Industry 4.0, IoT, 3D printing and more. Why some technologies diffuse so quickly and others don’t

Revised on 2 March 2018. I receive questions daily about the Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, 3D printing and many other technologies and whether and how I think these technologies will disrupt manufacturing and education in particular and the world in general. These questions are not only from government officials, but also from businesspeople, friends… Continue reading Industry 4.0, IoT, 3D printing and more. Why some technologies diffuse so quickly and others don’t

Quick recap: what is an innovation system?

Before I continue with this series, it is necessary for me to refer you back to a post I wrote some time ago where I described what an innovation system is. For the full post, click here For those to lazy to click on links I will quickly summary two key points. Freeman (1987:1) defined… Continue reading Quick recap: what is an innovation system?

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