The ceramic industry trends including increased cost pressures, globalization, and government regulation are driving organizations to improve their innovation productivity.

The Innovation Gap

Today organizations that use science to drive new product development, there is a productivity gap across their innovation and commercialization cycles that are slowing new product development, putting significant pressures on margins and negatively impacting competiveness.

Much of the experimental information that is generated as part of the innovation cycle is inaccessible or not easily available as the experimental process progresses inside the organization.

This is due to organizational as well as technological factors, including disconnected systems, data that is inaccessible in different databases, manual processes and technology that cannot manage unstructured scientific data.

Costly experiments are repeated and information is often lost.   R&D organizations do not get the cumulative benefit of the knowledge gained over years of experimental investment as they develop new products.

Another critical component of the gap occurs in the transference across each functional area within R&D as well as the technology transfer from research into development and early manufacturing scale-up.

This productivity gap exists because traditional information technology solutions have proved incapable of adequately managing the complexity of scientific data and processes and the volumes of unstructured data inside the R&D.

The infrastructure that supports the innovation cycle has been insufficient in driving this process at an enterprise level, unable to handle the iterative nature of the process and lacking the ability to pass critical performance insight the context and format that they can leverage as part of their process.

The result:

  • More expensive products
  • Product recalls resulting from non-compliance
  • Costly errors that damage product quality and slow time to market

Business as usual is no longer an option

Innovation will drive the next years the differentiation. The cost and complexity consequences of the status quo are too high. Change is required. Significant trends from cost pressures to government regulation to cost pressures are creating a sense of urgency for companies to speed time to market and become more competitive.

Scientific-driven R&D organizations must close the innovation productivity gap.

To achieve end-to-end innovation productivity, organizations must be able to access core scientific information and data from the ideation phase of product development and pass that information through to better inform in all processes.

Only then can scientists apply contextual knowledge to remove bottlenecks during raw material sourcing, quality control, costing, manufacturing and compliance or claims support. At key points such as these, lack of timely access to relevant scientific data can lead to time-consuming manual labor to move the process forward.

Neos Aware Solution – An Important Step

The Neos Aware Platform is the first scientifically aware, that enables the integration and deployment of extensive scientific solutions across multiple domains during the innovation and commercialization lifecycle. The platform delivering:

  • Integration
  • Workflow automation
  • Easy integration to enterprise
  • Enterprise lab management
  • Modeling and simulation

In addition, the Neos Aware Platform can manage structured and unstructured information faced early in the innovation cycle, as well as highly structured, automated batch records required by get from production.

Getting Started with Neos Aware

Where do we start?

Neos Aware is helping to answer this question with a consistent and reliable “innovation engine”.