Do you recall the opening scene of the 2017 Superbowl when flying drones circled like stars over Lady Gaga’s head? If you missed the beginning go online and check out the video. Bill Mitchell and I termed these things “liberated pixels” back in 2008 at the MIT Media Lab. The concept is simple: imagine any point of light … Continue reading Liberated Pixels Take Flight
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On April 20, innovators from over 20 countries, participated in informative panel discussions, and watched an episode of Shark Tank (Edison style) play out live at the 2017 Edison Awards. Over 500 forward thinkers in the forefront of technology and innovation gathered together at The New York Academy of Science and the historic Capitale to … Continue reading A recap of the 2017 Edison Awards
New York, NY —In honor of Thomas Edison’s 170th birthday, the Edison Awards Steering Committee is honored to announce the 2017 Edison Awards Finalists—the products, services and solutions that represent the best in innovation. Following an in-depth review by the Committee, the final ballot was sent for review to more than 3,000 professionals from the … Continue reading Edison Awards Announces Product Finalists that Will Change the World
NEW YORK, NY – (Oct. 25, 2016) – Now celebrating its 30th year, the Edison Awards, recognized as the world’s leading innovation award, today announced its two 2017 Edison Achievement Award honorees. Jeff Immelt, Chairman and CEO of GE, and Dr. Astro Teller, Captain of Moonshots at X, Alphabet’s innovation lab will be honored during … Continue reading GE and Alphabet’s X honored with 2017 Edison Achievement Award
Crowdfunding has become a popular trend with emerging companies. Crowdfunding, as its name suggests, is a funding method where everyday people take interest in your innovation and fund it with their own money. This action could be described as a donation, but crowdfunding and donations do differ in meaning. A donation is seen as a … Continue reading Crowdfunding for Innovators
Some companies are so prolifically innovative that they don’t realize that they innovate far more than the norm.
Edison Awards Program Manager wears The Henry Ford Hospital’s Model G Patient Gown during labor and delivery. Creating solutions to what “bugs” people is a key to innovation success as highlighted in this story.
By Mindy Manes Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett??? “Collective Transformation” was my first thought as I listened to NPR’s feature about the two singers’ unlikely alliance that generated their newly-released (and wonderful) Cheek-to-Cheek album. You may recall that my last blog was about Collective Transformation—the innovative alchemy that occurs when two “unlikely partner” organizations collaborate … Continue reading The PianoArc: An “Edison Story”
Collaboration between large companies and startups creates a powerful synergy of innovation and collective transformation.
One field that is ripe for an influx of innovative game-changing products and services is in the area of patients’ access to immediate, accurate information on healthcare costs.