The Global Innovation Hub of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom will be re-opened in Taipei in early 2021. The hub will focus on the topics of “digital transformation” and “innovation for democracy”. With its international global network of experts, partners and collaborators, the hub aims to support the Friedrich Naumann Foundation on its way to becoming a creative innovation platform for liberalism.
Crypto RMB: Finance Innovation or New Tool for Control?
Xi Jinping affirmed a commitment to adopting and dominating the blockchain space and the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) made its intentions, if not plans, more explicit.
Digital Services Act: The New Foundation for Europe's Digital Single Market
Yesterday, the European Commission presented the long-awaited Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act.
Was it worth the wait? Digitalisation expert Ann Cathrin Riedel has the verdict for you.
Can the Startup Generation Defeat the Economic Threats Posed by COVID-19?
Check out the stories of three finalists of 'The Startup Gen' -Pakistan`s first startup reality show and competition- as they changed their business models in the face of pandemic in 2020
"Hack the Fake: Fighting Disinformation" Online Hackathon
The hackathon “Hack the Fake: fighting Disinformation” gave university students the opportunity to look at effective solutions related to specific problems related to the fake news and disinformation topic.
Green Businesses in South Africa Get One-Stop Info Hub
GreenCape and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom have launched a green business directory aimed at South African businesses. The South African sector development agency, GreenCape, and the German Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom have built on a one-stop digital water hub they started in 2019 in response to the drought conditions dominating life in the Western Cape.
What's next for corporate Innovation?
Inspired by the success of Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple, and Microsoft, many companies are trying to copy their work model by having more open and stylish work spaces, providing more leisure facilities like gaming console or ping pong table, flexible work hours, among others. The goal of doing all these is to generate a culture of innovation by providing a pleasant work environment.
As technology transforms products, processes, and ways of life, people need to instantaneously adapt to the new environment. But while the use of technology can be synonymous to innovation, innovation is not restricted to digitalization. Innovation is about impact – introducing new ideas to respond to challenges. “If we don’t question the way we work, and disrupt ourselves, someone else will,” said Máquina CEO Leticia Jáuregui.