Until the word innovation was categorically introduced into economic discourse by Joseph Alois Schumpeter (1883-1950), imitation and invention were dialectically related. They were opposites, like two extremes of a social practice – the search for novelty. The coining of the term innovation associated with business and productive practice broke down this relationship of forces. What was the epicentre of this change? Schumpeter’s work.
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It is undeniable that the appearance of the Internet, the improvement in data transmission speed and information storage and processing capacity have had a broad and diverse impact on our lives. Daily tasks such as listening to music, watching films, communicating with friends and relatives, have quickly been transformed. City guides and roadmaps have disappeared from the glove compartments of cars, and there are numerous possibilities to measure the physical activity carried out: biometric wristbands, software to help with physical exercise (Nike+, RunKeeper, Freeletics, …). We can access the contents and official courses of almost any university in the world and multimedia contents are complementing and even in some cases replacing textbooks. Moreover, people are undoubtedly studying and learning in a different way.
Barcelona was once again the city of the mobile. For 4 days, the streets were full of elegantly dressed men and women attending marathon conferences. All with their characteristic white and red accreditation. The Mobile World Congress (MWC) is a must. It is a week in which Barcelona is positioned as the capital of telecommunications, promoting meetings between experts from all around the world. And, as part of this great showcase, 4 Years From Now (4YFN), an initiative which seeks to give a boost to technological start-ups through the investment of corporations. That is where we were with Aqualogy.