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Nesta’s Landscape of Innovation Approaches

You sometimes need to kick yourself. Well in my case that seems to be increasing by the day. I have to confess I have drifted in and out of checking on Nesta, based in the UK. Different reasons, different focus ...

Paul Hobcraft
29 Apr

Nesta’s Landscape of Innovation Approaches

You sometimes need to kick yourself. Well in my case that seems to be increasing by the day. I have to confess I have drifted in and out of checking on Nesta, based in the UK. Different reasons, different focus ...

Paul Hobcraft
29 Apr

So CX + DX needs IX for the transformations we need

We are on the brink of a transformation, a global one that connects us into information, knowledge, and insights in ever-powerful ways. thanks to the digital internet. We are also exploring the use of Artifical Intelligence (AI) more than ever. ...

Paul Hobcraft
16 Apr

Clothed in Technology: The wearables all Utilities should be exploring

It all starts with a look Pop quiz hot shot! What was the first ever piece of wearable technology? If you answered anything other than spectacles, then I’m sorry but you were wrong. That’s right the first ever ...

Ben Lind
08 Apr

We Require A Shift of Innovation Management Solution Providers

There is still a real reluctance that the supplier of innovation software solutions has to change. They have had a model of a constant growth success for years, yet it is getting harder, as the market is fragmenting and looking ...

Paul Hobcraft
01 Apr

Can European angels fly cross-border?

From different starting points, we as co-authors have come to focus on the same problem: How can we help alleviate the fragmented nature of European early stage investment?  The development of cross-border angel and venture capital investment within Europe would ...

Robert Mollen
25 Mar

Facing The Innovators Salmon Run

I was reading about one of natures wonders about the famous salmon run. Have you ever actually witnessed one or watch the documentary on this incredible journey and all its obstacles? it is an amazing story of determination to overcome ...

Paul Hobcraft
18 Mar

Using Gamification to delight customers: A guide.

From cards to coffee cups Think about any industry in the world and you’ll be hard pressed not to find an example of where companies within that industry are using gamification to improve loyalty scores or make sure that ...

Ben Lind
11 Mar

Equity Crowdfunding – Four Questions You Should Ask

I recently was asked whether an early stage company should consider equity crowdfunding, and also whether venture capital investors would be put off by the fact that a company has used equity crowdfunding.  The answers to those questions remain in ...

Robert Mollen
05 Mar

Here's why AI is the answer to your CX problems

Must do better. Over the last couple of articles, I’ve been looking at Customer Experience (CX) within the utilities sector. After reading the BBC’s recent report that Ofgem has ordered eleven of the UK's biggest suppliers to improve ...

Ben Lind
25 Feb

Defending Europe, Including the Brits, on Innovation

Europe does seem to be always lagging. You get the impression those in Europe’s leadership are beating back the waves of progress, not embracing them- it is all self-serving. They also seem to operate in a fortress mentality. They ...

Paul Hobcraft
18 Feb

Defending Europe, Including the Brits, on Innovation

Europe does seem to be always lagging. You get the impression those in Europe’s leadership are beating back the waves of progress, not embracing them- it is all self-serving. They also seem to operate in a fortress mentality. They ...

Paul Hobcraft
18 Feb
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