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Prof. von Hippel’s four lectures on innovation management

Prof. Eric von Hippel talk about “how to develop breakthrough products and services” in this lecture series from MIT. I don’t think it’s necessary to introduce him. He is a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management and an important figure in the innovation literature. Here are the four lectures from MIT Open Courseware and you might want to read his book if you haven’t done so yet.


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Tim Minshall’s ten words that defines engineering

A short TEDx video. His ten words: invent, do, improve, share, shape, build, Why?, Yes!, Oops!, Wow!

A 30 minutes lecture on engineering innovation by Tim Minshall (Cambridge University). An easy introduction from an engineer’s perspective.

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Backdrop to Medicon Valley

One highlighted and always developing regional cluster between Sweden and Denmark.

Around one year ago I attended a symposium on biotechnology hubs. Finn Valentine from CBS had a presentation based on biotechnology patents in the Medicon Valley.

This video seems to be a promotional video to the South Swedish region for investors. I only include here to get a feel of Medicon Valley.

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June 23, 2013 · 10:23 am

Demographics of talent and technology: Plenary Session with Jason Owen-Smith


Clusters are often approached by economists and political scientists from a policy perspective. Here is a social science perspective using networks.

Research from Jason Owen-Smith (eg.2004, 2005, 2009 papers) has always been very exciting. Here he talks about clusters and their inner mechanics in respect to demographics of talent and technology.

(Additional Info: TRE Networks Roundtable and Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., Dec., 5-7, 2012)

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June 23, 2013 · 8:39 am

Westinghouse: How an innovation, electricity, spread?

I watched a documentary on the famous Westinghouse Company. It has always been famous for the format war for electricity fought between General Electric and Westinghouse. This film details how the founder built the company up from humble beginnings, how he attained widespread recognition and legitimacy with the air brake, and then how he won the format war  with its A/C electricity.

A great account of one of the most important innovations in the 20th century.

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June 21, 2013 · 3:42 pm