Category Archives: manufacturing

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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From Mad Men to Mass Customisation

There’s a lovely little line in Series 1 of Mad Men, that stylishly-told social history of 1960s USA.  One executive had acquired a report that he didn’t want others to see, but later on he spots it in the office of a … Continue reading

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Maker, fixer, tinkerer, techie, hacker, inventor, whiz

Recognise yourself in the title? You are legion… In a fascinating first survey of its type, researchers at MIT have shown that UK consumers spend more on product development than the whole of UK industry does. In this survey, UK … Continue reading

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Be more inventive! Creative thinking skills for the manufacturing industry

I’m really looking forward to some great new workshops I’m delivering in collaboration with The Manufacturing Institute. It’s all about being more inventive as you develop new products.  You’ll arrive at the workshop with a real-life challenge from your own … Continue reading

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