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Roger La Salle

Roger La Salle is a qualified professional engineer and business & marketing graduate who is passionate about innovation and is known the world over for his innovation teachings, IP and product development. His inventions are numerous with two on display in the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney and another in Melbourne’s Scienceworks museum. Roger is a past Chair of Innovation at The Queens University in Belfast, a former CEO and present Director of the Victorian Innovation Center (INNOVIC) and former panellist on the ABC television show “The New Inventors”. Roger developed Matrix Thinking in 1999 as a simple way of inspiring innovation. Matrix Thinking is now licensed in more than twenty countries and has delivered breakthrough outcomes in every imaginable industry including research, banking, insurance, chemistry, food, packaging, telecoms, safety and aviation.

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Beware of turbulence

Market turbulence can be used in relation to products and services, especially in terms of the rate of innovation.
startup, business idea, business producer

The ingredients of a good idea

The most important thing about backing a new idea is to ask the right questions, and never be blindsided by passion and ...

Patents, licenses…maybe a game of bluff

Why too many innovators are too quick to lodge patent applications, often at great expense and seeking protection in too...
NDA

Confidentiality agreements – do they work?

A Non-Disclosure Agreement is a vital tool for an innovator in ensuring that all their research and development isn't hi...

Keeping an eye on safety

Persistence needs to be moderated with a high degree of common sense and objectivity, and the ability to let go and know...

Observation: a key to unlocking amazing innovations

Observation helps uncover the hidden ways to make improvements to your products and services that are likely to be well-...
strategies

Growth strategies – keep it simple

One of the strategies you can utilise to grow your business and increase profits is through process innovation, and it's...
commercialisation

Commercialisation – far from a linear process

A brilliant solution that solves a well-known problem is just one tiny step in, commercialisation which is a far more di...

Measuring innovation

Process innovation is aimed not so much at delivering revenue growth but, in fact, profit growth on the back of improved...
innovation, digital

Innovation – getting value for money

The best way to achieve an innovation metric is to have the people engaged in it working to a meaningful metric they agr...