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A European Union Intellectual Property Office report calculates losses here of €223 million in the pharmaceutical sector, €131 million in cosmetics and personal care, €40 million in wine and spirits, and €12 million in toys and games.  Photograph: Dorling Kindersley/Getty

Irish businesses lose more than €400 million annually to counterfeit sales, according to a new EU report, which estimates that EU governments are losi(...)

With economic activity coming to a shuddering halt and major employers   announcing they will not reopen, there are huge fears here for employment. Photograph: iStock

Innovative thinking, agility and speed of response are key characteristics required to successfully deal with the challenges of coronavirus. A new ta(...)

Steve Blank: ‘When the asteroid hit the earth and wiped out the dinosaurs, it was the mammals who prospered and filled the empty niches’

As the father of the lean start-up movement, whose ideas have inspired many of this generation’s most disruptive innovators, Steve Blank is well known(...)

Toronto-based Jeremy Gutsche: developed Trendhunter.com as a night hobby while working for a bank. He turned it into a successful business.

The current period of social isolation could yield many valuable business insights, spawning a raft of innovation while Covid-19 is also likely to dra(...)

Alex Lazarow author of Out-Innovate

Silicon Valley’s traditional hold on the global innovation agenda is increasingly being challenged by so-called frontier innovation, where entrepreneu(...)

Dr Beau Lotto: ‘Innovation has two sides: creativity and efficiency. The wisdom is where you know when to move between them.’ Photograph: Kieran Harnett

Innovation thrives in an environment that balances creative diversity with the constraints of efficiency. That’s the view of neuroscientist Dr Beau Lo(...)

Scott Anthony’s ideas have gained traction lately and he is ranked as one of the top 10 global business thinkers in the prestigious Thinkers50 listing. Photograph: Alastair Fyfe

A frequently quoted survey by consulting firm McKinsey suggests that 94 per cent of executives are dissatisfied by their firm’s innovation efforts, de(...)

‘When companies are small, they can be more flexible and responsive, whereas when they grow, they become a pyramid where information is passed from bottom to top and decisions from top to bottom. In the internet era, this is too slow,’ says Haier’s chief executive, Zhang Ruimin

In 1985, shortly after Zhang Ruimin had reluctantly taken over running the small and near bankrupt Qingdao General Fridge factory in China, legend has(...)

Prof Alf Rehn believes organisations should practise what he terms “deep innovation”.

When Finnish Prof Alf Rehn was asked to deliver a presentation on innovation to the executive team of a major US tech corporation, he decided to under(...)

Thomas Edison carefully fashioned an image as a hands-on inventor and built social capital with other inventors, financiers and wealthy families.

Many of those involved in innovation fail to win the funding, talent, technical support or other resources required to progress their plans, despite h(...)

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