Today Paul called me up and told me I just had to listen to a radio interview on the BBC’s Radio 5. And it was on the subject of automation and it’s impact on jobs.  You can get the interview here. Now, I’ve been following the impact of technology and innovation on the economy for

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Innovation needn’t be confusing. It’s the most controllable thing that business can do to generate continual sources of renewal. Whether it’s developing new products, processes, services or ways of doing business, doing new things and doing them well is essential not only for a company to survive but to thrive. So what’s the problem? In

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The Economist (11th April 2015) laments the woeful skills shortage gap in the UK. After years of underinvestment, policy failure and general shifts in attitudes away from science and engineering subjects, we’re about to get what we wished for. Careful now. The UK produces 25000 engineering graduates a year and despite some recent successes to

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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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