1986-08-01

Innovation in Europe - A Way of Life: 1986 SAE/I Mech E EXCHANGE LECTURE 861090

The writer examines the relationship between the history of innovation in Europe and future creative trends.
The role played by the European industry as product innovators from the original inception of the motor vehicle is traced.
The relationship between novel product and the development of manufacturing technique is discussed, conclusions are drawn from the historical patterns which may have relevance in the future. The interactive role of manufacturing and product innovation and their relationship to growth are considered.
A possible route for industry to respond to market driven need for innovative solutions in the face of the established capital intensive industrial structure is set out.

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