Accomplishments Jan Harmsen in Sustainable Process Innovation in 2018
2018 has been a great year for Harmsen Consultancy. These are some of my accomplishments:
In-house Process Scale-up Innovation Course
I provided twice an in-house course: Industrial Process Scale-up Innovation, for researchers, developers, designers and plant technologists of a large international company. It is a 3-day course containing all essential elements of innovation stages: discovery, concept, feasibility, development, design and implementation. Each element is treated by an interactive lecture and a case exercise.
In-house Ideation Sessions for Break-Through Innovation Project
I have lead in-house sessions in the ideation stage for a break-through process project of a large international company. First a large number of process ideas covering the whole solution space were generated using a structured brainstorm session. Second the best ideas were selected by generating selection criteria and then applying them to the ideas. In this way a strong intellectual property position could be established and confidence was obtained that research was spent on the best ideas only.
Risk Assessment of Innovative Process in Feasibility Stage
I performed a technical risk assessment of an innovative process of a large international company in the feasibility stage. A few novel high risks were identified and advice was provided for plans to mitigate these risks to a very low level.
I am looking forward to a very sustainable 2019 and wish you all Happy Holidays!