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19 May 2017

Venturing looks to the margins

Editorial by James Mawson, editor-in-chief, Global Corporate Venturing

Author: James Mawson, Editor-in-chief

From cabinet maker John Harrison’s development of a clock to understand longitude, there has always been a tradition of looking to the margins of industries for ideas that can cut across technologies and business models. It is interesting, therefore, to see how scientists are trying to develop a quantum computer to gain a better understanding of the subatomic activity of photons, the particles making up light, at the same time as corporations are increasingly investing in photonic companies across a sweep of sectors (see New technologies).