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Leading a Venture within a Corporation

Posted on April 12th, 2016 by in Chemical 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” »

The Value of Propositions

Posted on March 29th, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications

As mentioned in an earlier blog, brilliant innovation that misses the market commercially is a common mode of failure of new product launches in the chemical industry. Continue reading “The Value of Propositions” »

China – the Future of Chemical R&D

Posted on February 10th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

In one of my previous posts, I described a certain slowdown in R&D activities in China on the part of multinational companies. My post today is a pledge to chemical companies to keep and expand R&D activities in China, as I am convinced that China will be the key future location of chemical R&D. Continue reading “China – the Future of Chemical R&D” »

Innovation First Responders

Posted on January 26th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

Basic, or “revolutionary,” research and innovation has come to the forefront of the chemical industry as pundits lament the current state of the chemical industry in the aftermath of the Dow/DuPont merger announcement.  Continue reading “Innovation First Responders” »

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