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    Searching for the 60 most promising startups in Europe

    by  • May 8, 2014 • Uncategorized

    OPENAXEL is an EC FP7 funded project that is looking for the best entrepreneur talent in Europe. They have organized  2 contests (one in year 2014 and the other in 2015) to select the 60 most promising startups all over Europe.  30 startups will be selected in each contest and they will receive acceleration...

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    ExtremeFactories Partner is organizing ICMA Innovation Award

    by  • January 15, 2014 • Uncategorized

    Submissions for the V Innovation Award organized jointly by Vaibmu Oy and International Classified Media Association are now open. All classified media companies are allowed to participate, whether ICMA members or not. Just let us know what you are doing in the innovation arena. It’s that simple! The award is organized in cooperation between ICMA...

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    CloudSME Market Survey

    by  • November 28, 2013 • Uncategorized

    Our colleagues of CloudSME project are running a survey to find out the simulation needs of manufacturing and engineering companies. If you are a manufacturing SME you might be interested in runing this survey. There will be funding opportunities within this consortium for  SMEs piloting simulation software. You can learn more about the survey...

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    Capturing value from innovation

    by  • April 10, 2013 • Uncategorized

    To be able to profit from innovation it is vital for company to ensure that it captures value resulting from it. Not always a company who innovates makes the profit from it. A classic example of it is the invention of personal computer by Xerox, which resulted in no gains for the innovator. According...

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    2013 ICMA Classified Media Innovation Award

    by  • February 27, 2013 • Uncategorized

    VAIBMU, partner of the ExtremeFactories project, organizes the fourth Classified Media Innovation Award together with the International Classified Media Association (ICMA). All the classified media companies are invited to present the innovation projects they are carrying out. The 2013 Award will be announced at the ICMA “Marketplace Innovations” Innovation Awards Gala Party on Saturday...

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    Diffusion of innovation: How do people make sense of things?

    by  • February 18, 2013 • Uncategorized

    The case of Edison’s Electric Light innovation, which disrupted the status quo, is an interesting example of  how the design of the system can facilitate the diffusion of an innovation. Hargadon and Douglas (2001) argue that sense-making happens in the context of existing apprehensions, so when introducing a novel product/service/system an innovator has to design...

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    Innovation & Company Growth

    by  • October 28, 2012 • Uncategorized

    Firms innovate in order to grow and it has been observed that companies who have a systematic innovation process in place grow faster than their competitors, as measured by the percentage of sales coming from new products (a measure of innovation success). However, innovation is part of bigger puzzle which companies need to solve...

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