For the past two decades, we have been enjoying an accelerated pace of technological innovation, which resulted in significant changes in the way we live, work, and interact. And while innovation is by no means a recent occurrence, it is with the recent ease of the flow of information that may have helped in progress to the speed it currently has. Also read: What role does edge computing and machine learning have in IoT? The speed at which information flows today is what drives the pace of innovation. This is where Open Innovation comes in. No one enterprise has the monopoly on innovative ideas, which makes it imperative for companies to leverage external ideas to complement their internal ideas if they want to advance their technology faster.
Today, with the rapid development of science and technology, no company can rely solely on its own strength to meet the needs of the market and users. The world is our R&D center. The world is our talent pool. -Dr. XinMing Wan, Chief Engineer, Haier Open Innovation CenterOpen Innovation will be at the forefront of TechInnovation 2017. With the theme Discover, Connect, Collaborate, TechInnovation will feature 140 exhibitors showcasing over 400 enabling technologies in two days of sharing and collaborating.
TechInnovation 2017 will explore four technology themes, namely:
- Services & Digital Economy - covering electronics and infocomm
- Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering - looking at chemicals, manufacturing, and materials
- Health & Personal Care - focussing on food, healthcare, life sciences, and personal care
- Urban Solutions & Sustainability - exploring energy, environment, green building, and waste management
Unilab is looking for mutually beneficial collaborations with companies with late-stage/new product/service innovations that complement Unilab’s focus on health and wellness. -Dennis Dizon, Innovation Director of Consumer Health, United LaboratoriesThese large enterprises can tap on the world’s latest technologies and new solutions to develop their products. Startups, entrepreneurs, and innovators can gain insight on various industries of their interests and the opportunity to work with some of the world’s industry leaders.
We are looking for a good team with a specific expertise. On our side, we provide an instant, large customer base and the knowhow of a strong organisation, from regulatory to manufacturing to IP, as required. -Stefan Dobrev, Global Head of Innovation Portolio Management, Nestle S.A.And because we want you to make the most of TechInnovation 2017, here are five things you really shouldn’t miss: