Life Cycle Thinking The Locus Research blog about sustainability, applied research, design and education.
/ May 11 2010
The government has announced a $225 million increase in R&D spending that is targeted at the business community, although primarily at medium to large 'research intensive' enterprises. Which on the surface appears to be good news. Read more
/ May 7 2010
I had a conversation with a CEO we have worked with recently and we were discussing who the decision maker is and what the drivers for design and innovation were. He astutely noted that the core requirements for him (as a CEO generally) were; revenue grow, cost reduction, competitive advantage and risk reduction the rest was a luxury. Read more
/ May 3 2010
Autodesk has just launched a 'Sustainable Design Centre' which aims to provide a portal for sustainable design and development across all autodesk platforms. There is detailed information about Autodesk itself and its footprint. The site, whilst informative does not offer a great deal of insight into what and how Autodesk are doing to 'enable' architects and designers to design and evaluate in the context of their tools. Read more