2017/02/28

Ravi Srivastava and Amit Ganeriwalla: «Connecting the dots: Increasing operational efficiency»



Ravi Srivastava is a senior partner and director, and Amit Ganeriwalla is a partner and leads the supply chain practice globally and transformation in Asia-Pacific at The Boston Consulting Group. Live Mint (@livemint)



«Through the ups and downs of economic cycles, the focus on operational efficiency has been one constant theme, maximizing return on existing investments. Our experience across industries suggests that companies can achieve an increase of up to 20% in profitability by boosting the operational efficacy of their manufacturing set-up and beyond-the-factory-gate supply chain. Typically, this involves increased focus on throughput and yield improvement, asset utilization, manpower productivity, waste reduction, superior planning and optimal sourcing.

»However, even today, about 10-15% value is left on the table due to inefficient collaboration in the broader ecosystem and our inability to effectively harness existing technology.

»Across industries, asset productivity can be enhanced by three-five times, through utilization of better technology, disciplined process adherence and improved planning. Stranded assets, underutilized equipment and inefficient manufacturing plants lock in vast sums of capital, leading to larger implications for the broader economy.

»Similarly, logistics systems are notoriously inefficient in India and this is only partly due to the complex (and hopefully obsolete in a few months’ time) taxation system. Fragmented ownership of freight vehicles and the absence of a formal industry-wide platform for demand aggregation result in up to 25-33% underutilization of loads in the industry. By plugging this gap in utilization, companies can reduce freight costs by 15%, apart from significantly reducing the amount of working capital stuck in inventory across various stocking points.

»These technologies are enabling changes in operations, dramatically reducing cost while driving higher levels of asset and manpower productivity. For example, 3D printing has been used by an aerospace firm to reduce weight of select components by up to 55%, and by an automotive company to drive down tooling costs for some prototypes by over 90%. The use of Big Data and advanced analytics is allowing manufacturing operations to establish cause and effect relationships, hitherto impossible, thereby cutting costs by 5-7%. Roughly 8% of manufacturing tasks worldwide are currently performed by robots. This is expected to increase to over 20% over the next 10 years.

Government and industry need to work together to develop a plan to reskill existing and new entrants to the workforce, to make them truly employable in this vision of the future. A myopic vision on this long lead activity, will make us incompetent over the long run.

»BCG’s analysis shows that robotics alone could reduce India’s relative cost advantage over developed economies by 4-5% over the next 10 years. Add to this the effect of other components of Industry 4.0, and the cumulative impact on our competitiveness in the global arena could be significant. Companies thus need to start running faster, just to stay where they are in terms of competitiveness. Status quo is not an option.

»We believe the Indian industry needs to focus on the following four areas.

»First, invest judiciously in technology and harness its power effectively. Second, leverage technology to collaborate across companies and reduce the cost of operations collectively. Third, agree on common standards of technology to allow for interoperability. Finally, invest in reskilling manpower to obtain the social licence to operate in this new “science-fiction-like” world of industrial operations.

»Though Industry 4.0 and the use of digital technologies are actively being discussed across corporate boardrooms in India, we are cautiously optimistic about this euphoria. Our experience shows that the effective adoption of technology by companies is quite dismal. While investments are made on the back of large expected benefits, managers fail to harness the power of the technology due to ineffective training and on-ground deployment. For instance, a large manufacturing company is struggling to reduce its maintenance costs due to corrupt master data in its enterprise resource planning system. The problem has compounded over more than a decade, rendering the platform ineffective in maintenance planning. This proves that investment in new technology has to be accompanied by management oversight of its sustained and correct usage in day-to-day operations till such technology becomes a way of life for managers.

»The inability to reap the rewards of new technology will make today’s excited boardrooms adopt a more cautious stance with regard to innovation in the future—an outcome that will be disastrous for India in the long run.

»We also believe that new technologies are now allowing for industry-wide collaboration. Companies across the spectrum have invested in spare capacity—core manufacturing equipment, material handling equipment, office space, inventory of insurance spares, and direct and indirect material. New technologies such as digital platforms help “uberize” these assets and make them available on-tap, across companies. For instance, typically 10-15% of insurance spares are held in inventory by companies, often locking in significant capital, in non-productive areas. Industrial clusters can seamlessly aggregate and fulfil requirements for such spares and create a common reserve by leveraging digital platforms that connect to multiple supply chains. But to enable this, companies must create common standards of interoperability. For instance, industrial consumables such as anthracite are required in small lots by companies. However, the economically viable quantity for import is significantly higher, causing high levels of inventory. If a common platform can build interconnects with the material requirement planning process of multiple companies, it can pool in demand and reduce the cost of carrying inventory, potentially lowering prices through scale benefits.

»The most significant long-term implication of embracing technology to drive operational efficiency will be on human resources. Planned adoption of technology will automate a large number of manual jobs, leading to redundancies. If so, this is a non-starter. As we have seen across multiple industries and geographies, the social licence to operate is of paramount importance. Government and industry need to work together to develop a plan to reskill existing and new entrants to the workforce, to make them truly employable in this vision of the future. A myopic vision on this long lead activity, will make us incompetent over the long run.

»The days of incremental improvements in operations are numbered. The tectonic shifts that lie ahead of us will redefine the world of industrial operations as we know it. Fortunately, unlike in the previous Industrial Revolutions, India will have near-concurrent access to disruptive technologies this time around. The ball is now in our court.»





Innovation and discourses

2017/02/27

Newsletter L&I, n.º 137 (2017-02-27)




n.º 137 (2017-02-27)

TAG: # inovação ecológica # innovación ecológica # innovation écologique # ecologic innovation
L&I Media
L&I Scholar
L&I Blog



Index


TAG: # inovação ecológica # innovación ecológica # innovation écologique # ecologic innovation


Liderar Inovando BR
Discursos e inovação | Ideias e inovação | Invenções e inovação | Recursos e inovação

«Plataforma brasileira permitirá diagnóstico sobre biodiversidade» [link]

«“Provamos que a tecnologia para o Hyperloop já existe”» [link]

«Chile é destaque em maior feira de alimentos da Rússia» [link]

«Energizer [@Energizer] apresenta a primeira pilha alcalina fabricada com reciclados» [link]



Liderar Inovando PT
Discursos e inovação | Ideias e inovação | Invenções e inovação | Recursos e inovação

«Inventor do cimento ecológico vira-se para as aplicações automóveis» [link]

«Cinco alunos da Escola de Engenharia da Universidade do Minho (UMinho) venceram um concurso nacional de veículo de venda ambulante inovador» [link]

«Sugo Cork Rugs, start-up da Amorim Cork Ventures» [link]

«Horizonte 2020 [@H2020SME]: Portuguesa Consulpav selecionada para última ronda de apoio» [link]



Liderar Innovando ES
Discursos e innovación | Ideas e innovación | Inventos e innovación | Recursos e innovación

Hermógenes Gil: «Panasonic también acelera el desarrollo del hidrógeno en producción, almacenamiento y uso» [link]

«La Confederación Hidrográfica del Duero lidera el proyecto europeo de innovación NAIAD (NAture Insurance value: Assessment and Demonstration) sobre economía verde y cambio climático» [link]

«Nuevo Plan Aragonés de Estrategia Turística 2016-2020: Ciudadanos pide promocionar la Etiqueta Ecológica Europea entre agentes turísticos» [link]

«Hifas da Terra [@hifasdaterra], premio Alimentos de España por su producción ecológica» [link]



Mener avec Innovation FR
Discourses et innovation | Idées et innovation | Inventions et innovation | Ressources et innovation

Christophe Koessler: «L’innovation verte au service du Sud» [link]

«Les Shetland, réservoir d'énergies renouvelables après le pétrole» [link]

«Togo: EcotecLab, le makerspace qui favorise le partage et l’innovation pour l’écologie» [link]

«Le Grand Éléphant des Machines se met au vert pour rouler écologique» [link]



Leadership & Innovation EN
Discourses and innovation | Ideas and innovation | Inventions and innovation | Resources and innovation

«Fiscal incentives may help reduce carbon emissions in developing countries» [link]

«Low-cost solar-powered ambulance to save lives in Bangladesh» [link]

«Leading the way for the future of farming in New Zealand» [link]

«The 6 startups to represent Africa at AFIF [@_EMRC_ #AFIF2017] Entrepreneurship Awards» [link]




Liderar Inovando BR Liderar Inovando PT Liderar Innovando ES
Mener avec Innovation FR Leadership & Innovation EN


L&I Media


«Frost & Sullivan reconhece a Level 3 (@Level3) com o Prêmio de Empresa do Ano Fornecedora de Serviços Corporativos na América Latina em 2016» [link]

«Paulo Neves assume liderança do Conselho de Administração da @PortugalTelecom» [link]

«El liderazgo como "atractor extraño" en una sociedad caótica» [link]

«EY annonce l’acquisition de @CogniStreamer, start-up d’origine belge proposant des solutions de gestion des projets d’innovation collaborative» [link]

«McGill study (@JuniperAdvisers) reveals the ‘illusion’ of innovation at Canadian law firms» [link]



L&I Scholar


«Inovações do empreendedorismo que você precisa conhecer» [link]

«Um exemplo de liderança» [link]

«Los Andes presenta un curso de liderazgo con espíritu sanmartiniano» [link]

«Le leadership des médecins, essentiel à la transformation des soins de santé» [link]

«Innovative leadership and Lagos’ resilience city status» [link]



L&I Blog


«Como é construir um ambiente de inovação, do zero, dentro de um grande banco – o Bradesco» [link]

«O desafio de crescer sem perder o espírito de startup» [link]

«Cinco comportamientos de liderazgo para pymes globales» [link]

«Le leadership est fondamental pour entraîner la communauté vers un nouveau consensus» [link]

Ky Arts Council (@KYArtsCouncil): «How the arts community can team with business to drive innovation» [link]





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Kim Kamasa: «National Leadership Retreat: unique way of holding leaders accountable», @StandardKenya








2017/02/24

«The 6 startups to represent Africa at AFIF [@_EMRC_ #AFIF2017] Entrepreneurship Awards»



Matthew Alexander. Ventureburn @Ventureburn



«Six African SMEs have been nominated to represent their nations at the 2017 Africa Finance and Investment Forum (AFIF) Entrepreneurship Awards.

»The event is supported by the Rabobank Foundation and will take place at the Strathmore University in Nairobi from the 13 to 16 February 2017.

»The awards will seek to provide those selected with the necessary support to grow their businesses. The finalists will not only receive free accreditation to join the AFIF’s full programme, which includes conferences, training and B2B networking opportunities, but the award winner will also receive a cash prize as well as national and international media promotion for a full year.

»The AFIF Entrepreneurship Awards look to celebrate some of the top SMEs Africa has to offer

»The following SMEs were chosen for their social, economic, and ecologic impact, as well as growth their growth potential and job creation:

The SMEs were chosen for their social, economic, and ecologic impact, as well as growth their growth potential and job creation.

»Aybar Engineering (Ethiopia) – Aybar Engineering created what they call the Aybar BBM, a technology that stops crops from drowning due to excess watering by storing the excess water for later use

»RnG Company limited (Kenya) – RnG sells packaged biofertilizers which produce sufficient groundnut production. They also collect groundnuts from farmers to produce cooking oil.

»EuroFresh Exotics (Kenya) – Besides providing training for smallholding farmers, Euro Fresh also produces and exports a wide variety of fresh fruit and veggies.

»First Atlantic Semiconductors & Microelectronics (Nigeria) – This innovative company developed an intelligent soil collection solution known as Zenvus. This product uses a number of electronic sensors to improve farming productivity.

»Kimolo Super Rice (Tanzania) – Kimolo Super Rice specialises in processing, branding and marketing their own rice and sunflower oil. They ensure that their methods are environmentally friendly by using smallholding farmers since they produce paddy using run-off water systems from nearby hills.

»Eco Act (Tanzania) – Eco Act aims to address the challenges facing urban waste management as well as issues including plastic pollution, deforestation and climate change. They also recycle consumer waste to produce environmentally friendly plastic lumber.

»“We are delighted to announce the finalists for the AFIF Entrepreneurship Award 2017 after a really difficult selection process. The innovation and creativity of African-based SMEs makes our job more difficult every year. We look forward to welcoming these and many more entrepreneurs at the AFIF 2017 in Nairobi,” said Inês Bastos, EMRC’s senior project manager in a press release.»





Innovation and resources

2017/02/23

«Leading the way for the future of farming in New Zealand»



Sara Ellis-Jack. The Country @TheCountry



«It is no secret that being a modern farmer is not easy!

»Farming has been a staple of New Zealand's economy, with the nation's history intertwined with our primary industries.

»But development of farming in our country has been anything but stable.

»Researchers from the likes of Massey University and Landcare Research have come together to solve the ongoing problem of creating sustainable, yet profitable farming practices.

»Innovation and research may provide answers to successfully competing in the global economy, and New Zealand's agriculture sector is leading the way in precision agriculture.

»New Zealand has been known to be a world leader in farming techniques and innovation, ensuring we make the most of our precious resources, particularly with increasing pressure to reduce waste and contribute to the clean, green New Zealand we aspire to.

»The New Zealand Agrifood Investment Week, March 13-18 in Palmerston North, recognises the position we hold as a world leader in farming innovation and the value of supporting agriculture to compete in the globalised economy.

»Food is the future of farming - but what innovations will enable us to continue to be profitable without damaging our landscapes?

»One such innovator is Sprout, an agritech accelerator connecting Kiwi agritech innovators and entrepreneurs to the world stage, enabling access to world markets and global partnerships.

»The power of collaboration is strong and positions New Zealand as a leader in the agritech and innovation space.

The power of collaboration is strong and positions New Zealand as a leader in the agritech and innovation space.

»At the forefront of such research is Carolyn Hedley, a soil scientist from Landcare Research, who is one of the keynote speakers at the Future Farms Conference - a highlight of NZ Agrifood Investment Week.

»Her presentation and several panel discussions are about helping farmers through science and innovation to make better use of our freshwater and comply with nation-wide pressures to minimise waste.

»For example, wireless sensors can monitor soil moisture and provide farmers with remote access to data through their smart devices, showing that the future of precision agriculture has already come to the paddocks of New Zealand.

»Advancements in technology such as this can allow the sector to become more profitable with leading edge farming practices helping us deliver high quality products in an increasingly crowded world economy.

»The Internet of Things has already shown itself to be disrupting New Zealand's farming sector, with advances in not only irrigation management, but across the board.

»These applications include the monitoring of nitrogen levels and milk production for precise and efficient farming.

»Collaboration is key for the development of new farming practices, as will be highlighted at the Future Farms conference by Douglas Dibley, the demonstration manager of the exciting Owl Farm venture in the Waikato.

»This model farm brings together leaders in the sector to showcase and develop tools to enable farmers to farm sustainably and profitably.

»Dibley and Hedley are just two of the thought-leaders forging their way to the future of sustainable farming practices in New Zealand. The 4th Annual NZ Future Farms Conference [@Conferenz] brings together industry leaders, with the support of Federated Farmers, to look at innovation within the farming sector and help farmers embrace the future of agriculture. Go to: conferenz.co.nz/futurefarms





Innovation and inventions

2017/02/22

«Low-cost solar-powered ambulance to save lives in Bangladesh»



Climate Action Org @Climate_Action_



«According to the developers, the ambulance is as well-equipped as the conventional ambulances used in Bangladesh’s cities and costs a fraction of the price at just $1,900 to $2,500 compared to at least $30,000.

»The vehicle is able to accommodate three people, has a maximum speed of 9-12 miles per hour (15-20 kilometres per hour) and a range of up to 30 miles (50 kilometres).

»The solar ambulance includes four 100-watt solar panels and can be used in rural areas with no grid electricity.

»In addition, the vehicle’s bank of four 12-volt solar batteries mean the ambulance can also operate outside daylight hours.

»In many rural areas, emergency patients are often taken to hospital in slow hand-pulled rickshaw vans, but the new, small three-wheeler ambulance is capable of travelling along narrow rural roads unlike larger conventional vehicles.

»The project is the result of collaboration between BRAC University in Dhaka and local vehicle manufacture Beevatech.

A low-cost ambulance service would be a good idea for these rural clinics. And by using solar power we can reduce operational costs and save the environment. The inspiration for the project came from solar-powered racing cars in Australia.

»The World Bank via Bangladesh’s Infrastructure Development Company Limited financed the project, with seed funding provided by the U.S. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

»Abdul Malek Azad, Professor at BRAC University and project leader, said: “I thought a low-cost ambulance service would be a good idea for these rural clinics. And by using solar power we can reduce operational costs and save the environment.”

»The inspiration for the project came from solar-powered racing cars in Australia.

»Azad said: “I thought if researchers can develop a solar racing car, there is potential to develop a solar ambulance.”

»The vehicle is currently in the field testing stage and is expected to go into production by the end of 2017.

»Azad went on to say: “The last layer of the development includes installation of a battery charging station (at a hospital or other site close by) that is completely fuelled by a solar canopy.”

»For the latest news on green innovation, sign up to our free newsletter here.



»Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, which covers humanitarian news, climate change, resilience, women’s rights, trafficking and property rights.

»Image source: Gas2.»





Innovation and ideas

2017/02/21

«Fiscal incentives may help reduce carbon emissions in developing countries»



University of East Anglia (UEA) @uniofeastanglia, press release via EurekAlert! @EurekAlert



«A study has found that fiscal policies introduced by governments in developing countries can have a significant effect on lowering harmful carbon emissions and help countries with fulfilling their commitments under the UNFCCC Paris Agreement.

»The research, published today in the journal Climate Policy, used Brazil as a case study and found that even early-stage ad hoc measures could be key to reducing emissions in the efforts to meet greenhouse gas mitigation targets.

»Led by Camila Gramkow at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and co-authored by Dr Annela Anger-Kraavi of Cambridge University (both of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research), researchers examined green fiscal instruments such as green taxes and innovation incentives, and found that a growing number of measures have been introduced in Brazil in recent years.

»However, less than 14% of the more than 100,000 companies across 24 manufacturing industries included in the study have adopted greener technologies.

»Mrs Gramkow said: “While Green Fiscal Policies (GFPs) have been effective and led to improved environmental performance in countries like Finland, Germany and the UK, the use of these incentives is still at an early stage in many developing countries.”

»“Brazil is the first major developing country to pledge for absolute reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and now needs to put in place policies to help deliver the country's pledge.”

»Researchers analysed how policies like government spending and taxation induced the uptake of green technologies and practices such as climate change mitigation, and as a result would contribute towards delivering Brazil's climate change mitigation commitments.

Brazil is the first major developing country to pledge for absolute reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and now needs to put in place policies to help deliver the country's pledge.

»Mrs Gramkow said: “We found that the use of green fiscal policies is at an early stage in Brazil, but a growing number of measures have been adopted in recent years led by subnational-level policies. These measures, such as tax reliefs for businesses that use recycled materials in their production processes, already show considerable impact on green innovation. “

»The study also found that fiscal incentives like low cost finance for innovation in general, not specifically for green projects, are pivotal to increase the diffusion of green technologies.

»For every 10 companies benefitting from R&D tax incentives, 17 companies adopt green technologies. In the case of low cost finance for every additional firm accessing this incentive 3 more firms engage on green innovation.

»“These incentives can present more than proportional impact on the uptake of green technologies due to positive feedbacks, increasing returns to scale and spill-overs,” said Mrs Gramkow. “These are attractive features of green innovations to developing countries in addition to environmental benefits, as they favour the accumulation of technological capabilities that are critical for long-term technological and economic development.”

»“Our study clearly shows that green fiscal policies can play an important role in helping countries like Brazil deliver on their mitigation pledges. However, a shift towards development of these capabilities requires systemic policies and a broad incentives framework for innovation from favourable macroeconomic conditions to investment in training and creation of demand.”

»“Could fiscal policies induce green innovation in developing countries? The case of Brazilian manufacturing sectors” is published in the journal Climate Policy on 7 February 2017.



»Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.»





Innovation and discourses

2017/02/20

Newsletter L&I, n.º 136 (2017-02-20)




n.º 136 (2017-02-20)

TAG: # fabricação sustentável # fabricación sostenible # fabrication durable # sustainable manufacturing
L&I Media
L&I Scholar
L&I Blog



Index


TAG: # fabricação sustentável # fabricación sostenible # fabrication durable # sustainable manufacturing


Liderar Inovando BR
Discursos e inovação | Ideias e inovação | Invenções e inovação | Recursos e inovação

«Pochet, que em 2023 festejará os 400 anos da unidade Pochet du Courval, sua fábrica de frascos de vidro, assume compromisso e investe no futuro» [link]

«Produtos sustentáveis foram destaques do Grupo ReciclaBR na Fesqua 2016» [link]

«Produção de carvão ativo a partir do bagaço da cana poderá reduzir poluição» [link]

«Epamig desenvolve 'refrigerante do bem', bebida láctea saudável» [link]



Liderar Inovando PT
Discursos e inovação | Ideias e inovação | Invenções e inovação | Recursos e inovação

Jorge Montezinho: «Quando o queijo pode fixar população» [link]

«Tecnologia no prato: Colmeias Hi-Tech e a agricultura nas cidades FUTURIS Tecnologia no prato: Colmeias Hi-Tech e a agricultura nas cidades» [link]

«Etiópia inaugura o maior parque industrial de moda na África» [link]

«Transístor de papel: a descoberta de Elvira Fortunato que já revoluciona o mundo» [link]



Liderar Innovando ES
Discursos e innovación | Ideas e innovación | Inventos e innovación | Recursos e innovación

«La planta de Irizar en Aduna iniciará en mayo la fabricación de autobuses eléctricos» [link]

Alicia Carrasco Rozas: «La moda sostenible y de proximidad protagonistas en la tercera edición de la feria BSTIM» [link]

«El compromiso de Grohe por la protección del agua» [link]

«La planta química de Cepsa supera una auditoría de sostenibilidad» [link]



Mener avec Innovation FR
Discourses et innovation | Idées et innovation | Inventions et innovation | Ressources et innovation

«Vannes. Fevrier du 2016: L’usine Michelin investit 2,6 millions d’euros. Fevrier du 2017: Michelin investira 22 millions d’euros dans son usine. En contrepartie, l'effectif passera de 450 salariés à 350, d'ici à cinq ans» [link]

«Fapel-Guinée, la start-up qui a inventé la pompe à pistons alternatifs» [link]

«Le “style éthique”, tendance forte du salon Ambiente 2017 à Francfort» [link]

«L'aviation à petits pas vers les carburants alternatifs durables» [link]



Leadership & Innovation EN
Discourses and innovation | Ideas and innovation | Inventions and innovation | Resources and innovation

«Forest Products Industry Highlights Sustainable Manufacturing Leadership, Economic Contributions in Washington State» [link]

«Fully 3D-Printed Car Promises Sustainable Manufacturing» [link]

«Driven towards sustainability, this team of VIT students built a car that runs 200km per litre» [link]

«SURPLUS MALL kickoff, a project to improve surplus materials reuse» [link]




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Mener avec Innovation FR Leadership & Innovation EN


L&I Media


«Develop2Change, iniciativa de desenvolvimento pessoal, interpessoal e organizacional de empreendedores(as) sociais da Ashoka @ChangemakersPT, em parceria com a Global Academy Foundation, anuncia edição para 2017» [link]

«SEAT #Espanha é Top Employer pelo terceiro ano consecutivo» [link]

«Intraemprendedurismo, la ruta de las mujeres para romper barreras». Entrevista con Ryan Schill @INCAE [link]

«La Fromagerie L'Ancêtre @fromagesdici: la tradition au cœur de la technologie» [link]

«Why the Best Innovators Ask the Most Beautiful Questions?» Interview to the questionologist Warren Berger (author of the book A More Beautiful Question), by @lisakaysolomon, @singularityhub [link]



L&I Scholar


«A #Africa.com.br, agência mais admirada do Brasil e líder em 7 categorias na pesquisa Agency Scope 2016, investe em nova liderança para atender às demandas dos clientes no atual cenário competitivo» [link]

Rios Amorim @100PercentCork: «EUA são o nosso mercado com maior potencial de crescimento» [link]

Raúl Colorado (@RaulColoradoM, Psicosoft @PsicosoftRedes): «Leadership Training Program: Una arquitectura global de Liderazgo» [link]

«Depuis plus de 15 ans, le Dorothy Wylie Health Leaders Institute (DWHLI) réunit des leaders des soins de santé de tout le pays pour une étude concentrée des principes, modèles, compétences et instruments de leadership» [link]

«Leadership Insights from Published Studies on Chinese Top Executives» [link]



L&I Blog


«São José recebe o programa inovador Awesome Business Life, da Awee4LIFE, para a melhoria de performance de pequenas e medias empresas» [link]

«Os novos desafios da liderança», Luís Sítima, Porto BS, via @ojeconomico [link]

Francisco González Bree (@PacoBree): «Innovación, liderazgo y talento» [link]

«Nest @NestFrance, marque leader de la maison connectée, étend sa présence en Allemagne, en Autriche, en Italie et en Espagne» [link]

«Women’s initiative at University of Georgia @universityofga's @TerryCollege recognized as an innovator in business education» [link]





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Ky Arts Council (@KYArtsCouncil): «How the arts community can team with business to drive innovation»








2017/02/17

«SURPLUS MALL kickoff, a project to improve surplus materials reuse»



Instituto Tecnológico de la Energía @itenergia



«The Project SURPLUS MALL has the aim of analyzing a new business model, aligned with the European strategies of circular economy, based on the development of a community ICT platform aimed at managing the trading of industry surpluses and associated services.

»The platforms aims at bringing together all the agents needed to optimize the sustainable trading of waste materials, involving surplus generating companies, demanding companies and intermediary agents responsible for the logistics, management and control of these materials.

»The proposed model promotes the reuse and valuation of “waste” materials, reintroducing them as secondary raw materials in the productive value chains, thus promoting the symbiosis between industries. This will contribute to reduce the consumption of raw materials and the generation of waste, resulting in the reduction of the environmental impact associated with materials life-cycle (extraction, transport, transformation, use and end-of-life) and in the direct reduction of greenhouse gases emissions. In addition, added value is generated for all involved agents: promotion of sustainability and corporate social responsibility, improvement of the economical and environmental balance and increase of business competitiveness.

In this first phase, the project will be focused on the chemical and the metal sectors (priority key sectors for their contribution to the climate change) and it will use two European regions with a high industrial activity as case study areas, the Valencian Region in Spain and Emilia-Romagna in Italy.

»The meeting was held at the facilities of ITE with the partners from Emilia-Romagna region (Italy), Geneva (Switzerland) and some representatives of the Climate-KIC. The project involves the Industry partners Federación de Polígonos Empresariales de la Comunidad Valenciana (FEPEVAL) in Spain and ASTER in Italy, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) in Geneva (Switzerland) and the Technology partners Università di Bologna (Italy) and ITE (Spain).

»In this first phase, the project will be focused on the chemical and the metal sectors (priority key sectors for their contribution to the climate change) and it will use two European regions with a high industrial activity as case study areas, the Valencian Region in Spain and Emilia-Romagna in Italy.

»SURPLUS MALL, a 6-months Pathfinder project funded by Climate-KIC, is coordinated by the Instituto Tecnológico de la Energía and it is linked to the thematic area “Sustainable Production” of this European initiative.


»About Climate-KIC

»Climate- KIC is the largest public-private partnership in Europe focused on climate change and on the promotion of zero-carbon economy. Climate-KIC is supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), an EU body.

»Climate-KIC is formed by companies, academic institutions and public bodies, and it is focused on innovative strategies for climate change mitigation and adaptation.

»Training is a key factor to inspire and educate the next generation of climate leaders; this is why Climate-KIC offers training programmes for students, to create companies and to promote innovation all over Europe through its centres in the main European cities, where the Climate-KIC community boasts the best experts and the best organizations.

»The Climate-KIC approach starts with the improvement of the way of life in cities, in addition to the aim of making industry produce environmentally friendly products, while optimizing the use of land to produce the necessary food.»





Innovation and resources

2017/02/16

«Driven towards sustainability, this team of VIT students built a car that runs 200km per litre»



Shruti Kedia. YourStory @YourStoryCo



«TFuel crises is not a futuristic concept, rather; it is a reality that will hit the world within a span of four decades. Hence, with an aim to work towards a tangible solution that can help mitigate this impending oil crises, if not solve it completely, a team of young engineering students, Eco Titans, has been successful in building a fuel efficient car prototype called Hypermile.

»Led by 20-year-old Anirudh S., the team of eight from Vellore Institute of Technology, Tamil Nadu, believes that sustainable energy is no longer a choice; there is a dire need for vehicles to be engineered and manufactured with a green thumb.


»Oil crises is a reality

»Research studies indicate that the oil crunch is set to hit the global market within 40 years and countries world over have already started to witness stray incidents due to the fast depletion of this resource.

»Anirudh believes that the frequent price changes in petrol and diesel is an indication of the impending doom awaiting the transport sector. “Building this car and doing research in this field is not just about the Shell Eco Marathon but its more about sustainable development. We know that if we do something big in this field right now, we will be able to see it on the road someday,” he adds.

»The team has already gained popularity not just in India, but also in neighbouring countries. With an aim to inspire people and motivate others to work towards the cause of sustainable development, Anirudh and his team conduct active outreach programmes in schools and colleges. In January, they had an interactive session with students at Kathmandu University in Nepal as well.


Since Anirudh and his team are still studying engineering, most of the work happens at night. From running to the Automobile Research Centre, located on the university campus, between class hours, to working till 4 am in the morning, the team Eco Titan was fastidious in working towards its goal.

»Building towards a fuel-efficient future

»Elaborating on the various features of the single-seater car, Anirudh states that the model is light and aerodynamically designed with a very small engine that makes it fuel-efficient. The outer body is made of carbon fibre that is extremely light and rigid. Further, instead of using the carburettor engine, which is more commonly found in commercial vehicles, the prototype has an Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) engine that renders maximum efficiency. The Hypermile provides an estimated mileage of 150-200 kilometre per litre with a speed of 60km/hr.

»While the model is not built for commercial purpose, Anirudh says that the idea and technology can be foundation for mass production in future. Individual aspects of the car can be implemented in commercial vehicles. A shift towards aerodynamic models with EFI engine and carbon fibre outer bodies will increase the fuel efficiency.


»Juggling academics, research and innovation

»Since Anirudh and his team are still studying engineering, most of the work happens at night. From running to the Automobile Research Centre, located on the university campus, between class hours, to working till 4 am in the morning, the team Eco Titan was fastidious in working towards its goal.

»Battling academic pressure and university schedule, the team worked throughout the week with the sole aim of finding an alternative energy resource. “Our biggest inspiration is the cause. Every day we read about fuel price hike; about news, statistics and research related to the importance of other energy resources because oil is going to run out. Being engineers it was necessary for us to foresee the future energy crisis and work towards a solution,” Anirudh explains.

»Manufacturing most of components of the car in-house, the young student team is supported by their university : VIT has provided Eco Titans with the working space and equipment, and professors chip in with guidance. The have already many accolades in the past, including the coveted post of the top three teams for innovation, creativity and practical feasibility, and the early bird design award in the Shell Eco Marathon, 2010.

»While the team has received partial sponsorships from their university and various private MNCs during the manufacturing phase, currently they are struggling to find adequate liquid funds to ship their prototype to Singapore for the competition. They are hopeful of raising funds through crowdsourcing, and, in turn help in building a sustainable eco-friendly future with a provision for alternative energy resources.»





Innovation and inventions

2017/02/15

«Fully 3D-Printed Car Promises Sustainable Manufacturing»



PSFK @PSFK



«In the future, you’ll be able to save yourself a trip to the local car dealer as you’ll be able to print your dream car yourself! Thanks to Divergent, a green automotive manufacturing company, soon you could be driving around in ‘Blade’—a car built entirely using a 3D printer. Using less power than a traditional or electronic car requires for production, the 3D-printed conceptual car was presented at CES 2017.

»Blade’s structure does not resemble a traditional 3D-printed vehicle in the slightest, as the average car is rougher around the edges and block-like. With a sharper form, similar to a European sports car, all of the parts were created using a 3D printing unit, save for the carbon fiber reinforcements and tires. The parts were put together by melting them to a solid form, making it appear like the car had come out of the printer completed.

»Additionally, Blade also has a gasoline-powered engine, keeping it accessible to the general populace who may not feel ready to make the jump to an electric battery. This was decided because Divergent’s CEO Kevin Czinger believes there is a larger amount of pollution generated by the emissions of an operational manufacturing car plant than by the exhaust produced by the vehicles made by his company. Prior to their work on Blade, the engineers at Divergent reviewed the environmental impact that traditional and electric cars had during their life cycle.

Prior to their work on Blade, the engineers at Divergent reviewed the environmental impact that traditional and electric cars had during their life cycle.

»The life cycles of the cars were defined from the point the core is removed from the ground to the time the metals are recycled. Their results showed that neither vehicle was environmentally friendly. Using this information, Divergent’s designers explored what they could do at the assembly level to provide a cleaner and more efficient process for car factories to manufacture vehicles.

»Blade’s development causes less environmental effects than a gasoline or hybrid car and will have one third the impact of an electric vehicle. By completing Blade, the executives at Divergent have shown they can make an automobile that works similarly to the ones on the market but emits less pollution. Rather than using an assembly line to put together these cars, this process uses a single tool, so car manufacturers do not require as much space to build their product.

»Executives at Divergent have signed their first deal with French car manufacturer Peugeot.»





Innovation and ideas

2017/02/14

«Forest Products Industry Highlights Sustainable Manufacturing Leadership, Economic Contributions in Washington State»



What They Think? @whattheythink. Press release from the issuing company



«Representatives of the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) [@ForestandPaper], Northwest Pulp & Paper Association (NWPPA) and the Washington Forest Protection Association (WFPA) are partnering to host today’s Forest Products Advocacy Day in Olympia, Washington. In meetings with legislators, they plan to highlight industry sustainability successes, including current greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions and the recently-announced goal, and discuss upcoming legislation.

»Following the success of GHG emission reductions by member companies, AF&PA has announced its new GHG reduction goal of 20 percent by the year 2020. In 2014, sustainable manufacturing practices under the association’s Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 initiative led to a 16 percent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by member facilities, surpassing the previous 15 percent reduction goal ahead of schedule. In meetings with Washington state lawmakers, they will discuss how any legislation to regulate or tax GHG emissions should account for industry leadership on emissions reductions.

»“Washington’s paper and wood product industry manufactures the products that make everyday life easier and remains committed to sustainability. That focus has helped reduce greenhouse gas emissions today and will contribute to further reductions in the years ahead,” said AF& PA President & CEO Donna Harman. “We hope state lawmakers will account for that leadership on the road ahead, allowing Washington’s forest industries to remain globally competitive.”

Following the success of GHG emission reductions by member companies, AF&PA has announced its new GHG reduction goal of 20 percent by the year 2020.

»The Washington forest products industry supports family-wage jobs for 106,000 workers and generates $5.2 billion in wages annually. In Washington alone, forests absorb and store 28.6% of the state’s climate emissions in live trees and harvested products.

»“Our companies are faithful stewards of Washington’s abundant natural resources and dedicate themselves to the manufacturing practices that preserve and protect our state’s environment and reduce greenhouse gasses in the process” said NWPPA Executive Director Chris McCabe. “The Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 results speak for themselves. On the road ahead, we look forward to sharing ideas to build on this success without implementing costly and complex new legislation.”

»“Washington’s working forests play a valuable role in our state’s economy and help mitigate carbon dioxide, a principal greenhouse gas. Companies, families and individuals work day-in and day-out to produce forest products that are climate friendly and renewable and operate under the most environmentally friendly and sustainable practices that embrace the values of well-managed forests,” said WFPA Executive Director Mark Doumit. “WFPA focuses on promoting balanced forest policies that allow them to continue that work.”»





Innovation and discourses

2017/02/13

«Why the Best Innovators Ask the Most Beautiful Questions?» Interview to the questionologist Warren Berger (author of the book A More Beautiful Question), by @lisakaysolomon, @singularityhub








«Leadership Insights from Published Studies on Chinese Top Executives»








«Women’s initiative at University of Georgia @universityofga's @TerryCollege recognized as an innovator in business education»








Newsletter L&I, n.º 135 (2017-02-13)




n.º 135 (2017-02-13)

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Liderar Inovando BR
Discursos e inovação | Ideias e inovação | Invenções e inovação | Recursos e inovação

Douglas Miquelof: «Coworking, destruir para construir» [link]

Carlos Damião: «Nem sempre a “inovação governamental” é o que parece» [link]

«Solidariedade para viver melhor: Projeto Viver Melhor – UNIMED» [link]

«Cafeicultores vivenciam experiências e ganham novos conhecimentos sobre processos na propriedade durante a 16ª FEMAGRI» [link]



Liderar Inovando PT
Discursos e inovação | Ideias e inovação | Invenções e inovação | Recursos e inovação

«Região de Coimbra investe 14 milhões de euros em plano inovador de combate ao insucesso escolar» [link]

«Estratégia e investigação em análise na UBI» [link]

«Cabo Verde premiado com galardão de prestígio pelos seus progressos no combate ao paludismo» [link]

«O sonho de duas mulheres que se traduziu num selo de qualidade» [link]



Liderar Innovando ES
Discursos e innovación | Ideas e innovación | Inventos e innovación | Recursos e innovación

«Verónica Pascual, “asimilar la tecnología depende de la cantidad, capacidad y calidad del talento”» [link]

«El modelo de apoyos de ETXEGOKI, premio Quality Innovation Award» [link]

«Smagua 2017 sigue sumando marcas» [link]

Jaime Gómez-Hernández: «Para que un artículo tenga impacto es necesario remarcar el grado de innovación científica» [link]



Mener avec Innovation FR
Discourses et innovation | Idées et innovation | Inventions et innovation | Ressources et innovation

«Tunisia Brand Awards : Cap sur la qualité et l’innovation» [link]

Michaël Peiffer: «Place aux nouveaux modes de travail» [link]

«Guy Hoquet L’immobilier fait appel à un robot rédacteur pour les sites web de ses agences immobilières» [link]

«Délifrance prend ses marques et poursuit sur le terrain de l’innovation» [link]



Leadership & Innovation EN
Discourses and innovation | Ideas and innovation | Inventions and innovation | Resources and innovation

«Innovation Arabia 10 looks into the future under the theme ‘Innovation & Entrepreneurship: The Engines of Sustainability’» [link]

«Promoting Innovation and Quality of Life in Modern Cities» [link]

«13th International Mobile Gaming Awards Global (IMGA Global) Nominations Announced» [link]

«Appzone shows how recession spurs innovation» [link]




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L&I Media


Workshop de Inovação da Fapepi e Sebrae discute os Parques Tecnológicos do Brasil [link]

Gonçalo Lobo Xavier @Goncaloboxavier: «Como levar mais empresas à “Champions” da inovação – o Horizonte 2020» [link]

«Talento, liderazgo, farmacoterapia y sociedad, ejes del 62 Congreso de la Sociedad Española de Farmacia Hospitalaria @sefh_ #SEFH» [link]

«Le Maroc apportera à l’Union africaine ses succès politiques et diplomatiques, son influence et sa crédibilité» Entretien avec @datirachida. Par Abdelwahed Rmiche, @lematinpointma [link]

«Food Vision @FoodVisionEvent #FoodVision, the leadership forum for the food & nutrition industry. Upcoming event: London 1-3 Mar 2017» [link]



L&I Scholar


Nicholas D. Evans @unisyscorp: «Cinco previsões para os negócios digitais em 2017» [link]

Patricia Fonseca, @leakpt: «Em 2020, os Aceleradores de Inovação e 3ª plataforma vão representar 52% da despesa com TI em Portugal» [link]

Roberto Luna @RoberiLuna: «El talento en el sector textil: claves para su modernización» [link]

Marco Comastri @marcoco: « Pourquoi un management responsable et agile doit être le principal leitmotiv des dirigeants en 2017 ? » [link]

Harry Hummels @MaastrichtU @UtrechtUni: «Responsible Leadership Is Inclusive Leadership» [link]



L&I Blog


Vanderlei Kichel @setadigitalcvel: «Como a natureza pode ajudar a formar grandes líderes?» [link]

Sérgio Bastos @agap2it: «5 inovações que vão fazer a diferença no nosso dia-a-dia» [link]

Alexander Laszlo @ITBA: «Los nuevos líderes de la innovación sistémica» [link]

«Une nouvelle école de commerce pour former à des métiers en pleine mutation» @letudiant #ecole-ego.fr Innovative Human Business School [link]

Stu Niebergall @ReginaRegionHBA: «Builders are imaginative, they just need the room to work» On @ReginaRegionHBA #2016MasterAwards [link]





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2017/02/10

«Appzone shows how recession spurs innovation»



Prince Osuagwu & Laju Iren. Vanguard Newspapers @vanguardngrnews



«Necessity, they say, is the mother of invention. Hot climates squeezed out electric fans, long distances pre-existed aeroplanes and far-flung relatives fuelled the rise of social media.

»If there is a breeding ground for necessity, it must be called a recession; a term that aptly describes Nigeria’s current state. Appzone’s Executive director, Business Operations and Expansion, Emeka Emetarom, believes that the current recession though hard on many Nigerians, is helping spur innovation.

»Emetarom, whose company’s brainchild, Bank One provides specialized services for MicroFinance Banks, did not downplay the current situation when he told Glamtech in an interview: “The recession has hit the microfinance industry hard as it has all other sectors. The reduced economic activity almost directly translates to increased loan default rates not just MFBs, but across all banks actually.”

Appzone’s Executive director, Business Operations and Expansion, Emeka Emetarom, believes that the current recession though hard on many Nigerians, is helping spur innovation.

»However, Emeratom opined that the job losses, increased dollar exchange rate, and the general fighting spirit of the average Nigerian all combine to create an atmosphere of new opportunity as small cottage industries start to spring up again, producing local equivalents of imported items many Nigerians can no longer afford.

»The Appzone mouthpiece, gave an example of a female entrepreneur who inspired him recently. His words: She produces leather belts out of her backyard. The quality felt like the kind I would expect to see a “made in Italy” sticker on, but to my surprise and total delight, it said “made in Lagos.” Such start up ventures will find a huge market out there for their goods and will need the support of microfinance banks to grow.

»This will be a huge opportunity for the financial services sector, in general, and for MFBs in particular.»





Innovation and resources