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In recent years, the discussion about environmentally harmful chemicals has become increasingly important. One of these groups of chemicals is per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS). They are in focus...

Innovation is a buzzword AND an important success factor for companies today. This is because companies are increasingly looking for ways to promote their innovation culture and develop groundbreaking ideas....

Ideas are of course a necessary part of successful innovation. Even if having ideas is not sufficient for innovation. It is mostly just a minor fraction of the overall innovation...

When good advice is darely needed and ideas are rare, an ideation workshop can help. Ideation is a synonym for idea development or idea creation. It doesn’t always have to...

How a Patent Booster Workshop works R&D people are familiar with this situation: Sitting alone before the laptop, doing regular patent researches, generating ideas with the hope to develop a...

Introduction iEER is an Interreg Europe funded flagship project that has been revived for 2022, bringing together 8 regions. Originally initiated in 2016 by a group of regions awarded with...

Innovation means developing something new. But not just anything. Something which is successful in the target group. For companies, this usually means designing new products, services and business models. When...

When was the last time you saw a really new product? The first smartphone? Quite a while ago. The Segway? Very nice, but unfortunately a market failure. Series production was...

Innovation should pay off. This is ensured by the business case. More precisely, the “Innovation Business Case“. If it is not foreseeable that the idea will pay off, then you...

Or: How to solve any technical problem with ease Lars Lindner* is an engineer and technician. With body and soul. Since finishing his studies, he has been busy with technical...

There are many misconceptions in companies about innovation management. No wonder: innovation is hype, buzzword and hope for the future at the same time. The label “being innovative” has an...

Innovation arises from business decisions and is not a coincidence. It is not random trends or sudden ideas that lead to market success, but a well thought-out innovation strategy that...

Do Startups need consulting? One might think it’s unnecessary. Established companies regard startups with some envy. Innovative, creative, great publicity, and plenty of eager investors. On the other hand, there...

New products and services pursue the goal of exciting as many customers as possible and convincing them with real added value. That is why it is important for businesses to...

Innovation Consulting for business model innovation often sounds strange to development managers, developers and engineers at first. Aren’t we the experts? What are they supposed to tell us? Aren’t consultants more...

So you want to set up a professional innovation management … Many companies have established an innovation management in recent years. That doesn’t mean everyone needs it. But many organizations...

Innovation Consulting for technology innovation often sounds strange to development managers, developers and engineers. Aren’t we the experts? What do they think they can tell us? Aren’t consultants more for...

Innovation and future orientation are essential for companies in all industries. New technologies and patents, future products, innovative processes and services. All this is well known to industrial companies. But...

Or: From Probationary Innovator to Proven Innovator Jakob Jessen* is an industrial engineer. Throughout his professional life, he has been active as a consultant in the industrial sector: automotive, plant...

9 Areas for Designing a Successful Innovation System Sporadic, individual initiatives …, good ideas that just don’t fit the company’s strategy …, ideas that get mired and then forgotten …,...

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