The Innovation Biosphere: Planet and Brains in the Digital Era

The Innovation Biosphere: Planet and Brains in the Digital Era

By: Eunika Mercier-Laurent (author)Hardback

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This book addresses those involved in research or R&D. It introduces the principles of eco-innovation and the importance of the impact of their activity. This topic is considered in the context of natural and digital ecosystems powered by intelligent assistants (technology). Chapter 1 positions the innovation as a process and component of ecosystems including research, enterprises, technology (digital ecosystems) and environment. Sustainable success is a condition of survival and an expectation of those who invest in innovation. Chapter 2 describes the main elements to consider and gives some tips. Chapter 3 presents some selected initiatives at the national and European level and provides a way of measuring success.

About Author

Eunika Mercier-Laurent is researcher associate at IAE Lyon, France.

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ix FOREWORD xi INTRODUCTION xv ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS xxi CHAPTER 1. INNOVATION LANDSCAPE AND FIELDS 1 1.1. From intensive industrialization to intensive innovation: consequences of global business 1 1.2. Computer sciences, the Internet and mass media 7 1.2.1. Example of applying environmental principles 11 1.2.2. Artificial intelligence 17 1.3. Medicine and biotechnologies 23 1.3.1. Human spare parts and augmented human 25 1.3.2. Ambient assisted living 26 1.3.3. Biotechnology 27 1.4. Nanotechnologies 30 1.4.1. Biological risks of nanoparticles 32 1.5. Agriculture and food industry 33 1.6. Knowledge city, smart city, green city and wise city 38 1.7. Tourism and business travel 41 1.8. Fashion victims 41 1.9. Responsible innovation? 43 1.9.1. What alternative? 45 CHAPTER 2. INNOVATION ECOSYSTEMS 49 2.1. The innovation biosphere 49 2.2. Some definitions 52 2.3. Innovation life 58 2.3.1. Continuous innovation and its context 58 2.3.2. Innovation dynamics 60 2.3.3. Balance: conditions for sustainable success 63 2.3.4. Role of knowledge and skills 70 2.4. Barriers, constraints and paradoxes 74 2.5 Some paradoxes 76 2.6. Measuring benefits78 2.7. Trends and future innovation 79 CHAPTER 3. CHALLENGES AND INNOVATION POLICIES 81 3.1. Challenges for the next decades 81 3.2. Main challenges: global, European and French perspectives 83 3.2.1. Challenges for Europe 85 3.2.2. Unemployment paradoxes and quick fixes 87 3.2.3. Challenge for France 91 3.2.4. Best practices in matching offer and demand 94 3.3. Innovation policy 95 3.3.1. Innovation policies in Europe 100 3.3.2. French innovation policy 113 3.4. Matching policy and challenges 118 CHAPTER 4. EXPERIMENTATIONS AND RESULTS 123 4.1. Ubiquitous or sustainable innovation 123 4.2. Selected actions around the world 124 4.2.1. Open Systems Science: Tokyo and Paris 129 4.2.2. Qatar Foundation 135 4.3. Europe 137 4.3.1. From Living Labs and Enoll to Innovation 2.0 137 4.3.2. Future Centers 144 4.3.3. Green and eco-innovation 150 4.3.4. Social and service innovation 152 4.4. Experiments in France 153 4.4.1. Merging for multidisciplinary (and cost saving) 156 4.5. Results and perspectives 157 CHAPTER 5. ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE SUCCESS 159 5.1. Know, appreciate and protect what we have 159 5.2. Problem solving 161 5.2.1. Motivation 162 5.2.2. Understanding the problem to solve 163 5.2.3. Solutions from the past and alternative solutions 163 5.3. Innovating in harmony with environmental intelligence 164 5.3.1. Minds of plants 165 5.3.2. Copying nature: biomimicry 167 5.4. Conditions for sustainable success 173 5.4.1. Removing the barriers 177 5.4.2. New professions: perspective for jobs 179 CONDITIONS FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE 181 BIBLIOGRAPHY 185 INDEX 201

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  • ISBN13: 9781848215566
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 230
  • ID: 9781848215566
  • weight: 512
  • ISBN10: 1848215568

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