The Innovation Officer: A Proposal for Companies Where Innovation is Vital


The idea of a Chief Innovation Officer assures the ideas that come through the company have commercial value aligned with business strategy.

Nobody Has to Tell Us We’re Overworked

Frost and Sullivan conducted research on innovation organizations and published what is possibly the most obvious conclusion; The #1 pain point for product development organizations is “too much work for their resources.”

Train, apply, repeat

Reinforcing RDinsights previous exploration on the nature of creativity and innovation, Jeffrey Phillips who writes the insightful Innovate on Purpose blog asks the question: can innovation be learned, or “taught”? (spoiler alert)

18th R&D-Product Development Metrics Summit

18th R&D-Product Development Metrics Summit This 18th Summit will provide participants with the best metrics for their individual companies across industries. The metrics that you need to drive R&D and Product Development productivity, output, effectiveness, and efficiency. You will also wrap your arms around the metrics that investment firms and Wall Street analysts are increasingly […]

2014 Best of Packaging Design


Lurzer’s Archive is soliciting submissions for their 2014 Best of Packaging Design book.  First published in 2009, it has been a compilation of outstanding packaging design worldwide.  With their first edition nearly sold out they have started work on a successor volume and are confident that it will turn out to be an even better publication. Submission is free […]

Luxury Packaging London

Luxury Packaging London Luxury Packaging is the UK’s ONLY event for luxury brands to source the latest in products, ideas, inspiration and contacts within luxury packaging. The event provides not only inspiration and creative ideas, but also real contacts to help you make your packaging really give that WOW factor. Now in its third year, […]

Packaging Innovations 2014 Conference

Packaging Innovations 2014 Conference Packaging Innovations London 2014 is a step away from your traditional packaging event, as it combines the world of technology with the creative minds of branding to achieve shelf stand-out. This is one UK event where you can be certain to source the latest innovations in sustainability, design, luxury materials, print and branding. Conference Details: September 30 […]

Does Legislation Prevent Innovation?


Laws, legislation and regulations do much to define acceptable packaging innovations. These rules are also changing at an increasingly rapid pace. The implementation of the America Invents Act (Patent Reform) has also had a significant impact on packaging innovation. The London Packaging Innovations Conference explores how legislation is preventing innovation at it’s 2004 conference. For […]

2014 DuPont Packaging Innovation Awards


The DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation is an international, independently judged competition that honors innovations in packaging design, materials, technology, processes, and service across the entire packaging value chain.  Inaugurated in 1986, the DuPont Packaging Awards program is now recognized as the leading packaging awards program in the world.  The 2014 award winners come from […]

Core 77 Design Conference 2014 – Object Culture


Meet and listen to accomplished practitioners and problem-solvers discuss the challenges and opportunities they met head on through innovative design and forward thinking.