Leveraging outside
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In the 1980s, approximately 70 per cent of industrial R&D took place at companies with 25,000 employees or more. That fell to 37.6 per cent by 2005. In 2005, companies with fewer than 5,000 employees accounted for 39.6 per cent of industrial R&D, up from 10.5 per cent in the early 1980s.

World sourcing innovation and emerging trends

The questions gave context to the rapidly evolving idea that innovations will come from any and everywhere.

The kuer8tor does what no human can do.

Its impossible for a person to systematically go through all of the data to find the gems. This will revolutionize the way the industry finds breakthrough innovations. In just a few weeks this has already paid for itself.

Can Open Innovation help clean up oil sands?

Perhaps a focus on the critical mass of a 15 per cent adoption of new cleaner technologies and sustainable innovations in the oil sands with the right opinion leaders.

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The Global Search for a New Fuel Source

June 7, 2013 Uncategorized No Comments
Clean 15 Series June 2013

Climate Change is here. Whether one believes it will affect us immediately or gradually over time, more and more scientists, governments and businesses are beginning to see the predicted effects Climate Change is having on the ecological, geopolitical and economic spheres.

Read more at Canadian Business Journal.ca

 

Leveraging Canadian Diversity As a Competitive Advantage

April 23, 2013 Uncategorized No Comments
Clean 15 Series - April 2013

During one of our projects we discovered a technology hidden in the far reaches of Russia that was commercialized for just this purpose. The technology not only can separate oil and sand, it can also be used as a remediation technology to clean tank sludge, separate the oil from the sludge as well as return the sand back to its natural state. Its worth noting that there are millions of tons of tank sludge lying around in Canada and much of it is sent to landfills. What is even more interesting is that this technology has a Russian/Canadian connection.

Read more at Canadian Business Journal.ca

Closing the Gap on Canada’s Productivity Decline

March 8, 2013 Uncategorized No Comments
clean 15 series article (March 2013)

I recently spoke at the Conference Board of Canada’s Business Innovation Summit on the topic of bringing external innovation in to drive growth and productivity. At the same conference the president of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Suzanne Fortier presented an interim progress report from their “Strategy for Partnerships and Innovation” and the news was surprisingly very positive. They have started to gain momentum with regard to their objectives, which is good for all Canadians.

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Climate Change and the Boiling Frog

February 6, 2013 Uncategorized No Comments
Clean 15 Series - February 2013

The frog in the boiling pot of water experiment is an analogy often used to describe attitudes slow to change that in the end is potentially harmful. As the explanation goes, if a frog is placed over a pot of boiling water it will quickly jump out of harm’s way. However, if the frog is placed in a pot of water at room temperature and then the temperature is slowly turned up over time, the frog will only seek to adjust its own body temperature to match that of the environment, and when the temperature becomes deadly it would be too late for the frog to escape.

Read more at Canadian Business Journal.ca

Blindsided – A Cautionary Tale for Canada

December 30, 2012 Uncategorized No Comments
Clean 15 Series Jan 2013

In 2005, Exxon’s CEO Lee Raymond said to Reuters gas production had peaked in North America. At the time the number of rigs drilling for natural gas was up around 20 per cent, and prices were at record highs giving producers ample motivation to generate more supply, however those same producers were struggling to keep up.

In 2007 The IEA chimed in and executive director Claude Mandil stated “While the 2006 Review expressed concern about insufficient investment, we are even more worried this year and see it as the major threat to secure, affordable global gas supplies over the medium to longer term.”

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