From Israel’s ‘start-up nation’, 4 lessons in innovation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Julie Ziskind, Project Lead, Digital Europe, Centre for Regional and Geopolitical Affairs, GLF, World Economic Forum & Annika Brack, Head of Community Development, Regional Agenda – Europe, World Economic Forum Only a short flight separates Tel Aviv from many […]

Africa’s future is innovation rather than industrialization

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Liu, Managing partner, AT Kearney Africa has taken three significant steps in recent months on its journey to a stronger economic future. In March, the African Union launched the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). This landmark agreement […]

Cleantech innovation is being stifled. Here’s how to unlock it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Schniering, Founder, Future Cleantech Architects An overwhelming majority of climate scientists are calling for immediate action to drastically reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. But progress is way too slow, considering the short time that remains to avoid catastrophic […]

How global tech can drive local healthcare innovation in China

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andy Ho, CEO, Philips Greater China With an ageing population rapidly increasing the rate of disease, China’s healthcare system is ripe for innovation. From established corporations to fledgling startups, all recognize the potential for digital technologies, such as […]

SMEs are driving job growth, but need higher investment in skills, innovation and tech to boost wages and productivity

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have been a significant driver of employment growth in recent years, mainly through the creation of new firms, including in high-growth sectors such as information and communication technologies (ICT). But the new OECD SME and Entrepreneurship Outlook highlights that most SME […]

We need to measure innovation better. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Gann, Vice President, Imperial College & Mark Dodgson, Professor of Innovation Studies, University of Queensland Innovation drives productivity, and productivity is what drives jobs growth and the wealth that pays for our health, education, defence and social security […]

A call for a new crop of innovators

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hala Hanna A shared, connected future built by scalable innovative solutions could be the answer to some of the most pressing global issues, including how citizens and communities can create shared prosperity and how cities can help promote […]

€2 billion to fast forward the creation of the European Innovation Council

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Ahead of the 21-22 March European Council discussion on innovation, industry and competitiveness, the Commission takes decisive steps to set up a European Innovation Council. Global competition is intensifying and Europe needs to deepen its innovation and risk-taking capability to compete on a market […]

Europe is no longer an innovation leader. Here’s how it can get ahead

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Iliyana Tsanova, Deputy managing director, European Fund for Strategic Investments & Roger Havenith, Deputy chief executive, European Investment Fund When it comes to technological innovation, Europe is now lagging behind not only the US and Japan, but also China. […]

Concorde is a reminder that the only way for innovation is up

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Freakley, Chief Executive Officer, AlixPartners I do not think I have ever met a child who is not fascinated with flying. When an airplane passes overhead and my own children look up at the sky, I can remember […]

Four ways Europe can become a global innovation leader

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Martina Larkin, Head of Regional Strategies – Europe and Eurasia, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Geneva & Jacques Bughin, Director, Brussels office, McKinsey & Company & Jan Mischke, Senior Fellow, McKinsey Global Institute At a time […]

Companies have a new skill to master – innovation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Abidali Neemuchwala, Chief Executive Officer, Wipro Most businesses are at the cusp of a digital transformation that will lead to a complete remaking of their operations. This process is likely to be even more transformative than the previous rounds […]

Here are 4 ways investors can influence more secure and responsible innovation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Algirde Pipikaite, Project Lead, Governance and Policy, World Economic Forum Modern society is systematically dependent on digital technologies, and has reached a point of no return. The Fourth Industrial Revolution, in enabling our transition to the digital world, has […]

South Asia can become an innovation hub. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Authors: Andrew Chakhoyan, Founder and Managing Partner, Strategic Narrative Consulting South Asia has the potential to become a hub of innovation in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR): with its young population well connected to new global technological developments; opportunities […]

Innovation is the key to the pay-TV industry’s long-term growth

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Authors: Jacques-Edouard Guillemot, Senior Vice-President, Executive Affairs, Kudelski Group In the world of pay-TV there is now only one constant we can rely on – change. Consumers are constantly demanding more for less, while increasing competition from new entrants […]

Germany is the world’s most innovative economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content Germany is currently in the driving seat when it comes to innovation – thanks in part to the speed it’s developing new technologies like driverless cars. In the World Economic Forum’s latest […]

A Sting Exclusive: “Technology for all, development for all: the role of ITU”, written by the Secretary General of the United Nations Agency

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Houlin Zhao, the Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies-ICTs. The opinions expressed in this article belong to the distinguished writer. The world is undergoing a technological transformation that promises to improve people’s lives on […]

Four ways innovation can help to beat heart disease

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nancy Brown, Chief Executive Officer, American Heart Association The statistics are staggering: non-communicable diseases (NCDs) account for 63% of deaths annually worldwide, and 80% of them occur in low- and middle-income countries, according to the World Health Organization. […]

Vestager vs. Google: a fight to ensure a competitive innovation framework

The EU Consumer and Competition Day took place yesterday in Amsterdam with Margrethe Vestager to reveal her will to charge Google for exploiting consumers by pre-installing Android apps on their smartphones. European Commission (EC) is showing its teeth once again, after Microsoft antitrust case a decade ago, against giant tech companies which are finding ways […]

“None of our member states has the dimension to compete with China and the US, not even Germany!”, Head of EUREKA Pedro Nunes on another Sting Exclusive

This revealing exclusive interview with Pedro Nunes, Head of EUREKA, was conducted by Carlo Motta at the European Sting’s pavilion during European Business Summit 2014. In the following interview Carlo Motta will be signalled as C.M and Mr Nune as P.N.   C.M.: I am very please to welcome to our booth Mr Pedro Nunes, Head of EUREKA. So […]

EUREKA @ European Business Summit 2014: A European patent system can help European businesses lead industrial research and innovation on a global scale

Written by Pedro Nunes, HEAD of EUREKA secretariat A patent filing is usually the very first step before the commercialisation of a new product involving any kind of innovation. It is an important step to any person wanting to develop a new technology, especially if it involves transnational collaboration.  The challenge is to find a […]

EUREKA @ European Business Summit 2014: Innovation across borders – mobilising national R&D funds for transnational innovation in Europe

Written by Pedro Nunes, HEAD of EUREKA secretariat When it comes to enhancing economic prosperity and growth, there is no factor more important than innovation. Our capacity to innovate has been accelerating since as long ago as the Renaissance. Today patent filings are increasing exponentially: in 2004 the European patent office reported some 180.000 filings, […]

This crisis cannot be confronted with statistics

Eurostat, the statistical service of the European Union, announced yesterday the launch of a new series of annual publications, entitled “Smarter, greener, more inclusive? – Indicators to support the Europe 2020 strategy”. According to the relevant Press release, “The purpose of this publication is to provide statistics to support the Europe 2020 strategy and to […]