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Tad Golesworthy

Tad Golesworthy is a classic example of a user innovator.  When he needed surgery to repair a life-threatening problem with his aorta, he mixed his engineering skills with his doctors’ medical knowledge to design a better repair job.

Nandan Nilekani, Infosys

Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani is often credited with making India a leader in IT services. In this talk from TED2009, he outlines what has helped India develop quickly in recent years — for example, a willingness to see people as a resource rather than a burden — and what needs to happen for economic growth

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Grameen Bank

Muhammad Yunis won the Nobel Prize for his work in developing the concept of ‘microfinance’.  This video clip explains the basic idea behind the Grameen bank, the venture he established to implement the idea.

Samasource

This is a case example of social innovation in the humanitarian context.  Samasource was an idea developed to enable refugees to participate in the wider economic system using mobile technology and earn money to support themselves. The basic idea is explained in this clip…..   ….. and this clip has a users perspective  

The changing face of the imaging industry

This is a case study highlighting changes over time across the sector.  Imaging case You might also be interested to read the responses of players like Fuji, Polaroid and Kodak.    

Michael Pitts interview

Michael Pitts is Sustainability Manager with the UK Technology Strategy Board (now called InnovateUK).  In this interview he talks about some of the challenges around sustainability and innovation.   A transcript of the interview is available here You can find out more about the organization here:    

Electroco

Electroco This is a case study of a large electrical company which looks at their innovation capability mapped against the framework model.

Green buildings

green building ATKINS_Case_Study2 (1)  This is a case study describing the approach taken by the engineering consultancy Atkins to the design of green buildings.