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High hopes for funding low-priority drug trials

It's no secret that big pharma invests billions in R&D each year, despite recent headlines bemoaning the cuts companies have made to their research budgets in recent years. This investment in exploratory-stage compounds has resulted in a robust pipeline of promising new therapies across a...

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Healthcare & life sciences

Product development team structure: identifying the unmet...

In our Global Innovation Excellence survey, "Identifying customers' unmet needs" was identified as one of the most important factors for innovation success, with the best practitioners outperforming others by over 20%. However, finding the best way to organize and manage customer interaction is...

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Financial services

A model fund

Today's clinical trial costs can cost biopharma companies upwards of $100mn before they even begin to consider additional investment in the marketing and distribution mechanisms that will deliver new life enhancing therapies to patients.

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Healthcare & life sciences

Lowering the flag: Europe's airlines head for a...

In this article about the European Airline Industry, Andrew Smith at Arthur D Little is quoted as saying: "In the past few years the European airline sector has seen record-breaking profitability but this is mostly down to the very low oil price. It is still a very fragmented market compared to...

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Travel & transportation

EI New Energy - Big Battery Storage Starting to Take Off

Using big batteries to back up renewables was just an idea a few years ago, but now the technology is taking off in some concrete ways and more businesses — oil companies included — are eyeing their potential.

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Consultancy UK - Applying agile approaches to improve...

Arthur D. Little’s eighth Innovation Excellence Survey has revealed that the approaches that have been successful at improving innovation delivery over the last 30 years are holding most organizations back.

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Urban Mobility in the Middle East

This article is based on an Arthur D. Little Prism article written by Ralf Baron, Thomas Kuruvilla, Morsi Berguiga, Michael Zintel, Joseph Salem and Mario Kerbage. The article looks at the lessons that the rest of the world can learn in Urban Mobility from the Middle East.

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The People Space – Breakthrough innovation is all about...

Business executives have always been under pressure to generate growth, and today’s fast-moving and competitive business environment does not make that any easier.

Arthur D. Little’s eighth Innovation Excellence Survey revealed that leading companies expect their share of revenue from ...

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How to apply agile approaches to drive product innovation

Breakthrough innovation - innovation aimed at delivering disruptive impact, or creating new market spaces or step-changes in product, process or business-model performance - is increasingly important for companies.

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Technology & innovation management

Adding agile to improve breakthrough innovation

For the past 30 years, most technology-based companies have employed the waterfall (or phase-gate) approach to all of their innovation efforts. In fact, they have made significant investments in the design and adoption of these approaches so they would become rigorous and mechanical. Their...

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