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Innovation Needs More Collaboration

Posted on June 16th, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

Collaborative innovation in the chemical sector has a long history and can bring many benefits, but it creates tension over intellectual property and openness – companies need to address these issues going forward Continue reading “Innovation Needs More Collaboration” »

Less Red Tape + More Shared, Structured, and Normalized Data = Faster Chemical Innovation

Posted on May 4th, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

Chemical innovation in Europe and the US has become less friendly to fundamental research-based breakthrough innovation in recent years – but leading chemical organizations are pushing back. Continue reading “Less Red Tape + More Shared, Structured, and Normalized Data = Faster Chemical Innovation” »

Transforming an unprofitable product to a profitable one

Posted on April 28th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

An agricultural and herbicide company had a product in their portfolio that was struggling. The solvent had been losing market share and its negative margin had attracted the attention of management. If manufacturing costs could not be reduced, then the company would likely need to stop making the product. They needed a solution quickly. Continue reading “Transforming an unprofitable product to a profitable one” »

Bringing a Business Mindset to R&D

Posted on March 10th, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

Chemical R&D is under heavy pressure to show business results these days. Often viewed more as a “wish list” item that just isn’t providing big money results, exploratory research is getting sidelined in order to put money into projects that will provide short-term gains. Continue reading “Bringing a Business Mindset to R&D” »

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