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Industrial applications of scientific research & technological innovation

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Innovation Policy at the Intersection

Innovation Policy at the Intersection

Author: Mlungisi B.G. Cele, Thierry M. Luescher, Angela Wilson Fadiji Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2020

Worldwide, countries have to respond to local and global socio-technological shifts and needs, specifically the transformations wrought by a rapidly shifting understanding of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Science, technology and innovation policy (STI) finds itself at the intersection of these local and global challenges. Innovation Policy at the Intersection: Global Debates and Local Experiences shows that a comprehensive rethink in STI policy-making is required - one that takes a systemic view of the varied challenges, and adopts an inclusive and holistic approach to STI policy. Such a rethink has to bring together the global and local, the theoretical and practical. The chapters in this book follow three broad concerns: The theories and approaches that have historically informed STI policy-making, along with the most influential current approaches in different country contexts; The development and application of comprehensive STI monitoring and evaluation systems as developed and implemented by various public agencies; and The role and function of STI policy advisory bodies within their respective contexts. Innovation Policy at the Intersection provides a comparative lens of different theories and practices across a unique spectrum of national contexts, including Austria, Brazil, Colombia, Finland, Iran, Mexico, Norway, South Africa, South Korea, and Sweden.

Decoding the World

Decoding the World

Author: Po Bronson, Arvind Gupta Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2020

A vision of the future where the latest Silicon Valley tech meets cutting-edge genetics. Decoding the World is a buddy adventure about the quest to live meaningfully in a world with such uncertainty. It starts with Po Bronson coming to IndieBio. Arvind Gupta created IndieBio as a laboratory for early biotech startups trying to solve major world problems. Glaciers melting. Dying bees. Infertility. Cancer. Ocean plastic. Pandemics. As they travel around the world, finding scientists to join their cause, the authors bring their first-hand experience to the great mysteries that haunt our future. Natural resource depletion. Job-taking robots. China's global influence. Decoding the World is the kind of book you get when you give two guys $40 million, a world full of messy big problems, a genetics laboratory to play in, and a set of Borges' collected works. After looking through their lens, you'll never see the world the same.

Decoding the World

Decoding the World

Author: Po Bronson, Arvind Gupta Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2020

A vision of the future where the latest Silicon Valley tech meets cutting-edge genetics. Decoding the World is a buddy adventure about the quest to live meaningfully in a world with such uncertainty. It starts with Po Bronson coming to IndieBio. Arvind Gupta created IndieBio as a laboratory for early biotech startups trying to solve major world problems. Glaciers melting. Dying bees. Infertility. Cancer. Ocean plastic. Pandemics. As they travel around the world, finding scientists to join their cause, the authors bring their first-hand experience to the great mysteries that haunt our future. Natural resource depletion. Job-taking robots. China's global influence. Decoding the World is the kind of book you get when you give two guys $40 million, a world full of messy big problems, a genetics laboratory to play in, and a set of Borges' collected works. After looking through their lens, you'll never see the world the same.

Industrial Applications of Machine Learning

Industrial Applications of Machine Learning

Author: Pedro Larranaga, David Atienza, Javier Diaz-Rozo, Alberto Ogbechie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2020

Industrial Applications of Machine Learning shows how machine learning can be applied to address real-world problems in the fourth industrial revolution, and provides the required knowledge and tools to empower readers to build their own solutions based on theory and practice. The book introduces the fourth industrial revolution and its current impact on organizations and society. It explores machine learning fundamentals, and includes four case studies that address a real-world problem in the manufacturing or logistics domains, and approaches machine learning solutions from an application-oriented point of view. The book should be of special interest to researchers interested in real-world industrial problems. Features Describes the opportunities, challenges, issues, and trends offered by the fourth industrial revolution Provides a user-friendly introduction to machine learning with examples of cutting-edge applications in different industrial sectors Includes four case studies addressing real-world industrial problems solved with machine learning techniques A dedicated website for the book contains the datasets of the case studies for the reader's reproduction, enabling the groundwork for future problem-solving Uses of three of the most widespread software and programming languages within the engineering and data science communities, namely R, Python, and Weka

Discovering Cosmetic Science

Discovering Cosmetic Science

Author: Stephen Barton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/09/2020

Welcome to this 'novice's guide'. At last a book that explains the real science behind the cosmetics we use. Taking a gentle approach and a guided journey through the different product types, we discover that they are not as superficial as often thought and learn that there is some amazing science behind them. We shall uncover some of the truths behind the myths and point out some interesting facts on our way. Did you know? Vitamin E is the world's most used cosmetic active ingredient. At just 1mm thick, your amazing skin keeps out just about everything it's exposed to - including your products! A 'chemical soup' of amino acids, urea, mineral salts and organic acids act as 'water magnets' in the skin keeping it naturally moisturised. Discovered centuries ago, iron oxides (yes, the same chemicals as rust) are still commonly used inorganic pigments in foundations. A lipstick is a fine balance of waxes, oils and colourants to keep the stick stable and leave an even gloss on your lips.

Human and Technological Progress Towards the Socio-Economic Paradigm of the Future, Part 3

Human and Technological Progress Towards the Socio-Economic Paradigm of the Future, Part 3

Author: Elena G. Popkova Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/08/2020

This book determines the specific features of socio-economic transformations of various spheres of the national economy with a focus on the financial system. It considers the development of industrial holdings in the electric energy sphere and also studies the influence of technology on fish farming in modern Russia. The global factors of using digital technologies at the municipal level during creation of green and smart cities are analyzed. The perspectives of development of tourism in the digital economy from the positions of supply and demand and are determined. The specifics of development of agricultural production in the age of digital transformations by the example of modern Russia are outlined, and smart agricultural platform, which allows for multiple increase of the agro-industrial complex's efficiency, is developed. New possibilities and need in reformation of the international monetary system in the conditions of the Fourth industrial revolution are determined. The problems and perspectives of development of Eurasian stock markets in the modern economic conditions under the influence of wide distribution of digital technologies are systematized. Specific features of the evolution of the forms of money - from gold to crypto currencies are - are distinguished. Specific features of benchmarking of depreciation of currencies (inflation) under the influence of globalization and regionalization of the international monetary system are determined. The authors present a concept of the banking system of the future in the conditions of macro-economic instability, which stimulates financial crisis management of the national economy, and determine the role of banks in aggregation and redistribution of monetary resources in economy in the context of digital transformations. Also, attention is paid to social consequences of digital modernization of the financial system - transformation of human's social life in the age of innovative banking is shown. Effectiveness of online banking, as a new form of payments that is popular in the digital economy, is analyzed. The authors formulate competencies that employees of banks of the future, which will function in the digital economy, should have and study the perspectives of digitization of the practice of tax administration based on technological processing and analytics of Big Data by the example of experience of modern Russia, as well as related transformation processes in the existing practice of the tax system organization. A concept of organization and management of the national tax system in the conditions of robotization of production and consumption is developed, and the role of blockchain technologies in improvement of the modern Russian tax system is determined. The investment platform for the modern digital economy is offered. As a result, the scientific paradigm of formation of the digital financial system in the conditions of Industry 4.0 is formed.

Exponential Progress

Exponential Progress

Author: Farabi Shayor Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/08/2020

Authored by London-based Researcher from Imperial, Exponential Progress takes readers on a journey through over seven decades of progress, as technology has shaped and controlled everything from banking and business to education, medicine, and the very basis of the human genome. It is a must read for anyone look to learn about fascinating emerging technologies that will disrupt our lives over the next ten years. Humanity is progressing towards a world that will be dominated by the end-results the scientific inventions that will evolve over the next decade. Technological progress has accelerated over the past decade - it was slow and buggy at the beginning, but the rate of improvement is now exponential. The growth is accelerating faster than we could have ever imagined. From a business perspective, these ground-breaking technologies are expected to be the best investments for the next decade. That is why investors and entrepreneurs are tenacious to grow rapidly. But where did it all start? How far have we come in the past 70 years since we developed the first digital computer? Thousands of innovators are in the process of developing the building blocks of these technologies, that will radically grow over the next decade and potentially dominate the century. But now, civilisation has reached a point when this progress cannot be controlled. The author cuts to the core of what humanity has achieved since the invention of the digital computer, where the new jaw-dropping technological innovation will come from, and where the line is drawn between fact and fad. This nonfiction meticulously looks back at the history, analyse current progress and what the researchers have achieved until now. The author attempts to comprehend the need for advancement and in parallel, the potential over the next decade, and reflecting on the necessity of control. If you are interested in new technologies, this will be one of the best books to read. Prepared to be mind-blown with the ideas you are going to find. Farabi, the author of Exponential Progress, is the Head of Research at IntelXSys(TM) and working as one of the Research Experience Leads for Clinical Research and Innovation (CRI) module at the Imperial College London. He has worked with over 100 companies as a technology consultant and spoken at a number of international conferences around the world.

Artificial Intelligence, Data And Blockchain In A Digital Economy, First Edition

Artificial Intelligence, Data And Blockchain In A Digital Economy, First Edition

Author: . (.) Infocomm Media Development Authority Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/07/2020

Digital transformation continues to create new growth opportunities for businesses and improve the lives of citizens. To help businesses seize these opportunities, the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) launched the Digital Economy Framework for Action in 2018. This living document aims to enhance Singapore's digital competitiveness and become a global node in Asia.As part of Singapore's push for a Digital Economy, IMDA and the Singapore University of Social Sciences have collaborated to jointly publish the Artificial Intelligence, Data and Blockchain in a Digital Economy, First Edition. This book explains how frontier technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence can empower Singapore's digital transformation. It also highlights and provides insights on transformative services and how frontier technology can impact the nation's digitalisation journey.

Artificial Intelligence, Data And Blockchain In A Digital Economy, First Edition

Artificial Intelligence, Data And Blockchain In A Digital Economy, First Edition

Author: . (.) Infocomm Media Development Authority Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/07/2020

Digital transformation continues to create new growth opportunities for businesses and improve the lives of citizens. To help businesses seize these opportunities, the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) launched the Digital Economy Framework for Action in 2018. This living document aims to enhance Singapore's digital competitiveness and become a global node in Asia.As part of Singapore's push for a Digital Economy, IMDA and the Singapore University of Social Sciences have collaborated to jointly publish the Artificial Intelligence, Data and Blockchain in a Digital Economy, First Edition. This book explains how frontier technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence can empower Singapore's digital transformation. It also highlights and provides insights on transformative services and how frontier technology can impact the nation's digitalisation journey.

The Strength in Numbers

The Strength in Numbers

Author: Barry Bozeman, Jan Youtie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2020

Why collaborations in STEM fields succeed or fail and how to ensure success Once upon a time, it was the lone scientist who achieved brilliant breakthroughs. No longer. Today, science is done in teams of as many as hundreds of researchers who may be scattered across continents. These collaborations can be powerful, but they also demand new ways of thinking. The Strength in Numbers illuminates the nascent science of team science by synthesizing the results of the most far-reaching study to date on collaboration among university scientists. Drawing on a national survey with responses from researchers at more than one hundred universities, archival data, and extensive interviews with scientists and engineers in over a dozen STEM disciplines, Barry Bozeman and Jan Youtie establish a framework for characterizing different collaborations and their outcomes, and lay out what they have found to be the gold-standard approach: consultative collaboration management. The Strength in Numbers is an indispensable guide for scientists interested in maximizing collaborative success.

Introduction to Industrial Automation

Introduction to Industrial Automation

Author: Stamatios Manesis, George Nikolakopoulos Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2020

This book provides an extended overview and fundamental knowledge in industrial automation, while building the necessary knowledge level for further specialization in advanced concepts of industrial automation. It covers a number of central concepts of industrial automation, such as basic automation elements, hardware components for automation and process control, the latch principle, industrial automation synthesis, logical design for automation, electropneumatic automation, industrial networks, basic programming in PLC, and PID in the industry.

Handbook on Implementation Science

Handbook on Implementation Science

Author: Per Nilsen Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/05/2020

The Handbook on Implementation Science provides an overview of the field's multidisciplinary history, theoretical approaches, key concepts, perspectives, and methods. By drawing on knowledge concerning learning, habits, organizational theory, improvement science, and policy research, the Handbook offers novel perspectives from a broad group of international experts in the field representing diverse disciplines. The editors and contributors seek to advance implementation science through careful consideration of current thinking and recommendations for future directions. Featured key concepts include strategies, context, outcomes, fidelity, adaptation, and sustainability. Chapters introduce topics, define them, and explain their application in implementation science with examples that resonate with a diverse readership including implementation researchers, instructors, students, and practitioners with experience in the field ranging from novices to experienced scholars.