The world of Patents in Europe (Infographic)

Did you know for example that there were 265.690 European Patent Filings in 2013 but only 66.712 were granted? Did you know that your invention will be protected in up to 40 European countries based on 1 single application? James Sherwin from SOR Solicitors, a Dublin-based law firm, created an infographic about European Patents. This infographic is published with permission of James Sherwin

10 reasons why you should think twice before starting a start-up.

This week, two different articles were posted indepently from each other, but both strongly related. The first article posted 5 reasons not to start a business and the other one gave us 5 reasons for startups to go bankrupt. What you should think about before starting a startup: If you don’t understand business basics, don’t start a startup. If you don’t have industry experience or knowledge, don’t start a startup. [&hellip

4 ways in which ideas management helps innovation flourish

Ideas management could, according to this article, support the innovation process in four ways: It helps organisations to capture, evaluate and progress proposals It provides a democratic environment to determine the best ideas and to show a willingness to consider all ideas It helps to increase genuine cross-organization transformation It helps in creating a corporate shared view on key activities It may be an advertorial, but at least it provides [&hellip

The world’s best e-courses on Innovation Management

This autumn, we gathered some of the best 21st century courses on Innovation Management for you. While specialist courses at Insead, Berkely or IESE are extremely good, they are expensive and intense. You don’t want to get into the hussle of persuading your employer you’re worth the 50K investment, but still want to learn something? Go for one of the following excellent online courses on innovation (management): Innovation Management Game [&hellip

The future of planes: one huge artificial window

The Center for Process Innovation in the UK has released a video that shows the ‘plane of the future’… without windows to decrease weight and CO2 emmission and to increase comfort. A beautiful example of Open Innovation where Aerospace Engineering meets Consumer Electronics meets Sustainability. Read full article: The future of planes: one huge artificial window

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