Why recycling knowledge is good for you

November 13, 2014Blog

Knowledge recycling – i.e. reusing, recombining and contextualizing – must be recognised as a powerful approach to systematic innovation, especially for the biopharmaceutical industry. We should openly discuss its value and start using processes, tools and business models that make it an integral part of our business activities.

Systematic Innovation in the biopharma industry: yes, but…

November 10, 2014Blog

Sanofi’s recently announced Sunrise Initiative and other similar efforts on systematising innovation are a step in the right direction. But there are lessons to be learnt from earlier such initiatives including the need for innovative business models, for seeking early successes and for acknowledging the benefits of systematic knowledge reuse.