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INNOVATION. Change of a thing established for something new.
     2. Innovations are said to be dangerous, as likely to unsettle the common law. Co. Litt. 370, b; Id. 282, b. Certainly no innovations ought to be made by the courts, but as every thing human, is mutable, no legislation can be, or ought to be immutable; changes are required by the alteration of circumstances; amendments, by the imperfections of all human institutions but laws ought never to be changed without great deliberation, and a due consideration of the reasons on which they were founded, as of the circumstances under which they were enacted. Many innovations have been made. in the common law, which philosophy, philanthropy and common sense approve. The destruction of the benefit of clergy; of appeal, in felony; of trial by battle and ordeal; of the right of sanctuary; of the privilege to abjure the realm; of approvement, by which any criminal who could, in a judicial combat, by skill, force or fraud kill his accomplice, secured his own pardon of corruption of blood; of constructive treason; will be sanctioned; by all wise men, and none will desire a return to these barbarisms. The reader is referred to the case of James v. the Commonwealth, 12 Serg. & R. 220, and 225 to 2 Duncan, J., exposes the absurdity of some ancient laws, with much sarcasm.

INNOVATION, Scotch law. The exchange of one obligation for another, so that the second shall come in the place of the first. Bell's Scotch Law Dict. h. t. The same as Novation. (q. v.)

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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With local talent and extensive ecosystem relationships, company's first innovation hub in China will help clients accelerate growth and innovation.
And yet, as Gary Hamel pointed out in a 2006 article for HBR, "few companies have a well-honed process for continuous management innovation." Given the struggles with business model innovation, servitization, and similar structural innovations narrated in so many articles in RTM and elsewhere, that would seem to still be true.
Hisham Al Bahkali, President & CEO, GE Saudi Arabia & Bahrain, said: "The findings of the 2018 GE Global Innovation Barometer underscore the strong focus of the Saudi business community to drive innovation and R&D, with the support of universities and researchers.
The Public Health National Center for Innovations (PHNCI), a division of the Public Health Accreditation Board with support and funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, was established in 2015 to help foster a multi-sector learning community that will help identify and test new and innovative practices to improve public health capacity.
The first method is extremely useful when trying to assess the merits of a specific innovation, but is not that useful in trying to compare different innovations (as case studies are reflecting the particular nature of each innovation) and aggregating data in order to assess the degree of innovation in an industry or sector is impossible due to the small number of cases and to their specificity.
Compiled by Dubai Chamber in collaboration with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the Dubai Innovation Index measures innovation output on a city and industry level and provides analysis on key challenge areas as well as strengths.
Huda Al Hashimi, assistant director general for Strategy and Innovation at the UAE Prime Minister's Office
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The event will cover innovation in major sectors such as smart government, communication technologies, healthcare, renewable energy, transportation and financial services.
Emirates NBD was a finalist in six innovation-led categories including: Product and Service Innovation for Liv., its digital bank for millennials; Channel Innovation for Mobile Banking; Innovation in Marketing for its high-impact promotional campaign with Uber during Ramadan; Internal Process Innovation for the bank's state of the art CRM; Innovative Accelerator or Incubator for the bank's multi-dimensional approach to fostering innovation through incubation, eco-system development and encouraging internal and external innovators; and Breakthrough Collaboration in Financial Services for being the first UAE bank to successfully launch a pilot blockchain network for financial services, in partnership with ICICI Bank.
Since 2011, the Quality Innovation Award has recognized organizations that present not just innovative solutions, but innovations that have been created using a systematic approach to meet clearly identified customer needs.

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