Climate

Innovating For The ‘Next’ Customer

Though utilities in America’s Midwest can rely on battling the spiking demand and storm outages that come with every summer, Ameren is also exploring...

Connectivity

Buying Innovation Off The Shelf

“Nobody is breaking down our doors to give us a system to sense properties of hard rock,” explained Donovan Waller, Group Head of Technology...

Factories

Disruption Can Take Years

Imagine introducing a disruptively novel, simple, low-cost solution to a problem that plagues an entire industry and then, three years later, seeing it mostly...

Food

Smarter Farming

Nearly three-quarters of the world’s 4 million metric ton annual cocoa bean crop is grown in West Africa, where farmers often must overcome challenges...

Health

The Human Face Of Healthcare

It’s odd that we tend to equate innovation with fast tech startups, or apps that are bolted onto consumer offerings, considering their low success...

Living

I Want A Tesla Toaster

News that Tesla may be considering its own streaming music service suggests there’s no limit to what it could do. I want a Tesla...

Money

Keep It Simple

“Complexity is our enemy,” said Rune Garborg, Executive Vice President at DNB. It’s an intriguing way to characterize an innovation challenge. Norway’s largest and oldest private...

Science

Earth, Our Only Home

Stephen Hawking has said that mankind must move to another planet within a century or so in order to survive. Elon Musk thinks Mars is the answer. Neither...

Transportation

What Will Safety Look Like Once Cars Are Smart?

While computer-assisted controls promise to make driving safer, the nature of accidents will change, not simply go away. Consumer expectations for those crash experiences...