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Solvitur Ambulando: “it is solved by walking”

Like many others, I like the thinking time that walking gives me.  If I have meetings in different locations in town I always try to schedule things so I can walk from one meeting to the next – it gives … Continue reading

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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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Is Open Innovation Being Embraced Yet By The Pharma Industry?

Open innovation in the biotech and pharma sector was the hot topic at the recent Open Innovation in Action conference at Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst. The key points raised at the event can be found in the article ‘Open Innovation in the Pharma Industry‘   by … 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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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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