Urenio Watch Watch: Innovation ecosystems

Launch of the NEWBITS Network Platform – An online collaboration tool for ITS services

Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) have a great potential for making passenger and freight transport greener and more efficient. Nevertheless, the introduction of ITS applications to the market remains a major challenge. Collaboration of different stakeholders is thereby key for success. Continue reading

Agile Governance Reimagining Policy-making in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Agile Governance: Reimagining Policy-making in the Fourth Industrial Revolution white paper, published by the World Economic forum, tries to investigate the ways in which forth industrial revolution affect policy-making cycles. Given that emerging technologies scale up much quicker than in previous industrial revolutions, irrespective of whether we develop new governance systems to manage them, it is essential to act towards shaping the impact of technologically driven systems for a shared vision. Continue reading

Benchmarking innovation diffusion in the Intelligent Transport Systems sector in Europe and the US

Within the framework of the EU-funded NEWBITS project, a benchmark analysis of ITS innovation diffusion[1] has been performed for three specific areas of ITS innovation: 1) Sharing Mobility, 2) Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS), and 3) Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV’ s).   Continue reading

Forces of change: Industry 4.0

We’re in the middle of a fourth Industrial Revolution’”and this one goes far beyond manufacturing. Smart, connected technologies are transforming how parts and products are designed, made, used, and maintained. And by ushering in a digital reality, they are transforming organizations themselves. Mark Cotteleer, Brenna Sniderman in Deloitte Insights explore some key insights that can enable business leaders to visualize the ways in which the Fourth Industrial Revolution could affect their worlds. Continue reading

ITS Market Watch: Valuable insights from 4 case studies across Europe

The market for ‘˜Intelligent Transport Systems’ (ITS) is changing rapidly: topics like urbanisation, sustainability and digitalisation are changing the environment as well as the near future. Despite the investments in technology development and feasibility demonstrations, the systematic market penetration of ITS applications remains a major challenge. Continue reading

The Barcelona Startup Ecosystem Report

The Barcelona Startup Ecosystem Report, published from Startup Genome, analyzes the city’s ecosystem evolution, its strengths and assets, and what actions can be taken to really accelerate growth. The case of Barcelona holds significant lessons for cities and regions around the world as the city’ s startup ecosystem has been gaining momentum over the last several years. Continue reading

33 Routes to Open Innovation: routes and infographics by Jan Spruijt

It has been a while since Henry Chesbrough coined the term Open Innovation and formulated it’ s definition: “combining internal and external ideas as well as internal and external paths to market to advance the development of new technologies.’ (Chesbrough, 2003). In the course of time, the terminology surrounding Open Innovation has evolved alongside developments in management literature and practises. Open Innovation as a paradigm on itself is on its quest to touch base. Rather than taking a (technical) process-oriented approach, Open Innovation is now also about Open Business Models Continue reading