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Innovation in Business

“Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.” – Theodore Levitt

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Tech Innovators 2014: We Are Pop Up pairs businesses with short-term leases

Launched as a way of providing creative entrepreneurs with a way of finding a commercial space quickly and easily, We Are Pop Up is plugging the holes left behind when businesses go digital.

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Tech Innovators 2014: Care Systems Integration brings technology and patient care together

Creating something innovative and robust enough for use by the NHS has scuppered many businesses in the past, but not Care Systems Integration.

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Waterless toilet backed by Bill Gates lauded at New Energy & Cleantech Awards

Having launched a pilot of its waterless toilet system in sub-Saharan Africa and received interest from music festivals in the UK, Loowatt was awarded Innovator of the Year during an evening dedicated to celebrating success in the clean technology and renewables market.

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Hermann Hauser tasked by government to examine Catapult innovation centres

A new review of the government's network of technology and innovation centres has been commissioned and will be headed up by Hermann Hauser.

Technology

From innovation to corporate success: The UK's battle to turn ideas into big business

Ian McAnearney, head of early-stage companies and renewables at Tyzack Partners, asks why, as one of the world's most innovative nations, the UK isn't better at marketing and selling those ideas.

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Tech Innovators 2013: Movirtu

BYOD is a buzz word which is populating many corporate conversations. Tech business Movirtu is looking to make the process much simpler.

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Universities lauded for innovation work

The efforts of UK universities to take technology into the market has been noted by awards distributed by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Technology

The role of innovation and risk-taking in technology businesses

Innovation and risk-taking are the driving forces behind the UK's high-growth technology companies. Three business leaders reveal how they are pushing the boundaries in this fast-changing sector.

Entrepreneurs

Keep your business flame alive

All too often the spark of innovation fades as a company grows in scale and achieves success. We find out how to keep that creative fire burning and move the business on to its next stage of growth.

Technology

Method in the madness

Our guest blogger Pete Swabey asks why bad ideas often lead to business success.

Entrepreneurs

Ian Livingstone: No fear of failure

A ‘danger to children’ and the man who introduced Dungeons and Dragons and Lara Croft to the world, Ian Livingstone is happiest when challenging accepted wisdom.