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Professionalising partnershipping

Partnering is easier to talk about than to get right. Interesting mechanisms and structures are emerging to help ambitious businesses meet their dream date … In current discourses about the transformative economy, there’s a lot of talk about companies “partnering” with other actors – be they in the private or public sector. Inclusivity, collaboration and building communities of users are now more the current...

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Rethinking recycling – with robotics

AMP Robotics is applying robotics to the dirty back end of the product life cycle – joining up the dots? There are major flaws in every stage of our recycling systems – from product design to collection to sorting, and then in the quality standards needed for re-use. There’s a good Fast Company summary of these here. Rethinking the economics of recycling US company AMP Robotics...

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From 3D printing to additive manufacturing – the missing narrative

Additive manufacturing – a mindset about future-responsible fabrication. Evolve Additive Solutions is a company that provides a strategic perspective often missing in communication. What’s in a name? 3D printing is probably one of the most unfortunate names a new technology has ever been saddled with. Any introduction of a product or service on this naming basis has to jump the chasm of disbelief and incredulity,...

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