Tag Archive: Innovation

Nov 12 2014

Harvard Podcasts Channel: Innovations in Health Care, Hosted by the Harvard Club of San Antonio


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Oct 15 2014

Aspen Institute: Deep Dive | A Hopeful Vision for America’s Economic Future

As Americans make the transition from the Industrial Age to a networked economy, smart choices could shape an economy very different from the one today. It could be one full of new opportunities, in which many more Americans can participate and thrive. But how might a networked economy be so different? What are the key …

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Oct 03 2014

University of California: Science at the Theater | Eight Big Ideas

Presenters include: Rebecca Abergel: A pill to treat people exposed to radioactive materials Sylvain Costes: Tracking and hacking personal DNA damage Andrew Westphal: Comet and interplanetary space dust Ronnen Levinson: Cool roofs through time and space Shashi Buluswar: Portable solar vaccine refrigerator Musahid Ahmed: Combustion science for cleaner fuels Katie Antypas: Energy-efficient supercomputing Ben Brown: …

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Sep 29 2014

StarTalk: Season 5, Episode 37 | Cosmic Queries: Funding Space Exploration with Bill Nye

How important is it to fund space exploration? Find out when Bill Nye, CEO of the Planetary Society, returns as guest host to answer fan questions, along with Eugene Mirman and NASA astronaut Mike Massimino.  

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Sep 08 2014

StarTalk: Season 5, Episode 33 | X-Prize (Part 1)

The X-Prize is motivating engineers, scientists and private industry to “Make the impossible possible.” Get an insider’s look at the X-Prize when Neil interviews founder Peter Diamandis. In Part One, Peter tells Neil that his mission in life is “To open up the Solar System.”

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Jul 28 2014

Yale discussion: Investors | The Next Big Thing

A presentation from the first alumni-organized and focused Yale Entrepreneurs and Investors Conference in San Francisco on May 9, 2014. This conversation features Yale alumni Roger McNamee (Elevation Partners and founder of Silver Lake Partners) and Donna Dubinsky (Former CEO of Palm, co-founder of Handspring, and co-founder of Numenta). The Yale Entrepreneurs & Investors Network …

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Jul 20 2014

Big Tent: Panel Discussion | Innovation in the next ten years

Moderated by Jon Snow, Dr Noel Sharkey, Chair of Stop The Killer Robots and University of Sheffield, Bertolt Meyer, Senior Research Associate, University of Zurich. Carole Cadwalladr, The Observer and The Bionic Man discuss innovation in the next ten years a the Google Big Tent in the UK.  

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Jul 10 2014

Joi Ito: Want to innovate? Become a “now-ist”

“Remember before the internet?” asks Joi Ito. “Remember when people used to try to predict the future?” In this engaging talk, the head of the MIT Media Lab skips the future predictions and instead shares a new approach to creating in the moment: building quickly and improving constantly, without waiting for permission or for proof …

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Jun 14 2014

Ioana Cozmuta: Microgravity, the future of innovation

The International Space Station is a US taxpayers investment estimated at about $70 billion spent over 30 years (with an overall price tag of $100 billion by all member nations), thus it is natural to ask about the ISSs Return on Investment to justify its continuous operation and existence its scientific payoff. While this is …

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Jun 13 2014

Uri Alon: Why truly innovative science demands a leap into the unknown

While studying for his PhD in physics, Uri Alon thought he was a failure because all his research paths led to dead ends. But, with the help of improv theater, he came to realize that there could be joy in getting lost. A call for scientists to stop thinking of research as a direct line …

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May 29 2014

Panel Discussion: Six Degrees of Innovation: Investing in Green Technology

A panel discussion between Professor Richard Templer, Chris Hewett and Jan-Peter Onstwedder, chaired by Professor Michael Mainelli. The panellists start by examining the role of different sectors in green investment, and looking at the problems caused by political instability, a short-termist and excessively complex financial system, and difficulties in scaling up from prototypes to more …

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May 04 2014

Peter Thiel and Andy Kessler on the state of technology and innovation

Host Peter Robinson mediates a discussion between PayPal founder and Stanford Professor Peter Thiel and Velocity Capital Management founder and journalist Andy Kessler on the state of technology and innovation in the United States over the past four decades. Thiel argues that, outside of computers, there has been very little innovation in the past forty …

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Apr 21 2014

Symposium: The Research University and U.S. Economic Growth – Is A New Model Emerging?

Published on Apr 15, 2014 When America’s research universities collaborate with their communities to accelerate innovation from the lab to the marketplace, they create jobs and ignite regional growth. Does the success of Pittsburgh and its universities suggest a way forward for other U.S. regions? Carnegie Mellon University — which creates more companies per federal …

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Apr 17 2014

Guy Kawasaki: The art of innovation

Published on Feb 22, 2014 Guy Kawasaki at TEDxBerkeley 2014: “Rethink. Redefine. Recreate.” His talk is titled “The Art of Innovation.” Guy Kawasaki is a special advisor to the Motorola business unit of Google. He is also the author of APE, What the Plus!, Enchantment, and nine other books. Previously, he was the chief evangelist …

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Mar 22 2014

Steven Chu: Energy, Innovation and Global Climate Change

Published on Mar 12, 2014 From science to politics, from innovation to economics, what forces will shape the U.S energy landscape in the 21st century? Former U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu discusses the future of energy, innovation and the environment. Chu, a Nobel Prize-winning professor of physics at Stanford, is the first scientist to hold …

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Feb 15 2014

Bobby C. Lee: Bitcoin, a New Value Chain in China

“BTC: Bitcoin, a New Value Chain in China” -Bobby C. Lee, BTC China Topics in International Technology Management: “New Value Chains and the Rise of Open Innovation in Asia.” This series examines the impact of new technologies on industry value chains. Focus is placed on Silicon Valley-Asia connections and on the processes of open innovation …

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Dec 14 2013

Discussion: Inventing the Impossible

Hosted by the Milken Institute, this unique panel will explore unusual approaches to overcoming the limitations of available technology, and common approaches to fostering rapid innovation. The speakers, who have used technology to surmount traditional barriers in their fields, will discuss their process and thought framework as well as provide visual examples of how innovative, …

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Sep 17 2013

Discussion: In Tech We Trust?

Hosted by the Milken Institute, speakers Marc Andreessen (Co-Founder and Partner, Andreessen Horowitz), Peter Thiel (Partner, Founders Fund)  and moderator Martin Giles (U.S. Technology Correspondent, The Economist) talks about technology as an ever important source for economic growth in the future. Peter Thiel and Marc Andreessen are Silicon Valley luminaries, epic entrepreneurs and prominent financiers. Both have …

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Apr 25 2013

Erik Brynjolfsson: The key to growth? Race with the machines

Filmed Feb 2013 • Posted Apr 2013 • TED2013 As machines take on more jobs, many find themselves out of work or with raises indefinitely postponed. Is this the end of growth? No, says Erik Brynjolfsson — it’s simply the growing pains of a radically reorganized economy. A riveting case for why big innovations are …

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Apr 24 2013

Robert Gordon: The death of innovation, the end of growth

FILMED FEB 2013 • POSTED APR 2013 • TED2013 TED presents Robert Gordon who talks about how the US economy has been expanding wildly for two centuries; are we witnessing the end of growth? Economist Robert Gordon lays out 4 reasons US growth may be slowing, detailing factors like epidemic debt and growing inequality, which …

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