With the rise of digital technology and the Internet, we’ve been introduced to innovations that can make our lives easier and far more sustainable.
One such area is e-health, a broad term for healthcare practices assisted by digital and mobile...Seguir leyendo »
The concept of smart cities typically implies the deployment of intelligent infrastructures used to improve services for citizens. A number of cities have launched projects that range from optimizing transport to minimizing the impact of urban activity on the environment,...Seguir leyendo »
In light of the last Smart Cities World Expo (Barcelona) we caught up with Marieta Rivero, Deputy General Director to the Chief Commercial Digital Officer, regarding Telefonica’s vision for Smart Cities:
What is the recipe for success for Smart Cities?
Telefonica believes that...Seguir leyendo »
Telefónica has obtained, under the Program European Framework for Research and Development HORIZON 2020, funding to develop I-LINC, a project focusing on education through the digital services to promote the employability and entrepreneurship of young Europeans, thus facilitating their inclusion...Seguir leyendo »
So you’ve likely heard of Google’s PageRank yes? What if we told you that there’s a service out there with a similar approach, whose algorithms will rank the social relevance and categorize the popularity of locations worldwide? What if this tool...Seguir leyendo »
Unlike digital startups, mature businesses have a wealth of valuable assets they can use to innovate in the digital arena. They only have to know what these are and how to capitalise on them.
Who are your stakeholders? What are their...Seguir leyendo »
Switzerland heads the list of the most innovative countries in 2014, followed by several other European countries. The top 10 is made up of seven European countries, one from North America, and two from Asia. The United States is number...Seguir leyendo »
The solution for creating a faster internet could be much less costly than expensive hardware upgrades or the deployment of new infrastructure, which also has to be developed and tested in the laboratory. A joint research project by the universities of...Seguir leyendo »
Last year, while toy industry sales dropped due to competition with video games on mobiles and other supports, Lego increased its operating profits by 10%. Far from being scared of new technologies, Lego has embraced them. It produces video games...Seguir leyendo »
Patents are part of industrial property law and are a formal instrument provided by the public administration to promote innovation, and especially the transfer of technology and knowledge to society. But despite these lofty goals, their reputation is not entirely...Seguir leyendo »
One of the biggest concerns of toy companies these days is how to attract the attention of kids more than smartphones and tablets. The magnetism of these devices, with a variety of games that covers all ages, is not only...Seguir leyendo »
One of the collective dreams since the advent of smartphones has been to be able to charge the battery once a week rather than once a day. After the initial excitement of users upon discovering that they could check their...Seguir leyendo »
One of the key factors to the success of innovation in Israel is its openness to the rest of the world. Its companies, far from stagnating, have been able to internationalize themselves and create business models that are attractive to...Seguir leyendo »
Think of it this way, if you throw an “open-source party”, you can get your guests to help out with food, money, decorations, or simply help washing the dishes when everything’s over; you can even find yourself a collaborator who...Seguir leyendo »
Just about everyone agrees that the profession of firefighter is a risky one. And while the most dangerous situations may not happen often, when they do, they represent a serious danger for firefighters. The development of robotics has created an...Seguir leyendo »
The progressive lowering of technology prices is giving some hope regarding one of the great scourges inherited from the 20th century, when colonisation and decolonisation, followed by neo-colonialism, depleted half of the world. The scourge manifests itself in the form...Seguir leyendo »
Sometimes it may seem that we have a tendency to “deify” the concept of innovation. But it’s not true. Innovation is vital to remain competitive in the medium term and the best innovation is that which is based on research...Seguir leyendo »
Every so often, Google introduces us to one of the projects that it’s working on. At this point, everyone knows about Google Glass, which came directly out of the Google X labs. Project Ara is another one of these interesting...Seguir leyendo »
The productive capacity of 3D printers represents a way to break free from the industrial process that has been under development since the 19th century. The technology is still in its very early stages, especially in regard to adoption, but...Seguir leyendo »
Toy company Hasbro, the manufacturer of Transformers and other series of action figures for kids, has reached an agreement with 3D Systems, a company that specialises in 3D printing, to facilitate the printing of its products with one of these...Seguir leyendo »