Silicon Valley topped the list of the best performing cities of 2015, according to Milken Institute Chief Research Officer Ross DeVol.
Athelas CEO Tanay Tandon has developed a blood-testing kit for smartphones that can get results without sending samples off to a lab.
The UC Berkeley Robotics lab bot Darwin tries to teach himself to walk using a neural network designed to mimic the human brain.
Roughly two-thirds of the top 50 innovative companies are not squarely in technology, according to a ranking by The Boston Consulting Group.
Yossi Vardi, tech investor and chairman of Unbound Digital, says companies are finally realizing where innovation is coming from and must develop technology both in-house and through outsourcing.
Matt Ridley, "The Evolution of Everything" author talks with CNBC's Rick Santelli about the "wonderful things" going on in the world without self-organizing.
Sharing emotions in a structured way via social media is on the cutting edge of online psychotherapy research, including emojis.
Building and coding is as cool if not cooler than growing up to be a princess or pop star, says Debbie Sterling, GoldieBlox founder & CEO, talking about her goal to tackle toy stereotypes for girls.
A California-based company is building a user interface completely controlled by the eye. That could be key to first responders.
Bill Rancic, "The Apprentice" winner and celebrity entrepreneur, discusses the final three contenders in “Quickbooks' Small Business Big Game” contest.
Steve Aoki, DJ and entrepreneur, discusses the convergence between tech talent and music innovation.
Troy Carter, Atom Company CEO & founder, discusses where he is seeing opportunities in startups.
Insight to the beard business, with Harry's co-CEOs Andy Katz-Mayfield and Jeff Raider; and Robert Safian, Fast Company Editor.
Speaking to CNBC at the Citi Mobile Challenge Asia Pacific, Heather Cox, CEO of Citi FinTech, says they are on the lookout for innovative banking solutions.
Robert Mulroy, Merrimack CEO, discusses the risk factors and time element it takes to create innovative drugs as R&D costs rise and pharma consolidation continues.
Aparna Chennapragada, director of product at Google, says artificial intelligence will make smartphones smarter and help users work faster and more efficiently.
We try to incorporate fit, fabric and function into the brand, says Tom Patterson, Tommy John founder and CEO, discussing how advance technology has allowed his company to produce lightweight, comfortable men's underwear .
Sal Khan, Khan Academy executive director, discusses how he is reinventing the way people learn by providing online access to education.
Jay Leno discusses the excitement and uncertainty of innovation, and the possibility of sea water as a future fuel.
CNBC's Kelly Evans talks with Carnegie Mellon Chairman James Rohr about rebuilding the city of Pittsburgh. It's really a spectacular place, says Rohr. Also a look at innovation at Carnegie Mellon University.