Corporate Innovation Labs

Study Corporate Innovation Labs

Corporate Innovation Labs study probes exemplary innovation labs’ success factors .

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artificial intelligence

The human factor in artificial intelligence

Fraunhofer IAO focuses on applications for AI in Science Year 2019

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InnoFrugal Germany 2019

InnoFrugal Germany 2019

Entry-level solutions, also called Frugal Innovations, bridge the gap between high quality and low price with Smart Simplicity. InnoFrugal, Europe’s most renowned conference on Frugal Innovation, was first launched by the Nordic Frugal Innovation Society in Helsinki in 2015. In cooperation with the University of Cambridge and Ignitho Technologies, InnoFrugal presented its first UK edition last year.

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Innovation in 2030 – open, digital, systemic?

Innovation in 2030 – open, digital, systemic?

Five hypotheses on the future of innovation in Germany and Europe

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IAO-News / Feb 21, 2019

Corporate Innovation Labs: the place to pursue disruptive ideas?

What exactly is a corporate innovation lab? Why are so many companies so keen to set up a think-tank? And what sets this type of lab apart from conventional R&D units? Fraunhofer IAO has answered these and other key questions in a recently released explorative study entitled “Corporate Innovation Labs.” This report looks at case studies and offers recommendations on setting up innovation labs.

 

IAO-News / Feb 5, 2019

EarthLab: Artificial intelligence and sustainability

Everyone is talking about artificial intelligence. It’s a topic that is generating high hopes but also provoking some fears. Fraunhofer IAO therefore intends to try and dispel some of the myths in the course of the “Science Year 2019”, devoted to AI. A series of lectures, publications and projects will explain how companies and specific business sectors can use artificial intelligence, and what impact it will have on the world of work.

 

IAO-News / Jan 28, 2019

EarthLab: Artificial intelligence and sustainability

The Center for Responsible Research and Innovation CeRRI at Fraunhofer IAO has been commissioned by Microsoft to organize “EarthLab,” a two-day forum dedicated to examining whether the technological potential of artificial intelligence can be harnessed in the service of a greater sustainability.

 

IAO-News / Jan 24, 2019

Lean solutions can help capture new markets

Frugal innovations are based on clever concepts and a good understanding of customers’ needs. The recently opened Center for Frugal Products and Manufacturing Systems (ZFP) at Fraunhofer IAO and Fraunhofer IPA helps companies to break into cost-sensitive markets. This spring, ZFP is organizing a German edition of the InnoFrugal conference and also offering free coaching on the subject of “exploring projects.”