Case Studies

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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 their 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

Creating a Strategic Innovation Roadmap

Strategic Roadmap for Formulations

The assignment was completed by a combination of face to face meetings and workshops in a number of phases of work. Agreement: Creation & sign-off on the engagement plan detailing key stages & deliverables. Research: Interviews with member companies and completion of a literature review to report the state-of-the-art. Analysis: Creation of a Roadmap to … Read more

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Roadmap for Industry Consortium

The assignment was completed by a combination of face to face meetings and workshops in a number of phases of work. Agreement: Creation & sign-off on the engagement plan detailing key stages & deliverables. Research: Interviews with member companies and completion of a literature review to report the state-of-the-art. Analysis: Creation of a Roadmap to … Read more

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Rapid Technology Planning

It was critical to making sure the best information accessed from consumer insights and external trends and expertise.  An innovation process was built to rapidly assemble a select group of the company and external experts in the topic area and run a 2-day workshop process to develop initial business cases for further development.  The “raw” … Read more

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Technology Strategy Creates Value for the Portfolio

An innovation process was designed based on strategic roadmapping to identify new sources of value and technology enablers for each key market area.  These were then integrated to articulate key technology themes and presented to the board for investment. Business Impact Clarity and alignment on innovation development activities. Increased strategic commitment to technology and innovation: … Read more

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