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Innovation superheroes of all shapes and sizes took the stage at FEI EMEA...corporate innovation stalwarts faced off with lean start-ups and entrepreneurs; legendary designers paired up with globe-trotting trend spotters; and wildly innovative creatives challenged award-winning academics.
Frugal Innovation: Creating Greater Value in an Age of Austerity
Navi Radjou, Winner of 2013 Thinkers50 Innovation Award and Co-Author of the Best Seller Jugaad Innovation
Learn about a groundbreaking new paradigm " frugal innovation" being pioneered by thousands of ingenious entrepreneurs in emerging markets like India, China, Africa, and Brazil to innovate cost-effectively and sustainably under severe resource constraints.
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The Anatomy of Legendary Design
Frank Stephenson, Design Director, McLaren Automotive
What makes for legendary design? It's the combination of personal passion meeting professional excellence, finding alternate avenues for inspiration, and never settling for anything less than empowering. Download the brochure for more info »
Making an Impact: HP Living Progress
Jeannette Weisschuh,, Director Economic Progress Initiatives, Corporate Affairs, HP
Today the world faces serious challenges such as responsibly meeting the needs of a fast-growing population, addressing the effects of climate change, advancing global health solutions, and improving literacy and economic stability. But it's also a time of unprecedented possibility, creativity, and innovation. Download the brochure for more info »
The Attack of the Unexpected: Where the Future Begins
Magnus Lindkvist, Trendspotter, Futurologist, and Author, Everything We Know is Wrong
The most important parts of life and business are not planned, they're serendipitous accidents. The future is not a cute narrative but a cesspool of emerging ideas. The question is how to navigate this turbulent pool and find the kind of ideas on which companies, entrepreneurs and, indeed, life itself thrives. Magnus Lindkvist is a Swedish trendspotter and futurologist based in Zurich who weaves together engaging narratives built on equal parts data and intuition. Download the brochure for more info »
The New and its Enemies: "Not to Innovate in Unacceptable...But, We Don't Execute!"
John Bessant, Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Exeter
Innovation is what it always was the challenge of creating value from ideas. But the context in which this is taking place has shifted, with a growing emphasis on knowledge flows and trading rather than simply knowledge production. Download the brochure for more info »
The Four Lenses of Innovation: A Powerful Tool for Breakthrough Thinking
Rowan Gibson, Author, The Four Lenses of Innovation
For many years, the popular management mantra was “Innovate or die”. But today, as the pace of innovation increases in every industry around the world, the new mantra has become “Innovate Faster and Better or die”. Download the brochure for more info »
The Maker Economy: Opportunities for Disruptive New Business Models for the Generation M
Prof. Christoph Ihl, Technology and Innovation Management Group, RWTH Aachen University
We are facing the advent of a fourth industrial revolution. Companies like Ponoko, Shapeways, Adafruit, TechShop, or MakerBot are becoming the Ford, Toyota, and GE of our age. They are orchestrated by a new generation of entrepreneurs the Generation who break with most of the established rules of innovation management and operations. Download the brochure for more info »
Escaping the Commodity Trap: From Uncovering Needs to Creating Growth Strategy to
Successful Market Launch

Martin Gschwend (Left), Managing Director, Liebherr Werk Bischofshofen GmbH
Anthony Ulwick (Right), Best Selling Author, What Customers Want
Companies in today’s markets ubiquitously face the challenges of profitability and growth in the midst of their CEOs asking for substantial cost and timeline reductions. And when you have a product with limited room for differentiation on anything other than price- you are forced to enter into the ‘commodity trap’. Download the brochure for more info »
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