Are heart-powered pacemakers the future?

The pacemaker has stood the test of time, but new developments may improve on this life-saving device which has kept hearts beating for more than half a century

Using tech to improve service, not just cut costs

‘Innovative technology can be revolutionary but we need to think hard about its use’

Could a business hub give your startup a head start?

Flying in the face of cyberspace and virtual connectivity, physical clusters of like-minded businesses can energise and accelerate enterprise

Should your organisation be embracing agility?

Implementing agile ways of working at scale is tough, and requires dynamic leaders and a corporate culture that embraces change

Umicore: from smelter to urban miner

The turnaround of a Belgian materials company is an example of the need to change an entire business model

Collaboration is key for supply chain innovation

Being faster, better and cheaper than the competition requires colleagues, partners and stakeholders across an entire supply chain to work together

Supply chains could lead the charge of innovation

'The bedrock of innovation is constantly to question and challenge the assumptions'

Hardware vs. software: which wins in manufacturing?

Great mechanics need great instructions, and manufacturers upgrading to smart factories will need to balance their investments in both hardware and software to stay ahead of the competition