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Innovation strategy for transformation and growth

A three-stage process was designed with the client. Part 1: Assess the current stage of the innovation organisation and set priorities for improvement.  The Breakthrough Innovation Assessment was used to evaluate the situation; online surveys with interviews with the senior team developed an evidence base.  A workshop was run to validate the results and select … Read more

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Roadmapping for Sustainable Energy Transition

Setting the scene To stimulate new thinking informational interviews were conducted with a variety of international energy and industrial futures experts. The results of these were framed into a draft future strategic landscape for transitional energy technologies and value creation offerings.  Participants were encouraged to complete pre-workshop inputs and use them as part of a … Read more

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Innovation Roadmapping for Advanced Manufacturing in Northern Ireland

A series of stakeholder interviews were conducted with senior leaders across the sectors to give a wide scan of the opportunities, threats and solutions. Next, a two-day workshop was convened with 50 representatives from industry, academia and government. The main innovation approaches used in the workshop were business ecosystem mapping and strategic roadmapping. After the … Read more

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Engagement in Innovation for Professional Member Network

With a topic firmly decided an innovation process was designed to, Invite knowledgeable and interested participants to the roamdapping process and prepare their expert inputs. A one-day strategic roadmapping in-person workshop developed an innovation landscape, identified high-potential solutions and develop a suite of individual project roadmaps. A final workshop was facilitated to produce a roadmap … Read more

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The Graphene Centre: A strategic review

Key potential users of GEIC will be industrial companies and to conduct the study a number were selected from across the supply chain: from large to SME, from electronics to composites and beyond. Interviews with senior innovation and business leaders were held to understand the wants and needs of the GEIC. The results were quickly … Read more

Training an innovation community

Training an innovation community

A survey of managers and leaders across the complex multinational business was undertaken that showed there was a clear difference in development practices and the take up of approaches and the value delivered. The proposal was to create a common training and development platform across the businesses that provided a similar look and feel and … Read more

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A Risk Based Approach to Technology Development

Process: A technology risk assessment process was developed and run for the client and used to assess and mitigate the key risks to commercialization. A mitigation plan fed the trial development programme with the critical information needed which focussed efforts and resources. Results: The key decisions were the scale of manufacturing facility and understanding the … Read more

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Designing an Open Innovation System

Process: The assignment was completed by establishing clear objectives with the CTO and undertaking an in-depth research study to establish the state-of-innovation in the firm. A thorough review of innovation operations was conducted by interviewing 15 innovation leaders from a wide range of business units across the corporate innovation system. Results: The results of the … Read more

Creating a Growth Strategy

Creating a Corporate Venture Strategy

A series of workshops were held to gather the market, commercial, technical and manufacturing information and clarify goals. A process was developed, with the business leadership, to identify the core elements of the strategy and identify the broad investment case. A final investment plan was produced and presented to management. Results: Having developed technical and … Read more