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Why Are We Making Innovation So Complex?

It always amazes me how we limit growth by not investing fully in innovation. While most large companies want to become more agile and innovative, many of them fail to turn this wish into a reality. There is this consistent ...

Paul Hobcraft
12 Nov

Why Are We Making Innovation So Complex?

It always amazes me how we limit growth by not investing fully in innovation. While most large companies want to become more agile and innovative, many of them fail to turn this wish into a reality. There is this consistent ...

Paul Hobcraft
12 Nov

Betting on Batteries: Why Home Energy Storage is set to change the game

Top 3 innovations Recently I’ve been very lucky to spend some time travelling across the UK speaking to different energy suppliers as part of my Talking Utilities podcast. Part of these conversations always focus on which innovation is set to ...

Ben Lind
05 Nov

How would nationalisation affect innovation within the water sector?

As Monday morning rolls around again and I sit here sipping my second coffee of the day. I am reminded of the conversation I had with my father-in-law over yesterday’s lazy Sunday breakfast. The conversation had changed from the ...

Ben Lind
29 Oct

Can We Have One of These? A Product Innovation Platform

Recently I was exploring the world of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and read an excellent Whitepaper from Aras Corp, one of the leading PLM solution providers. The Whitepaper called “Product Complexity, Digital Transformation, and the Innovation Imperative- The race to ...

Paul Hobcraft
22 Oct

How and Where to Find Your VC

Companies frequently ask, “how can we meet US venture capital firms and get them to invest in our company?” This blog discusses how to connect with US VC’s, and, indeed, VC’s anywhere, that are most likely to invest. ...

Robert Mollen
15 Oct

What do we expect from Innovation? Mostly disappointment

Good innovation is notoriously hard to achieve. There are so many obstacles and uncertainties as you take an idea or concept through to eventual release. Often, we are dealing in the unknowns and uncertainties. We continually lack facts, we keep ...

Paul Hobcraft
08 Oct

Mentors and startup founders - 5 rules of the road

A friend and fellow mentor recently suggested I write a blog on how startup founders should relate to mentors, and vice versa.  She made the suggestion because, in her role as a mentor, she had experienced what she saw as ...

Robert Mollen
01 Oct

My 5 S for future Innovation: Smart, Stacks, Scale, Storage, and Software

Technology is radically altering our need for innovation. We see increasingly innovation is feeding off the “digital responserate” Connecting technology and innovation is altering how we should re-access organizations ability to build out. We are in the middle of a ...

Paul Hobcraft
26 Sep

Investing in seed stage startups - risk management

When I talk to family offices and high net worth individuals about seed stage investing in startups, they frequently say, “but that’s very risky, isn’t it?” Yet the same investors are sometimes prepared to pay high premiums for ...

Robert Mollen
17 Sep

Optimism in Innovation, Thinking About Risk Differently

For me, there is never enough talked about innovation risk. Innovation is held back so often because the quantification of it’s risk cannot fit into an organization’s current assessment and measurements of risk. Innovation is often too intangible, ...

Paul Hobcraft
13 Sep

Optimism in Innovation, Thinking About Risk Differently

For me, there is never enough talked about innovation risk. Innovation is held back so often because the quantification of it’s risk cannot fit into an organization’s current assessment and measurements of risk. Innovation is often too intangible, ...

Paul Hobcraft
13 Sep
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