How Open Data for Science Will Change How Businesses Compete

A Periodic Table For Cancer

Typically, cancer research has been approached according to the traditional scientific method. A scientist would come up with a theory about how a particular mutation causes a tumor, apply for a grant, perform a study and then publish results. But in 2005, researcher at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), saw an opportunity to go in another direction.

A Genome For 21st Century Manufacturing

Like a biological organism, every product is made up of materials and the properties of those materials, in large part, determine how the product functions and performs. So a key way to improve products is to improve the materials in some way, by making them lighter, stronger, better at conducting electricity or whatever.

Genomes Of The Mind

Artificial intelligence has long been an area of intense interest at IBM and, in particular, deriving meaning from language. That, after all, is how it created its revolutionary Watson system that beat humans at Jeopardy and is now assisting professional in fields ranging from medicine, finance and even music.

A New Era Of Mass Collaboration

In the past, only major institutions could do large-scale innovation. Sure, a few guys in a garage somewhere could rearrange existing technology and build a disruptive product, but to make a fundamental change in how things work, you had to work in a major lab with a large budget. The quaint notion of a lone scientist at the bench has been defunct for a long time.



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Greg Satell

Greg Satell

Bestselling Author of Cascades and Mapping Innovation, @HBR Contributor, - Learn more at — note: I use Amazon Affiliate links for books.