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Running chemical R&D as a business

Posted on May 12th, 2017 by in Chemical R&D


In some companies, the R&D team is not always wholly aligned with the business executives. This can arise from communication difficulties and conflicting priorities. To bridge this gap, the heads of R&D must learn to present their goals for innovation in the language of dollars and sense. Continue reading “Running chemical R&D as a business” »

Is Sustainable Packaging Good for the Business Environment?

Posted on December 5th, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications

Although food packaging offers incredible benefits by allowing food to last far longer, and much of that packaging can be recycled, it still has a bad reputation among consumers who want to see less of it littering landfills, streets and oceans. Continue reading “Is Sustainable Packaging Good for the Business Environment?” »

Implementing a Project Management Office (PMO) for Innovation Projects

Posted on November 14th, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

After you’ve established an effective portfolio management process, a standard stage gate process and financial metrics, it’s time to consider implementing a Project Management Office (PMO) across the enterprise. Continue reading “Implementing a Project Management Office (PMO) for Innovation Projects” »

How to Measure the Effectiveness of R&D Based Innovation

Posted on October 28th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

Like it or not, we work in an environment where corporate shareholders, board of directors and the C-suite want to see a return on their investment in R&D-based innovation. This has become a significant challenge for technology and marketing executives to answer. Continue reading “How to Measure the Effectiveness of R&D Based Innovation” »