Tag Archives: Industry

Industrial Business Models – Customer ROI

Your technology is great.  It makes the world a better place.  Benchtop results were good – but yields actually went up as you’ve scaled results.  You’ve also made your first big decision and you’re going to sell the technology to … Continue reading

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Industrial Business Models – Choice #1

Hardware is dead. Hardware is booming. Hardware is hard and no one should do it. Hardware is different. Hardware is the same. IoT, IIoT and additive manufacturing attract attention to heavy industry – where a thing is being produced and … Continue reading

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The World Economic Forum’s ‘Top 10 Emerging Technologies’

Nanosensors!  Autonomous vehicles! [Yawn.]  We’ve seen these before. Organs-on-chips? Optogenetics?!?  Now this is interesting. The Davos-based World Economic forum released a list of 10 emerging technologies that made a tour of the press a few weeks ago.  There is no … Continue reading

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Tech Forecasting: Comments on 6 Years of Forecasts (3 of 7)

Over six years of prediction shows, when the hosts were right, they were very right.  When they were wrong, it was usually because they were too early or because of a surprise event in the area they were forecasting.  Most … Continue reading

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Vendor Selection: What Works

The California DOT’s selection of a partnership with Fluor and Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. (“ZPMC”) to build the new section of the Bay Bridge hasn’t gone well.  It isn’t easy to chose the right partner for a unique project, … Continue reading

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Organizations Want to Live

Any organization, once it is created, takes on a life of its own.  It wants to live.  Just as Kevin Kelly describes ‘technology’ as a seventh kingdom of life, in many ways the individual organizations encountered every day also behave … Continue reading

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Policy and Innovation History (Radar, Manhattan Project and Apollo)

Innovation is a newborn baby that politicians love to kiss – regions and municipalities want more of it, but are uncertain of how to proceed.  Metrics are challenging – for the politician and bureaucrat it isn’t clear whether they should … Continue reading

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