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

 

The Sharing Company

Behind the hype of peer-to-peer economics is a quiet B2B revolution.

Oct 28, 2014

 
 

The PwC Family Business Survey 2014

Explore growth, succession and global trends impacting family businesses today.

Oct 15, 2014

 
 

Portfolio and Programme Management 2014 Global Survey

2014 PwC Global PPM Survey: latest trends, challenges, opportunities and opinions relating to the management of portfolios, programmes and projects.

Aug 27, 2014

 
 

The strategic imperative for Portfolio and Programme Management

Suite of PPM services developed to address the most frequent and significant challenges facing selection and delivery of strategic projects and value.

Jul 31, 2014

 
 

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

 
 

PwC Global Airline CEO Survey 2014 – Strategic sights set on transformation and innovation

Four out of five CEOs in the airline sector witness a shift in global economic power as the major trend that will transform their business over the next five years. According to the survey, increasing passenger volumes will mainly result from growth in China’s middle class.

Jul 17, 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

 
 

The Future of Work – A journey to 2022

What will the future of work look like for businesses, workforces and HR? How will you make sure you are not swept along into 2022?

Jun 23, 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