Innovation = Transformation
I talk with passion! About chemistry as the most exciting of all natural sciences, about change, (digital) transformation, and disruption in the way we do chemistry research. Let yourself and your team be inspired.
R&D Project Healthcheck
Test against objective criteria whether your R&D projects are on the right track, and get an independent, external, and honest expert opinion on their overall “health”
Totel Immersion Ideation
This workshop concept is designed for R&D and business teams who want to achieve rapidly massive changes in the quantity and quality of ideas / concepts as well as want to think out of the box of the incremental product improvement
Are you on the right path with you innovation initiatives? Do you adress the best future opportunities? Which risks and challenges are ahead? And how are your people prepared to thrive for R&D excellence?
FORTH Innovation Expedition
FORTH is a proven and effective methodology to structure the fuzzy end of the innovation pipeline: from forming a team, observe&learn, raise ideas, and testing concepts to fully developed business cases
Re-model your innovation strategy. Ignite change. Transform your organization. Engagage your workforce. Set the path to R&D excellence.
The Innovation Designer
I’m a thinker, innovation leader, scientist, teacher, researcher, with 12+ years experience with increasing management responsibility in Chemical and Materials Industry. I started innovation activities and led new product developments through the full cycle from ideation to successful scale-up into manufacturing in and outside of Europe. I worked with and in international (and other wise) highly diverse teams. I learned a lot about which methods and tools work (and which doesn’t) to unleash the true potential for innovation in organizations. I experienced structures promoting innovation as well as structures that retarded them. My mission is to help the Chemical and Materials Industries to focus their innovation strategies and actvities on future growth topics and to make them effective and efficient in order to meet a new standard of performance and profitability: Transform Chemistry Innovation.
12+ yrs experience in Research & Technology Development, 5 patents granted
Human centered, potential focused leadership approach
Embracing change as chance to create a better world
True believer in cultural diversity as innovation motor
Digitalization as catalyst for a new eara of innovation: My Keynote at PMI Berlin/Brandenburg Chapter on January 17th, 2019, 7 pm
When it comes to developing innovative products, the advantage is with those employees who don’t have to subordinate their thinking and actions to the processes and systems of a large organization. Prerequisite: A management that allows this. Read more about Successful against the tide: this is how innovations in the chemical industry succeed
Inspired by a wonderful and provocative paper from Prof. Whitesides from 2015, I like to lay out in a bit more structured manner my thoughts on the future of chemistry R&D. This is the basic question I try to tackle in this blog: Read more about Thesis on the future of chemistry R&D
My MacBook, bought 2013, starts to slowly but consequently shut down its organs. The problem is that I refused so far the friendly but persistent offers to upgrade to El Capitan operating system. I’m afraid that my picture management program, with 25,000 pictures from all my travels since 2006 Read more about Innovation – often not welcomed but inevitable
The global Chemical Industry changes rapitly. Growth happens mainly in Asia where significant production capacities moved to over the last ten years. Mergers and Aquisitions raise to a new high, with Dow – DuPont and ChemChina – Syngentia deal setting the scene. Read more about The future of Chemistry Innovation
It’s fascinating to see developments in 3-D printing technology. Will this really change the way we produce, how we consume? Or will it just remain a niche, a hobby for tech geeks? Read more about How 3D-printers will disrupt dentist offices