ROI - Rewards of Open Innovation
Four good reasons to embrace open innovation  When it comes to innovation, two heads are better than one. Here are four key benefits of engaging with external partners to co-create value and accelerate solutions to market.     From Thomas Edison to Nikola Tesla, stories abound of lone inventors changing the world. But times have changed—the pace of disruption is...
Open innovation in All Shapes and Sizes
The dance of start-ups and large corporations By working closely with start-ups, bigger and more established companies can reap the benefits of open innovation, says a panel of experts at the innovfest unbound conference.   Size matters in business, but just as whales are not the only creatures in the ocean, small companies can co-exist and even complement large multinational corporations in sustaining...
Nuts and bolts - Building A Safer, Sustainable World
A menagerie of new materials From keeping electronics cool to building new homes and safeguarding health, these three TechOffers highlight the power of novel materials in a variety of industries.   In the past, human structures and goods were primarily made from materials readily available in nature. Wood came ‘pre-fabricated’ by trees, and fur coats were essentially the stolen hides of animals. All...
Five Questions with the Founder: Xander Sim of Cell ID
From the printer's press to the patient  Resist the urge to re-invent the wheel, and your products could be on the market more quickly, advises Xander Sim of Cell ID Pte Ltd.   When it comes to developing new diagnostic tools, Singapore-based medical technology (med-tech) firm Cell ID Pte Ltd has a strategy to leapfrog the competition. Instead of creating new...
A RIoT of Insights
Trends, threats and opportunities for the Internet of Things  As the world gears up for Industry 4.0, find out what these experts at the IoT Asia 2018 conference had to say about the prospects and risks associated with the Internet of Things       Emerging technologies have a tendency to bring down borders. With the Internet of Things (IoT),...
Nuts and bolts - It's All About the Connection
Automation, analytics and alternative wireless networks take centre stage  From managing customer relations to figuring out emotions and providing wireless connectivity, digital solutions are currently available.     In this digital age, human interaction is no longer limited by distance, and the number of connections that each person can create and sustain has increased exponentially. Correspondingly, the complexity of managing...