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Our innovation awards: Call for nominations | The Economist.

Regular readers may know I have tracked a number of ideas from the pages of The Economist. The newspaper was established in 1843 to take part in “a severe contest between intelligence, which presses forward, and an unworthy, timid ignorance obstructing our progress”.

It cites that one of the chief ways in which intelligence presses forward is through innovation, which is recognised as one of the most important contributors to economic growth (50% of all economic growth is attributed to innovation). Innovation, in turn, depends on the creative individuals who dream up new ideas and turn them into reality.

For 12 years the newspaper has awarded individual contributors in bioscience; computing and telecommunications; consumer products; energy and the environment; process and service innovation; social and economic innovation; and a special “no boundaries” category. It is good to recognise those creating growth; however, increasingly, and perhaps always, innovation is a team sport…

Rob Munro

So, what do you think ?

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