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Innovation clusters: Understanding life cycles

innovation-clusters-understanding-life-cycles-1-638Innovation clusters: Understanding life cycles is a report published  by The Economist Intelligence Unit. It focuses on the life cycles of five innovation clusters and the possible factors that determine their success. The report is based on desk research and expert interviews, referring to five case studies sited at Silicon Roundabout (UK), Bangalore (India), Boulder (United States), Singapore, and Estonia.

2016 Strategic Directions: Smart City/Smart Utility Report

2016-smart-utility-reportThe Black & Veatch Insights Group report tries to reveal emerging issues regarding the increasing global trend of smart cities. According to this report, aspects of increased sustainability, resilience and improved quality-of-life have been identified as core elements of a smart city, paving the way for the creation of smart utilities.  

Intelligent Assets: Unlocking the Circular Economy Potential

Captura-35Intelligent Assets: Unlocking the Circular Economy Potential‘ is a report produced by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with the World Economic Forum, trying to reveal opportunities arising by the intersection of the circular economy and intelligent assets. These intelligent assets, regarded by many as the impending “fourth industrial revolution’, could possibly lead to the creation of large scale opportunities through their interplay with circular economy value drivers.