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The World in 2025 according to Thomson Reuters

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Here is an interesting report by Thomson Reuters on some new innovations expected around 2025.


The report is based on broad fields from scientific literature and patents were then merged and compared
to identify the most impactful areas. The following were the top areas identified:

• Disease Prevention & Control
• Medical Treatment
• Pharmaceutical Preparation
• Energy Solutions
• Digital Communications
• Multimedia Devices & Lighting
• Instrumentation (biotech)
• Physics (particle)
• Novel Materials (nano)
• Genetics (fundamental research)

From these areas and based on further  analysis of data in each field, their analysts were able to make the 10 predictions of
innovation in 2025.

You can download the report: World-2025_thomsonreuters2025.


Louis Rhéaume

Infocom Analysis

Twitter: @InfocomAnalysis

KPCB Internet Trends 2014

Here are the 2014 Internet Trends by Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers. One of the most important VC analyst in the world.

Louis Rhéaume
Infocom Analysis

Firms with corporate universities tend to outperform other firms

CU vs non CU stocks 2001-2010

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.

Louis Rhéaume
Editor, Infocom Analysis

2013 State of the industry: US training and development [infographic]

Here is an interesting infographic on the US training and development industry. The sector had an important growth in 2013.

2013 training


Louis Rhéaume
Editor, Infocom Analysis

Competing in a digital world [Infographic by Accenture]

Here is an interesting infographic about competing in a digital world from Accenture.



Louis Rhéaume

Editor, Infocom Analysis

Twitter: @InfocomAnalysis


2013 Booz & Company’s Global Innovation 1000







Here are some of the key highlights from the 2013 Booz & Company’s Global Innovation 1000:


  • The top 5 industries spending the most on research and development are:
  1. Computing And Electronics (27% of spending worldwide )
  2. Healthcare (22%)
  3. Auto (16%)
  4. Industrials (10%)
  5. Software and the Internet (8%)
  • The biggest growth comes from Software and Internet with an increase of 22% in the last year, followed by telecom (21%).
  • The biggest annual growth comes from the region of China (36%).
  • An important new trend is investment in research and development  toward digital enablers  (8% of total R&D in procurement, deployment and support of digital enablers).


  • Top 10 most innovative firms
  1. Apple
  2. Google
  3. Samsung
  4. Amazon
  5. 3M
  6. GE
  7. Microsoft
  8. IBM
  9. Tesla Motors
  10. Facebook

Louis Rhéaume

Editor, Infocom Analysis

50 statistics on tech trends

Here are 50 statistics on tech trends by Vala Afshar.

Louis Rhéaume

Editor, Infocom Analysis

Where US Job Growth Is Strongest (Infographic)

Here is an interesting infographic demonstrating the fastest areas of US job growth.


Louis Rhéaume

Editor, Infocom Analysis


Booz & Company Global ICT 50 Study



A new report by Booz & Co provides a ranking of the top ICT 50 global firms and the digitization ecosystems.  It appears that IBM is at the top, followed by Oracle and Microsoft.

“Businesses around the world are looking to gain an edge in the race to digitize—to seamlessly incorporate new computing, communications, and collaboration technologies; to streamline their operations; and to connect more closely with customers, suppliers, and partners. To do so, they must look to the continually evolving ecosystem of hardware, software, IT services, and telecom companies. These sectors provide the products and services that make digitization possible.

Booz & Co looked at them across four critical criteria: financial performance, portfolio strength, go-to-market footprint, and innovation and branding.

“Every company in every industry has its own market value proposition: a way to play that represents the way it chooses to create value in the market, ideally matched with its strongest capabilities. Companies’ ways of playing can be grouped according to the basic foundational approach they take. By classifying each of the ICT 50 as one or more of these “puretones,” we were able to determine which value propositions seem most advantaged in the market—for now.

To see the report go to their web site.

Louis Rhéaume

Editor, Infocom Analysis



Innovation really generates economic growth


Here are the highlights of the report:

Innovation issue

  • The ability to turn ideas into useful new products, services and ways of doing things is the wellspring of prosperity for any developed country
  • The companies that invest most in innovation tend to grow faster than ones that don’t; and the countries that invest most in innovation do as well
  • Nor is it a coincidence that many of the nation’s doing best today in innovation have articulated a clear vision of where they think their future wealth and jobs will come from
  • Countries as diverse as Korea, Finland, Israel and Singapore have sustained a mood of optimism and possibility through the crisis, and given business a sense of the future gains that make investment today worthwhile.

A self-preservation attitude still prevails in the UK

  • Unfortunately the current economic debate in the UK has pushed innovation and questions of long–term growth to the margins
  • But if we want to take advantage of the opportunities on offer in the next decade from new technologies, new markets, and new ways of doing things, we have to face up to the gaps, the failings and the many ways in which institutions and markets aren’t well designed to make the most of new ideas. They stay stuck in the past.
  • It is hard to calculate precisely the size of the gap, but some of the analysis that follows suggests that in the UK, they may be under–investing in innovation to the tune of £38 billion a year.
  • Transformation from industrial decay shows that change for the better can happen relatively quickly where there is the will. Currently, we leave to many as “walking dead” and badly under support those in finance and resources required that show the way forward to ‘regenerate’.

Designing an innovation policy

Nesta’s reports suggest four design principles for effective policy development. 

  • Experimentation. Innovation is a risky business. Breakthroughs only come from a willingness to push at boundaries, to take risks, and, sometimes, to fail. What matters is not backing winning projects every time, but backing a good portfolio of projects. Experimentation is not easy, especially in an adversarial political system that is often very risk adverse due in large part to this inherent nature. Risks need to be taken in the face of huge challenges like ageing or climate change, as well as in making the most of great new opportunities like the Internet of things or synthetic biology.
  • Entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs are essential to an innovative economy: they don’t usually come up with ideas, but they do work out how to put ideas into practice. Entrepreneurship is also important to good innovation policy-making. The flip–side of an experimental innovation policy is the need for entrepreneurial leadership and challenge within the system. Entrepreneurial leadership within the system can be valuable. These kinds of entrepreneurial figures provide a valuable antidote to consensual policy that works primarily with incumbents.
  • Openness. Good innovation policy cannot be made by government alone and certainly cannot be delivered solely through state bodies. Innovation flourishes when businesses, research organizations, and intermediaries such as standards bodies and trade bodies come together to identify and address major challenges. What is important though is government cannot rely simply on assembling interested groups – this risks capture by incumbents and vested interests, it needs very open platforms where all can participate, working towards their goals but recognizing the essential need of all the diverse participates on the platforms.
  • Ambition. Finally, innovation policy needs ambition, with the right mix of challenge and focus. Government’s power as a leader, as a customer and as a regulator matters as much as its narrow role of a supporter of research and development. Finland, Korea and Israel are all countries that have managed to make this a reality. In all cases, leadership has come from the top but been broadly based.

Social innovation

Social innovations can offer great potential. The wastefulness, in both human and financial terms, of the way we run our healthcare systems, the way we care for old people, and the way we treat the most excluded in society, offers such potential to resolve through the appropriate innovation applications.

The right social innovations could unlock as much value as many great social innovations did in the nineteenth century. During past periods of rapid change, like the mid–to–late nineteenth century, radical social innovation and reform proved huge growth potential. They can once more; we need to move from self-preservation through constant commercialization into community engagement and building sustaining values back into our lives.

Innovation Policy Proposals:

The process of making innovation policy must be future–focused. The value of foresight exercises are recommended which are not great at predicting the future but better at making those who undertake them recognize the future when it manifests itself

Policy also needs to be aligned. A frequent complaint made by foreign businesses looking to make major R&D investments in the UK is that government policy is poorly aligned: helping to orchestrate such things as land, planning, training, supply chain development, and links to universities

It seems UK innovation policy lags behind that of Germany and Japan for example, both of which use grand challenges as a way of organizing and focusing innovative activity.

You can order the full report from their site.

Several recommendations can be applied to other countries such as Canada.

Louis Rhéaume

Editor, Infocom Analysis

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