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Wonderful examples of cross-industry innovations

Geoff Riley

18th February 2023

This is one of those twitter streams that arrives once in a while and provides a veritable gold-mine of interesting examples of when industries draw on ideas from others to fast-forward the innovation process. Did you know for example that James Dyson made a bagless vacuum after seeing how sawmills used cyclone force to eject sawdust? Or that an ultrasound machine designed to scan the ripeness of expensive cheeses was adapted to find liver disease!

Please have a look at the eight examples discovered by @TrungTPhan

Geoff Riley

Geoff Riley FRSA has been teaching Economics for over thirty years. He has over twenty years experience as Head of Economics at leading schools. He writes extensively and is a contributor and presenter on CPD conferences in the UK and overseas.

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