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business models, strategies and technologies

Uber for people who want to start Uber

Does the business opportunity lie in the delivery or the capability? Once upon a time, the best new business ideas had to be (well, preferably) radically innovative, groundbreaking zingers that’d have clients and customers queuing up to sign over their money. Business innovation is/was pretty much all about the search for the gruesomely elusive Holy Grail of the next “big idea”, the path to...

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Meta = AI in the service of the scientific ecosystem

The fruits of scientific research and development only have limited value if no-one knows about them – the AI path to making research know-how useful The know-how needle in the research haystack All over the world, scientists and researchers are beavering away, adding countless tiny new pieces to vast scientific puzzles and pushing the boundaries of human knowledge. Unfortunately, there’s a natural tendency for incredibly...

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CATIA – from software tool to thought leadership

From CAD software to a whole idea about designing anything – and the difficulties of explaining it. The CATIA conundrum. From one tool to the standard One of the most significant long-term breakthroughs in the world of design for highly complex manufacturing is a multi-platform software suite from Dassault Systèmes in France, dubbed CATIA (an acronym of computer aided three-dimensional interactive application). CATIA is used for computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided...

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