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The concept of innovation


Human beings are always looking for new, since the beginning of creation and man to create new things each day to help him to meet his needs, solve problems, and raise the standard of living, he invented the sons of Adam and invented new things helped them to facilitate their lives, and overcome the difficulties they face and ease the hardships of life.

Have you ever thought that turning your idea into a reality, and your individual vision becomes a social achievement? If you believe in their ideas whatever size, you must develop and develop, and always innovate what you aspire to.

The birth of any new creative idea deserves to be celebrated, especially when the idea is feasible, and know that whenever you tried and tested .. Your idea spread, and had a greater material and moral impact on you and on the community around you.

Definition of innovation

It is a very difficult task to set a specific definition of innovation, and it is difficult to see that innovation is not confined to a certain area. There is innovation in education, innovation in technology, innovation in economics, innovation in marketing and promotion, innovation in entrepreneurship, etc. Scientists in this field have defined different definitions of innovation in other fields. Gilford, the American psychologist, defined innovation in production as “thinking in an open format where production is unique.” Bronner, an American psychologist, “Innovation is production or action Which leads to astonishment. “

The definitions and concepts of innovation continued to increase day by day, so that Taylor, a social psychologist, analyzed more than 100 definitions of innovation, dividing them into five levels of “innovative, creative, inventive, productive, inventive, creative, inventive, inventive and inventive” The origin is consistent with the concept of innovation and is “creating a new idea”.

Creative and innovative thinking is defined as the ability to discover new relationships or authentic solutions, characterized by novelty and flexibility. It is also known as an individual’s ability to create a large number of unusual new ideas, to have a high degree of flexibility in responding to things and events, The development of relevant and well-thought-out ideas and activities. This feature is available to most children to some extent, but in particular is one of the characteristics of gifted children. (Abdurrahman Sayed Sulaiman, Tahani Mohamed Othman, The Better, the Talented and the Innovators, The Anglo-Egyptian Library, Cairo, p. 26).

Innovation concepts are diverse and varied

In short, innovation is the successful exploitation of new ideas, among the different possibilities of innovation, those relating to innovations in products or processes, technological innovations, and other kinds of innovations that can relate to new markets, new business models, new processes, organizational methods, or even new sources of resources and supplies.

Innovation is the process of translating an idea or invention into a commodity or service that creates new value. The idea must be replicable at a reasonable economic cost and must meet a specific need to be called innovation.

Innovation involves the deliberate application of information and imagination, the initiative to extract greater or different values ​​from resources, and includes all processes through which new ideas are generated, converted into useful products, and innovation often results when ideas are applied by the company in order to meet customer needs and expectations.

In a social context, innovation helps to find new ways of joint ventures, flexible working hours, creating purchasing power for buyers, and so on.

Innovations are divided into two broad categories; evolutionary innovations (continuous or dynamic evolutionary innovation) that result from progressive progress in technology. Revolutionary innovations (also called intermittent innovations) are often destructive and new.

Controls in the concept of innovation

Innovation is a positive concept, and the rate of innovation continues to accelerate, largely because of technology. Technology development itself increases technological innovation, increases people’s expectations for greater innovation, and while there seems to be little reason behind in the foreseeable future, the process of accelerating technological change is not continuing. The counter-view says: Change for change is not always desirable. Any new technological innovation must solve a problem, not change for change only important questions for “Neil Postman” from New York University believes that he should answer them when considering innovations and evaluation.

Some of the most important questions are:

• What is the problem that makes this new innovation a solution? For example, what problems have been resolved by the invention of the “smart” knob, or the existence of 500 broadcast channels, and is it a solution?

• Who is the target of the problem? Most new technologies and innovations have solved some problems, but the problem may not be the problem of all or most people, so people who benefit from technology may not be the ones who pay for it.

• What are the new problems we may create from this new innovation? A few innovations may create new problems that are often unexpected.

• Who may be affected by innovation? New innovations always produce losers, as well as winners. What changes does innovation bring to society?

How does innovation reorganize economic and political power?

The answer is by understanding the changes, and then we can decide whether we want them or not. (Abdel Rahman Sayed Sulaiman, Tahani Mohamed Othman, the most talented, talented and innovators, the Anglo-Egyptian Library, Cairo). Humanity has not lived its life except in light of the innovations that have facilitated the lives of human beings and have given them difficulties. Human beings are in dire need of the path of innovation to be developed rapidly, so that man’s progress is guided and guided by the architecture of the universe

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