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Using agile approaches for breakthrough product innovation

Companies expect their share of revenue from breakthrough, as opposed to incremental, innovation to double over the next five years, yet 88% of business leaders are dissatisfied with their current performances in this area. How can they improve?

Technology & innovation management

Ecosystem innovation

While companies have embraced the opportunities offered by the concept of open innovation over the past 20 years, the overriding need for agility and responsiveness means this is no longer adequate to meet future challenges.

Technology & innovation management

Brand Purpose – the new strategic imperative

Digitalization is a game changer when it comes to brand. The Brand Purpose, the “reason-to-exist” of the company, gives a unique backbone that drives strategy, product offering, and customer experience and creates customer engagement and loyalty. Should companies rethink their Brand Purpose in...

Tackling the Digital Hype – Executing digitally enabled...

Successfully implementing a business strategy is usually a lot more challenging than developing it. Advances in digital technology are frequently perceived as a “silver bullet”. However, digital can also expose a company’s inner contradictions, reveal hidden pockets of poor performance and even...

New Product Development – Organizing to identify customer...

Obtaining a deep understanding of B2B customer needs is central to any new product development process. In a complex customer relationship, fi nding the best way to organize and manage customer interaction is anything but simple, especially when the product is technically complex. Rather than...

Smart Cities – Turning challenge into opportunity

The 100 largest cities in the world produce 25% of the planet’s wealth. To succeed more and more cities are going “Smart” in order to meet their biggest challenges and enrich the quality of their citizens’ lives. This unstoppable trend is driving double-digit growth in a trillion-dollar global...

Embracing complexity with value-based risk management

In the current environment uncertainties seem to be everywhere, making strategic planning more difficult than ever. Many companies use enterprise risk management (ERM) as a proven framework for managing risk. However, businesses are now looking to improve their track records when it comes to...

Risk

Making sense of the bioeconomy

Fuels and chemicals produced from bio-based feedstocks, such aswaste wood and agricultural co-products, offer incredible potential.

Utilities & alternative energy Technology & innovation management

IP management 4.0

As the digitalization of society proceeds at a seeminglyunstoppable pace, it brings together industry sectors that used to be breeds apart.

Technology & innovation management

The chemical industry is already quite advanced in terms of...

Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, CEO of Solvay, talks about the European Chemical Industry and the development of Solvay.

Chemicals