DeltaHedron’s core expertise
DeltaHedron’s areas of core expertise underpin the future-focused consultancy services and decision-support in the management of technological innovation it provides to its clients.
Anticipating and shaping an actionable technological future
DeltaHedron’s thinking is future-focused. Anticipating an actionable future enables the proactive shaping of the future, rather than merely reacting to a predetermined world . The future is not a place – it is mindset, a trajectory and a process. Although the future cannot really be predicted, it can be anticipated. This is the key towards making timely interventions to proactively shape the future – neglecting to do so is done at one’s own peril.
Understanding the dynamics of technological change as a driver of innovation and emerging technologies – ‘creative destruction’
Technologies and their impact change with time. It is the dynamics of technological change – whether incrementally or disruptive, in products, processes or services – which drive innovation, development and progress. The dynamics of technological change span not only the development trajectories of the technologies themselves, but also their performance, adoption and diffusion in markets, substitution of one technology by another, learning effects, cost and impact.
As technologies evolve they continuously interact with one another, traversing a complex landscape as they engage with other emerging and mature technologies in competitive, symbiotic and predator-prey modes. DeltaHedron understands the dynamics of technological change, how emerging technologies impact on companies, create opportunities, risks and threats, and underpin sustainable innovation strategies.
Analysing emerging technologies
Technological change and innovation do not occur in a vacuum. Not only is it important to continuously track a wide spectrum of emerging technologies, but also to detect, identify, identify and interpret engineering, technological and scientific and other signals which precede the impact of emerging technologies and trends in a wider context, also accounting for trends and shifts in markets and industries as well as broader political, financial and economic, social and environmental changes.
Mindful that opportunities and disruptive threats often come from very different industries than the one they impact on, it is important to consider the future impact of a range and combination of emerging and more mature technologies, rather than assessing a specific technology in isolation. DeltaHedron continuously tracks and analyses a range of emerging technologies, their underlying science-bases and engineering implications. The focus is to identify opportunities and impact, and also to anticipate and assess risk and threats.
At the same time, DeltaHedron also tracks the impact of the emerging technologies on a range of industrial sectors, existing and potential new markets as well as other cross-cutting areas of interest. This enables an analysis of the dynamic interaction of emerging and mature technologies with one another as well as their impact on the broader industrial and societal landscapes.
Development and implementation of technological innovation strategies, the identification of business opportunities and strategic risk management
Technology – specifically technological innovation and the associated strategic opportunities and risks – should be managed. Delta Hedron has experience of and expertise in the development and implementation of innovation strategies, specialising in the assessment and management of the strategic business opportunities and risks associated with technological innovation presented by emerging technologies and the disruptive effect these can have on established technologies, companies, industries and markets.
Digital transformation is an important element of innovation strategy, linking to a number of emerging technologies. DeltaHedron has experience of and expertise in digital transformation and IT strategy implementation. Its expertise in the learning, research, management and administration areas of higher education institutions is transferable to the challenges faced by large companies as well as SMEs
Digital transformation is an important element of innovation strategy, linking to a number of emerging technologies. DeltaHedron has experience of and expertise in digital transformation and IT strategy implementation.
Organisational change management
DeltaHedron has experience of and expertise in designing and implementing organisational change to support the introduction, adoption and diffusion of technological innovations. Innovations are about change – change in the technological regime, markets and industry dominance as well as customer requirements and behaviour. More often than not the development, adoption and implementation of technological innovation require changes in a company’s culture, management and business models, processes, organisational structures and skills requirements. Effective change leadership and management of the transition from one technological paradigm to another are essential elements of successful innovation.
Technology transfer and industry-university collaboration
DeltaHedron has experience of and expertise in various aspects of technology and knowledge transfer, industry-university collaboration, contract research and consulting, executive education, intellectual property management and spin-out companies; as well as the establishment of business and technology incubators, innovation labs and science/techno parks.
Innovation policy and strategies on the national, regional and local levels, and rendering of scientific, technological and innovation advice to government
Technology, the dynamics of technological change and emerging technologies are important drivers of regional, national and global economic development. They impact on a range of societal issues, such as quality of life, health, education and job creation. DeltaHedron has experience of and expertise in the development of national and regional innovation systems, policies and strategies; as well as the rendering of science, technology and innovation advice to government.