Frederik van Oene

Partner

Education

Twente University in the Netherlands
Chemical Engineering, Business Administration
Manchester Business School
Business Administration
INSEAD (InBoard Program)

Frederik is a Partner at Arthur D. Little, based in Brussels, and a member of the Technology and Innovation Management Group. Most of his work is focused on helping organizations enact the changes required to improve performance and realize their objectives. He has extensively worked in innovation, R&D and technology management, strategy implementation, and improving organization development and effectiveness in the chemicals capital goods, agriculture, aquaculture, pharmaceuticals and consumer goods industries. He has over 30 years of experience in management consulting.

He is co-author of the books Third Generation R&D Management, published by Harvard Business School Press, and The Innovation Premium, published by Perseus Books.

He regularly teaches Innovation and Technology Management.

Recent Publications

WALKING THE TALK ON CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY
Business has a crucial role to play, accounting for some two-thirds of global greenhouse gas emissions1. Most businesses in the developed economies have already taken at least some measures, however limited, to reduce carbon footprints in the last 20 to 30 years. Today the pace of action within businesses is rapidly accelerating – though some observers would criticize business for achieving too little, too late.
Innovation across business units
Why is innovation best practice not replicated across business units in the same organization?
The Future of Agri-Food
The world population continues to grow, and by 2050 a 70% increase in food production will be required to sustain it. Science and technology is widely recognized as being a key enabler to achieving this step change. However, many businesses in the agri-food industry struggle to invest precious resources in long term science and technology. In this article, the authors explore some of the key trends and challenges in the agri-food industry, and explain how foresight can be used to both stimulate innovation and provide shortcuts to markets.
Insight into resource & competence management
The ever increasing rate of technology development and the combination of new disciplines places increasing demands on competence management in R&D and, if companies fail to develop or target the wrong areas, the consequences are greater and it’s harder to recover in time. One of the greatest inefficiencies in R&D is bottlenecks and delays in getting products to market, often due to resource constraints, hits companies hard.
Insights into world class idea enrichment
We are entering an era that will demand unheralded levels of creativity as companies constantly innovate and reinvent themselves to succeed in the search for growth and margins. This places increasing pressure on companies to generate a steady stream of high quality ideas that can eventually deliver top and bottom line growth. This viewpoint looks best practices in developing, nurturing, and enriching ideas.  Best practices identified include: time-limited ideation challenges for key strategic issues and a dedicated process to enrich and select winning ideas.

Frederik is a Partner at Arthur D. Little, based in Brussels, and a member of the Technology and Innovation Management Group. Most of his work is focused on helping organizations enact the changes required to improve performance and realize their objectives. He has extensively worked in innovation, R&D and technology management, strategy implementation, and improving organization development and effectiveness in the chemicals capital goods, agriculture, aquaculture, pharmaceuticals and consumer goods industries. He has over 30 years of experience in management consulting.

He is co-author of the books Third Generation R&D Management, published by Harvard Business School Press, and The Innovation Premium, published by Perseus Books.

He regularly teaches Innovation and Technology Management.

Recent Publications

WALKING THE TALK ON CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY
Business has a crucial role to play, accounting for some two-thirds of global greenhouse gas emissions1. Most businesses in the developed economies have already taken at least some measures, however limited, to reduce carbon footprints in the last 20 to 30 years. Today the pace of action within businesses is rapidly accelerating – though some observers would criticize business for achieving too little, too late.
Innovation across business units
Why is innovation best practice not replicated across business units in the same organization?
The Future of Agri-Food
The world population continues to grow, and by 2050 a 70% increase in food production will be required to sustain it. Science and technology is widely recognized as being a key enabler to achieving this step change. However, many businesses in the agri-food industry struggle to invest precious resources in long term science and technology. In this article, the authors explore some of the key trends and challenges in the agri-food industry, and explain how foresight can be used to both stimulate innovation and provide shortcuts to markets.
Insight into resource & competence management
The ever increasing rate of technology development and the combination of new disciplines places increasing demands on competence management in R&D and, if companies fail to develop or target the wrong areas, the consequences are greater and it’s harder to recover in time. One of the greatest inefficiencies in R&D is bottlenecks and delays in getting products to market, often due to resource constraints, hits companies hard.
Insights into world class idea enrichment
We are entering an era that will demand unheralded levels of creativity as companies constantly innovate and reinvent themselves to succeed in the search for growth and margins. This places increasing pressure on companies to generate a steady stream of high quality ideas that can eventually deliver top and bottom line growth. This viewpoint looks best practices in developing, nurturing, and enriching ideas.  Best practices identified include: time-limited ideation challenges for key strategic issues and a dedicated process to enrich and select winning ideas.

More About Frederik
  • Twente University in the Netherlands
    Chemical Engineering, Business Administration
  • Manchester Business School
    Business Administration
  • INSEAD (InBoard Program)