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Innovation Advent Day 8 – Journey to Mars?

When Sophie asked me to provide this post for the Advent calendar, I thought it would be easy, until I looked at all the excellent posts provided to date when I realised that the bar has been set HIGH… So I am going to reflect on my ‘year in innovation’. I joined the Tideway Innovation…

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Innovation Advent Day 7 – ‘Tis the season to be jolly… Sustainable

Today for Innovation Advent, we have a blog from one of our own Innovation Champions – I3P and Yammer extraordinaire Phil Smith, Environmental Advisor for West. Thanks to Phil for sharing his reflections on the year and his Christmas aims!   I’ve officially decided that this year has been record breaking.  Starting with my own milestone…

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Innovation Advent Day 6 – World Quality Day

Welcome back to Innovation Advent. Today we have a guest blog from Karen Young, Tideway Head of Quality, who tells us about the Tideway antics on World Quality Day. On the 10th of November Tideway celebrated World Quality Day (WQD). WQD is designed to increase worldwide awareness of the important contribution that quality makes towards both…

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Innovation Advent Day 5 – Inspiring Design at the all-new Design Museum

I was lucky enough to visit the new Design Museum with the rest of the Innovation team and The Great Think’s sponsor, Roger Bailey, on 24th November – its official launch day.  As well as being housed in an incredible redesign of the former Commonwealth Institute, its opening exhibitions were fantastically thought-provoking and well worth a…

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Innovation Advent! Day 1 – Happy Tunnel Day

Welcome to The Great Think Innovation Advent Calendar! We’ll be posting something new on the site every (working…) day up to 23rd December. You can look forward to thoughts from the innovation team, and our esteemed guests, on technology, events and general musings. Just like your chocolate calendars, everyone who writes a blog for us…

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i3P Update – ‘heads down’ on-boarding…

Mike Moseley and the KTN team are now ‘heads down’ on-boarding the 5 remaining clients (Tideway & Crossrail are of course already live) and the 14 supply chain members. This formalises the process of becoming an i3P member, but also introduces each new i3P member to the Innovation Portal and how it can best be…

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The week at Tideway innovation

On Tuesday evening I went to the Institution of Civil Engineers to see new ICE President Prof Tim Broyd’s Presidential Address ‘Engineering a Digital Future’. It was the first time an ICE President has gone really digital with their approach and theme for the year, following on from David Balmforth’s theme of innovation 2 years…

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