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Construction has to change and fast. Does LEGO provide some inspiration?

Oct 2017

“We are now at a point we have never been at before. The industry is standing on a burning platform and all other options have gone. It simply has to change”. Mark Farmer, UK Construction Week, Oct. 2017.

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Is it good to talk?

Aug 2017

Some of you, like me, will be old enough to remember the TV adverts for a well-known communications company. They featured Bob Hoskins and focused on the tag line ‘it’s good to talk’. Essentially, they were saying keep in touch!

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Tata Steel sponsored Active Classroom wins Innovation Award

Jul 2017

Last month I wrote about how finding things you didn’t even know you were looking for was one of the most exciting aspects of an open innovation approach

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Is Donald Rumsfeld an unacknowledged leader in open innovation?

Jun 2017

Is Donald Rumsfeld an unacknowledged leader in open innovation? I found myself asking this question during a recent team-building session when we were asked for our favourite quotes.

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Fantastic response to innovation portal

Oct 2016

When we launched our open innovation (OI) initiative in last year, I was pretty apprehensive. We’d spent months planning it and all of us on the OI team had faith in the power of collaboration. But had we done enough to spark your interest and ideas?

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Energy demand is fuelling a need for innovation

Apr 2015

Let’s set the scene. Life in the oil and gas industry is extremely interesting right now. Whilst energy demand in the medium term is relatively robust – driven by population and GDP growth, oil prices have slumped.

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