I was privileged to be invited to HQ of the Institution of Chemical Engineers in London to review and comment on their latest Technical Strategy “Chemical Engineering Matters”.  IChemE represents 40000 ChemEngrs worldwide so is significant.  But significant also the contribution it aims to project. But an interesting and I think crucial point came up

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In recent weeks a theme has emerged from my networking activities.  Several sources have asked, what is it like inside the mind of a large corporate buyer? (of goods or services). The GOV.UK is putting a lot of investment into SMEs because of their belief in their potential high growth in both financial terms and

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We’re now one week into the Managing and Organizing Open Innovation Forum, where OI practitioners are co-developing new insights to how organizations can use Open Innovation to best effect. Several themes are emerging; how to use OI in Corporate Innovation Strategy, Business Strategy, as well as model for when to/not to do OI.  It’s clear

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System Growth Consulting are pleased to announce we have joined the MOOI – managing and organizing open innovation – forum, a new online community of OI-professionals who want to collaborate in discussing, structuring, and qualifying best practices of “Managing and Organizing Open Innovation”.  It offers a platform to bring open innovation management one level up

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GrowthAccelerator helps companies in England with growth potential achieve their ambitions. They’re here to help businesses double in three years by offering access to coaching, financial, innovation and business development experts. I am an approved Growth Coach are my job is to work with companies on a one-to-one basis seeking Innovation. A report by BIS

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The UK.GOV has published its Future of Manufacturing Foresight report which should be on the reading list of manufacturing and innovation leaders. We like the report and summarize it in this article and make several observations on the implications for business leaders.  This video summarizes the main points. A key aspect here, is that manufacturing

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System Growth Consulting are proud to support the Manufacturing Matters Campaign running in the UK to raise the public awareness of the importance and value of manufacturing to the economy. When asked to provide our sentence about why Manufacturing Matters, we said… “manufacturing is THE value creator in the economy and has an enduring capacity

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If you think that innovation should or could be be less “serendipitous” in its outcomes you might like today’s article in Innovation Excellence by Paul Hobcraft. The piece talks about how the components and operations of the innovation machine can be aligned from top to bottom to unlock the potential of high performance innovation. It

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A news piece in Chemical and Engineering News today is summarized by the title – several big Chemical Cos (DuPont, Dow, W R Grace) are reaching for growth in new areas and better in acquisitions of speciality units. In the article ,”it’s not about simple expansion anymore, as chemical companies focus on moving deeper into

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Chemistry Drives Growth.  The new report produced by the UK Chemical’s Industry lays down its claim to be heard and outline the critical importance of the chemical process industries in contributing to national economic, social and environmental well-being. System Growth Consulting supports this report and has commented on earlier drafts.  The chemicals sector has watched

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