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Technology

Autonomous Industries

When mentioning autonomous systems today, cars is the immediate association for most people. A lot is today researched and written about that subject. And many authors propose to adapt the concept of autonomy to other technologies, particularly to industrial systems. To understand what this could mean, let’s explore a little thought experiment. You surely remember […]

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Innovation

The young knight‘s quest for the holy grail

Innovation is often referred to as the quest for the Holy Grail. R&D departments of small and large companies around the world are looking for it at any time. But many brave people before have done so. This is the story of a young knight who set out to free maidens and conquer the world. […]

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Innovation

Radical innovation

Radical innovation is a very popular term in technology. Many dream of breakthrough innovation that puts them in a radically favorable market position with huge rewards. Even more favorable are the promises of consultants. However, successful radical innovation is very rarely observed. Does it exist at all? A brilliant description of a radical innovation was […]

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Innovation

The digger

We have all heard the story of the digger, let’s call him Jonathan, who is digging a hole in the ground with his shovel. A friendly helper asks him why he doesn’t use an excavator. Jonathan grumbly replies: ‘I don’t have time to do that, I have to dig here’. The readers quickly agree that […]