What’s the next innovators’ playground?

After spending almost 30 years in the semiconductor’s industry and experienced the tool chain changes for innovators to bring their ideas to the market, one really wonders what’s the next playground for innovators to implement their ideas. Read More…

5 important tips to establish your academic program

When I was 7 years old, I started primary school in Geneva, Switzerland and, each pupil received a Waterman fountain pen to learn to write (penmanship skills). A bunch of years later, I got married and was surprised to be handed the exact same model of fountain pen for my wife and I to sign the wedding documents at the town hall. As of today, one of my favorite fountain pens are of the Waterman brand, offered by my wife in addition to one given to me by my first employer as thank you gift when I left the company.

This example shows how academic and university programs are known for bringing businesses into the future and creating a long term sustainable environment that extends the lifecycle their products. This attractive go-to-market strategy applies to many markets where design and creativity are of the essence (design, art, fashion, design automation and high-tech development).

Creating your own academic program is well worth the effort: here are 5 important steps you need to take for making it a success.
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The Ultimate Mass Market: Makers

Makers: the Maker Faire movement is important for innovation. Here is why.
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Being Bold: Youth Creativity

Are you betting on the creativity from young talents? The future of innovation is in the young minds and you are to count with them if you want to be successful. Read More…