The (blue) sky is the limit

How do we implement our ideas to make a meaningful impact? Blue sky thinking and creativity are important skills but the true challenge of innovation is turning these ideas into reality. It is not always about the latest technology, but about how we apply it and rise to the challenges and opportunities of the future.

Impactful innovation is people-centred, it helps to make the world a better place. There are plenty of complex challenges to be addressed, and it’s the innovators who will overcome these challenges, in small ways or in massive leaps forward.

I have many years of experience in assessing and evaluating innovation-driven proposals and in working with innovative companies, challenging assumptions and helping them to move their ideas forward.

Let me challenge you, in a supportive way, of course.

Some innovation related blog posts

The future is not like in the movies

This is the second of the opinion pieces that I’ve been asked to write as part of the Scotsman newspaper 200 year celebration. It was published in the Scotsman on 3rd August, 2017, but I thought I’d reproduce it here, to keep my writing in one place. According to a recent report by the Institute…

How do you prepare for an uncertain future?

This is taken from an article I had published as an opinion piece in the Scotsman as part of their 200th anniversary celebrations. The original article was published in the Scotsman on 24th May 2017, but seems to have disappeared from their on-line site.  fortunately things never really disappear on the Internet, so here it is…

Pitching – a judge’s perspective

I’ve sat on a lot of judging panels, and so I thought it would be useful to give you some insights into what matters to the judges. Every competition is different, but there are a few things that judges always look for. Focus on the customer Most importantly, you need to focus on the customer…