTube para ficar de olho e aprender coisas novas» [link]

«Parnaíba tem a segunda escola do Brasil utilizando a robótica» [link]

«Realidade virtual traz à vida dinossauros brasileiros em exposição no Museu Catavento com apoio da Intel» [link]



Liderar Inovando PT
Discursos e inovação | Ideias e inovação | Invenções e inovação | Recursos e inovação

«Secretário de Estado da Educação no “Encontro com a Educação” na Mealhada» [link]

«Metas para a Educação: redifinições» [link]

«A COTEC Portugal- Associação Empresarial para a Inovação lançou a nova edição do COHiTEC 2017» [link]

«Sala de aula “Worklab Future” da Escola Mendonça Furtado no Barreiro Merece prémio e referência internacional» [link]



Liderar Innovando ES
Discursos e innovación | Ideas e innovación | Inventos e innovación | Recursos e innovación

«Proyectan clúster de tecnología educativa en Nayarit» [link]

«Escuelas innovadoras exponen sus experiencias en tecnología» [link]

«Citec desarrolla junto a Campus FP un proyecto pionero para la teleformación inteligente en España» [link]

Encuentro Regional de Virtual Educa en Sucre: «Presentan innovaciones para facilitar la formación escolar» [link]



Mener avec Innovation FR
Discourses et innovation | Idées et innovation | Inventions et innovation | Ressources et innovation

«Promotion de l’enseignement des sciences et des mathématiques à Senegal : Kaffrine étrenne son premier Bloc scientifique et technologique (BST)» [link]

«Oxford Business Group / Ce que l’Algérie est en train de faire pour moderniser son enseignement supérieur» [link]

«Smart City Bruxelles mise sur l'éducation numérique» [link]

«De l'importance d'agir maintenant pour faciliter la révolution numérique dans l’éducation» [link]



Leadership & Innovation EN
Discourses and innovation | Ideas and innovation | Inventions and innovation | Resources and innovation

Valerie Strauss (@valeriestrauss): «Silicon Valley teacher: Don’t confuse educational technology that helps kids learn — and doesn’t» [link]

«Top 6 Vendors in the Global Higher Education Market from 2017 to 2021: Technavio» [link]

«Graduate School of Education lecture addresses how students learn amid flood of technology» [link]

Jens Ischebeckon: «South Africa leading in adoption of online learning» [link]




Liderar Inovando BR Liderar Inovando PT Liderar Innovando ES
Mener avec Innovation FR Leadership & Innovation EN


L&I Media


«HSM Summit – Leadership & Innovation», @hsmonline [link]

«Investir em formação e inovação para garantir Portugal no pelotão da frente da Europa», Rui Sá e João Fernando Ramos, @RTPNoticias [link]

«El 'insecticida digital' de Nostoc gana el Global Student Entrepreneur», @Elmundoinnov [link]

Julie Le Bolzer: « Sur quoi juge-t-on les leaders ? », @EchosBusiness [link]

«The Innovative Technology Leader Program», @StanfordBiz [link]



L&I Scholar


«Microcity (@MicrocityBrasil): há mais de 30 anos vivendo a inovação», Larissa Borges, @minasinova [link]

Carlos Fortes Lopes: «A importância de uma liderança autentica e o seu capital psicológico», A Semana [link]

«Área índigo: La nueva forma de educar», @Analitica [link]

« Innovation et/ou qualité? Entretien avec le DG Industrie du Groupe Atlantic », Philippe Masson, 321leaders.com [link]

David Andre: «Embracing Creativity: A Navy Leadership Challenge», @CIMSEC [link]



L&I Blog


«A liderança humanizada como fator de sucesso», @acaogerencial [link]

«Portugal pediu 153 registo de patentes junto do Instituto Europeu de Patentes», Elisabete Felismino, @ECO_PT [link]

«Reconocen a joven mexicana por liderazgo en RS a nivel mundial. Por segunda vez consecutiva, Esmeralda Araiza es galardonada con el ´Global CSR Leadership Award’ en el World CSR Congress realizado en la India», @Corresponsables [link]

« Les différents styles de management d'un CEO à travers le monde », Marianne Shehadeh, @digiSchool_fr [link]

«“The women’s movement is unfinished everywhere”», @GuelphToday [link]





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«Canada Foundation for Innovation @InnovationCA funds five new leadership awards at UCalgary», University Relations staff and Jennifer Allford, @UCalgary








2017/03/17

Jens Ischebeckon: «South Africa leading in adoption of online learning»



The Media Online @MediaTMO



«High speed internet, the proliferation of smart devices and ubiquitous computing has impacted the landscape of all known ways of human life today. Every year sees the computing power and speed of devices double as predicted by an electronic engineer called Moore.

»In light of this development, the education sector is at the forefront of adopting electronic and computing assisted methods of learning to increase efficiency and productivity.

»Education is one of the sectors in the world all over that operates most inefficiently. Fortunately electronic assisted tools and methods of delivering pedagogy and instructions are changing this.


»Edtech with new chances for South Africa’s education system

»Education is still recognised as the key to success for every country. Online learning is a new educational frontier in Sub-Saharan Africa and Africa in general. This is being used to facilitate the expansion of education technology and bolster learning and teaching. Sector experts in Sub-Saharan Africa have noted with a lot of interest that online learning is a rapidly expanding field that has the potential to impact the sector greatly. Several service providers in the education sector in South Africa strive to incorporate education technology in delivery strategies. The expansion of the smart devices market that are highly enabled offers great opportunities for learning on the go. It is for this reason that online courses have huge potential in South Africa as it has had traditional forms of education that are highly restricted.

»The African middle class society is increasing rapidly, and this class places a demand on alternative and flexible lifestyles. This factor contributes to the likely success of adoption in electronic learning products and initiatives. Smartphones are increasingly affordable in Africa to the general populace making it possible to remotely log in to online learning platforms that offer electronic assisted educational facilities. The South African middle class continues to be part of the pivot as they place a high demand for flexible educational services that is in tandem with a busy and fast life.


»E-learning in South Africa

»Electronic learning is a high growth area in Africa, and it enables the possibility to offer independent and distance learning. Edtech platforms like www.apps-for-learning.com offer relevant content comparison for learning institutions on the continent. To impart higher-level skills to an educated workforce that can competently face the challenges of a highly competent market place, traditional educational systems and models need to have a paradigm shift in instruction delivery.

»Online and e-learning is a strong education narrative designed to meet such challenges. Adopting online and electronic learning in learning institutions is one way of increasing opportunity for learners.

»Traditional models of education posit the ‘one size fits all’, concept. The pressure of a dynamic economy demands that learning should be highly specialised and tailored for learners. Of even more benefit is that a tailored and dynamic learning platform does not only meet the needs of different students, but it also augments and enriches learning in classroom settings. One of the most underrated benefits of electronic learning is its ability to open up new areas outside classrooms and expose students to realities outside the classroom. With online learning students can access conveniently, as per demand, learning resources, and this comes with the support of a tutor and even a 24/7 available help desk.


To impart higher-level skills to an educated workforce that can competently face the challenges of a highly competent market place, traditional educational systems and models need to have a paradigm shift in instruction delivery. Online and e-learning is a strong education narrative designed to meet such challenges. Adopting online and electronic learning in learning institutions is one way of increasing opportunity for learners.

»South African e-learning providers

»There is a rising amount of local and regional companies that provide products and materials for online courses and exam preparations, the classical fields of m-learning. This African providers guide illustrates a list of edtech startups in several countries.

»In South Africa for example, there are companies such as Rethink Education, Ceed Learning, NetLearn, and EduSkill.


»E-Learning with gamification

»Gamification is one enhanced concept of online learning and has the capacity to enable discovery through exploration, and this is all possible through education technology.

»Collegiality amongst students is also possible through digital connectivity while still allowing personal learning at home.


»E-Learning with online courses

»There are several ways through which a student can take courses that are offered online. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) are learning courses made free over the internet and provided to a large number of persons.

»One huge advantage of MOOC is that it provides learners with access to numerous resources that are not easily available to individuals. Students can access expert tuition no matter their location using MOOC. MOOC has a special place in enabling education in Africa as it enables geographically dispersed students to take their courses.


»Mobile learning

»M-learning is the second versatile method to take online courses, also referred to as mobile learning, m-learning is a great enabler of education technology especially in making it portable. As a result, mobile learning is an integral part of e-learning. M-learning’s essence is that students can take their courses from wherever they are and is also a great way of reaching potential students. Mobile learning uptake is increasing rapidly with the proliferation of smart devices being sold in South African markets at a pace that can only be said to be tremendous. In South Africa, m-learning services are offered by edtech firms and universities and colleges in a bid to reach students who are dispersed.


»E-learning in South Africa

»As demonstrated, the education sector in Sub-Saharan Africa is leading in adopting technology to complement instruction delivery. Additionally, Africa is home to some of the fastest growing economies globally, and a huge youthful population holds the continents promise to attain developmental goals and industrialisation efforts. To achieve this, education is a key pillar to attain individually and collectively the aspirations of the continent. It is, therefore, necessary to adopt other means of instruction delivery that will impart skills necessary in a fast paced world.»





Innovation and resources