At last! A new video introduction to nanotech
We know, we’ve kept you waiting. The last video intro to nanotech that iij posted was from a lecture given in 2008. This much more up to date talk was given just a few months ago: it was worth the wait
When social innovation is a matter of life and death
But does it scale? What if scalability, instead of being assessed in terms of ‘financial growth potential’, has to be measured in terms of ‘social impact’?
The apps creators are on fire
So many ideas, all coming at you at once. Don’t expect these people to pour anything onto the flames but gasoline. iPad (and tablet) apps from a content creation perspective
Preventing socially unacceptable disruption: the impact of startups on local culture
We’re all being asked to consider environmental impact these days, but is ‘cultural impact’ also something that startups should be expected to care about?
Financiers pay the ultimate price in socially-funded horror
This impressive panel investigates radical funding ideas for new projects. Included is the possibility that it might be possible to dispense with ‘investors’ altogether, in some cases with amusingly ‘horrific’ alternatives
Next year’s innovation books
A carefully selected (but woefully incomplete) list of some fascinating titles that you can’t buy yet
The startup incubator: economic policy panacea or money-pit
Does Y Combinator’s unquestionable success justify using ‘startup incubators’ as the basis for strategic innovation policy?
Major study shows that most research is wrong
Question. Where would you expect to find an article with the title: “Why Most Published Research Findings Are False”? Answer. On a US government website that publishes research findings.
Is there a real difference between Transmedia Marketing and Integrated Marketing?
If the essence of Integrated Marketing of was “message consistency” across platforms, then in Transmedia Marketing they’re saying it will be all about “storytelling and conversation” which is supposed to need a whole new approach
Will tomorrow’s aspiring startup staff need to sharpen their elbows?
Power has become a dirty word in a culture which favours cooperation over competition, so will this leave future recruits imagining that they’ll be able to avoid office politics by joining a startup?
Charisma failure = innovator failure?
Problem: many brilliant innovators wouldn’t recognise their own shortcomings in the charm department even if … (insert painfully humiliating scenario) Solution? Get ready for the Science (or Zen?) of Charisma
Education, prepare to meet thy maker
If you’d kept an eye on this man over the years, you’d have had an inside track on many things, long before they became important. Now he’s turning his mind to the future of education
Wondering why the record player isn’t dead yet?
The demise of the CD has been under way for well over a decade, so why is its century-old predecessor still a thriving part of today’s music culture?
Awesome innovation, so why doesn’t anyone buy into it?
The psychology behind ‘communicating new ideas’ is something that whizzes straight over the heads of most innovators, whose ideas then whiz straight over the heads of almost everyone else
Turning university science breakthroughs into businesses
A superb panel video from Princeton covers just about everything: Angels, Venture Capital, Intellectual Property as well as the academic, engineering and technology licensing perspectives
Everything we thought we knew about privacy needs rethinking
Could health authorities force us to publish every detail of our daily activities by insisting we all carry smartphones with monitoring apps revealing not just how long we slept, but where?
Rocket scientist, games patriarch, same guy
Carmack never ceases to amaze, but the infamous pony tail is probably gone forever
Urgent briefing requirement: Stem cells and regenerative medicine
These issues are constantly in the news: the media never gives you enough background, but this video does that job and a great deal more
Put the kettle on – the nanotech teabag has arrived
Safe drinking water is still an issue in many parts of the world. Will the nanotech teabag provide a solution to this problem?
Not ashamed of your product on day one?
Then maybe you should be ashamed of launching it way too late
The impact of women in the boardroom
This extraordinary video is still full of breaking news about the future of the board, over two years after it was filmed
High hopes for high-rise horticulture
Vertical farmers offer their vision of the future in a video
Can a budget airline out-innovate the full price squadron?
Will spoilt holidays and disrupted travel become a thing of the past? easyJet hopes its new technology will allow travellers to keep on flying, despite eruptions like the one earlier this year
How green are the valleys?
Is Wales about to become a hotspot for sustainable tech?
Carbon negative products – what are they?
Are they as positive as they sound?
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What’s stopping start-ups in the EU?
Are we making European start-ups abscond to the US?
The eCar guys that don’t build cars
Who are those guys? If they don’t build cars, what do they do? This short video tells you exactly what the eCar guys do.
Working with the Y (Why?) Generation
A battle to reinvent the way you see your workforce [Video]
Slimy but not Sleazy!
Biofuels extracted from algae. Is this the way forward in solving the fuel problem?
Giant Steps in Nanotech
Want to find out more about nanotech? This video gives a good explanation in a way that’s easy to understand.