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A conversation with Ffion Rolph, Rapid Innovation Group Project Director

Nadya Kelly on 2017-10-06

RIG’s summer intern, Nadya Kelly, sat down for lunch with Ffion Rolph, RIG’s project director. Over some pizza and coffee, they discussed Ffion’s time at RIG, technology interests, and gender issues....

The draw of a silly assumption

Shields Russell on 2017-09-30

On paper it might make sense: hire a commercially minded executive who has ridden the tiger at a fabulously successful growth company, who has been there and done that, and low and behold the same result will transpire.  ...

First impressions of life at RIG

Nadya Kelly on 2017-09-01

It’s the end of week two working here for me at RIG (well, it was at the time of writing) and it’s time for me to give a little bit of detail to what I’ve been up to, what I’ve learnt, and first impressions of the company.  ...

The economic challenge that must be incorporated into design

Peter Higgins on 2017-04-19

Recently I have been working in the renewable energy field and two pieces of insight highlighted two key mistakes that innovators, but particularly engineering and science based start-ups, are prone to making.Mistake 1: talking to the market after key design elements have already been locked down.Mistake 2: failing to consider the economic envelope in which their innovation needs to perform....

Water: it’s a precious resource, let’s start treating it as such!

Peter Higgins on 2017-02-01

I initially started writing this blog in the summer when it was so hot that I was struggling to sleep and was drinking water like it was on tap (but it is on tap Peter!)...