A Crowdsourced Hotel Room

When the U.K.’s Premier Inn wanted to design a new hotel to met the services expectations of its guests and the cost requirements of...

Is This The Future of TV?

If you’re watching the Olympics on an X1 box from Comcast, chances are you’re not watching the same show that I am. In fact, since coverage...

Solving Germany’s Housing Crisis

Beyond the complex political and social implications of the huge inflow of refugees into Germany, there’s a simple question: Where will they live? The...

Emerging Markets Are Innovation Crucibles

The challenging, unpredictable, and often cutthroat competition in emerging markets is literally a world away from the cushy workspaces many companies look to for...

Employee Engagement

VSP Global’s innovation lab (“The Shop”) was created in December, 2012, to innovate with external entrepreneurs and partners. When the company announced it would...

What If Every Kid Got A Computer?

When the BBC recently announced the rollout of a program to give every 11 year old in the U.K. a mini-computing device (the micro:bit), it had...

M&A As An Innovation Tool

As Canadian retailer Couche-Tard begins this spring to change signage at the approximately 2,300 Statoil Fuel & Retail (SFR) locations in Europe it acquired...

Soap Is A Technology

Though the word technology has become synonymous with machines, Unilever’s approach to Dove soap illustrates how innovation goes far beyond delivering gears or code. “Dove...

Transparency As A Product Benefit

“Consumers told us they credit companies that treat them like adults and tell them the truth,” said Deborah Arcoleo, Director, Product Transparency at The...
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The Impetus For Proactive Care

Well known consumer product brands enjoy the benefits of awareness, and suffer the limitations of expectations. It’s why so many innovations are incremental, if...

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Texture Is The New Flavor

“We’re in the gazinta business, but we offer much more,” said Anthony DeLio, SVP and Chief Innovation Officer at Ingredion. “Our model is to...

Why Robots Won’t Replace Us

Artificial intelligence, if headlines are anything to go by, promises to herald either a wonderful new age of possibility or harkens the beginning of...

Iterating Locks & Keys

Considering there are iron skeleton keys that still turn door locks in medieval castles, you'd think the technology was more than ready for disruption...