Joining the dots to unlock value.
Maurits van Tol
A win-win for all
Collaboration is an important element of innovation, so we collaborate both internally across scientific disciplines and business areas, and externally with customers, industry partners, start-ups and universities.
Addressing big global sustainability challenges requires collaboration and co-operation from partners across the value chains, unlocking different expertise to enable economically viable solutions.
Finding common ground and having successful collaboration results in win-win for all.
Working in partnership, we understand how to best apply our science to solve complex problems, and deliver innovative solutions that bring multiple benefits. We work with our customers to understand their needs, anticipate their requirements, and figure out the complexities of the problems they are facing. We are proud of the strong relationships we have with our customers, and how we use our competitive advantage – science – to help.
We also work in partnership with other technology leaders along the value chain, both bringing expertise and know how to deliver products our customers need.
Here are some recent examples of how we collaborate to deliver real value:
We are a proud participant in many funded R&D partnerships from the EU UK and the USA. These programmes enable innovative science to be developed through early collaboration, whilst sharing risk and working towards a common goal.
We partner in projects where we can use our core capabilities to deliver innovations related to tackling the world’s big challenges – to provide clean air; achieve more with less of the world resources; delivering affordable and accessible healthcare; and enabling a new era of clean energy.
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We work closely with academia to stay at the cutting edge of new research, and apply this to our innovations. JM sponsors many PhD students every year in disciplines ranging from state of the art materials characterisation to chemical engineering. Our relationships with universities are very important in our understanding of new scientific approaches, giving us insight into important scientific advances, and the universities how their fundamental research could be applied.
We recognise that we can’t do everything alone. Complex problems need many different approaches so we are reaching out through partnerships with accelerators and incubators.
Our partnership will focus on fostering opportunities for collaboration between JM and Greentown Labs’ ecosystem of more than 250 current and alumni member companies. The incubator’s community of startups is developing solutions across a variety of cleantech and clean energy sectors including but not limited to transportation, electricity, manufacturing, agriculture and water which align well with many of our key markets.
JM joined forces with Bazan and EDF Renewables Israel and won a competitive tender run by the Israeli Innovation Authority to set up an environmental innovation sustainability lab (ESIL) in Israel. The Israeli government is supporting ESIL with NIS 14 million (approx £3 million) for a 3 year period. The strengths of the Israeli Ecosystem are very well known for diversity of innovative technologies & business models. EDF Renewables, Bazan and JM are funding partners, and JM brings to the partnership our science, technology and expertise in sustainability, alongside our networks, customers, reputation and vision for a cleaner healthier world.