Innovation

Who are Asia’s most creative disrupters?

Tesla is ranked number One in Forbes ‘Most Innovative Companies’. This year, 24 major Asian firms appear among Forbes list of the World Most Innovative Companies. The list identifies the top 100 “creative disrupters” – companies that are entering, innovating and attracting the interest of investors.

How offshoring is changing

A new report released by A.T. Kearney examines the changing face of offshoring. The report, Global Services Location Index 2016, maps the offshoring landscape in 55 countries across three major categories: financial attractiveness, people skills and availability, and business environment.

Asia’s innovation hotspots

Urbanisation and technology are playing an important role in driving real estate growth in Asia’s major cities. According to the latest JLL report,City Momentum Index 2016, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Shenzhen, Shanghai and Beijing are fast rising up the innovation rankings of… Read More ›

Is government the problem in China’s innovation?

China’s agenda is to become an innovation-led nation by 2020 and a world leader in science and technology by 2050. China spends more on R&D than any other economy, besides the USA. It has increased R&D spending from US$23 billion in 2012 to about $284 billion in 2014. It stills trails most developed countries as a percentage of total economic output. Analysts suggest the gap will close as China continues to rapidly increase spending.

Why Russia’s Skolkovo Innovation Center is Off Strategy?

Russia’s strong effort to re-create the “Silicon Valley Phenomena” is a great initiative for an oil and cash-rich nation to undertake–it is a necessary and wise investment of these always limited, windfall resources. And any attempt to harness the prodigious intellect of Russian minds is admirable and requisite. But is Russia’s Skolkovo Innovation Center off to the right start? Are all systems go?

2014: The year in Middle East science

Despite it being a year of unrest in the region, investment in science in the Middle East has paid off in 2014. The Middle East and North Africa are accustomed to conflict, but even by usual standards, 2014 was a turbulent year across most of the region. While unrest made most of the headlines, there were many positive science stories that received little fanfare.