Category Archives: futurology

The Magic of Converging Medical Technologies

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” This perfectly sensible quote comes from Arthur C. Clarke, who was best known as a science fiction writer (including 2001: A Space Odyssey) and as an inventor and futurist. Innovation often happens … Continue reading

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Open Innovation in Action – the slides

Here are my slides from Open Innovation in Action.  The conference was held at the UK’s first biomedical open innovation campus, Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst (SBC), where I’m currently advising on open innovation strategy. As the presenter tasked with opening the conference, I had two simple … Continue reading

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Open Innovation in Bioscience

  “We want to be competitively unpredictable” – Psion CEO John Conoley to Stefan Lindegaard. “The substrate for being able to invent has improved” – Patrick Vallance, VP Pharmaceuticals Research, GlaxoSmithKline. “If you want to herd cats, use cat food” … Continue reading

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Could Do Better

We need innovation in education We’ve had the industrial revolution and we’re enjoying the digital revolution…and that’s why we now need a classroom revolution. I really enjoyed this article in The Atlantic about Cathy N Davidson, Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies … Continue reading

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The Future Of Open Innovation

Ten years from now, what will we think of Open Innovation? Will we think about it at all?  Open Innovation (OI) is the big buzzword of the past few years.  We can now see companies benefitting from this new way of thinking … Continue reading

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