Mumbai’s punishing signal

An interesting initiative to tackle a common problem in India -Honking at traffic signals. What if the behavior of people is redirected against them to instantly face consequences of their action. Yes, that was the thought behind this experiment. Though the practicality of scaling this questionable, there are some interesting

Double Diamond Interchange(DDI): Valuable innovation lessons for other industries

Globally, road intersections are the points where the probability of accidents is generally found to be on the higher side. Intersections, typically have crossing, merging and diverging conflict points leading to confusion amongst drivers. The situation gets worse when you add the increasing number of vehicles, quality of roads and

Poland’s Idea Bank Express

Innovation which brings digital experience in physical world, sometimes known as ‘phygital’ if done well can be engaging, disruptive and impactful. Poland’s Idea Bank known for its innovation is definitely showing the world how to win in ‘phygitial’ category. Aimed at targeting the SME business segment, Idea Bank identified that

Story of Coffee: Devil’s drink to birth of insurance

Sipping a hot cup of coffee is a  divine experience for many.  However, you might be startled to know when coffee was introduced it was faced with severe resistance and many campaigns taken up to block the growth of coffee as beverage. So, how did the coffee aficionados break the

Fare Evasion to Community Benefit: Transport Ombudsman’s data magic

In Australia, Public Transport of Victoria’s (PTV) data on fare evaders showed an interesting trend. They found a particular tram and train route in Melbourne  having high rate of offenders and interestingly even higher rate of fare evasions disputed with Transport Ombudsman. Further analysis of data revealed that,young people faced

Swarm intelligence to solve business problems

Everyday businesses are flooded with the need to make all sorts of decisions – strategic, operational and tactical .Many of these decisions are taken by business managers or leaders who may or may not always follow a popular view for that particular decision. Have you ever looked into how  nature

Tackling the challenge on truck drivers retention

The digital world has made the possibility of having everything delivered at your door step. This, however has created new set of challenges to companies which move the goods across the world. Yes, the logistics providers irrespective of scale are faced with enormous challenge of keeping up with the ever

Elephant fatality and water shortage in high altitude solved

Using solutions from nature has time and again proven to be highly successful for problems posed by nature. Two interesting stories on how nature’s resources and engineering is put in action for solving interesting problems Plan Bee to avoid elephant fatalities According to the Wildlife Trust of India, train collisions