Tag: innovation

The HUB Singapore – Local Catalyst for Global Change

May 2, 2013 Blog 1 comment

The HUB Singapore

Coworking space. Connected community. Curated events. Collaborative platform. Change catalyst.

The HUB Singapore is all of the above and more. Part of a global network of 40 HUBs with 6,000 over members around the world, the coworking space for social change agents was founded 11 months ago in May 2012. Funded with a start-up grant of $100,000 from the National Youth Council (NYC), it occupies the first and second levels of the NYC Academy building at Somerset Road.


Singapore Invents World’s 1st 3D Plastic Film

April 3, 2013 Blog, Business and Management 1 comment

Ahh the wonders of 3D. If only we can get rid of those ugly 3D glasses…

Well, apparently, now we can. In a world’s first for Singapore, A*STAR’s Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), together with Temasek Polytechnic (TP), has developed a new plastic film which empowers your handheld device to display 3D images and videos. This nano-engineered screen protector allows you to view 3D movies and photos using your smartphones and tablets without needing to wear those pesky red and green spectacles!


Surviving Disruptive Innovations

March 15, 2013 Business and Management 15 comments

Surviving Disruptive Innovations
Was Borders a victim of Disruptive Innovation? (courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Tower Records. Borders. Kodak. Maybe even Research In Motion (RIM)?

The list of casualties to disruptive innovations grow longer each day. By clinging to the status quo and failing to recognise the threats of disruptive consumer behaviours, technologies, or business models, these companies have sounded their own death knell.