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Back to Basics for R&D

Posted on November 16th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

The chemical industry is beginning to spend more on basic research again, in the search for step-out innovations. In part, this is being driven by a need to improve returns from innovation efforts, and in part it is being stimulated by the need for advanced materials in areas such as batteries, electric vehicles, 3D printing, space exploration and satellites, robotics, electronics, and the like. Continue reading “Back to Basics for R&D” »

Nurture, Nature, or Just Chemicals?

Posted on February 15th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

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By Allan Ajifo [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Is there more to the old adage ‘there is no greater bond than between a mother and her child’ than merely conventional wisdom? Seems science has a thing or two to say on the matter. Continue reading “Nurture, Nature, or Just Chemicals?” »

Implementing Innovation Best Practices across an Enterprise

Posted on December 21st, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

I often get asked by my colleagues and clients to explain how I was able to implement several Innovation Best Practices across an enterprise and make it stick – especially in an enterprise environment Continue reading “Implementing Innovation Best Practices across an Enterprise” »

Chemical industry more open to digital innovation

Posted on November 22nd, 2016 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

The chemical industry recognizes that digital innovation can help it stay competitive. It is important for the industry to identify the key digital technology building blocks and tap into possible shared digital benefits across industries Continue reading “Chemical industry more open to digital innovation” »