Industry

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Energy: Cold fusion reactor

The research paper, which hasn’t yet undergone peer review, seems to confirm both the existence of cold fusion, and its potency: The cold fusion device being tested has roughly 10,000 times the energy density and 1,000 times the power density of gasoline.

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Atheer: 3D augmented reality glasses

Atheer company, based in Mountain View, Calif., employs 20 people and is not venture capital funded so far. Atheer hopes to integrate its augmented reality and gestural control platform into existing mobile operating systems, such as Android, iOS, and Xbox.

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Emotiv: BCI for less than 1K$

Emotiv is a neuroengineering company. Their advanced algorithms allow these headsets to detect subconscious emotional states, facial expressions and user-trained mental commands which can control existing and custom applications and games.

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Audi, Mercedes, Toyota & Volvo: Driverless

4 automobiles manufacturers experimenting diverless prototype: Audi, Mercedes, Toyota and Volvo.

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Google: Where we are on “Driverless car”?

The Google driverless car is a project by Google that involves developing technology for driverless cars. The project is currently being led by Google engineer Sebastian Thrun, director of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and co-inventor of Google Street View.

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Google: Where we are on “Glass”?

Google Glass is a mobile solution that could replace SmartPhones. Google is thinking to put it on the market in 2014. These glasses are displaying information from Internet superimposed on the classical view which is a solution respecting the principle of augmented reality.

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i3D: most innovative polish company

Poland’s top-ranked company, software developer i3D, reported a whopping 2,254 percent growth over the past five years, according to the ranking. Yet a number of reports and statistics show that Poland lags in the innovation stakes compared to the rest of the European Union.

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Arçelik: most innovative Turkish company

Arçelik A.Ş., the strategic partner of the Turkish Innovation Week organized by Turkish Exporters Assembly (TEA) for the first time at Istanbul on 6-8 December 2012, has been granted “The Most Innovative Turkish Company” award by Turkish Exporters Assembly.

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Nando’s: Food innovation in South Africa

Robert Brozin, CEO and Founder of Nando’s Chickenland, was born in Middelburg, about 200 kilometers from Johannesburg, South Africa. After a two-year army stint, a bachelor’s degree at University, and working two years at Price Waterhouse, he moved to Teltron, a Johannesburg-based electronics company.

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Tencent: dominates social media in China

The story of American instant messaging is one of fragmentation: AOL lost its grip, Gmail and Facebook gained ground, that was that. But in China, IM portal Tencent dominates. It has expanded to games, social networking, apps, and an open platform to encourage a Western-style app ecosystem.

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Redbus: solution to book indian bus tickets

48th most innovative worldwide company scored by FastCompany in 2012, RedBus is an incredible indian company. Several years ago, on a busy holiday weekend, Phanindra Sama actually ran after some Indian bus operators in a failed attempt to catch a bus home.

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NGINX: host 12% of the world’s websites

For being the server to web stars. Between WordPress, Hulu, Netflix, Pinterest and Wikipedia, Nginx hosts about 12% of the world’s more than 630 millon websites and gained about 2 million new hostnames in December 2012.

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Bug: innovates against Pesticides

Killer wasps! Fear not–this isn’t the movies. These predatory insects are the good guys, programmed to target only their natural enemy (which is not your scrawny behind). Bug Agentes Biológicos mass-produces wasps to combat larvae and stinkbugs that threaten sugarcane and soybean plants, two of Brazil’s largest cash crops.

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Fermob: To innovate & to internationalize

Bernard Reybier bought in 1989 the company installed Thoissey in Ain, a region of France. It manufactures furniture iron since 1953 and reduced to a workshop of 10, suffers from devastating competition from plastic.

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Apple: Innovations wanted now!

Since 2012, no major innovation comes from Apple. The company collapses on Wall Street since September 2012, and the Dow Jones with, in April 2013.

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Chicorée Leroux: Rewarded for innovation

It is a venerable institution of 155 years, the company Chicorée Leroux, which dusts, thanks to the price of industrial innovation in the North / Pas-de-Calais, a region of France, a bit outdated image linked to its flagship product, chicory.

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Expliseat: Featherweight & innovative seats

Expliseat is a young company created in 2011 by three young engineers.The French start-up presented for the first time his seat aircraft called “Titanium seat” that weighs only 4 kg, or half a conventional seat. According to the project partners, it could reduce 3 to 5% fuel consumption.

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Lafarge: Places innovation on its strategy

The manufacturer of building materials Lafarge intends to place “innovation at the heart of his strategy”, said the group’s CEO Bruno Lafont, who wants to reach 450 million to innovation of the period 2012-2015.

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Babolat: Show how they innovate

Eric Babolat, Chairman and CEO of the oldest tennis company in the world, unveiled the French manufacturer’s futuristic racket technology.Called ‘Play and Connect’, the technology involves the placement of tiny sensors into the handle of a racket, allowing technical data to be collected and analysed to help players improve their game.

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Rossignol: Innovation & Manufacturing

The Rossignol company continues their relocation to France. Its policy of relocation is heralding the return on French soil a part of its production carried out in Asia, a policy justified by the improved competitiveness of France.

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GM: Explores Windows of Opportunity

The Windows of Opportunity (WOO) Project was inspired by psychological studies indicating car passengers often feel disconnected from their environment, GM asked the Bezalel students to turn car windows into interactive displays.

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Google: Prototype of Glasses

When Google’s Sergey Brin was photographed on the NYC subway at the end of January wearing a prototype of the Google Glasses, who would ever have thought we’d seriously be talking about “wearable tech” as one of the biggest trends of 2013 without a trace of irony?

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MasterCard: Restructured for IT innovation

Innovation doesn’t bear fruit unless you can create a culture of innovation throughout the organization. A Web-based idea management program called Aspire has helped to achieve, where anyone can post ideas, comment on them and vote them up or down. Within three months 47% of employees had signed in and 11% had participated.

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SAP: To industrialize your mobile center

Today, the top 5 devices activated are iPhones and iPads and enterprise adoption of smartphones is reaching 80%. App development has also accelerated. Companies who were experimenting with a handful of business apps are now deploying dozens or even hundreds of apps. Given the proliferation and impact of mobile, it’s easy to see why scaling mobile innovation is now critical.

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