The first webcast, entitled Trends in Global Innovation, focused on research and development (R&D), stories of successful innovation today, and a discussion around trends for the future.
Listen to a replay of the webcast
Martin Grueber, research leader of the Technology Partnership practice at Battelle, discussed his views on why the West remains an R&D powerhouse (an interview with Martin Grueber can be found in the August issue of High Growth Markets magazine). Joining him was Adam Bates, Head of Foresight & Innovation, KPMG International; Gary Matuszak, Global and National sector leader, Technology, KPMG LLP; and Mark Barnes, partner in charge of KPMG LLP's High Growth Markets.
The discussion focused on their insights regarding:
- Outsourcing vs. resourcing R&D
- Polycentric innovation
- Impact of reverse innovation/"frugal engineering"
- Shift of innovation leadership to China and India.