According to Edison invention requires a pile of junk and a good imagination, but it also requires a really compelling problem to solve, says Martin Kits van Heyningen.
The message to shipping is that digital transformation is no longer optional, and whilst a degree of scepticism is healthy, harsh times could be the signal to invest, says Steve Williams
Googlers whooshing down slides in California or riding bikes through their offices might be the face innovation presents to the world, but under the surface lies a far more structured approach—and there’s an app for it.
The structure of the industry can make the kind of digital infrastructure investment that supports innovation tough, but Norbulk is one ship manager showing it can be done.
Shipping has its mouth in shape for some disruptive innovation, and showcasing a vision for its future is engaging all sorts of innovators we can work with, says Oskar Levander
Expecting a Eureka moment to solve shipping’s innovation problem is a mistake, but building the right intellectual infrastructure and widening the pool of ideas might, says Kirsi Tikka
Just because an idea didn’t work in the past doesn’t mean it won’t work in the future. Sometimes what’s required is a leap of faith—and incumbent companies aren’t always good at those, says Constantine Komodromos
Creating a culture of innovation requires more than just repeating the word in meetings, it’s time to think dandelion says Walter Hannemann
The world is in flux, so it’s no surprise innovation is a top priority. Or is it? Shipping’s customers are crying out for a Model-T, but are we just delivering a faster horse?
Disruption means the maritime industry pie is up for grabs, but getting innovation strategies right could see incumbent companies keeping their hands on the knife, says Tero Hottinen.
Innovation is top priority for companies world-wide but shipping is renovating rather than innovating. How do we drive a culture of innovation rather than a desire to get back to normal?