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 Expert  724451

Expert in Business Innovation and New Technology Ventures

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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert's main area is to advise organizations about enhancing the effectiveness of their innovation process, particularly if their novel business ideas are technology-intensive. This often requires workshops with personnel involved in the process across the whole firm: his "facilitation" skills are very useful there: the aim is to work out, together with the managers, a "blueprint", shared by managers and agreed upon the top management, best able to meet the challenges of our rapidly changing business environment and to achieve profitable growth. For this particular management development activity, he has coined the phrase "EduConsult" - education with a consulting perspective - a powerful agent for change. Thus, his approach is very much to "partner" with the client- organization and to work together with all personnel concerned, in order to define an effective path and actionable plans.

He recently advised on restructuring the R&D/Innovation process in several large companies, in the healthcare, chemical and oil sectors. His recent book gives his views and experience on innovation management and explains his new concept of "distributed innovation." He also works on new ventures in the Cambridge, UK region. He is frequently invited to speak at firms' board management meetings, as well as keynote in conferences. There, he can leverage his wide experience of scientist, patent-holder researcher, manager, business school Faculty and advisor.


technology innovation


business development


business management


new product development


new product development management


product development cycle time


research and development


research and development management


research and development productivity


research management


technology management




business analysis


technology innovation management


business innovation

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1968   Higher Education   Chemistry   Higer Education School of Chemistry ENSCP   Magna cum Laude
1972   B.A.   Economics   Paris  
1971   M.Sc.     New York  
1974   PhD.   Chemistry and Materials Science   University of Toronto, Canada   Magna cum Laude

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1989 to




Technology & Innovation Management




Directs executive programmes for international managers; teaches Innovation/Technology management

1997 to 2006





1974 to 1989




Advanced Materials




After being a researcher, Expert was manager for 10 years at Battelle, in Geneva, Switzerland He led a business unit carrying out innovation projects on behalf of companies in Europe, Japan and the USA. In this capacity, he significantly grew his unit's sales to $4 million annually and hired professionals from six different countries. Several of his innovations have been licensed to firms, resulting in substantial new business for the client companies.

Publications and Patents Summary

Has 8 patents and 90 publications including his latest world renown book on innovation.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Palgarve Macmillan  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert acts as an adviser to firms and organizations in Europe, North America and Asia on R&D/Innovation management for effective value-creation.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
FRENCH   Mother tongue
German   Fairly well

Market Research:
Is familiar with a wide range of business models in a diversity of sectors, particularly in Europe and Asia, but also in the USA

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Developed, led and taught executive education programmes in developing an innovative culture and enhancing the effectiveness of the innovation process

Other Skills and Services

Speak and write English and French Facilitation of discussion groups, interactive learning


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