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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 Innovations and Trends
Uber has unveiled its latest skyport designs for Uber Air, its vision of the future transportation. At an industry gathering of industry experts, aviation regulators and potential partners in Los Angeles, Uber painted an optimistic vision for its lofty ambition of creating a commercial network of flying cars, by 2023. Uber may be presenting an overly optimistic scenario, but the fact remains that our current system of mass transit is in dire shape and in need of disruptive innovation. The above skyport design is by Humphreys & Partners mimics nature with a “beehive” design (above)...
Small enough to hold in your hands. Rolls-Royce envisions a future where tiny engine maintenance robots, measuring just 10mm in diameter, will go inside an engine, sending live video back to the mechanics and speeding up inspections. Developed in collaboration with the University of Nottingham and Harvard University, they’re appropriately dubbed swarm robots. Read more: Rolls-Royce Engine Maintenance Robots
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