Engineered serendipity

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  • Date: May 4, 2017 - 16:00 - 17:00 (local time)
  • Presenter: Joeri Vercammen
  • Categories: HPLC / Ion Chromatography / Sample Preparation / Gas Chromatography
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We are pleased to announce the next webinar in this ongoing series of educational webinars run in collaboration with Chromedia. These webinars continue to build into a 'must have' set of tutorial materials for the analytical scientist.

Engineered Serendipity

Broadcast on May 4, 2017

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Serendipity or ‘accidental discovery’ is the absolute epitome of innovation. Vaccination, penicillin and Viagra are some famous examples of serendipitous discoveries, but did you know that the splitless injection technique, stir bar sorptive extraction (SBSE) and selected ion flow tube MS (SIFT-MS) were also discovered by clever accident? Anyone working in research will have hopefully experienced their own ‘aha!’ moment – that funny feeling in your stomach when you know you’re on to something big. Instead of waiting for the unexpected to happen, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to provoke valuable accidental discovery?

What will you learn?

The webinar provides basic insights into the process of innovation and how to implement it successfully using principles and tools from Lean thinking. The strategy that I propose is as simple as it is elegant: it starts by applying Lean to your routine laboratory processes, hence releasing time that was wasted due to process inefficiency. This time is subsequently recovered for smart ideation, brainstorming and rapid experimenting, which too are applied from a similar Lean perspective.

Some pre-knowledge of Lean thinking and Lean tools is helpful in order to understand the applied strategy. Please refer to the accompanying presentation: Lean innovation - Basic principles of Lean thinking, which is available on Slideshare.

Who should attend?

  • Laboratory managers
  • R&D managers
  • Scientists
  • Students

Your Presenter

Joeri Vercammen

Joeri Vercammen

Lean Innovation Architect
IS-X Belgium

Joeri Vercammen: Biography

Joeri has been working in chromatography for over a decade. After graduating in 2002, he managed a large environmental lab, mainly focusing on process optimization through innovative chromatography. Currently, he manages IS-X, a global provider of expert analytical services, where he applies ‘Lean thinking’ to creative problem solving, innovation and new technology scouting.

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