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My first blog - on social innovation

"Innovate on existing platforms (We’ve got bicycles and mobile phones in
Africa, plus lots of metal to weld. Innovate using that stuff, rather
than bringing in completely new tech.)" really struck my mind, as a lot of times, we are trying to "improve" someone else life by introducing new technology that may not be relevant to the society. That's probably why certain companies can come out with innovative products like the Post-it note from 3M that is such a simple product, but took the world by storm.

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Comment by kiyash on March 3, 2010 at 8:25am
Totally agree! And it's the kind of innovation that's possible with mobile phones and bicycles that I find really inspiring. Great observations.
Comment by Simon Brookes on March 3, 2010 at 9:17am
I totally agree Sau Yong! Most great ideas are just modifications of existing ideas. Re-purposing, and literally re-cycling, can lead to fantastic innovation and also keeps costs down to a minimum.
Comment by Elly de Klein on March 4, 2010 at 12:27am
Sometimes our overthinking of improvement of technology thats already working makes us restrained, not using that time to work on the real innovation !
Comment by Raymond M. Kristiansen on March 4, 2010 at 12:41am
So let's say that existing technology is for instance bicycles and mobile phones. Now, there are countless ways to go around that, but when it comes to mobile phones it is clear that all kinds of cell phone services / sms gateways can be created. A question could then be: What SMS services are so innovative that they deserve our attention, and they deserve to be spread to others?
Comment by Sau Yong on March 4, 2010 at 12:46am
Personally, SMS is kinda "old school" to me. I much preferred Google Talk or chats via internet (which are instantaneous too) which I feel will be much more prevalent and lower cost (to the consumer) in the future. Honestly, I can't think of any great innovation with SMS services nowadays....
Comment by Kimberlynne Fox on March 4, 2010 at 12:53am
I think it's extremely important to find ways to use existing resources to their fullest potential before bringing in new resources. It's more cost effective, not to mention it allows people to help themselves - which is a critical skill to further society. Teach a man to fish.... :D


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