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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. In this article, the authors explain why companies need to focus on hyper-...
Technology & innovation management

Digital future of electrical networks

How can electricity utilities tackle the digitalization challenges of their network business?

Key triggers for digitalization of utility companies Digital transformation is increasingly impacting businesses around the world. The ubiquity of the Internet and the extremely rapid expansion of disruptive technologies have changed the dynamics within several industries. As...
Utilities & alternative energy, Technology & innovation management

Innovation Quest for Telecom Operators

The heat is on!

Telecom operators still have ground to coverThe topic of innovation is not new to telecom companies per se, with the industry having cycled through myriad forms of financial and organizational investments. Telecom operators were among the first to introduce corporate accelerators, invest with...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME), Technology & innovation management

Making sense of the bioeconomy

Many companies, both large and small, view fuels and chemicals derived from bio-based feedstocks as a potential source of sustainable growth. Yet in practice, breakthroughs have been hard to achieve and the number of large-scale commercial successes are few. In this article the authors examine the...
Utilities & alternative energy, Technology & innovation management

IP management 4.0

One of the key results of digitalization is closer co-operation between traditional manufacturing companies and those within the ICT industry. Yet when it comes to IP management, ICT companies manage their intellectual property quite differently from more traditional industries. In this article the...
Technology & innovation management

The age of collaboration

Start up and Corporates need each other

All players acknowledge that collaboration is key for future success, characterized by increasing complexity and blurring of industry borders. Start­up-corporate collaboration certainly is no exception and there is no shortage of options to collaborate, from one-off events to corporate venture...
Technology & innovation management

The NOC Technology & Innovation Management Challenge

Improving performance in technology management

National Oil Companies (NOCs) are spending more and more on R&D. But this has not yet had much of an impact. With the oil price currently well below the break-even point of their nations’ budgets, they are still behind Independent Oil Companies (IOCs) in terms of R&D effectiveness. IOCs...
Oil & gas, Technology & innovation management

Digital Transformation

How to become Digital Leader

As part of an international cross-industry study, Arthur D. Little has considered the digital maturity of more than 100 European companies from seven industries in detail and systematically assessed them. The Arthur D. Little Digital Transformation Index (DTI) shows that few firms can be considered...
Technology & innovation management, Digital company transformation, Information management

Finding your balance: Insights into world class portfolio

Findings from Arthur D. Little’s R&D Management Best Practice Study

In the current era of technological disruption and global competition, it is more important than ever to have a clear grip on how the full intent of corporate strategy is manifested in the R&D portfolio. Allocating resources in line with that strategy achieves better results - yet all too often...
Technology & innovation management

Effective Infrastructure Asset Management

It would be easy to assume that after decades of development and refinement, infrastructure asset management practices and approaches would now all be fairly straightforward and well established. However, many companies are realizing that in the face of mushrooming asset replacement costs and...
Technology & innovation management