Definition of 'innovation'
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The committee was the main regulatory innovation after the financial crisis. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Of course no one wants to stand in the way of technological innovation. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Which financial innovation did he pioneer? Times, Sunday Times (2016)They include remote learning, innovation and technology skills as well as making the most of data. Computing (2010)Opponents of subsidies get one thing right: they can stifle innovation. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We've announced plans to meet the growing demand for mobile broadband, releasing more airwaves in a way that safeguards competition and encourages innovation. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yet ministers oppose gene test regulation on the ground that this would stifle innovation. Times, Sunday Times (2009)What are the causes of financial innovation? Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)It is a great example of innovation and creativity on the part of the supplier. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The nineteenth century was an era of technical and engineering innovation in many fields. THE HUNTING OF MAN (2004)There are also plans for an innovation district to encourage creativity and entrepreneurship. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This was the most important technological innovation which ships experienced in the eighteenth century. The British way in Warfare - 1688-2000 (1990)It also promotes innovation in products and services. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We must embrace innovation and look for other uses for the properties. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Paying consultancies just for their time can stifle innovation and distort incentives. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He embraced financial innovation and introduced a number of initiatives born out of the necessity of wartime. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The current system requires an urgent overhaul to support and encourage innovation. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The real danger lies with technological innovations that encourage habitual gambling. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Public funding for research and innovation must not become the preserve of a handful of universities. Times, Sunday Times (2011) Financial innovation has led to new financial intermediaries and financial instruments in recent years. Financial Markets, Institutions and Money (1995)Our industry will be encouraged to increase innovation. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But to begin with it is necessary to be clear about the reasons why technical innovation is important. Science, Technology, and Social Change (1988)An established company which in an age demanding innovation is not capable of innovation is doomed to decline and extinction. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)Underlying all of these ideas is the notion that technical innovations result from the application of new scientific insights and ideas. Science, Technology, and Social Change (1988)Are new ideas and innovation promoted? Times, Sunday Times (2009)There is no doubt that Britain has the creativity and innovation to compete on the world stage. Times, Sunday Times (2013)If we want a better quality of architecture we must be bold in reforming this system and allowing creativity and innovation to flourish. Times, Sunday Times (2014)A future where big companies control the playing field will stifle innovation. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In fact some claim that it is the most important innovation since the introduction of mandatory seatbelts in the early 1980s. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He said: 'A lot of skills and innovation schemes have turned out to be hot air. The Sun (2010)
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British English: innovation /ˌɪnəˈveɪʃən/ NOUN
An innovation is a new thing or new method of doing something.
They showed us some of their latest technological innovations.
- American English: innovation
- Arabic: إِبْتِكَارٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: inovação
- Chinese: 创新
- Croatian: inovacija
- Czech: inovace
- Danish: opfindelse
- Dutch: innovatie
- European Spanish: innovación
- Finnish: innovaatio
- French: innovation
- German: Innovation
- Greek: καινοτομία
- Italian: innovazione
- Japanese: 革新
- Korean: 혁신
- Norwegian: oppfinnelse
- Polish: innowacja
- European Portuguese: inovação
- Romanian: inovație
- Russian: нововведение
- Spanish: innovación
- Swedish: innovation
- Thai: นวัตกรรม
- Turkish: yenilik
- Ukrainian: інновація
- Vietnamese: sự đổi mới
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