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Stephen Roper, Director, ERCProduct design boosts sales
Stephen Roper, Director, ERC (16-May-2016)
Firms that make use of designers at every stage of developing new products boost sales of those products by 20%
Martin Cohen, AuthorBe more original - without trying too hard!
Martin Cohen, Author (13-Apr-2016)
Running a business can be tough. The new world requires new approaches and new thinking. So spring cleaning your ideas is vital
Mark Elborne, President and CEO of GE UK and IrelandUK - innovation success with a warning
Mark Elborne, President and CEO of GE UK and Ireland (24-Nov-2014)
With an increasingly-competitive global marketplace, innovation is crucial. The UK led the industrial revolution but lags with the consumer internet
Mark Billige, Managing Partner, Simon-KucherInnovation crisis? New products fall short
Mark Billige, Managing Partner, Simon-Kucher (10-Sep-2014)
Most new products fall short of profit expectations because companies neglect or ignore essential pricing and marketing activities in their new product development processes
Stephen Archer, Director, Spring PartnershipsTips for business innovation
Stephen Archer, Director, Spring Partnerships (07-May-2014)
Empowering employees to be innovative and creative, and encouraging a ‘can do’ attitude can reap rewards for everyone and help business survive the recession
Mark  Emmerson, UK Head of Global Trade, HSBCStrengthen business - education links and invest in R&D
Mark Emmerson, UK Head of Global Trade, HSBC (21-Mar-2014)
Need to encourage businesses to invest in R&D to capture the value of their merchandise exports and move up the value chain over the long term
Dr Bernard Meyerson, IBM Fellow and VP InnovationManaging sustained innovation for a smarter planet
Dr Bernard Meyerson, IBM Fellow and VP Innovation (22-Jan-2014)
Extraordinary outcomes can be achieved when the right people, infrastructure and motivation come together - sustained innovation is becoming more significant
Julian Cooper, MD, Clarendon Business CentresBe remarkable - how to become innovative
Julian Cooper, MD, Clarendon Business Centres (23-Aug-2013)
Now is the best time to try and innovate, to create new products, processes and ideas that could shape the way your company does things for the next generation
Dr Sarinova Simandjuntak, University of PortsmouthBenefits of an Industry - University partnership
Dr Sarinova Simandjuntak, University of Portsmouth (19-Jul-2013)
University researchers are sharing their knowledge with a local manufacturing company to develop an industry standard for testing pipes in the oil industry
Dr Mark Wareing, Commercial Director, Pera TechnologyLack of finance is crippling innovation
Dr Mark Wareing, Commercial Director, Pera Technology (14-Jun-2013)
A key sector of the economy is failing to innovate because of outside pressures, such as finance. The implications for competitiveness are profound
Colin Willman, Chairman, FSB Member ServicesZero waste firm drives success and wins award
Colin Willman, Chairman, FSB Member Services (23-Apr-2013)
Small businesses hold the key to economic recovery and as award-winning firm Vegware proves, innovation can be successfully combined with growth and environmental concern
Paul Braham, Director, Ricoh UKTechnology, education and business
Paul Braham, Director, Ricoh UK (09-Apr-2013)
Education, business and the economy create a continuous cycle that is the backdrop to the UK being a leader in the global landscape
Professor Luis Araujo, Lancaster Univ Management SchoolNew technologies to drive growth and jobs
Professor Luis Araujo, Lancaster Univ Management School (04-Dec-2012)
The government should put more emphasis on creating markets for emerging technologies to help kick-start the economic recovery
James Langdom, designer and inventorDesign and hi-tech production solves important challenge
James Langdom, designer and inventor (16-Nov-2012)
An innovative design and hi-tech production of a new harness for guide dogs used by blind people is expected to revolutionise the lives of both owners and the dogs themselves
RBS and FIG awards for student enterpriseStudent enterprise - a key to economic growth
RBS and FIG awards for student enterprise (12-Nov-2012)
Helping young entrepreneurs showcase their business minds and win investment to develop their start-ups or initiatives
Make it in Great BritainAward-winning British design and manufacturing
Make it in Great Britain (04-Oct-2012)
BedFleX, innovated by a team of BAE apprentices, is an elastic attachment to help recovering amputees and critical care patients to do bed-based exercise to aid rehabilitation
Social Entrepreneurs Programme, Lloyds BankRewarding social entrepreneurs helping local communities
Social Entrepreneurs Programme, Lloyds Bank (27-Sep-2012)
In times of severe economic constraints, it's crucial we recognise and encourage social innovation - providing radical solutions to some long-term community issues
Vince Cable, Business SecretaryBritish manufacturing showcase and competition
Vince Cable, Business Secretary (07-Aug-2012)
The Make it in Great Britain exhibition highlights the exciting place that UK manufacturing can take us in the next few years, helping to solve problems and innovate
James Caan, CEO, Hamilton Bradshaw Impact PartnersNew Green Award for UK low-carbon startups
James Caan, CEO, Hamilton Bradshaw Impact Partners (17-Jul-2012)
A programme to help support and grow the UK's cleantech sector through a new approach, providing intelligent capital, which combines business support and funding
Armourers and Brasiers CompanyBritish innovation brings light to photovoltaic cells
Armourers and Brasiers Company (13-Jul-2012)
Researchers at Oxford University have just won a major prize to develop a high-technology coating with the potential to reduce the manufacturing costs solar cells
Juergen Maier, MD at Siemens Industry UKIs the future of UK manufacturing compromised?
Juergen Maier, MD at Siemens Industry UK (29-Jun-2012)
Opinion is divided within the manufacturing sector which could compromise the future growth of UK industry - action is required
Maxine Horn, CEO, Creative BarcodeA novel way to protect your innovative ideas and projects
Maxine Horn, CEO, Creative Barcode (14-Jun-2012)
Protect your ideas - the first IP innovation for more than 30 years and it's fit for the digital age
Tom Hainsworth, MD of HainsworthHainsworth - a material success story
Tom Hainsworth, MD of Hainsworth (17-May-2012)
Hainsworth, a family textile business which has been around for 229 years, is harnessing its heritage and the best in modern manufacturing, technology, sales and marketing
Lisa Irlam, CEO of SwimovateA swimming success story
Lisa Irlam, CEO of Swimovate (10-May-2012)
From the frustration of a couple of triathletes with a vision for an innovative product, an internationally successful company has developed
Seth Tabatznik of Berti InvestmentsEntrepreneurs and green business innovation
Seth Tabatznik of Berti Investments (03-Apr-2012)
Entrepreneurs create jobs, bring in revenue and catalyze investment; they are fundamental drivers of a much-needed sustainable economy
Make it in BritainMake it in Britain - deadline for entries
Make it in Britain (28-Mar-2012)
The deadline to enter the Make it in Great Britain Challenge is fast approaching in the nationwide search to find the most innovative pre-market products, processes and concepts
City of London CorporationCity of London supports graduate start-ups
City of London Corporation (21-Mar-2012)
The City of London is supporting Entrepreneur First, a pioneering programme to support graduates to build their own high-growth start-ups
Make it in BritainChallenge to find the best new British innovations
Make it in Britain (06-Feb-2012)
The Make it in Great Britain campaign is about transforming the image of modern UK manufacturing and its importance to the economy
Liz Love, MD Z-Card LtdThe Z-Card - an international success story
Liz Love, MD Z-Card Ltd (26-Jan-2012)
The Z-Card is a simple, but completely original communications idea, conceived, developed, patented and commercialised on a worldwide scale
Michael Korn of KwikScreenInnovation and business success - KwikScreen
Michael Korn of KwikScreen (16-Nov-2011)
Michael Korn, 30 year old entrepreneur from Finchley in London, has just become Young Entrepreneur of the Year with his innovative hospital screens
Tania CokeJapan and the world stage
Tania Coke (24-Oct-2011)
After the recent tsunami and nuclear problems in Japan, how do the Japanese perceive their position?
Tony Egerton of PortalFail to innovate and fail in business
Tony Egerton of Portal (13-Oct-2011)
Cutting R&D is a corporate version of cutting off your nose to spite your face and is bad for the company and UK
The Design CouncilDesign competition to help people with dementia
The Design Council (15-Aug-2011)
A national challenge that will fund teams to develop new design-led ideas for products and services that make lives simpler, better and more enjoyable for those with dementia
The Work FoundationBanks fail to support high-growth firms
The Work Foundation (07-Jul-2011)
The UK’s financial sector is systematically failing SMEs which could provide the greatest source of innovation, jobs and growth
The Work FoundationKnowledge economy is the answer
The Work Foundation (29-Jun-2011)
Only the knowledge economy can provide the jobs and balanced growth needed to secure the UK’s future prosperity
Terry HamillEntrepreneurialism is alive and kicking in UK
Terry Hamill (18-May-2011)
Despite graduate unemployment and debt, British entrepreneurial spirit is still shining through
The Work FoundationGovernment fails to understand innovation
The Work Foundation (17-May-2011)
The Government is failing to deliver the public sector innovation that could dramatically boost value-for-money and benefit the economy beyond the public sector
Dean Carran of JNDCThe engineering and development of an idea
Dean Carran of JNDC (16-May-2011)
New ideas are launched into the marketplace continually - how is it done?

in: Articles

Karl GravesNo small beer
Karl Graves
A business success story - the Church End Brewery has developed and succeeded through planned growth
David KesterDesigning our future
David Kester
The the role of design, particularly how it can help in today’s economic climate, and what it really contributes to society and the economy
Professor Malcolm ProwleSurvival of the fittest? No, survival of the most adaptable
Professor Malcolm Prowle
Businesses need radical thinking if they are to survive what Ed Balls described recently as the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s
Yorkshire FlowerpotsFrom clay pipes to flowerpots
Yorkshire Flowerpots
Naylor Industries has gone from the brink of ruin to £30m annual sales and recession-weathering performance
Julian BarrellYoung entrepreneurs - our future
Julian Barrell
Every day across Britain, fresh ideas are being turned into reality and new businesses are still being created
Theresa May MPOn politics, education and business
Theresa May MP
The Right Honourable Theresa May MP, Shadow Leader of the House of Commons and Shadow Minister for Women talks to Roger Prentis about politics and the challenges facing the UK and discusses some new approaches to tackle the issues.
Robin WebbLooking after your IP in collaborative projects
Robin Webb
Intellectual Property is the oil that keeps the wheels of innovation turning, says Robin Webb Director of Innovation, UK Intellectual Property Office.
Malcolm Wickes MPInnovative opportunities in a green world
Malcolm Wickes MP
Tomorrow's generation of innovative business men and women will take advantage of the huge opportunities created by our move towards a low carbon economy by coming up with green solutions.


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