Posts Categorized: Innovation

The ABCD of Innovation

Innovation

Innovation is everywhere. Funding calls, seminars, advice and my personal favourite elevator pitches (shudder). How can we make sense of it all and more importantly where do you start? If 20 years in design and engineering consultancy have taught me anything, it usually helps to start at the beginning. Possibly an obvious statement, but actually… Read more »

Innovation Quick Fix

Innovation

Okay, not really a quick fix, more of a way to approach innovation that reduces risk and improves the chances of success. Companies are being asked to innovate to improve and grow. While this is good advice, it is not massively helpful, because the desire to innovate is already there. We see that on a… Read more »

The European Innovation Scorecard 2017

Two main conclusions emerge from the 2017 European Innovation Scorecard published last week by the European Commission. First, the EU’s overall record on innovation is improving, albeit slowly, but huge differences remain between the best and worst performing member states and regions. Second, in global terms, the EU could catch up with the US over… Read more »

Video: Design for UK Manufacturing Growth

Manufacturing

In a previous blog post, Realising Potential, we showed a Design Council video highlighting the importance of innovation and design to UK economic growth. A second video explores why innovation and design are fundamentally important for the stability and growth of our manufacturing base. The international competitiveness of UK manufacturing depends on innovation and design…. Read more »