Leading Sustainable Innovation

A Roadmap for Technical Environments

Delve into the strategies, methodologies and tools needed to deliver and embed sustainable innovation in technical programs and projects and create sustainable, future-ready assets and solutions with this comprehensive guide.
EAN: 9781398616684
Edition: 1
Format: 234x156
336 pages

About the book

Leading Sustainable Innovation shows how to deliver eco-innovation within technical environments. It is tailored to support innovation leaders and managers in fields such as transport, engineering, infrastructure, energy, utilities and sciences.

This book offers practical methodologies, tools, frameworks and actionable steps that readers can implement to create lasting sustainable change for their projects and programs. Through following a step-by-step process, readers will craft a comprehensive roadmap for sustainable innovation, customized for any team or organization. It is aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Leading Sustainable Innovation examines multiple drivers of sustainable innovation, such as innovation strategies, state-of-the-art technologies, circular solutions and organizational factors necessary for success. It emphasizes distinguishing good ideas from weak ones and provides guidance on building a sustainable innovation culture . It features real-world, global examples and case studies such as the Microsoft Sustainable Datacenters (global), the Sellafield Nuclear Power Station Decommissioning (UK), the CLARA Project (Australia), Wunsiedel (Germany), Clean Path (New York), Roads and Transport Authority (Dubai) and Agriphotovoltaic Assets (China), enabling readers to learn valuable lessons from adjacent industries.

About the authors

Jo North is an expert on strategic sustainable innovation within complex technical industries, with experience spanning the transport, manufacturing, engineering, infrastructure, energy, utilities, nuclear and oil and gas sectors. She is the Founder and CEO of The Big Bang Partnership Ltd and leads the UK's inaugural Maritime Innovation Hub. North is also an Associate Lecturer in Business Innovation and Creativity at the universities of York and Lancaster. She has worked with organizations such as Sage, Microsoft, Aviva, National Nuclear Laboratory, Transport for London and Transdev. She is based near Newcastle, UK.