Category Archives: People

MCDONALD’S LOSES BIG MAC TRADEMARK AFTER LEGAL BATTLE WITH IRISH CHAIN

On 15 January the Supermac Irish fast-food chain won a David versus Goliath battle against trademark bullying by a powerful multinational. The Galway-based firm persuaded the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) to cancel McDonald’s use of the “Big Mac” … Continue reading

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BUSINESS INSIGHT: DID THE PROFESSOR GET IT WRONG?

A new business insight provided by Roger La Salle, innovation thought leader and pioneer of “Matrix Thinking”™ Is it really that risky? In a recent article a professor suggested that in many cases Boards of Directors, although preaching the innovation gospel … Continue reading

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MAKE EU CITIZENSHIP A PERMANENT RIGHT

The Brexit negotiations have assumed that EU citizenship will cease for all UK nationals if and when the UK leaves the EU. With the outcome of Brexit still unclear only two months before the UK’s scheduled exit from the European … Continue reading

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MOVE FAST AND BREAK THINGS: HOW BREXIT IS LIKE SILICON VALLEY

Can startup Britain make a successful exit? by Andrew Walker MOUNTAIN VIEW, California — For an entrepreneur watching Brexit from California, it’s hard not to notice a familiar pattern. In Silicon Valley, startups famously follow the so-called Transition Curve, cycling … Continue reading

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CAREER CHANGE FOR HENNING SEJER JAKOBSEN

After 25 years working for the Danish Technological Institute, Henning Sejer Jakobsen will start a new professional challenge from 1 January 2019 when he takes up a new position at Aarhus University, Department of Engineering: http://eng.au.dk/en/ Henning is well-known in … Continue reading

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BUSINESS INSIGHT: IS IT TIME TO “RE-QUESTION”?

A new business insight provided by Roger La Salle, innovation thought leader and pioneer of “Matrix Thinking”™ Is it time to “Re-Question”? Despite the Chief Scientist saying that nothing we do in Australia will make a scrap of difference to the … Continue reading

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€100 MILLION BREAKTHROUGH ENERGY EUROPE INVESTMENT FUND LAUNCHED

On 17 October the European Commission and Bill Gates-led Breakthrough Energy  signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish Breakthrough Energy Europe (BEE) – a joint investment fund to help innovative European companies develop and bring radically new clean energy technologies … Continue reading

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