The things you can do and learn online for General Paper (and Project Work).

Took a couple of hours to search for stuff on the Web to use in the Innovation and Enterprise course for the IP1 students next week. Here’s what I found:

Did You Know 2.0 YouTube video

This page on the wiki promoted in the above presentation links to other similar presentations.

Comments related to innovation here

The New York Times – Innovative Minds Don’t Think Alike

The Sources of Innovation (1988) by Eric Von Hippel – User, manufacturer, supplier and other

Full book download available is a portal for the latest research and practice regarding the open innovation. The open innovation paradigm originated in the 2003 book of the same name by Dr. Henry Chesbrough of U.C. Berkeley.

“Open innovation is the use of purposive inflows and outflows of knowledge to accelerate internal innovation, and expand the markets for external use of innovation, respectively. [This paradigm] assumes that firms can and should use external ideas as well as internal ideas, and internal and external paths to market, as they look to advance their technology.”

Henry Chesbrough, Open Innovation: Researching a New Paradigm

Not much stuff on the site, dead links

Mini Cooper, RFID

RFID-Enabled Billboards Talk to Mini Motorists

Mini USA is distributing RFID key fobs to Cooper owners in four U.S. cities, where interactive billboards will read the tags and flash personalized messages to drivers.

The New York Times – Billboards That Know You by Name

Nokia, Changing Contexts

Nokia’s Innovation Recipe: “There Is No Blueprint”

2 YouTube videos embedded

Summarised here

Predictive entry of text from a telephone keypad has been known at least since the 1970s (Smith and Goodwin, 1971). Aspects of predictive text have been patented for instance by Kondraske (1985), and as a method for communicating with deaf people via phone in 1988

The T9 text entry system has… had predictive text entry for some time and it works really well, especially on the Nokia phones… It learns over time what words you are most likely to input (even names and URLs) and it is uncanny how the word you want to enter is often the first choice in the list.

Nokia Research Centre

Nokia Demos: The Connected Lifestyle

In these animated scenarios you’ll meet Isabel – a business lady of the near future – and see some snapshots of her life in the office, in the car, in town, at home, in the shopping mall, and out with her family. Always connected to what is important for her, Isabel organizes her precious – but sometimes so fragmented – life.

These future scenarios are based on phenomena that we see rising in the years to come and include some concepts and technologies which Nokia is researching.

Streamed video available

Download for off-line viewing using Download Embedded Add-on for Firefox

Not terribly exciting though. Don’t know if the IP kids can relate to the content


Multi-User Publishing Environment (MUPE) is an application platform for mobile multi-user context-aware applications. MUPE allows anyone to easily create their own mobile services, games and applications. To achieve these goals, MUPE uses a plethora of technologies to reduce the complexity of developing mobile services.

T9 Text Input Recognized as Best Consumer Product of the Year by the Washington Software Alliance

Business Wire, Feb 18, 2000

fun promotional site by Nuance Communication which acquired Tegic Communications for US$265 million

Tegic’s software has been installed on more than 2.5 billion mobile devices

Update 3 January 2008

Incidentally, when I logged on Windows Live Messenger this morning, I noticed that Nanyang Polytechnic had an advertisement under ‘MSN Today’ and their tag line is ‘Innovation Rules’. And there’s something else about ‘One humble paperclip… many applications’. Didn’t find much else on Innovation from the website. Their video on the NYP experience doesn’t feature innovation as a theme, nor did it contain much to differentiate the polytechnic from other post-secondary institutions, except perhaps its location.

FAQ on Innovation and Enterprise, Ministry of Education, Singapore


Comments on: "Notes from research on Innovation: Nokia and Mini" (1)

  1. I want notes of general paper

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