Innovation in
manufacturing

Innovation in manufacturing, including developing new technologies, products, services and processes, is vital to profitable and sustainable growth.

However, organisations face many challenges: globalisation, new and more agile competitors, the sheer pace of change and innovation in many areas of new technology, and the increased costs of development.

Against this background of change and uncertainty, manufacturing and other technology-intensive organisations need to ensure that R&D activities turn into successful products, processes and services which deliver significant value and act as a source of competitive advantage.

Innovation in manufacturing, including developing new technologies, products, services and processes, is vital to profitable and sustainable growth.

However, organisations face many challenges: globalisation, new and more agile competitors, the sheer pace of change and innovation in many areas of new technology, and the increased costs of development.

Against this background of change and uncertainty, manufacturing and other technology-intensive organisations need to ensure that R&D activities turn into successful products, processes and services which deliver significant value and act as a source of competitive advantage.

HOW WE CAN HELP

We support organisations across a range of technology and innovation management areas including:

  • Developing strategy – making sure your innovation and technology strategy supports your business objectives and efficiently brings the ‘right’ technologies to market.
  • Identifying, selecting, acquiring, exploiting and protecting technologies – we can support you in defining your objectives across these areas and building the right capabilities.
  • Prioritising innovation and technology projects – making robust decisions on which early-stage technology and innovation projects to invest in.
  • Open innovation – forming successful partnerships with organisations across your ecosystem to advance technology.
  • IP and knowledge management – with the increasing importance of IP in today’s knowledge, information and digital economy, ensuring you have support and guidance on how to strategically add leverage to your IP.
  • Developing successful people and organisations – sharing and embedding cutting-edge insights and knowledge.
  • Developing strategy – making sure your innovation and technology strategy supports your business objectives and efficiently brings the ‘right’ technologies to market.
  • Identifying, selecting, acquiring, exploiting and protecting technologies – we can support you in defining your objectives across these areas and building the right capabilities.
  • Prioritising innovation and technology projects – making robust decisions on which early-stage technology and innovation projects to invest in.
  • Open innovation – forming successful partnerships with organisations across your ecosystem to advance technology.
  • IP and knowledge management – with the increasing importance of IP in today’s knowledge, information and digital economy, ensuring you have support and guidance on how to strategically add leverage to your IP.
  • Developing successful people and organisations – sharing and embedding cutting-edge insights and knowledge.

FEATURED SOLUTIONS

We have a range of efficient tools which can be seamlessly integrated to suit individual challenges. Here are some of our most popular tools.

Roadmapping
Portfolio prioritisation
IP Strategy
Organisational Development

Roadmapping

Portfolio prioritisation

IP Strategy

Organisational development

Create strategy and gain alignment and action across your organisation through IfM’s established and agile approach to roadmapping.

Make the best use of early information when prioritising and selecting innovation projects by applying our portfolio prioritisation scoring framework.

Strategically maximise your IP through consultancy, leading research-based tools and systematic guidance.

We help to address a range of organisational needs through technology and innovation management consultancy services, open courses and bespoke programmes.

FEATURED SOLUTIONS

We have a range of efficient tools which can be seamlessly integrated to suit individual challenges. Here are some of our most popular tools.

Roadmapping

Roadmapping

Create strategy and gain alignment and action across your organisation through IfM’s established and agile approach to roadmapping.

Portfolio prioritisation

Portfolio prioritisation

Make the best use of early information when prioritising and selecting innovation projects by applying our portfolio prioritisation scoring framework.

IP Strategy

IP Strategy

Strategically maximise your IP through consultancy, leading research-based tools and systematic guidance.

Organisational Development

Organisational Development

We help to address a range of organisational needs through technology and innovation management consultancy services, open courses and bespoke programmes.

RELATED MEMBERSHIPS

Our members benefit from accessing a collaborative network of industry experts, academic leaders and like-minded peers.
Membership programmes are dynamic and focused on sharing world-leading research and knowledge combined with industry application.

Open Innovation Forum
Strategic Technology and Innovation Management Consortium

RELATED MEMBERSHIPS

Our members benefit from accessing a collaborative network of industry experts, academic leaders and like-minded peers.
Membership programmes are dynamic and focused on sharing world-leading research and knowledge combined with industry application.

Open Innovation Forum
Strategic Technology and Innovation Management Consortium

ENGAGE WITH US

Consultancy services

Consultancy services

Our global network of technology and innovation management experts combines the latest insights with senior-level industry experience. We take a collaborative approach and understand our clients’ individual objectives, drawing from research, world-class tools and industrial knowledge to empower impactful decisions and actions.

Talent capability development

Talent and capability development

Through our open and bespoke courses, individuals and teams can advance their technology and innovation management knowledge and skills in practice.

ENGAGE WITH US

Consultancy services

Our global network of technology and innovation management experts combines the latest insights with senior-level industry experience. We take a collaborative approach and understand our clients’ individual objectives, drawing from research, world-class tools and industrial knowledge to empower impactful decisions and actions.

Talent and capability
development

Through our open and bespoke courses, individuals and teams can advance their technology and innovation management knowledge and skills in practice.

GET IN TOUCH

Contact us to discuss your technology and innovation management challenge and how specialist consultancy and/or training programmes can help your organisation.