Sanitation economy: New marketplace for innovation

If you ever thought that most of the industry economies are saturated, then think again! There is a brand-new marketplace in town based on toilets and sanitation which is brimming with innovation, entrepreneurship and investment. Read on.. Profits with purpose is never easy in hyper competitive world. The challenge increases

Collaborating to better manage critical assets

From 2011 to 2016 international water research organisations, Australian water utilities and three Australian universities came together to undertake fundamental research in how critical water pipes fail and the conditions leading to failure. It was a interesting project to address problems which mattered to many, managing critical assets in this

Sharing economy for social cause

Technology is now enabling the companies to allow their customers to be part of their social welfare efforts.Two such examples which has making waves are #Datadonate and the Rapid Rewards -points sharing program by Southwest airlines. #Datadonate is an initiative from Swedish mobile operator Three in which leftover mobile data

More for the Less:M-Kopa and Indian Soccer League

Innovations has different dimensions; one such dimension is using the more to address the less. In this approach,resources/ solutions which are in abundance are used as a lever to find solutions for the areas where there is a huge shortage. Two such recent examples are M-Kopa and the Indian Soccer

Working with Constraints : Project Loon,Vivek Ranadive & Indian Sanitary Napkin

Traditional approach to problem solving involves identifying the root causes, addressing the constraints and acting on them with the right set of resources. However, there are many scenarios where one has to work with constraints and find solutions working around it. How can one innovate working with constraints? Some success