There’s Gold in Them Thar Aurums

Adam Trexler and Limor Schafman 8.10.2015
Literally. Aurum, a multilayered nanotechology product produced by Valaurum, contains 1/10 of a gram of 24 carat gold. It makes gold affordable for everyone, with a 10th of a gram being valued at approximately $10. Developed by thin film specialist Paul Diffendaffer and one of his partners, Laurie Johansen, Aurum is a polyester product in which nanotechnology deposits with extremely high precision,...

Design to Grow in Scale and Flexibility

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The mental structure one brings to a business issue (or any issue for that matter) defines the solutions one sees. It can be a fruitful exercise to try on different mental thinking caps when reviewing the success and issues of ones business. David Butler, Coca-Cola’s VP of Innovation who released in March of this year the book Design To Grow: How Coca-Cola Learned to Combine Scale & Agility,...

True Ingenuity: Making the Most of What You Have

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There is a reason that the tagline of InnovationNetwork.guru is a list of these words: People * Creativity * Knowledge * Insight * Foresight * Will – it is because time and again these have been the core elements I’ve observed for all things innovative. This story about Baila Ndiaye of Senegal is quintessential in touching each of these elements. Baila runs an engineering firm in Strasbourg,...

Innovation is a Natural Extension of Human Behavior

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So says Steven Graubart, CFO of 1776 DC, who the InnovationNetwork.guru caught up with at the Wharton DC Innovation Summit. In this interview he shares the larger view of what 1776 is all about. 1776 has grown by leaps and bounds over the past several years as has the startup scene in the DC Metro area. It recently acquired Disruption Corp. and opened offices in Arlington, VA, as well as Hattery...

Fast Company’s 10 Most Innovative Retail Companies in 2015

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Fast Company has posted it’s top 10 favorite retail innovators. I certainly have to agree with one of them – Eataly – one of my favorite places to go when I visit NYC. The combination of variety of foods, delectable edibles in Italian pastas, cheese, deserts, pizza, and all there to be purchased and also to be eaten in a variety of venues around the store. Love it! Other points...

The New Wireless Wave: 5G

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4G LTE is still getting deployed in certain parts of the U.S. and around the world, but universities, telecom labs such as at Samsung and Alcatel Lucent, and other companies are developing the next generation of wireless technology. For ease of conversation, they are calling it 5G (not to be confused it with Broadcom’s 5G Wifi). But there is no agreed upon standard yet. The term currently...