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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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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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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I think most reading this will by now “Get” the criticality of making good use of resources and energy to produce the every day products we all use.  A number of landmark reports over the years present compelling statistics of the need to change how we find, produce and use Stuff. Momentum is gathering.  The

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I heard that the MAS manufacturing barometer survey is now regular reading in Vince Cable’s red box.  The latest one paints quite a good picture showing that English manufacturing SMEs are ready to invest.  They are very keen on investing strategically – meaning Innovating to Grow and planning their businesses more strategically. As a registered

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The Date is 21st October 2013; The Place – The Midland Hotel, Manchester (UK not NH) The UK’s Technology Strategy Board is launching it’s £5m project fund to drive collaboration for The Circular Economy through the Knowledge Transfer Networks, the KTNs.  Combining the Materials, Environmental and Chemistry Innovation Networks as the supporting bodies to help

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So, I like to get out there and see what’s happening in the world. So today it was the northwest Manufacturing Matters conference at the Salford City stadium. A combination of presentations and service providers, it had an overall upbeat message to raise the flag for manufacturing successes and prospects. “Like a patient who’s been

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Schumpeter: The entrepreneurial state | The Economist The received wisdom is that States are no good at entrepreneurial activities and they should avoid doing so at all costs; leave it to the market to balance the risks and take the rewards, or else… This article outlines the challenge cited in a new book called the

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