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The saga of Research vs Innovation – VI

6. Value Chain I would like to finish this series of posts on Research vs Innovation by looking at how they hit the marketplace. In the case of research we have seen that the end product is knowledge, that may be protected by a patent. This result is standing alone, …

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The Saga of Research vs Innovation – V

5. Innovation Pills According to a study of Harvard Business School one of the reasons why Silicon Valley is so successful is the number of start up companies that are acquired by bigger companies. This has a two fold effect: it brings an innovation pill inside the big company and it provides the …

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Reliance Point

Everybody agrees (well, most agree) that leveraging the huge data that are and are becoming available, is to everybody benefits. But leveraging those data means getting hold of a variety of data sources and potentially acquiring insights that may affect the right to privacy of people and enterprises. There are …

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The Saga of Research vs Innovation – IV

4. The "implicit knowledge" As I observed in the second post of this Saga producing innovation most likely requires "implicit knowledge" something that it is not available off the shelf but has to be learned through experience. This applies to individuals as well as companies. It is not a case …

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The Saga of Research vs Innovation – III

3. Getting the lay of the land Innovation, as opposed to research that may produce knowledge that can have no relation with what is already available, happens in the market. As such it has to interact with what is in the market to become an Innovation (e.g. to have success …

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The Saga of Research vs Innovation – II

2. There is so much knowledge to be harvested, and it matters! When doing research you are focussing more and more in producing accurate knowledge about something very specific. On the contrary when producing innovation you need to "grab" a considerable amount of diversified knowledge. Hence, no matter how outstanding the …

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The Saga of Research vs Innovation

1. Two worlds divided by a common goal I have been working for over 40 years now in the environment of research and, as years went by, more and more pressure was put (on researchers) to make sure their research results could generate revenues, in other terms can create innovation …

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The best of both worlds?

At MWC in Barcelona many new cell phones were presented. Among these one from Yotaphone, a Russian company that is proposing a dual screen phone, one screen with high resolution color, the other using eInk technology. The former is nice to see, the latter does not drain your battery. As you …

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Dirac was right

In 1931 Dirac, a physicist that used math to discover reality, predicted the existence of the monopole, a magnet that differently form all magnets ever observed had only one pole, North OR South, not North AND South. On the contrary to the prediction of the antimatter that was soon found …

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