Well, after a year of hard work to develop a speaker package (with some terrific help from Andrew Thorp at mojoyourbusiness.com), I’ve now decided to join the Professional Speaking Association. This global association has a mission to help speakers to “Speak More… and Speak Better…” And I’ve got something to say. Well, quite a lot

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For those who know, Open Innovation has become a mainstay of current innovation management thinking. Collaboration with other companies, academia, research organizations and consultancies is king because increasingly that is where deep expertise resides – a connecting experts leads to better innovation outcomes. Companies must now bring the outside world, In – to speed up

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Today, System Growth Consulting completed our registration as business coaches to SMEs seeking innovation through the Horizon 2020 dedicated SME instument. We are a dedicated technology and innovation management consultancy ideally suited to high-growth companies who see the value of science and technology to develop their new products processes and services. For those of you

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Leadership is one a 5 key elements of our Growth Engine Model. Leadership custom and practice has been found to play a critical role in creating the environment and incentives for enabling the shift from good-to-great innovation performance. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Companies and economies are constantly looking for ways to boost their financial returns. Today, innovation

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The EU is paying a lot of attention to creating growth by helping businesses exploit and commercialise new ideas. Horizon 2020 is the European Union’s Euro 80 billion innovation stimulous package. And we have access to help SMEs benefit from that funding. It works like this. SMEs who have an innovative product development idea can

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There is lots of buzz around – George is in town for the Topping Out ceremony £61m National Graphene Institute in Manchester. I attended one of the four technology project consortium building events in Manchester this month aimed at winning funding for feasibility studies to find our what it will take to win in the

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Today I was fortunate to be invited to MOSI in Manchester for the big launch for the Northwest Business Leadership Team’s latest thought leadership report on Science, Technology and Innovation.  Could there be a more appropriate location for such an event sitting next to the machine that in 1948 Alan Turing made possible? In the

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