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Chris Lawer
Oxford UK
Founder / CEO of Umio Health
Interests: Developing and implementing innovative and practical thinking in the areas of market opportunity discovery, analysis and growth strategy, innovation process design, capability development and customer-centred transformation.
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NB: This is an excerpt from a forthcoming paper: Health Opportunity Design®: Re-Inventing the Front-End of Health Innovation It is widely understood that stakeholders throughout the health care ecosystem evaluate, select, procure and use health care technologies, devices and drugs... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2014 at Contexts of Growth - ZinC Blog
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This updated ZinC Growth version of the paper is now available to download here. Comments very welcome. Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2014 at Contexts of Growth - ZinC Blog
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It's that time of year when online commentators offer their insights on what we can expect to be big in healthcare during the coming twelve months. Even a casual glance at the latest entries informs us that Big Data is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2014 at Contexts of Growth - ZinC Blog
The following problems continue to plague innovators: New product failure rates run at 75%-85% New business start-ups are even higher at 92% failure rate There is a high degree of iteration in ideas and business plans needed to succeed with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2013 at Contexts of Growth - ZinC Blog
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I thought I would share a typology of common issues that I think plague the "opportunity discovery, selection and targeting" first phase of innovation, which I am most interested in and which am trying to add system and process to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2011 at Contexts of Growth - ZinC Blog
I try and shape my thinking and therefore I guess, my definition of co-creation in terms of how the concept can help firms achieve their growth goals through innovating a product or platform into something of more relevance and greater... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2010 at Contexts of Growth - ZinC Blog
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Mar 15, 2010
My perspective of co-creation is rooted in the knowledge-based view of the firm. Firms exist because they can integrate and coordinate specialized knowledge held by individuals into collective, organisational knowledge. In turn, that leads to advantage because with all things... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2010 at Contexts of Growth - ZinC Blog
A perspective of the firm as an autonomous knowledge creator that learns about customers and creates value for them is increasingly redundant. Now, firms are exploring alternative modes and building capabilities to co-create new knowledge and innovate superior and mutual... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2010 at Contexts of Growth - ZinC Blog
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Jan 4, 2010