Energy companies expect a significant increase in turnover from digitization


The digitalization barometer developed by BDEW, A.T. Kearney and IMP³rove Academy exhibits great potential for turnover and cost reduction. The German energy industry sees great potential in further digitalization, yet is not exploiting its potentials to the fullest. These are the findings of the third “digital check” by BDEW, A.T. Kearney and IMP³rove Academy, which 80 German utilities companies participated in. In this study the participating companies were asked to indicate their expected added turnover and potentials for cost reductions driven by digital offerings and technologies.

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Price erosion in the German home and beauty care industry

Research paper

Within the German Drugstore market, prices for many home and beauty-care products have significantly decreased during the past decade. A number of levers can be implemented to address this. The most effective, yet most difficult to realize is innovation. The paper shows the results from a survey among 4,000 consumers and points out strategies to overcome the price trap.

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How effective are public innovation support programmes?


How can the effectiveness of innovation policies be increased? Eva Diedrichs, Managing Director of IMP³rove Academy, discusses this question in an article for the blog of the International Network for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (INSME).

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