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About the author:
Christina Välimäki has been in the information industry for thirteen years. Starting with the business think tank and authorship center, the Accenture Institute for High Performance, she moved into B2B market research, earned a Harvard MBA, then joined the RELX Group. Now the Elsevier Senior Director of Strategic Marketing for the Chemicals Industry, Ms. Välimäki works to transform the organization’s focus toward a market orientation growth strategy, including opportunity identification, product design, and go to market and communication strategy, targeting the critical innovation needs of chemical customers.
Posts by Christina Valimaki
Posted on September 12th, 2017 in Chemical R&D
The amount of data and scientific literature out there is multiplying by the day. For a researcher seeking needed information, the question is rarely, “Is it available?” but rather “Will I actually be able to find it?” Continue reading “One Company, Multiple Information Solutions” »
Posted on July 13th, 2017 in Chemical R&D
Futurists and technologists recently came together to draw up their own list of 14 “Grand Challenges” that they believe must be tackled by the end of this century. Among these challenges are security issues such as preventing nuclear terror and scientific goals like reverse-engineering the human brain. Continue reading “The World’s Greatest Problems Demand Engineering Innovation” »
Posted on June 22nd, 2017 in Chemical R&D
The chemical industry has served as a key driver of China’s “turbo-charged” GDP growth, which has remained above 7 percent since 2011. Meanwhile, R&D spending across Asia continues to increase, accounting for more than 32 percent of global spending on science. Continue reading “R&D Investments Shift East, Challenging Traditional Research Centers” »
Posted on June 9th, 2017 in Chemical R&D
Wild bee populations are in drastic decline, just as rising crop yields are demanding more pollination than ever before. The first-ever study to map populations of wild bees found that bee populations are in steep decline throughout the United States – and that the loss of pollinators poses a dire threat to U.S. crop production. Continue reading “Agriculture In Urgent Need of Synthetic Chemicals That Don’t Harm Bee Populations” »