Industry Specific Issues

R&D Spending Trends Among the Global Innovation 1000

November 28th, 2016

R&D Spending Allocation Trends Strategy&Business conducted a Global Innovation 1000 study of the top public companies spending the most on R&D to strengthen their brand from 2010 to 2015. The study found that while overall R&D spending is increasing, the areas of research and development allocation are shifting towards increased software offerings. Why Shift Towards Software? As software capabilities are rapidly developing there are increasing opportunities to develop product offerings to include additional features catering to demands for advanced services […]

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Is R&D A Valuable Measurement of Innovation?

November 24th, 2016

                The Relationship Between R&D and Innovation It is well known that when performed effectively research and development (R&D) can increase the value of a company. However, Forbes writes that this is commonly misconstrued as it has been claimed that research and development spending directly translates to a measure of innovation. While R&D and innovation do correlate, they are not a perfect formula. Tendayi said, “having a great R&D process and achieving market […]

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Worldwide Innovation Leaders Come Together Over AI

November 14th, 2016

            Tech leaders Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon and IBM have joined forces to form the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society (Partnership on AI) announced in September. Just as the name suggests the organization will carry out research and development on artificial intelligence with the fundamental purpose of identifying potential AI challenges for people and society. The partnership hopes that their discoveries will effectively self-regulate the industry independent of government intervention. Why […]

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Cutting Renewable R&D Funding in Australia

September 14th, 2016

  The Omnibus Bill As Australia’s government prepares to cut spending in order to repair the budget the Omnibus bill has been proposed, including in it a $1 billion cut to the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) which will effectively eliminate the agency. Without ARENA funding R&D, renewable energy research will grind to a halt as the policies and cuts being proposed have the potential to set the country back roughly 30 years. The World is Taking Notes For many […]

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