Nada importante sucedió hoy...

about innovation RSS

For future reference, another study on universities and innovation indicators:
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/features/which-universities-are-the-most-innovative

...

Webinar archives: Engage and Innovate with Challenges and Challenge.gov

...

The other way around? This is another (very interesting) example of civil technologies that find military application. Why Does the Air Force Want Thousands of PlayStations?

...

Prizes and the US innovation policy

Interestingly, prizes are suggested as “high-risk, high-reward policy tools to solve tough problems” in the white paper A Strategy For American Innovation: Driving Towards Sustainable Growth And Quality Jobs (which describes the new President Obama's innovation agenda). However, prizes are not widely used yet. Targeted federally-funded prizes have offered total rewards worth only about $50 million since 2004, first year of prize implementation for US agencies (see Federally Funded Innovation Inducement Prizes). That figure may increase notably in the future if, besides those targeted prizes, prizes with purchase commitment are used.

...

Some media coverage of the recently announced MIT Clean Energy Prize 2010 (MIT offers cash for top clean energy idea - Boston Herald) and related (Using Prizes to Drive Energy Innovation - NYTimes)

...

More prize money, more innovation?

Prizes for innovation are not new, but are increasingly attracting everyone’s attention since a few years ago. It is difficult to know how many innovation prizes have been offered, for example, in the last five years.

The idea that prizes can induce innovation has been more supported by recent practices than theory. Although academic research has contributed knowledge to this area, most of the attention has been paid by the broader economics literature on mechanisms to encourage innovation, where prizes are analytically compared with patents and other incentive schemes. We know little about how prizes work in practice.

That is the main reason why I decided to focus my doctoral dissertation on innovation inducement prizes. In particular, my research looks at how teams respond to prize incentives, perform R&D activities, and come up with innovations. Hopefully, in the near future, I will be able to provide some insights on how (and to what extent) prizes induce innovation. In the meantime, I will try to post more comments on this and keep my blog updated!

...

"The Power of Place: A National Strategy for Building America’s Communities of Innovation" (PDF), by the Association of University Research Parks (AURP).

...

The The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation has presented a new report on innovation in the US. This is part of the series of ideas that the ITIF is suggesting for the next president's agenda. Previously in this blog.
I find interesting three of the eight measures suggested in the report:

1. expand tax credit for R&D
2. create a National Innovation Foundation
3. reform the patent system

...

A preliminary report (PDF) on the U.S. S&T competitiveness
from The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation claims that the earlier RAND research contains numerous analytical flaws and America’s economic competitiveness scenarios are not so optimistic.
According to RAND's researchers, the U.S. continues to lead the world in most key science and technology measures.
The comprehensive report from ITIF will be available in November 2008.

...

The Corporate Cup: Cutting-edge companies are offering some major prize money to people who can come up with the next big thing.
http://images.businessweek.com/ss/08/06/0602_innovation_prize/index_01.htm

...

Innovation Prizes Through History
http://images.businessweek.com/ss/08/06/0602_innovation_history/index_01.htm

...

Cisco Pays Big for New Ideas
http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/may2008/tc20080529_968185.htm

...

WebStormTM by BrightIdea, Inc. is an Idea Collection and Ranking Portal that facilitates the innovation process.
http://www.brightidea.com

...

"InnoCentive connects companies, academic institutions, and non-profit organizations, all hungry for breakthrough innovation, with a global network of more than 125,000 of the world's brightest minds on the world's first Open Innovation Marketplace"
http://www.innocentive.com/about-us-open-innovation.php

...

Much Ado about Invention: "We have no shortage of good inventions. What we need are better ways to bring them to customers."
By Michael Schrage
May 2004
http://www.technologyreview.com/printer_friendly_article.aspx?id=13595

...

Economics of Innovation (Suzanne Scotchmer's course at Berkeley)
http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~scotch/innovation/index.htm

...

KEI Policy Blogs : Prizes
http://www.keionline.org/index.php?option=com_jd-wp&Itemid=39&cat=11

...

Space Prizes
http://spaceprizes.blogspot.com/

...

Cisco I-Prize blog

http://blogs.cisco.com/innovation/

...

Øresund Innovation: The Who's Who Index, a catalogue of actors offering innovation support in Denmark

...

The Ignorance of Crowds. The open source model can play an important role in innovation, but know its limitations. - http://www.strategy-business.com/press/enewsarticle/enews053107

...

"Seizing the White Space: Innovative Service Concepts in the United States" (PDF), a report by Tekes about innovation in services.

...

In the US, small manufacturers are leveraging innovation to stay prosperous: With a little innovation, who needs outsourcing?

...

Three years of Nada Importante Sucedió Hoy..., the blog about entrepreneurship, technology and innovation, and venture capital (in Spanish).

...

The Atlas of Ideas: Mapping the new geography of science.

...

« December 2017 »
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31 
español · english




Diario de un
emprendedor en
Argentina
(now based in
Santa Barbara, CA)

About the author

Have comments?
Drop me a note!



Tags

Afghanistan
AI
aliens
angel_investing
Antartica
Argentina
artificial_intelligence
astronomy
Atlanta
auto_industry
awards
bioethics
biology
biotechnology
bitcoin
blogs
books
bootstrapping
Brazil
browsers
Budapest
business
business_plan
cancer
cars
Challenge.gov
Chile
China
CIA
Cisco
cities
clean_energy
climate_change
clusters
competitions
computers
conferences
content_management
corporations
creativity
crime
CRISPR
cryptocurrency
currency
DARPA
data
database
demographics
Denmark
development
digital_government
e-residency
earth
ecology
economics
economic_development
economy
energy
england
entrepreneurship
environment
essays
Estonia
ethanol
European_Union
events
family
film_industry
finance
finances
financing
flex-fuel
for-profit
funding
future
gadgets
games
gaming
geography
geology
Georgia
Google
Google_Chrome
government
hedge_funds
help
high-tech
history
housing
human_behavior
ideas
imports
incubators
information_age
information_cascades
innovation
InnovationPrizes
innovation_policy
IntellectualProperty
intellectual_property
interesting
internet
inventions
iphone
Ithaca
Japan
journals
knowledge
Latin_America
laws
licensing
life_sciences
Manavell
maps
marketplace
mathematics
medicine
memory
metrics
microcredit
microsoft
military
MIT
nanotechnology
nasa
natural_resources
networks
news
New_York
North_pole
NSF
nuclear
open_source
patents
photography
photos
policy
politics
pollution
power
privacy
prizes
programs
psychology
public_policy
reports
research
Research
research_parks
robotics
Russia
Santa_Barbara
SBIR-STTR
science
search_engines
security
seed_capital
services
sex
Shibam
small_business
social_sciences
software
solar_energy
space
spinoffs
squirrels
startups
statistics
sun
surveillance
taxes
TB
technology
technology_applications
terrorism
this_blog
travel
UBI
UK
United_Nations
universities
urban_areas
urban_development
Uruguay
US
USA
USA
US_innovation_policy
VC
Venezuela
violence
virtual_worlds
war
watchdogs
web
webinars
wikis
Yahoo



Monthly archives