26 May 2020

Design New Revenue For The Low Touch Economy

Innovation and resilience. How to adapt and pivot when you lose revenue It’s been challenging for everyone. The Corona Virus outbreak made many of us redundant. As businesses, it made some of our most prominent line of revenue sometimes completely stop and even become obsolete. I’ve read somewhere that we’re all in the same sinking […]

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07 Jan 2020

How Times Have Changed: 2010's Six Most Talked About Innovations

2020 is not just any other year; it is the start of a new decade that will be profoundly shaped by technology and innovation. 2010 seems like it was yesterday and, yet, everything has fundamentally changed. To prove my point, these are some of the most talked-about disruptions of 2010: Twitter Was Huge In 2010, […]

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10 Dec 2019

What Can Nature Teach Us About Innovation?

When we think of inventions, we think of new discoveries, designs and technology, but did you know some of the most famous inventions and breakthroughs in tech have been inspired by nature?  This is called biomimicry: but really, what does that mean? Well, biomimicry – or biomimetics – is the examination of nature, its systems, […]

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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 Initiative (GNI) is our global effort to work with the news industry to help journalism thrive in the digital age. Through rounds of regional funding, the GNI Innovation Challenges will empower news innovators from around the world to demonstrate new thinking in online journalism and the development of new publishing business models. […]

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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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