Are you struggling to resolve the hurdles of using plant-based ingredient in your portfolio? What’s the impact to consumers of inconsistency in plant-based ingredients? Does the emerging science complicate new product development with these ingredients? And is it important to have multiple stakeholders involved as you look for solutions to the challenges of plant-based ingredient use? Read on for answers.
Can a nation promote economic growth by connecting to the innovation ecosystem? Since 2013, we’ve participated in implementing the Philippines’ Science, Technology, Research and Innovation for Development (STRIDE) program, which bolstered the country’s innovation ecosystem. Read about our work facilitating economic growth by connecting an organization to its innovation ecosystem.
In collaboration with clients, we work to strengthen their innovation ecosystem to become the connective tissue that allows innovation to thrive. When we connect clients–commercial and government–to their innovation ecosystems, we also solidify their competitive positions. Read about our work to create a roadmap to support Guatemala’s innovation ecosystem
In 2021, COVID exposed significant risks associated with our modern logistics and the sourcing practices of our domestic original equipment and consumer product manufacturers. Today’s supply chains are complex, global systems designed to access the lowest-cost, often offshore suppliers. Predictions for 2022 are that supply chains will continue to be challenged. At the same time, Steve McManus sees positive signs for U.S. manufacturing and domestic supply chains.
Patents can be a great source of competitive and innovation intelligence that you can use to make strategic decisions. We’ve developed a patent landscape process that does more for our clients. Read more.
As scientists and innovation advisors, we weigh consumer perceptions and fears about health effects of emerging contaminants, not only with the science and actual risk but also with our concerns as parents. This was the case with earlier work on perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs).
Are you a global consumer goods company that wants to understand which water and oil repellent coating technologies are safe for people and the environment? In recent work, a client was considering transitioning their products from long-chain to shorter-chain perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs). We provided an independent review of the science. which compelled our client to consider a safer alternative.
It’s challenging to destroy PFAS compounds using currently available technology options. We work with organizations to help them adjust operations to respond. When our client was considering funding the development and commercialization of an early-stage PFAS-destruction process, we helped them make the right investment decisions.
Consumer interest in environmentally friendly agriculture is growing. So, too, is the regenerative agriculture movement. We help organizations give substance to their sustainability practices, including advancing regenerative agriculture. Learn more.
There’s growing concern that some chemicals in fast-moving consumer goods may have negative environmental and health impacts. Learn how we help clients identify and reduce or eliminate potentially harmful substances in their products, supply chains, and operations.
As innovation consultants, we stay current on trends that impact our clients. Fermentation is one trend that’s prevalent of late in the food and beverage industry. We hep clients understand this fast-moving, dynamic, disruptive space. Learn how.
Recycling is an industry in crisis. A broken recycling system is contributing to the plastic waste problem. We need a systems approach to revitalize plastic recycling. Read about our work in plastic recycling.