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Samsung Galaxy Note 7: A fiery phone story with a good ending!

Posted on February 6th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

There are few people left in the world who have not heard of the saga of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.  The device debuted to raving reviews in August 2016, but was recalled and its manufacturing ceased on October 10, 2016. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Note 7: A fiery phone story with a good ending!” »

“Why China Can’t Innovate?”

Posted on November 22nd, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications

why cant china innovate

(Source: National Public Radio, www.NPR.com)

“Why China Can’t Innovate?” (Source: Harvard Business Review March 2014 issue). Another even more brutal headline appeared in the June 23, 2015 issue of Foreign Policy Magazine asking “Why Do Chinese Lack Creativity?”  Continue reading ““Why China Can’t Innovate?”” »

R&D growth shifts from EU to emerging markets, but challenges remain

Posted on July 18th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

R&D spending in China is expected to grow by more than €25bn by 2020, nearly three times the expected R&D growth in EU (€9bn) during the same period, according to consultancy Arthur D Little. Continue reading “R&D growth shifts from EU to emerging markets, but challenges remain” »

Research and Development: The Struggle is Real!

Posted on January 19th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

I have spent most of my career serving in research and development teams. A couple of years ago I was asked during a meeting, “How long will this development project take?” Continue reading “Research and Development: The Struggle is Real!” »