Technological Innovation in NPD

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I want to talk about technology as a form of innovation, but instead of diving straight into it, it’s important to understand that there are 3 different types of innovation, and that technology is only one of them. The other 2 types of innovation are:

Functional – How the user interacts with the product. This might include how easy it is to install or operate, or it might do something for the user that was not previously possible and

Aesthetic or Sensual – concerning the senses, including how a product looks, sounds, feels or even tastes and smells.

We are more familiar with technological innovation as it relates to the technology behind the product (if it is truly innovative then you will be able to protect it with a patent). But I want to drop a bombshell on you all now by saying that “technology does not sell”!

WHAT – Technology doesn’t sell?

That’s right, if you walk down the high street and look in all the shop windows, how many products can you see which are purely

Technological Innovation

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How could a company discern itself from its competing firms? By developing its support services and creating reduced prices. Obviously, presently, both options need advancement in Information Technology and Communication (ITC) systems which are challenging for that competition to copy.

The obstacle includes aligning the financial commitment on the ITCs with business goals, although the concern is that companies won’t often tend to be clear when defining their guidelines. Lots of Agencies don’t possess a unique corporate system. Therefore Information and Communication Technologies are requested to be aligned with something that doesn’t exist.

When those distinct features of the business are unearthed, it is possible to establish the primary corporate goals that set up the distinguishing feature. At this moment this is doable to establish how the ITCs can get involved in this strategy and increase the significance of expenditure.

Thus it is essential to define a corporate methodology to scale it towards the Information and Communication Technologies. The long-term way-out is to align the company in one goal. In every day lifetime, the ITCs department should give emphasis towards most powerful strategy and

Technological Innovations of the New Mobile Phones

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With the passage of time, technology is getting more and more advanced. Day by day, we are getting new devices with a lot of innovative concepts. It seems that the new mobile phone are impacted most with this technological innovation.

Latest handsets are being launched with more and more sophisticated features. Leading brands have launched a plenty of high-end mobile phones in 2009. These handsets consists of most of the features which are most widely desired by the users of today. However, as a matter of the fact, different handsets are manufactured by keeping the priorities of different users. This is the reason we see some dissimilarities among these handsets.

Some of the handsets launched in the year 2009 are HTC Magic, Samsung S6700, Nokia N900 etc. Both of these handsets consist of a number of sophisticated feature which fulfil the desires of contemporary users. Time to time mobile phone manufacturers do some experiments in order to give better facilities to the users. In this run, HTC Magic is the first handset which is launched with Android platform.

Automatic Buttonhole Stitching Machine

Anil Kamdar of Godhara, Gujarat, India had very little knowledge of designing machines when the idea of building a buttonhole stitching machine struck his mind. However his determination made him to study and observe the sewing machine’s parts and their connections more closely. By the time when he actually succeeded in making his desired buttonhole stitching machine, he had also developed ideas on improving various other processing of the sewing machine like a thread cutting, gear mechanism, better way to lubricate parts of the stitching machine. He was also able to find problems with the Japanese and American buttonhole stitching machines. He used all these knowledge to improve his own innovation.

How Anil Kamdar’s Buttonhole Stitching Machine is different

This grassroots innovation has multiple additional features:

  • The machine is fully automatic and can do 100-120 buttonholes per hour.
  • Its speed can be varied and has auto lubrication facility.
  • It has timer mechanism for easy shifting of gears for different stitch pattern and the gearbox for timer has been positioned to maximize the ease of operation.
  • Its cutter-unloader mechanism provides easier and accurate fault identification.
  • It has auto-stop mechanism to stop the machine when needle or thread break.
  • It has

Technology Innovation Program

Any technology innovation program may face many problems; from legal problems including inhibiting rules and regulations, competition from fellow and sometimes bigger, more experienced innovators, lack of adequate skills and experience, inadequate market research and lack of proper management. Funding however is the biggest and most common problem that any entrepreneur may face. Any business needs money to operate and research and development programs need even more money. Equipment needed in research and science labs is not cheap. Neither is the labor required to do the actual research. Apart from equipment and research being very expensive, there are other money intensive services like transport and advertising.

For many entrepreneurs running a technology innovation program, funding is an issue. This is because technology innovation is a high risk money gobbling business with no guarantees of success. Hence, many credit lending institutions shy away from loaning to innovators and especially young innovators who are yet to make a mark in the innovation industry. If at all the loan is granted, it comes with high rates of interest and the stringiest rules possible. This is because the loan is viewed as high risk with little chance of it being

Major Advantages Of Technological Innovations

Technological advances are done on a continuous basis thanks to continued innovations. Many businesses will therefore find a need to implement the technological solution not only to keep up with market competition, but to also make positive changes around the working area for valuable productivity. The innovations can be of different kinds including mechanization and computerization and other processes all gathered to offer enhanced convenience in the way things are done. The innovations come with advantages and disadvantages. Here are the 3 major advantages small businesses stand to enjoy.

1. Market expansion

With innovative technology it is possible for small businesses to enter into the global stage and compete with other larger businesses. This is thanks to innovations such as the internet which makes it possible for such businesses to offer their services and products to their target market globally without any geographical limitations. It offers a platform where the complete details of the products can be communicated to the targeted audience to impact on buying decisions. Social media platforms on the other hand also make it possible for such small businesses to reach out to the markets without any need for direct face

Technology Innovations That Make Working Together Possible

Telecommute is fast becoming a buzzword nowadays. The routine 8-5 office jobs are fast becoming a thing of the past as the work environment, job descriptions, and methods of doing work are evolving. People who work these days are no longer confined to physical offices because technological innovations have enabled the phenomenon that we now call telecommuting — which means, in the simplest terms, working remotely.

Of course, there are certain things we have now that make telecommuting possible, and if it weren’t for these innovations, we would all still be stuck in the caveman days of work. Here are some of the technological innovations of recent history that makes collaboration possible.

– The Internet: Of course the Internet. This particular invention was recently named the top innovation in the last 30 years, and for good reason. The Internet has made possible so many things that we now find ourselves in a position of being almost debilitated when we find ourselves disconnected. Being connected via the Internet has given us access to a vast storehouse of knowledge, and it has enabled us to share our own knowledge, too. It has certainly made a giant leap

More Technological Innovations For Runners and Walkers

It is easy to take technological innovations for granted, especially once these innovations become common-place.

Beyond another article on the same topic, here are five more technological innovations that are worth continuing to appreciate as a runner or walker.

Innovation #1 – Compression Top

At first glance, it may be unclear why a compression top would be advantageous to a runner or walker. But a compression top is superior in a couple of ways to a traditional running or walking jersey. A compression top can support improved posture and balance by targeting the trapezius muscles and scapular bones. And a compression top can give you more controlled shoulder and arm movements by supporting the upper back.

Innovation #2 – Compression Tights

Compression tights mimic the benefits of kinesiology tape but avoid kinesiology tape’s drawbacks, including variability and possible errors in application, time required for application, and one-use consumption cost. And good compression tights will give you extra stability in the core area of your lower body (by supporting the lower abdominal muscles, hips, and back), will shorten muscle recovery times and muscle soreness (by improving circulation), will reduce the opportunity for injury

Five Technological Innovations

It is easy to take technological innovations for granted, especially once these innovations become common-place.

Here are five technological innovations that are worth continuing to appreciate as a runner or walker.

Innovation #1 – Cellphone

Although many runners and walkers misuse cellphones while training or racing, there are many valuable reasons to carry a cellphone. And the number-one reason has to be for obtaining help in the event of an emergency.

Innovation #2 – GPS Watch

GPS wrist units, also known more simply as GPS watches, have given runners and walkers accurate tracking of average pace, overall pace, accumulated distance, lap splits, direction, actual route covered (by longitude and latitude that can be mapped to street segments covered), duration, and altitude changes. And they have given runners and walkers the freedom to start a run or walk headed in any direction and know exactly where to turn around to cover the desired total distance in a workout.

Innovation #3 – Interval Timer

Micro-level pacing entails repeated, back-to-back intervals of higher and lower paces — such as running for five minutes at a 10:30/mile pace and walking for one minute at

Medical Technology Innovations

The backdrop of health care reform along with the conversional medical device tax have failed to prevent the ongoing developments in medical technology by numerous companies which are focused on healthcare products that are not only cheaper, but also provide proficient patient care. According to the latest healthcare technology news, the medical technology industry was burdened by the pointlessly complex approval process for new medical devices.

However, the FDA announced a new Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC), which was responsible for simplifying the whole process of design and testing of new technologies.

We bring to you the top 5 medical technology innovations that will advance the medical sciences significantly:

1. MelaFind Optical Scanner

Melanoma is the most deadly type of skin cancer. Previously, it was impossible to differentiate between moles that were harmful from the ones that weren’t, without an invasive surgical biopsy.

Thanks to the MelaFind Optical Scanner, dermatologists have now at their disposal a handheld tool that can carry out a multispectral analysis of tissue morphology. The ultimate goal of the device is to reduce the number of patients that are left with needless scars as a result of the

Computers and Technological Innovations

Tired of the boring and routine work at the office? Bored with the bountiful paper works? Stressed in filing documents in cabinets and drawers? If so, you are one of the millions of employees who got hooked up with the traditional office operations and records keeping. To ease your burden, you need to use computers and other technological innovations to automate your operation and to ease your work load.

Scientists, manufacturers and companies continue to conduct research to innovate equipment and machines to give relief and comfort to everyday operations and routines, both at home, at school and at work. No matter where you are, what life you have and what work you do, you cannot escape technology. It is anywhere and everywhere you go.

Computers become a way of life for everyone. Majority of us cannot live and feel helpless without them. It cannot be denied that it has become a vital aspect in business, at home and in our personal lives. It enables everyone to communicate with friends, relatives, family members and loved ones despite the distance between them. It helps students in their assignments and research works. It provides comfort in filing and

When Will Technological Innovation End

As human beings, we’d like to believe that the genuine real value of our existence is our humanity, yet with the booming technology surrounding us, infiltrating our daily lives; it may make one wonder, if we will eventually lose what makes us human. This begs to question how far technology is willing to go, and will it one day destroy what should be cherished, our humanity. We’ve come so far, possibly too far, and it looks doubtful that we can ever go back to modest times without devastation, and would we ever want to?

It seems like every other month a newer, better, faster computer is ready for the market, or what about cell phones, now there is a device that, if we’re honest with ourselves, has completely taken over our lives; we feel totally lost without that little gadget, in particular an iPhone or a Blackberry, because it practically holds our whole lives in its tiny memory card, from the address book to turning off the lights on the Christmas tree. These apparatuses are but few of the many contraptions available to purchase for those of us who can afford them to make our lives

Grassroots Technological Innovation by Tribal Farmer

Vikram Rathode belongs to banjara, a semi nomadic tribal community. He is a small tribal farmer from Narsapur village of Adilabad district in Andhra Pradesh, India. The Adilabad district comes under draught prone area. So, Vikram always had a need of an electric or diesel motor for pumping water in his fields for irrigation. Having worked at a small bicycle repair shop in childhood, he had developed some liking for small mechanical tools. His technological fondness made him to observe the working of motor keenly and he thought of devising a water lifting device pedaled using a bicycle. With no money to support his innovative idea, Vikram had to get the required materials from a waste shop or the nearby oil mill for trying out the idea. His water lifting device has a motor attached with the rear bicycle rim and the motor fan rotates when the bicycle is pedaled and so water is pumped.

Advantages of the bicycle operated water lifting device

The cost factor and the green nature of grassroots innovation positions them well to solve the problem of the bottom of pyramid provided they get timely financial and technological support.

  • Bicycle operated

Rural Grassroots Technological Innovation

The rural innovations coming from the grassroots level by the people who actually face the problem can give us solutions which can be cost effective, environment friendly and can also be implemented and adopted for the benefit of people at the same grassroots level quite easily.

P. K. Ravi, a mechanic from Murikkassery, Idukki in Kerala (India) came up with one such innovation – the black pepper thresher, which is helpful for the farmers. He has named the machine as ‘Aurora’.

Idukki district of Kerala has large plantation of Pepper and farmers here face many problems while threshing the spice manually. P K Ravi, having seen this since his childhood, developed an innovative black pepper thresher which was advantageous to the traditional threshers available in numerous ways. Aurora’s advantageous features have already made it popular among the farmers of the region and farmers are also buying it.

Aurora’s Advantages over Conventional Threshing Machine

  • It can be operated both manually and automatically whereas the conventional machines can only be operated manually.
  • This machine can thresh 300 kg compared to 70 kg of pepper in an hour.
  • It can also be adjusted for threshing white pepper, paddy

How Those Doing Delivery Work Can Face Technological Innovation

Innovation has always partnered technology. The nature of technological development is such that it often moves in leaps and bounds when the paradigm shifts under the weight of a new, foundational spark of innovation.

In transportation, innovation continues to put new pressures and opportunities before firms as they face the technological change in their industry.

Online exchanges

To take hold of this change and grapple with these innovations as opportunities, rather than pressures, haulage companies or those individuals undertaking delivery work need to look to the future in the present. There are always new waves of technological innovation that are useful yet underrated today, which may well become necessary and mainstream tomorrow. A case in point is online exchanges. These allow you to engage with an online network of potential clients, employees and owner-operators with whom you can negotiate work openly and quickly with mere clicks of your keyboard. The sheer efficiency of these exchanges is seeing them become more and more mainstream due to their innovative ways of connecting hauliers.

New tracking technology

There has always been a need for transport companies to keep an eye on their cargo. This is

BPOs Embrace Technological Innovations

Bangalore and Mumbai may outrank Manila as the top one and two business process outsourcing destinations respectively, but the Philippines has undoubtedly made significant inroads in the BPO industry. With an impressive 46% annual growth and the continued high demand for an educated and highly skilled labor force, the future is looking bright and promising for BPO companies that are based in the country.

Beyond headsets

The Philippines has managed to catch up with India partly because of the open attitude of local BPOs to technological developments. Call center facilities and answering service are not only using the latest hardware but the most innovative software as well. People have learned to expect headsets in 21st century call centers. Handsets are all but obsolete. But the major technological innovations in the BPO industry are manifested in the utilities and applications used. Some of the regular staples being utilized today are support automation, speech recognition software, and various language processing programs. Call centre functionalities are also now being integrated in customer relationship management applications that are cloud-based.

Better solutions mean better services

With the right combination of a skilled workforce utilizing state-of-the-art technology, consistently good

Security Related Technological Innovations

Nowadays, one of the greatest concerns of manufacturers and shipping companies is associated with the security of the consignments. Pirates attacking container vessels and other ships have become common nowadays, particularly along the western coasts of Africa. Recent years have also witnessed an alarming increase in maritime crimes. All these factors point towards the lack of adequate security in the ships. If we closely analyze each and every ship-hijack cases, we can come into the conclusion that security lapse was quite evident. There is lack of security both in terms of manpower and technology. In connection with security personnel, there is no other option than deploying adequate armed security guards to ensure protection of the ship. But when it comes to technological aspects related to security, there is much to do.

Recent years have seen a lot of technological advancements in the field of shipping related security. The present scenario has made it compulsory and a “must-do” for the shipping concerns to make use of these latest technological advancements. The implementation of these technological innovations can help the shipping companies and insurance providers in the long run as they can control or put a stop to

Speech Recognition a New Technological Innovation

To survive in a cutthroat competition, it is necessary for every company to stay one-step ahead of their competitors using every available technology. Companies have to find out every possible way that can improve service and better customer’s experience. Furthermore, to acquire new customers, companies have to hire more employees to meet customers to convince and educate them about the benefits the company may give them. Moreover, companies need to cut operational expenses without sacrificing customer satisfaction.

Speech recognition is such a technology that came into existence after nearly 30 years of research and development. Speech recognition understands the words spoken by the customers and converts them into text that the computer understands.

Just as we recognize a person by his or her appearance and voice, in the same way, speech technology can help devices observe spoken hints from the surroundings. By hearing unobtrusively and consistently, a voice technology can store information into a program, assisting other sensory sources and help make a better image of a situation.

When this technology is incorporated on the phone, any transactions through the phone can be completed up to 40 percent faster than pressing keys and listening

The Role Of Technological Innovations

Have you ever wondered how our world would look like without people who are continually innovating to come up with highly useful inventions? Imagine climbing the 80th floor of your office building without an elevator while wearing your best business attire. I’m pretty sure, when you reach the place, your entire body will be dripping with sweat. Now, what about having no computers, mobiles, cars, cameras, digital server and transcription equipment? Life would surely be a burden for most people, especially those who are engaged in business. In fact, these developments have made a great impact on the various industries we have today.

One example of a sector that has benefited significantly from technological innovations is the medical industry. Doctors, nurses and others members of the healthcare team now rely greatly on so many technological devices that can help patients survive. These devices are provided by companies which help hospitals strengthen their commitment to their patients with the use of topnotch, revolutionary medical equipment. Common examples of these devices include dictation servers, transcription equipment and electronic signature and document delivery systems which allow healthcare solutions to be customized to each patients’ needs. With all the advantages

Stages of Technology Adoption

Schools across the globe are going through a growth spurt of sorts, which is both painful and unavoidable. I’m talking, of course, about technology integration. Maybe your class is using a COW (Computer on Wheels) cart once a week or maybe every student in your school is suddenly holding an iPad and administrators are throwing around the dreaded phrase “going paperless.” Whatever the level of technology integration, we all seem to be in some state of transition toward new technology at any given time. The painful truth, though, is that no matter how many professional development sessions we receive or how many tools we are given, many adults struggle to adapt to new technology. We approach the new school year fully aware that our students will hack the media and turn it to their own deviant uses before we as teachers even learn to turn the device on. The solution to this problem is simple. It’s time to take a page from our students’ playbook. We need to jump quickly over the hurdles of trepidation, fear, and distrust, in order to come out ahead in the technology race.

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