Hack & Craft Insights present a rundown of eight technology hotspots, strategic topics, and things to watch out for this year.
Brogues v Trainers: 8 differences between Corporate Ventures and Start-ups
One way that corporates respond to the threat of disruption is to create new ventures that break away from the traditional operations and create new revenue streams. These spin-off businesses can launch new brands, exploit new technologies and attract new types of customer.
Can Innovation drive us into digital slavery?
At the height of the fallout from the Credit Crunch, I launched a new airport lounge venture called SLOW. The concept challenged conventional business thinking by creating a brand that championed
3D printing accelerating innovation for engineers, designers, artists and manufacturers worldwide
Formlabs designs and manufactures powerful and accessible 3D printing systems for engineers, designers, artists, and manufacturers around the globe, accelerating innovation in a variety of industries, including education, dentistry, healthcare, jewellery, and research. Hack & Craft caught up with Eduardo Torrealba, the engineer responsible for smashing the cost of 3D Printers.
Blue Planet II: New technologies give a completely fresh perspective on life beneath the waves
Four years in the making, with footage drawn from 6,000 hours on 125 expeditions from 39 countries, Blue Planet finally returned to our screens this month. 16 years since the original Blue Planet, the sequel goes deeper still, using innovative technology to reveal more marine worlds and aquatic habits from the depths of Antarctica to the vibrancy of the Coral Reef.
The ‘grow your own’ tech revolution
Grow your own - compost. Watering cans, welly boots and mud. The Good Life. The idea of growing your own food doesn’t exactly conjure up the most dynamic image but there is a movement that is putting food higher on the tech agenda than ever before and it’s perfect for domestic users and even businesses to invest in.
Agtech: Where field and server farms meet
The robot farmer is here, but the biggest agtech innovations will come from the IoT, big data, and analytics.
Coding ethics into technology
Computer Ethics Professor Simon Rogerson explains why ethical considerations are vital at the design stage as society becomes more and more reliant on technology.
A Manifesto for Digital Change (Part 3: A New Industrial Strategy)
Insecurity, joblessness, and stalled living standards are powerful drivers of protectionism – we learned that in no uncertain terms from the Brexit vote. However, “an economic policy that seeks to shield the UK from globalisation and innovation would be the equivalent of standing on the shore with King Canute”, warns techUK, the organisation that represents 700,000 technology innovators.