2018: The Empire Strikes Back

By Professor Alan W Brown The past few years have been dominated by digital disruption in an economy that is ever more unpredictable. To a large extent, incumbent business organization dominating their markets have been struggling to evolve at the speed demanded by their customers, partners, and prospects. This has encouraged a wide range of […]

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Digital Methods, Interpersonal Goals: cook ethos

It is a truth universally acknowledged that no one knows where the next digital disruption is coming from. At CoDE, we often find that sectors that seem ripe for disruption continue to resist it, and that a start up’s success can hinge not on logic, but on whether the world is emotionally ready to take […]

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Asleep at the Wheel? Startups, disruption, and corporate giants

By Jill Juergensen Whether Hewlett-Packard, AirBnB or Uber – start-ups disrupt the global organisational landscape, making consumers’ lives easier whilst causing headaches for large organisations and investors. Of course, none of these organisations can still be considered a ‘start-up’, but we do well to remember that this is in fact their provenance:  Sheryl Sandberg, COO […]

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‘The Art of the Impossible’:  Digital transformation for industry

CoDE just hosted a Digital Strategy Day in the Business Insights Lab for a team from a big name in the oil and gas industry. ‘The art of the impossible’ is how the company’s team leader framed the search for the truly unique and unlikely ideas that could transform both their industry, and how the […]

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DesignScapes: Our winning bid for Design-Enabled Innovation

Cities are canvases for innovative interactions and relationships: Creative industries flock to urban environments, taking the advantage of shared knowledge and a density of specialised and potential customers, suppliers, designers and workers to create new tools, instruments, technologies, methods, products and services; Innovation processes in cities benefit from the diversity in urban environments, providing a […]

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What Does ENDuRE Teach Us about the Digital Economy?

The digital economy is growing fast, changing the game all over the world. The UK and Europe are struggling to keep at the forefront of this digital revolution. This is where the ENDuRE programme can play a significant role in helping European digital businesses thrive. ENDuRE –the European Network of Design for Resilient Entrepreneurship — […]

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Top 3 Takeaways from the FT Innovation Conference

  By guest blogger Roger Camrass, Visiting Professor of Management Practice at Surrey Business School   The large incumbents will not be able to reinvent themselves in time to compete with the newcomers. Remember reengineering in the nineties, and the e-commerce/dot.com boom-and-bust of 2000? This time the ‘bubble’ is all about Innovation. Lloyds Bank stated […]

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CoDE and the Setsquared Open Innovation Showcase

Dr Ben Shenoy, Director of the Business insights Lab in the Surrey Business School, delivered the closing remarks just recently at the 2016 SETsquared Open Innovation Showcase, held at Surrey’s School of Veterinary Medicine. SETsquared, established 14 years ago, has just been ranked the world’s number one university business incubator. The enterprise partnership consists of […]

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Postcards from the Edge: Life in digital entrepreneurship

Make a good product. Market it. Sell it. Make money. Seems pretty straightforward, right? DEAL Day 4 hit the ground running, with a full-on day ‘behind the scenes’ of digital entrepreneurship and innovation. The bizarre and cutthroat world of pitching, funding, and acquisition was a complete revelation to most, with David Plans and Alan Brown […]

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‘DEAL’: Digital education for startups

‘A great first day of the DEAL workshops. A very useful and provocative intro from David Plans, some Digital Economy “ducking and diving” from Alan Brown, then a really wonderful seminar and workshop from Annabelle Gawer for the rest of the day, exploring the changing nature of value and ecosystems due to Digital Platforms. A […]

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Business Model Insights: Lessons for Tech Startups

The nature, scope, and impact of innovation is changing. Klaus Schwab, founder of the World Economic Forum, says that the dominance of large companies over small companies is over and in today’s business world “it is fast fish which eats the slow fish”. But what is an effective innovation strategy for the digital economy? And […]

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Digital Entrepreneurship Advanced Lab

At CoDE, we believe that vacation is for those who can afford to stand still. While everyone else goes on holiday, we’ll be in the Business insights Lab as usual, plotting and scheming and generally solving the world’s digital problems before the world knows it has them. Make your summer count too: unlock the Digital […]

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Digital Business: Will your start-up ‘ENDuRE’?

Surrey Business School (SBS) hosted a riveting lunchtime talk by CoDE Team member Dr David Plans, CEO of BioBeats, and Synoptic Technologies CEO Stephen Mooney, on the European Network of Design for Resilient Entrepreneurship (ENDuRE). Both BioBeats and Synoptic are innovative, disruptive start-ups with valuable insight about why and how companies like them are benefiting […]

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ManagePlaces: Digital entrepreneurship born and raised at Surrey

The story of ManagePlaces spans business and engineering, innovation and digital entrepreneurship, Surrey Business School, and the 5G Innovation Centre – and it’s taking place at the heart of CoDE’s initiative to predict, comprehend and manage the challenges of the Digital Economy. ManagePlaces’ core product is a workflow management system for remote teams. The company […]

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A Revolutionary Digital Space

August can be a quiet time for the University, with term in abeyance and our academics in the four corners of the globe at conferences. Here on the Surrey campus, the CoDE team is helping Surrey Business School design and establish the Business Insights Lab – taking the concept of business experimentation with the application […]

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Start-Up Chile: A hidden gem for entrepreneurs

Could you use $40, equity-free, for your start-up? A roomful of eager entrepreneurs heard about a unique start-up platform recently at the CoDE-sponsored presentation, ‘Discover Start-Up Chile.’ Santiago and Cristian, from the Chilean-government-sponsored initiative, started with a visually stunning film and fascinating talk about Chile as a country that had us all mentally packing our […]

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