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2014-04-24 23:03:35

IdeaScale acquires Canadian-based Ideavibes which has launched numerous, successful open government initiatives. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 IdeaScale, the world’s largest open innovation software provider today announced its acquisition of Canadian crowdsourcing platform provider: Ideavibes. Ideavibes’ mission is to offer an accessible crowdsourcing platform utilized by cities, brands, and organizations in order to foster innovation and effect change in the world....

2014-04-24 12:30:17

-- Canadian and Ontario governments invest in Vineland's collaborative approach to research and innovation -- Investment will support 10 key research programs driving innovation across the horticulture sector VINELAND, ON, April 24, 2014 /CNW/ - The governments of Canada and Ontario are supporting the province's horticulture industry through a $26.5 million investment in Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) as part of...

2014-04-22 12:35:32

Co-located with the National SBIR/STTR Conference, world's largest technology-to-market program runs June 15-18 just outside Washington, DC WASHINGTON, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 16(th) annual TechConnect National Innovation Summit & Showcase, co-located with the National SBIR/STTR Conference, will take place June 15-18 at the Gaylord National Convention Center, National Harbor, MD (www.nationalinnovationsummit.com). The events attract a global audience of innovation...

2014-04-22 08:25:18

LONDON, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Adds new Best Process Innovation category ICIS (http://www.icis.com ), the trusted information provider for the global chemical and energy industries, today calls for entries for its 11th annual ICIS Innovation Awards (http://www.icis.com/awards), designed to recognise outstanding technological and business innovation in the chemical industry. ICIS is pleased to confirm international management consultancy Roland Berger...

2014-04-15 23:05:33

On Apr. 23, 2014, the Former Chairman and CEO of Intel Corporation will discuss the strategies nations can use to drive economic growth Hoboken, N.J. (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Dr. Craig Barrett, a renowned scientist, corporate leader and education advocate, will headline the President’s Distinguished Lecture Series at Stevens Institute of Technology on April 23, 2014. His talk, entitled “Economic Competitiveness in the 21st Century,” will examine how the addition of nearly 3 billion...

2014-04-15 08:31:10

Organizations including Johnson Controls, GE, Samsung Display, Mattel, Pfizer and Haier are Now On NineSights - Join us to change tomorrow CLEVELAND, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global innovation firm NineSigma today announced increased usage of NineSights.com as the online innovation community where solution seekers and providers are connecting to accelerate new product development, improve competitiveness, help change the world, and drive new growth. NineSights presents a...

2014-04-14 12:31:01

Innovation Hub Tops Many "Best Cities" Lists; Will Draw Talent AUSTIN, Texas, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Health economics and policy authority Precision Health Economics (PHE) announced today the opening of its fifth location--Austin, TX--as part of its continuing expansion plan. The Austin office will house both research and executive administrative functions. PHE will draw on the city's fertile recruitment pool of highly educated science and technology experts to grow its...

2014-04-11 08:27:05

Industry leader takes home Gold Award at Payments Industry's Premier Annual Showcase PLEASANTON, Calif., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackhawk Network, Inc., a leading prepaid payment company, today announced its receipt of the Gold award for the Best Prepaid Innovation category at the Innovation Project(TM) 2014 conference. The Innovation Project, a prestigious annual conference focused on the reinvention of the payments industry, took place on March 19-20, 2014. "We are honored...

2014-04-10 04:21:16

Analysis of G20 nations highlights shifts in emphasis PHILADELPHIA, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world leader in providing intelligent information to businesses and professionals, today released The Research and Innovation Performance of the G20, a report that mines scientific research and patent information across the G20 for insights into the global strategies of the world's leading economies....

2014-04-09 23:03:34

The Chief Innovation Officer Summit will be taking place this June 18 & 19 in San Francisco. Over 200 senior innovation leaders and creative thinkers will gather to share best practices and make meaningful industry connections. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 “Innovate or die,” has never been more true than today. Innovation is the key to keeping your company alive and relevant in today’s constantly changing business environment. Join us at the Chief Innovation Officer...

Latest Innovation Reference Libraries

2010-10-11 21:19:19

Velcro is a brand name, two layered system of fabric hook-and-loop fasteners. There is a "hook" side, which is a piece of fabric covered with tiny hooks, and a "loop" side, which is covered with even smaller and "hairier" loops. Pressing the two sides together will cause the hooks and loops to catch and hold the pieces together. The hooks and loops can be made of various materials, although the first was made of cotton, which turned out to be impractical. Today the most common material is...

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