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Posted on April 14th, 2016 by Michael D. BrownChemical R&D
The goal of innovation should not only be novelty and uniqueness, but to also to commercialize products (and companion products) that have long-term competitive advantage. Sustained competitive advantage can make a good innovation a great innovation. Continue reading “Competent(cy) Innovation” »
Posted on April 13th, 2016 by Chris WalkerChemical Manufacturing Excellence
Success in modern engineering is powered by effective teams. Almost all of the products we create, systems we innovate and problems we solve are too big and too complex to handle on our own. Continue reading “Building Great Engineering Teams” »
Posted on April 12th, 2016 by Stephen TotonChemical R&D
Finally, after many months of making a business case to the C suite, you get the approval to fund a transformational project across two businesses or with a major partner. You’re ready to execute. So how is this different than leading any other innovation project? Continue reading “Leading a Venture within a Corporation” »
Posted on April 11th, 2016 by Regina JavierChemical Manufacturing Excellence
The term ‘Alpha’ has many meanings. It can be the first letter in the Greek alphabet, a socially dominant male animal, or even concepts in software development, physics and chemistry. Continue reading “Alpha Moments: Celebrating Chemical R&D and Manufacturing Innovations” »
Posted on April 11th, 2016 by Ken KlapprothNew Materials & Applications
Alcoa is helping Airbus take to the skies, transforming powdered titanium to aerospace parts using 3DP. Continue reading “Innovation in Alloy <i>AND</i> Form” »
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