Innovation

How we can help

Grow and innovate

From building Innovation Incubators to global R&D centres to product lifecycle management systems, we can help you develop new innovative businesses, products and services that enable sustained, consistent results.

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Develop strategy

We can help you develop new market-oriented growth strategies to make the most of new and existing product, service and process innovations.

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Engage your people

We can help you manage the innovation process and embed behaviour that supports innovation in your organisational culture.

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Innovate with analytics

We can work with you to apply analytics technologies, tools, techniques and talent to transform dry facts and figures into strategic insights that deliver intelligence in the moment.

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Leverage technology

We can help you make sure that you have the right IT organisation in place to support your business goals and that you’re realising the full value of your technology investment.

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Embed sustainability into strategy

We can help you develop and integrate a detailed sustainability vision into your strategic planning, enabling you to leverage the sustainability agenda to extend your strategic advantage.

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Build digital trust

We can help you build digital trust giving you the confidence to embrace your digital future, and enjoy the exponential impact it has on your growth.

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Realise value

We can work with you to develop a sound global tax strategy that addresses your global research and development activities.

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Enabling innovation

The ability to innovate is now a top priority for companies everywhere. The speed at which innovation occurs is accelerating, and consumers are hungry for the new products, services and experiences coming their way.

But the economic climate still presents considerable challenges. Most companies have seen their budgets squeezed as a result of cost pressures. And game-changing innovation isn’t safe; it requires vision, courage and long-term commitment.

The scope of innovation has also expanded. It’s no longer just a case of pushing products out of labs but, rather, of creating value for customers by personalising the entire customer experience. So forging an organisational culture that promotes innovation, getting closer to customers to find out what they really want and directing your innovation accordingly, is more important than ever.

What does this mean for your business?

The most innovative companies are creating new business models and combining related products and services to form new solutions, as well as developing new products and services. In fact, they don’t think in terms of products and services so much as outcomes, because they recognise that products and services are simply a means to an end.

The top innovators also treat innovation like any other business process. They define the sort of innovation they want and how to measure it. Then they establish a disciplined R&D structure, with rigorous processes that can be reiterated and scaled up. In effect, they encourage innovation that’s both radical and methodical.

But these companies don’t try to do everything themselves. On the contrary, they collaborate extensively with a wide range of partners both inside and outside their industries. They co-create new products and services with customers. And they experiment with different ways of innovating, such as open innovation and incubation.

 
 

View our latest Innovation research and insights

 

Spotlight on: Global economic shifts

In a post-crisis world, where are emerging and advanced economies headed - and what are companies doing to maximise opportunities in these markets?

Jul 28, 2014

 
 

Spotlight on: Winning cities

Mega-events, like the World Cup and Olympics, often present unanticipated challenges for their host cities - but can drive positive change if managed well.

Jun 26, 2014

 
 

The changing consumer: An ever-more elusive target

A company’s existence depends on them: but how deeply do CEOs understand the shifting priorities and perceptions of their customers, across cultures and geographies?

Jun 24, 2014

 
 

Global entertainment and media outlook: 2014-2018

PwC's 2012-2016 Outlook offers coverage of such industry areas as consumer and educational books, consumer magazine publishing, filmed entertainment, internet and TV advertising, newspaper publishing, out-of-home advertising, radio, recorded music, television, subscriptions and license fees and video games.

Jun 4, 2014

 
 

Are you ready for tomorrow’s workforce?

It’s harder than ever for CEOs to find and keep the right people in the right place at the right time. Yet only 6 in 10 have taken tangible steps in the war for tomorrow’s talent.

Jun 3, 2014

 
 

Remoulding your workforce for a new marketplace

Have you got the right people, with the right skills in the right places? Find out in PwC’s Global CEO survey.

May 28, 2014

 
 

Cities of Opportunity 6

PwC’s Cities of Opportunity 6 analyses the development of 30 global cities, and through their performance seeks to add insight on the policies and actions that make cities function best.

May 18, 2014

 
 

Healthcare’s new entrants: Who will be healthcare’s Amazon.com?

The health sector’s center of gravity is shifting toward consumers and new tech-savvy players are moving fast to capitalize on the change. These new entrants are poised to shake up the industry, drawing billions of dollars in revenue from traditional healthcare organizations while building lucrative new markets in the burgeoning New Health Economy.

May 9, 2014

 
 

Are you getting maximum innovation value from your technology?

While 81% of CEOs in our recent survey see tech innovations as a top driver of business change, only a third as many (27%) had actually implemented a change programme. Why?

May 9, 2014

 
 

Fit for the future. But are you truly resilient?

Will the global growth CEOs foresee translate to their companies? The key may be in how resilient their practices are, from innovation to talent to consumer strategies.

May 9, 2014