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What is innovation?
The Nest Learning Thermostat represents disruptive innovation. It overcomes the pain point of traditional thermostats that many fight over by being “smart” and saving money.
What is incremental innovation?
Incremental, or “efficiency,” innovations seek to produce the same product or service more cheaply or efficiently and are the most popular type of innovation. Starship robots can make deliveries more consistently and cost-effectively.
What is orthogonal innovation?
The Sharpty Inverted Umbrella is a perfect example of a “think different,” or orthogonal, innovation. The Sharpty closes in the opposite direction, allowing water to be captured instead of dripping on you.
Another “think different” example
The Celebrity Edge’s Magic Carpet is an orthogonal, or “think different,” innovation. Its elevator platform boards many passengers at once while also serving as a restaurant.
What is disruptive innovation?
Disruptive innovations are those rare inventions that change the way the world works, disrupting industries. Apple will sell more watches in 2019 than the entire Swiss watch industry combined.
Recent News and Trends
Marlborough, Mass.-based ReWalk Robotics has received clearance from Food and Drug Administration for the company’s ReStore soft exo-suit system designed for U.S. rehabilitation centers. ReStore is the only soft exo-suit with FDA clearance, and is intended for use in the treatment of stroke survivors with mobility challenges.
In April, Alphabet’s Wing became the first drone delivery company to gain Federal Aviation Administration approval to make commercial U.S. deliveries. Just five years ago, 63% of Americans thought it would be a “change for the worse” if commercial drones were given permission to fly through most U.S. airspace.
Scooter-sharing company Bird will offer an electric moped in select markets this summer, called the “Cruiser,” the first to include a seat. Mopeds can be used like a bike, with the electric motor offering assistance to make pedaling easier, or as a motorcycle with feet on the pegs.
Dutch airline KLM, working with researchers at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, has launched the Flying V jet concept, named after an iconic Gibson guitar featuring a similar shape.
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