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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

Capturing sustainable value from technology: a case for...

Businesses can no longer afford to simply protect their intellectual property (IP) and use it defensively to prevent competitors encroaching on their territory.

Technology & innovation management

How to manage your return on investment in innovation

In any company around the globe investment in innovation and R&D is under critical scrutiny. Is it going to the right places and is the amount spent exactly appropiate? Is the company getting the best return on its innovation spend? These are questions that any CTO today must be able to...

Technology & innovation management

Capability Roadmapping – developing the means to an end

Technology roadmaps can be a powerful tool to align research and technology development activities with business aims. However, they are not so helpful when it comes to defining exactly how the company can get there.

Technology & innovation management

The Creativity Era – a new paradigm for business

The new economic environment combines hypercompetition, faster product lifecycles and more empowered consumers to change the rules of the game for companies wanting to succeed. To meet these challenges a new paradigm for business is emerging – the age where creativity wins.

Technology & innovation management

Innovation: measuring it to manage it

Many executives struggle to manage innovation as they would other business processes. Most exasperating is the lack of a practical way of measuring innovation effectiveness and efficiency.

Strategy