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Seeds of Innovation – Part 2

Posted on December 20th, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

In my previous blog I explored the “fuzzy front-end” of innovation and discussed the somewhat mysterious process for ideation practiced across much of the chemical industry.  Continue reading “Seeds of Innovation – Part 2” »

You Can’t Force Innovation

Posted on October 27th, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence


Innovation is often held up as a yardstick by which companies are measured. There’s a need to always be creating something new, to be regularly launching an exciting product or development and to be seen by the world as innovative. Continue reading “You Can’t Force Innovation” »

Alpha Innovator of the Year Awards

Posted on September 23rd, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

In the past 20 to 30 years, there has been an increasing trend of chemical companies becoming more and more guarded about putting their researchers in the spotlight. This is largely due to commercial and IP concerns. Continue reading “Alpha Innovator of the Year Awards” »

Requirements That Are Actually Helpful

Posted on September 15th, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

Having spent a good number of years working as a systems engineer in the defence industry, I know what a bad rep requirements specs have. Continue reading “Requirements That Are Actually Helpful” »

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