The Global Innovation index is co-published by Cornell University, INSEAD, and the World Intellectual Property Organization(WIPO, an agency of the United Nations, UN).
The core of the GII Report consists of a ranking of world economies’ innovation capabilities and results. Over the last seven years, the GII has established itself as a leading reference on innovation. Understanding in more detail the human aspects behind innovation is essential for the design of policies that help promote economic development and richer innovation-prone environments locally. Recognizing the key role of innovation as a driver of economic growth and prosperity, and the need for a broad horizontal vision of innovation applicable to developed and emerging economies, the GII includes indicators that go beyond the traditional measures of innovation such as the level of research and development.
Here is an interesting infographic by 1800-number.com. It’s entitled “Fiction to Reality: Smart Tech Origin Stories” and it covers the technology of some of the most well-known science fiction shows and novels and compares them with the real technology we have today.
According to a study by CorpU, a sample of 500 public firms with a corporate university outperformed the Russel 3000 index, on a 10 year period (2001-2011). Thus, firms with corporate universities had an average return of 26% versus 11% for other firms without a corporate university.
Editor, Infocom Analysis
We are pleased to present our free quarterly e-newsletter (subscribe at the right of the page) from Infocom Intelligence, a consulting firm involved in technology, strategy, finance and innovation management. Mr. Rhéaume, Senior Partner, is also a teacher at Télé-université (TELUQ) and École de technologie supérieure. He teaches finance, management and innovation management. He is a contributor to La Presse Affaires, Les Affaires, Seeking Alpha and he was a contributor to Techvibes and LesNews. He is a PhD candidate in innovation management at ÉTS in the fields of corporate training; corporate universities and the innovation dilemma Buy versus Build. He has published both in academic and professional sectors in strategy, finance, innovation management and technology. He is the editor of the blog Infocom Analysis.
Table of Contents
1- Most promising start-up of the Quarter: Azzimov
2- Best application of the Quarter
3- Mergers and acquisitions in the infocom sector
4- Most popular blog post of the Quarter
5- Analysis on the dilemma Buy vs Build innovation (my PhD thesis topic)