NY Times: Silicon Valley Tries to Remake the Idea Machine


From the New York Times comes this article on Silicon Valley’s initiatives to generate the kinds of innovations that used to come from places like Bell Labs, Xerox PARC and DARPA. …the invention of much of the stuff that really created jobs and energized the economy — the Internet, the mouse, smartphones, among countless other […]

The 2014 48 Hour RePack Contest

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Contest Summary: The 2014 “48 Hour Re-Pack” Student Packaging Design Competition encourages creative problem-solving and “smart design” for packaging of everyday products. Design improvements can be applied to any package or a completely new concept in one of the categories. Prizes: The top ten finalists will also receive personal feedback from the three judges. Complementary […]

9th IFKAD — International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics

The 9th IFKAD aims to bring together academicians, policy makers, practitioners and young researchers from different fields to provide an opportunity for discussion and debate regarding “Knowledge and management models for sustainable growth” from a wide range of perspectives – economic, social, environmental and cultural – and to explore the relevance of knowledge and intellectual […]

Social Networking Increases the Flexibility and Velocity of Manufacturing Businesses

Discover how manufacturers are embracing enterprise social networking and mobile technologies to increase the flexibility and velocity of their businesses. Join esteemed colleagues from Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council andApriso Corporation, part of the Dassault Systèmes group, as we discuss how Manufacturers are being pushed to respond quickly to rapidly-changing business conditions. This is due to complex global […]

Aarhus Alpha Design Conference

The 2014 Aarhus Alpha design conference will look at design from formula 1 cars to banking systems. Because design is looked at in different ways, for different things. Alpha is an experiment. You’re not coming just to listen. You’re there to talk. We’re bringing together figure heads from all areas of design, all around the […]

Luxury Packaging Conference 2014

Luxury Packaging is the UK’s ONLY event for luxury brands to source the latest in products, ideas, inspiration and contacts within luxury packaging. The event provides not only inspiration and creative ideas, but also real contacts to help you make your packaging really give that WOW factor. Now in its third year, Luxury Packaging Innovations […]

Front End of Innovation 2014

With “FEI unscripted” jam sessions, adventure learning field trip excursions to the hottest Boston-based companies, 3 entirely new co-located events, the highly anticipated unveiling of the Disruptor Lab, the unveiling of our women in innovation celebration, increased involvement from hungry entrepreneurs eager to challenge your conventional… this is collaboration like you’ve never experienced before. Conference […]

New Innovation Book: Cause a Disturbance

If you can slice a melon or make a right-hand turn, you can be a breakthrough innovator. The title of this book, Cause a Disturbance, says it all, and it most assuredly will cause a disturbance in the way you think about business: your business. Everyone knows—and everyone talks about—how important innovation is in the […]

Design Chain Conference 2014

The Design Chain 2014 is a two day conference that offers into the practical and technical innovation aspects of the design chain in today’s plastics arena. Looking not only at the designer’s use of plastics, but also the manufacturing, supply chain and project management issues that product designers have to deal with. Discussions will be […]

Informatica World 2014

Informatica World conferences are all about driving improved business results. At Informatica World, you’ll hear case studies from senior services practitioners who have successfully leveraged operational or technology levers leading to more efficient operations and reduced costs. Many of the benefits of attending Informatica World include: Get real-world solutions to real-world challenges Take advantage of […]