The Cambridge Dictionary defines an experiment as a test done in order to learn something or to discover if something works or is true. As a result, the experiments we perform become a tool to aid a series of binary judgements, e.g. did my current idea work, yes or no?
While this approach has served us all well, it is no longer sufficient and expectations are increasing all the time. For example, the world now knows a new vaccine can be delivered in 9 months. Continued use of experimental practices that lack predictable timelines regarding the achievement of key deliverables will no longer be tolerated. Experimentation processes need to surpass our expectations and solve obstacles almost before they appear.
In this webinar in association with Riffyn, we look at the vast benefits that can be gained by utilising smarter experimentation and incorporating it into a workflow.
During this webinar you will learn:
- About the culture of waste we’re challenged by – a conservative estimate of the waste in R&D is 25% of spend, which is equivalent to $100B wasted worldwide every year
- How some companies are reducing this waste by changing their experimental methods
- How these changes are resulting in a doubling of R&D capacity with the result of getting more products to market at lower cost
Speaker: Hadley Myers
JMP Systems Engineer, SAS
Hadley Myers, PhD, is a Systems Engineer at JMP. With over 10 years of combined research and manufacturing experience in photovoltaics, Myers previously worked at Smit Thermal Solutions and HelioVolt, and served on the technical advisory board of OnPeak Power.
Digital Editor, Chemistry World
Ben Valsler is the digital editor of Chemistry World magazine, producing video and podcasts to accompany the magazine and website. Prior to joining the Royal Society of Chemistry, he was the producer of the award-winning Naked Scientists, making local and national radio programmes for the BBC, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Primedia in South Africa.