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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

Metro Railways - A Journey of Transformation

Metro railways are critically important assets for the world's cities if we are to meet the challenges of maintaining urban mobility. For established metros, responding to the needs of the future is no easy thing.
Travel & transportation, Technology & innovation management

How to create breakthroughs in nine months

Build fast and effective capabilities to deliver breakthroughs with The Breakthrough Factory™

It is especially difficult for mature companies with technically complex and long-lifecycle products, for which conventional R&D programs often fail to meet "breakthrough" expectations. However, there are ways to break out of the deadlock. In this Viewpoint we explore key success factors and...
Technology & innovation management

Mastering technology strategy

How to leverage technologies for corporate success in a systematic and sustainable way

Consistently managing and exploiting the ever-changing development of technology can determine success or failure for a company. In order to prevail in an environment of volatile market requirements and increasing competition, companies need well-defined technology strategies that act as links...
Technology & innovation management

The “Chief Digital Dilemma”

The thin red line between the success and failure of the chief digital officer… and the need for the role

Often the issue is in the set-up of the role. By clearly defining the scope and responsibilities of such an entity, companies might find that they don’t even need a separate position.
Technology & innovation management, Digital company transformation