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Would You Know a Disruptive Innovation if You Saw One?

Since it was introduced to the wider business world by Clayton Christensen 20 years ago in “The Innovator’s Dilemma” the idea of ‘disruptive innovation’and ‘disruptive technologies’ has spread around the world. The insight that Christensen and his colleagues had was ...

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The Business Opportunity of Future Cities

There is a rapidly growing global market out there that you may not yet be thinking about. It is expected to be worth more than $2 trillion p.a. by 2030. It has an insatiable appetite for innovation of all types, ...

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The Clean and Cool Entrepreneur Missions

The right story in front of the right people If you are an ambitious company with plans for rapid growth, one key task is to get the right story about what you have to offer in front of the right people. One ...

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The Power of Limits in Innovation

Sometimes I meet a business that is really keen to innovate, and are prepared to be super open-minded. They say things like: “We want to think out of the box.” “Nothing should be off the table.” “We are looking for a breakthrough business ...

Why Bother with Innovation?

Innovation is risky! Innovation is a risky business. A very risky business. Innovators have to deal with many different kinds of risk throughout the development process: Market risks – are there customers for my new product or service? Commercial risks – are there enough ...

Lifetime Achievement Award

On 2nd December 2016 I was delighted to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions to clean and green technology at the 2016 businessGreen Technology Awards ceremony held at the IET in London. James Murray, editor of businessGreen, made some very ...

Innovation and Exports

Innovation can fuel British export growth Businesses must think internationally to boost the economy, and innovation can be the secret to global success, says Richard Miller, deputy director at Innovate UK.  A healthy export trade is crucial to the economic growth of ...

Interview with EurActiv

Innovate UK boss: ‘Innovation is always a conversation’ Governments can play a role in innovation by formulating problems and linking people up so that innovators can come up with solutions, Richard Miller told EurActiv Slovakia. Richard Miller is Deputy Director for innovation ...