Posts Tagged: Innovation

corning’s “a day made of glass” has had tremendous impact

Corning’s “A Day Made of Glass” was launched in 2011, depicting a very futuristic view of a world were nearly every surface is a portal to the digital world. I posted about it about in 2013, but I didn’t realize the

corning’s “a day made of glass” has had tremendous impact

Corning’s “A Day Made of Glass” was launched in 2011, depicting a very futuristic view of a world were nearly every surface is a portal to the digital world. I posted about it about in 2013, but I didn’t realize the

Is the lighting party over? What’s next?

Wow.  Samsung is backing away from the lighting business, abandoning its nascent lamps effort (and presumably whatever strategies it had for luminaires) in favor of just producing LED components (which it needs to do for LCD production, anyway). So it leads

Is the lighting party over? What’s next?

Wow.  Samsung is backing away from the lighting business, abandoning its nascent lamps effort (and presumably whatever strategies it had for luminaires) in favor of just producing LED components (which it needs to do for LCD production, anyway). So it leads

U.S. DOE SSL releases 4 SBIR grants

As part of my ongoing effort to track innovative small companies in the lighting world (see this post and this post for some more ventures), here is a release from the U.S. DOE on their latest Small Business Innovation Research

U.S. DOE SSL releases 4 SBIR grants

As part of my ongoing effort to track innovative small companies in the lighting world (see this post and this post for some more ventures), here is a release from the U.S. DOE on their latest Small Business Innovation Research

richard turere’s lion lights

A heartwarming TED Talk about Richard Turere, a young Kenyan boy who invented a lighting system for living peacefully with lions: Richard Turere is a young Maasai man who lives in the wilderness of the Kenya savanna, on the edge

richard turere’s lion lights

A heartwarming TED Talk about Richard Turere, a young Kenyan boy who invented a lighting system for living peacefully with lions: Richard Turere is a young Maasai man who lives in the wilderness of the Kenya savanna, on the edge

incubator for the lighting industry?

Do you think it would be possible for a venture capital group to create a model similar to Y Combinator specifically for the lighting industry? For those of you who don’t know, Y Combinator is a Silicon Valley venture model that

incubator for the lighting industry?

Do you think it would be possible for a venture capital group to create a model similar to Y Combinator specifically for the lighting industry? For those of you who don’t know, Y Combinator is a Silicon Valley venture model that

the meaning of “innovation”

“The term ‘innovation’ dated back to the sixteenth-century England.  Originally it described the introduction into society of a novelty or new idea…innovation began to fill a descriptive gap.  If an idea begat a [scientific] discovery, and if a discovery begat

the meaning of “innovation”

“The term ‘innovation’ dated back to the sixteenth-century England.  Originally it described the introduction into society of a novelty or new idea…innovation began to fill a descriptive gap.  If an idea begat a [scientific] discovery, and if a discovery begat

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How to explain innovation for the masses: “People are very open minded about new things…as long as they’re exactly like the old ones.” –Charles Kettering, founder of Delco autoparts

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How to explain innovation for the masses: “People are very open minded about new things…as long as they’re exactly like the old ones.” –Charles Kettering, founder of Delco autoparts