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Patrick McLaughlin interview transcript

Patrick McLaughlin, Cerulean video transcript  This is the transcript of a video in which Patrick explains how Cerulean manages its innovation process and particularly highlights the challenges of moving to a culture which supports radical innovation.

Benchmarking in the global automobile industry

  Benchmarking in the automobile industry This case provides an illustration of benchmarking.  The particular project it describes led to the emergence of ‘lean thinking’ as an approach which has had major impact in manufacturing, service and the public sector.    

Helen King interview transcript

This is a transcript of the interview with Helen King talking about the use of futures techniques for the Irish food industry. helen King Tobias Rooney interview You can find the interview here  

Roy Sandbach, P&G, interview transcript

This is a transcript of the interview with Roy Sandbach of Procter and Gamble describing their ‘Connect and develop’ programme.  Roy Sandbach interview transcript   You can find the interview here    

Ray Anderson, Interface

Ray Anderson , founder of Interface ( a major floor coverings company) increased sales and doubled profits while turning the traditional “take / make / waste” industrial system on its head.  He was passionate about sustainability and pioneered a wave of innovation which still drives the business.  This TED Talk video gives some insights into

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Arunachalam Muruganantham – user innovation

This TED Talk video offers a good example of user needs driving innovation in low income contexts.  When he realized his wife had to choose between buying family meals and buying her monthly “supplies,” Arunachalam Muruganantham vowed to help her solve the problem of the sanitary pad.

Jane Chen and the Warm Embrace incubator

In the developing world, access to incubators is limited by cost and distance, and millions of premature babies die each year. In this TEDTalk video Jane Chen shows an invention that could keep millions of these infants warm — a design that’s safe, portable, low-cost and life-saving.

Patient innovation

Patients are increasingly recognised as a source of innovation and this led Pedro Oliveira and colleagues to establish a network of such user innovators. On this website you can find an introductory video about the principles and also an extensive library of case examples

Anil Gupta and the Honey Bee network

Anil Gupta is the founder of a network supporting entrepreneurs in India and encouraging them to develop ideas for solving some of the major social challenges facing the country.  In this TED talk he explains his approach.