Category Archives: creativity

Ideas Are Cheap

Innovation is often confused with just having an idea, but innovation is of course having the idea and doing everything else – the R&D, the testing and re-designing to develop a new product/service/process, and then successfully getting it out to … Continue reading

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Vexation and Entrepreneurship

A few days ago I came across an intriguing theory about how Silicon Valley first developed. I was watching part 3 of Jim Al-Khalili’s BBC science programme “Shock And Awe: The Story Of Electricity” and it got on to how … Continue reading

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Connectivity, Collaboration, Challenge: 3 Principles of Open Innovation

I think it’s inevitable that if open innovation is to be successful, there are skills and practices we must all try to improve constantly. Here are three fundamental aspects to everyday work that I think are essential to open innovation: … 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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