Innovation

Stupid Patent of the Month: Solocron Education Trolls With Password Patent

August 02, 2016

Another month, another terrible patent being asserted in the Eastern District of Texas. Solocron Education LLC, a company whose entire “education” business is filing lawsuits, owns U.S. Patent No.

Pentagon aims to spark innovation by looking outside the beltway

July 31, 2016

The Pentagon is setting up outposts in innovation centers outside its Washington headquarters to give US warfighters better technology when confronting enemies -- whether in cyberspace or on the physical battlefield.

Think Small, Act Big: Two Approaches to Government & Military Innovation

July 28, 2016

The U.S. government has helped fuel innovation in a range of industries and technologies for generations.

Pentagon innovation board adds Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jeff Bezos

July 28, 2016

The Pentagon's increasingly eclectic Defense Innovation Advisory Board has reached full strength, with celebrity astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and Amazon.com founder Jeffrey P. Bezos among the latest named to a group that includes some of the private sector’s most successful leaders.

The Politics of Innovation

July 27, 2016

The subtitle of Mark Zachary Taylor’s new book, The Politics of Innovation (Oxford University Press), asks why some countries are better than others at sc

Why Does The Government Struggle So Much With Innovation?

July 27, 2016

One of the challenges when it comes to innovation to government innovation, especially innovation focused on development, is the shocking lack of real world understanding of ground conditions and local cultural beliefs, narratives and views across the world.

Carter Opens Second DoD Innovation Hub in Boston

July 27, 2016

Defense Secretary Ash Carter today (7/26) rolled out the department's second innovation hub, a new office in Boston that joins the technology outpost that he opened last year in Silicon Valley, California.

Heading Into The Political Season, We Need To Think Seriously About What Drives Innovation

July 26, 2016

The writer Andrew Solomon has said that travel gives you both a window and a mirror. You encounter people and ideas very different than your own, which makes you aware of new possibilities that never occurred to you before.

Feeding The Mechanisms That Drive Innovation

July 25, 2016

There's a powerful myth that many people continue to believe in: that innovation comes about through a flash of inspiration, a Eureka! moment. In reality, innovation is fed by a constant diet of relevant and up-to-date information that can be reused and recombined to give shape to new ideas.

The world’s most innovative countries in 5 charts

July 24, 2016

Switzerland topped the list, followed by the UK and Sweden. The Netherlands followed in close fourth and the US ranked fifth.

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