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Our Research

The structure and operation of the centre is based around research-based themes. Although the themes are not exclusive, the activities organised by the centre are aligned with each theme.

This bottom-up approach enables the centre’s researchers to combine their skills and expertise to address research questions and challenges which are current, relevant, and have impact.
Explore Our Case Studies
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We Focus on Three Research Themes 

Open Innovation 

Projects explore the sharing of knowledge and ideas across the supply chain. During our first year we have launched a MOOC on Open Innovation and organised an Innovation Colloquium. 

Disruptive Innovation and Data Analytics 

Projects associated with this theme aim to provide the platform for proof testing ideas that can disrupt the business models of our key stakeholders, e.g. on the provision of solutions to daily jobs as opposed to selling of products, and the impact of Industry 4.0.  

Measuring the impact of Innovation (Innovation Observatory) 

The aim of the innovation observatory is to work with local Universities for supporting business innovation. It is within its scope to measure and evaluate levels of innovation across sectors.