Many companies have a website encouraging others to “submit their ideas – we’re open for innovation.” Open Innovation now is widespread but like the  very word innovation, Open innovation is also subject to misunderstanding. Since 2003 when Henry Chesbrough packaged Open Innovation, it has spread from the very largest companies to SMEs, from high tech

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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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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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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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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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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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