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Cycling fans, industry find ways to boost “green”

This past weekend I had the opportunity to visit Wheel and Sprocket’s Bike Expo at the Wisconsin Exposition Center in Milwaukee. The annual expo, billed as the world’s largest bike exhibit, has been held for many years and is truly a celebration of cycling in our community. The enthusiasm of the biking community was tangible. […]

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Amy Spreeman

Business Development Leader of Marketing Strategy and Communications Amy Spreeman’s 24+ years of public relations, brand marketing and trade journal experience make her the ideal person to share Innovationedge’s unique brand story with clients and partners. Her communications expertise helps transform disruptive ideas and complex processes into easily understood and embraceable ideas. . As the […]

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App based on smart algorithms stocks your fridge

A new app has Italian shoppers using the cloud to help keep their refrigerators and pantries stocked. The app is called Rosie, and it learns users’ purchase routines to deliver items when they run out. After entering details about their household, such as number of residents, their age and regular buying habits, shoppers can then […]

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Billboard turns humidity into drinking water

In many places around the world, fresh and safe drinking water is hard to come by. But some engineering students in Peru have teamed up with an advertising agency to create a billboard that turns the nation’s humid climate into water that is so desperately needed. The University of Engineering and Technology (UTEC) teamed up […]

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Work environment can influence creativity!

Some people can be creative anywhere, but many struggle with creativity. Given the right encouragement, many experts believe that anyone can be effectively creative, given the right encouragement and conditions. While this “nuture vs. nature” debate continues, in reality creativity is a combination of the two. The right environment will always help stimulate creative thought […]

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Health movement spurs food makers to innovate

Food and beverage manufacturers today are capitalizing on natural trends in their search for innovation opportunities. We know food prices are increasing, but so are the number of health-conscious Americans. In a food industry increasingly competing for farmers market consumers, the buzz words on store shelves these days are raw, organic and GM-Free. Some of […]

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Saving the whales: With an app!

Researchers are hoping a new app called WhaleALERT will reduce the number of collisions between ships and whales. This new app can alert shipping operators if whales are nearby. Environmentalists are concerned that the noise of ships traveling through areas where whales reside can not only harm the mammals, but interfere with their ability to […]

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Reflections on CoDev and Open Innovation

The 2013 edition of CoDev Conference took place this week in San Diego.  This conference is the premiere gathering for those who are developing cutting-edge open innovation partnerships. Here innovation leaders from all over the world learned from each other how to find new ways to define their business models to deliver growth through Open […]

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The secret to a smoother travel experience in 2013

I’ve traveled quite a few miles in my career and no matter how much I traverse the globe, I keep learning about how to do it better. Travel begins with preparation, and although it is taking years I’m still learning and reinforcing to myself that packing light is important. There is always the urge to […]

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Grow beyond your comfort zone in 2013

I don’t know about you, but as we enter a New Year, I like to look back at the significant events and milestones of the past year that challenged us to grow beyond our comfort zone and propel us forward. Certainly the economic climate impacted every company, large and small. And while some felt the […]

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