Tag Archives: innovation

Munich

A very mixed couple of days in Munich, with the Germanwings crash a constant appalling presence. One bright point was the old “paternoster” lift below – proof that innovation takes us backwards as well as forwards. The interminable waits and … Continue reading

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the playable city

A thread of blogs past (trust me) is in some ways the uneven push / pull between technology and users – where the innovation envisaged or imposed by the tech in many of cases outweighs the user experience in importance. … Continue reading

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Connecting Digital Start Ups – Berlin

55 companies from the UK and Germany gathered at the British Embassy in Berlin last week for the Connecting Digital Start Ups event. A partnership between CIKTN, UKTI Germany, the UK Science Innovation Network and Berlin industry network Medianet, the … Continue reading

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The Creative Industries: Five Key Themes – CIKTN publication

The Creative Industries KTN has just published a summary of some of the work undertaken by its “Theme Champions” – download here My work with the CIKTN as Global Markets advisor has explored a key question: In an increasingly globalised … Continue reading

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CAC2011 – winners announced

The winning projects for Content Across Continents 2011 have been formally announced at Broadcast Asia today in Singapore. Following the call for proposals at Asia TV Forum in December 2010 an expert panel, including representatives from BBC, Demand Media and … Continue reading

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The view from Manchester – CIKTN/UKTI focus group

As part of my work with CIKTN and UKTI I produced and chaired a focus group in Manchester at the end of May, with participants comprising expert representatives from local businesses, development agencies and business networks. The discussion sought to … Continue reading

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CAC 2011 – update #5 – news on commissions

Latest news on CAC 2011. After consideration by the panel two projects have been selected to move forward towards commission: Heavenly Mysteries – a collaboration between Interactive Video in UK and Very! in Singapore Electric Village – a collaboration between … Continue reading

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Stimulating innovation in creative sme’s, Italian style

Milan is probably not the place you’d expect to have a conversation about the problems of stimulating innovation given the city’s global reputation for design and fashion. Designing Connectivity [and here “connectivity” is networks and information rather than digital] was … Continue reading

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UK as Innovation Hub – perception vs reality?

I highlighted in an earlier post some work on behalf of the CIKTN, in partnership with UK TI, to look at the proposition of the UK as a global digital innovation hub (Silicon Roundabout & beyond….) and the necessary conditions … Continue reading

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Media Sandbox 2010 – all over bar the paperwork?

Well yes and no.  Whilst the scheme has officially ended actually the whole point is that this is the beginning of something for the participants – not the end. Media Sandbox is about catalyzing and incubating new ideas, it is … Continue reading

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