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Business is basically the same as your relationship with your Nan.

What? OK, well not exactly.

But like all life relationships, a business must follow a lot of the same rules if you want them to be successful.

Whether you’re working on the next phase of product development, trying to impress that new girl down the street or trying to build a relationship with your troublesome child, you need to be innovative.

The overall start to Innovation is all about assessing a situation; determine what’s working and what’s not, and more often than not you need an outsider’s view to come in and see the problem areas.  And to see if … Read More »

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Outsourced Innovation – A Strategic Growth Component

We all now live in an age where we see well-established industries disrupted by streams of new technology that challenge the very foundations on which they operate. Whether a company has an adaptation, survival, or growth goal, the magic key to meeting each of these challenges is the same – innovation.

‘Traditional innovation’ within large organisations is generally slow and ineffective. Management of this traditional corporate bureaucratic innovation is usually driven by short-term goals and internal politics, resulting in inertia, stifled creativity, and an instilled fear of failure. The simple solution is to transform innovation by outsourcing to external agencies … Read More »

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A Permanent, Superhydrophilic Ceramic Coating Results in a Much Clearer Glass – Perfect for Your Shower Screen

What is a superhydrophilic coating all about?

When it comes to fogged-up glassware or windows, the best way to keep a clear view seems to be by wiping the water droplets away constantly or having hydrophilic coatings that prevent the water from sticking to the glass.

However, scientists at A*STAR’s Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) have discovered that doing just the opposite – collecting the water to create a uniform, thin, transparent layer – actually helps produce a better, clearer view.

IMRE has invented a new technology, CleanClear, which is a durable and permanent ceramic coating that is … Read More »

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