Archive | April, 2011

Open innovation at P&G

The chemical industry is gradually getting to grips with open innovation (OI) – as this article from the UK’s Royal Society for Chemistry by Sean Milmo, also a regular writer for ICIS, sets out. DSM is a leading exponent, even boasting a vice president for open innovation in the form of Rob Kirschbaum, a long-standing friend of ICIS. You […]

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IYC art exhibition at SusChem Amsterdam meeting

ICIS is looking forward to its collaboration as media partner with SusChem, the European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry. Two editors will attend the upcoming SusChem annual stakeholder day event in Amsterdam on 17 May. Participants at the meeting will have the opportunity to take an exclusive preview of an international art exhibition. During the lunch interval the […]

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DSM/AkzoNobel boost innovation push

My colleague Will Beacham on ICIS Chemical Business has just published this interesting piece on the changing pace of innovation in the chemicals sector, with interviews with leading executives at DSM and AkzoNobel as well as consultants at Accenture. Well worth a look.Accenture’s Stephan Scholtissek argues that “CEOs should recognize that the core of the company […]

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Strategies for R&D in emerging economies

ICIS has run several roundtables recently where innovation has risen as a topic, particularly the growing move by chemical majors to carry out innovation in places like China and the difficulties encountered. Now consultancy McKinsey has carried out an industry survey to assess the current situation.It finds that many companies have not even addressed the issue of doing […]

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ICIS launches eighth Innovation Awards

At last – after weeks of preparation I can officially launch the ICIS Innovation Awards 2011. This annual competition, now in its eighth year, recognises outstanding technological and business innovation in the chemical industry. Dow Corning is the overall lead sponsor for the Awards, as it has been from their inception in 2004. CRA returns […]

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