Tag Archives: innovation

Manufacturer’s views on a range of issues

Interesting insight into the major concerns UK manufacturers have right now, on themanufacturer.com website.  Although the headline is about barriers to innovation, the discussion is more wide ranging than that.  There are some good examples of how new technologies are … Continue reading

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Corporate sponsorship of new product development

In our chapter on new product development (NPD), we discuss the environmental factors that might influence the process (page 320).  But we do not mention the concept of corporate sponsorship, such as PepsiCo’s Nutrition Greenhouse Programme (which is why this … Continue reading

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The ‘Design Critique’ as a tool of innovation

In this fastcompany.com article the authors explain how firms who are taking their design processes in-house need to become more skilled in the ‘design critique’ process.  During this process “designers present their work to a group. The group identifies places … Continue reading

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Today’s complex world is turning teamwork into “extreme teaming”

Interesting interview in the MITSloan Management Review with Prof. Amy Edmondson, co-author of a new book entitled “Extreme Teaming: Lessons in Complex, Cross-Sector Leadership” (published by Emerald).  In it she argues that increasingly innovation requires specialists from across different fields … Continue reading

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You’ve heard of Ola, Jump, Ofo, Mobike and oBike – of course….

This is an interesting example of how new technology enables the business model to be modified and as a result be very much more profitable.  All of the above are operators of dockless hire bikes, in countries all around the … Continue reading

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Think outside the box – think cylindrical

Leiden has a new car park.  Both in its construction and design it is highly innovative – as this video explains.

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“Please sit down down. I can assure you that your seat is germ free” – says the seat.

Interesting article on the Fortune website discussing how airlines are innovating to make long haul travel more attractive and less stressful.  It focuses on seat manufacturer Recaro, who are designing a seat that will assure passengers that their seat is … Continue reading

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NBA sponsors technology startups

In our book we talk about the factors that influence the innovation process and the impact that external factors can have.  The initiative by the NBA, explained here, is a good example of this.  The Association is partnering with Intel … Continue reading

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EV3 Q3 2018

Many years ago I had a tour of the Morgan Factory in Malvern and test drove one of their iconic cars.   So I’ve always been interested in what they are up to.  Two years ago they announced the EV3 … Continue reading

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Operations Insight: Cost benefit analysis of innovations in agriculture

Agriculture and AgriFood Canada (AAFC) invests in developing and popularising innovations in their industry sector.  Two such innovation projects were swath grazing to feed beef cattle in autumn and winter, and the development of a midge resistant wheat. In the … Continue reading

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