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Innovation quick wins – a guide to some practical tools

Effective innovation requires a comprehensive approach, starting with strategy and supported by strong processes, an efficient organization and resources, and an innovative culture. And it can take a long time to achieve. But what can organizations do when they don’t have a lot of time to improve...
Technology & innovation management

Post-Merger Integration of R&D

Reaping the full potential of post-merger integration

Technology & innovation management

The Art of Systematic Surveillance

Intelligence Management – "To be defeated is forgivable, to be surprised is not!"

"Great leadership isn’t about solving problems after the fact, but foreseeing potential problems and eliminating them before they occur" Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric, once said. Intelligence Management is a systematic approach that leverages both internal and external...
Technology & innovation management

Pathways to Innovation Excellence

Results of a Global Study by Arthur D. Little

Our follow up study of Innovation Excellence (released in Feb 2013) is also available here.
Technology & innovation management

Lean & Agile für eine effiziente F&E

Entwicklungszeiten und Produktlebenszyklen werden immer weiter verkürzt und die Profitabilität von Entwicklungsprojekten erhöht. Der anhaltende Preis- und Wettbewerbsdruck lässt hier keine Atempause zu und führt eine konventionelle Produktentwicklung zunehmend an ihre Grenzen. Hinzu kommt, dass...
Technology & innovation management

Innovating for Increased Public Transport

Why system innovation is needed to double the market share of public transport

It will require joint and coordinated efforts by multiple parties in the public transport ecosystem – What we call “System innovation”. The players who understand and find their roles in this will thrive, they will be winners in a growing and changing value chain.
Travel & transportation, Technology & innovation management

Telco and Utility: Friend or Foe?

How telecommunication companies and utilities fight to capture a share in smart energy

Telecommunications companies (telcos) consider this an excellent opportunity to diversify their own product and service portfolio into “smart” energy. This poses a potential threat to utilities companies, who need to reconsider their traditional business models and defend their established position...
Utilities & alternative energy, Technology & innovation management

The Business Benefits of 4G LTE

The latest such technology, 4G LTE (‘Fourth Generation – Long Term Evolution’),provides substantial performance improvements over previous mobile technologies, and offers the promise that connectivity will no longer be a barrier to realising the benefits of enterprise mobility. These improvements...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME), Technology & innovation management

Offshore Wind Meets Nuclear

Most of the challenges in the development and procurement of offshore wind energy have been faced before- why not take a chance and have a look at...

The nuclear new build projects’ challenges may sound familiar to offshore owners and developers: Weak planning, advancing technology maturity, misjudgment of capabilities, dependency on external issues, and unsuitable organization design. Arthur D. Little's expertise in large capital investment...
Utilities & alternative energy, Technology & innovation management

Manage Risk for Product Launch

Actively manage risk to deliver the right products on time!

Not realizing and mitigating risks to delivery, quality, feature fulfillment and budget can at the extreme lead to significant business losses, putting an entire company at risk. We argue that project risk management is central to secure successful product delivery. Project risk management can and...
Technology & innovation management