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AkzoNobel – AIM to Innovate

Last updated 987 days ago by Albert Verver


NL GUTS Group of Users of Technology for Separation in the Netherlands


20150414 AkzoNobel – Mr. Riaan Schmuhl - “AIM to Innovate”

AkzoNobel developed the Auto Innovation Method AIM together with Traxxys. It enabled setting RD&I and technology strategy for short and long term chemical business. AIM is a structured way to improve productivity of chemical processes. Instead of starting at the lab for innovation, major feature of AIM is start at the process plant, identify alternative driving forces and translate these into new functions, process and equipment. Operations is added as key company participant, while the development process is facilitated by an external process/PI specialist.

AIM is adopted a tool for ideation from positive feedback of case owners and participants as an efficient methodology, embedded in the innovation practices. Examples were given of reduced capital and operational cost, PI, small scale plants. www.akzonobel.com


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