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+64 21 620 456
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manager@virtual.co.nz



John Higgins

B.Tech (Biotech) M.E. (Chem.) PhD

COMMERCIALISING NEW VENTURES

Innovation which takes biotechnology to market is John's specialty. He is highly experienced at uniting technology and science with business enterprise to create new value from innovation investment. His expertise includes; biotechnology, food ingredients and nutraceuticals.

John will welcome discussion with you on tailoring the innovation process to your business circumstances. Issues may include:

  • Discovering innovation ideas that suit your business
  • Identifying business opportunities for innovation ideas
  • Valuing your ideas, patents and pipeline
  • Cost-effective 'idea' testing with product, market and business prototypes
  • Making the right innovation investment decisions using technology forecasting
  • Ensuring effective investment using technology roadmaps
  • Finding investors and speaking their business plan language

CUSTOMISED EXECUTIVE COACHING AND SEMINARS

To assist businesses in implementing innovation practices John is available for executive coaching (in English) for individuals or groups. Such coaching is customised to meet the specific needs of the business which are usually determined by way of a needs analysis.

EXPERIENCE

John has 30 years experience in manufacturing industries. He has engaged in production, supervision, research, process and product development, project management, team leadership and strategy development. John also contributes to executive education programmes at Massey and other New Zealand universities. His company, Competitive Advantage Consultants Ltd., was established in 1995.

CONTACT DETAILS

John Higgins
Manager, Virtual Group, Wellington
M: + 64 21 620 456
E: manager@virtual.co.nz
 
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