01 Oct 2019

Five Ways To Bring Innovation To Your Organisation

Although every organisation is projected to succeed, that is not always the case. Business success is a result of a combination of strategy, business models, structure, processes, technology and, most of all, culture. The greatest visionary leaders of outstanding organisations have one thing in common: they know that culture matters and they all foster a […]

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17 Sep 2019

Why We Need Innovation To Create Sustainable Development In The APAC Region

The world is demanding a future ‘human-centred society’ that is based on innovation and sustainable development concepts. “Changes call for innovation, and innovation leads to progress”, says Li Keqiang, the current Chinese Premier. An economist by trade, he is the leader of China, the second most powerful country in the world. However, China isn’t the […]

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03 Sep 2019

Join The Google News Initiative Design Accelerator 2019

The Google News Lab is a team within the Google News Initiative whose mission is to collaborate with journalists and entrepreneurs to drive innovation in news. Offering partnerships and training in over 50 countries, the News Lab brings the best of Google technology to tackle important challenges in journalism today. “The Google News Initiative (GNI) […]

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03 Sep 2019

Google, Echos & Splice: A Partnership To Create Innovation In Asia’s News Industry

Echos & Splice are partnering with the Google News Initiative to launch the first Google News Initiative Design Accelerator for Asia. Our goal is to help create an innovation mindset, culture, and practices to support this region’s news industry. We are inviting applications from news organisations across the Asia Pacific to participate in this program […]

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13 Aug 2019

Corporations, Listen Up: Innovation Only Happens Through People

You may have heard about an innovative project or idea that was about to take off but ended up never happening. There is so much innovation happening inside of organisations and so many ideas that don’t move forward. Since we founded Echos in 2011, this question kept us wondering why innovative projects or ventures don’t […]

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06 Aug 2019

Do All Companies Innovate In The Same Way?

In the current global business landscape, a competitive company is a company that invests in innovation. Defined by its human-centred, status-quo breaking characteristics, innovation can happen in many ways. THE TYPES OF INNOVATION Incremental Innovation This is a low-impact kind of innovation. Incremental Innovation happens by a series of small improvements to an organisation’s existing […]

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16 Apr 2019

The Era Of Open Innovation

The verb “to innovate” is defined by the Oxford dictionary as “To make changes in something established, especially by introducing new methods, ideas, or products. To introduce something new, especially a product”. At Echos, we like to describe innovation as something that adds value to people’s life. Anyone and anything can be innovative, depending on […]

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16 Apr 2019

SXSW 2019: The Design Trends

SXSW started as a music festival that aimed to bring life to Austin, Texas. As the years went by, the event continued to expand and, nowadays, it is known as the biggest innovation festival in the world. Currently, the event is divided into four categories: interaction (technology and innovation), film, music and comedy. In each […]

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09 Apr 2019

Business Innovation in Three Steps

Innovation serves society as the very thing that propels it forward. In other words, innovation happens when a solution is created to a problem in a way that people’s lives are changed for the better. In the business world, the combination of entrepreneurship and innovation is the stuff dreams are made of because, without entrepreneurship, […]

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05 Feb 2019

8 Habits Creative People Cultivate

Innovation and collaborative thinking are all the rage in 2019. Companies all fields are investing money, time and efforts into developing a more creative environment in which people can work towards innovative solutions for daily and complex problems. What Is Innovation Facilitation? Companies have noticed that when people co-create, the results of that collaboration are […]

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