Imagination at Work

Imagine a researcher inventing technology that would halve the cost of manufacturing an automobile their contribution to growth and competitiveness would probably win unanimous support. Now let’s suppose that an entrepreneur achieves this same result by importing some parts for this automobile. The odds are that many would condemn him for not buying from local… » read more

Second EU Innovation Barometer Takes Temperature of European Innovation The publication today of GE’s 2nd EU Innovation Barometer provoked good debate on the progress and direction of the EU’s Innovation Policy with an emphasis on what concrete measures are and can be taken to deliver on the expectations set in the Innovation Union Strategy. In… » read more

Today GE launches its second annual Global Innovation Barometer which is a study of almost 3,000 business leaders across 22 countries including France, Germany, Poland, Sweden and the UK. The Barometer conducted by independent research and consulting firm, StrategyOne, identifies some of the key drivers and deterrents of innovation and examines perceptions of business to… » read more

Last week we launched a report on Innovation in Poland – the GE Innovation Barometer, an independent study commissioned by GE and conducted by StrategyOne. It examines the perception of 100 Polish business people who have a direct involvement in innovation. It also looks at the innovation context in the country as well as identifying… » read more

I attended a breakfast this week hosted by Danuta Hubner, MEP Chair of the Regional Policy Committee, at the European Parliament to mark the launch of the Polish Innovation Barometer, an independent study conducted on behalf of GE to gather perspectives from Polish business executives on the state of innovation in Poland. Budget Commissioner Lewandowski… » read more

As the Finance Minister of the EU meet in Luxembourg, we are once again faced with another crisis as budget figures released last night in Athens suggest the Greek government will miss a key deficit reduction target. As I wrote in a letter to the FT, the ongoing cost of uncertainty and the lack of… » read more