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Dr John Golightly

Dr John Golightly

Managing Consultant, BAE Systems


John is a Managing Consultant within BAE Systems’ consultancy division, CORDA. Having been with the company for thirteen years he has held a variety of roles. He is currently responsible for the Energy and Sustainability Analytics business area, where he leads a team helping organisations in the defence sector understand how to tackle their future energy challenges. As part of this role he is the UK representative on a NATO research panel, working collaboratively with partner nations to share best practice. Prior to his current role he was Research Programme Manager for a £12m MOD maritime research programme, responsible for the formulation of research ideas through to trials and demonstrations, with a continuing focus on successful exploitation.

Prior to joining BAE Systems, John completed a BSc in Chemistry followed by a PhD in Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Polymer Systems, both at Nottingham University.

John has joined the Big Innovation Centre as a Visiting Fellow with a particular interest in Open Innovation systems.

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Realising the Value of Open Innovation
Drawing on case studies of the corporate partners of the Big Innovation Centre, this report examines how major corporations are realising value from Open Innovation. It concludes that corporations need to focus squarely on setting their cultural ‘default’ to automatically consider being open for each new innovation activity – rather than only exceptionally, as is currently often the case.

John Golightly, Chris Ford, Prateek Sureka, Benjamin Reid
10 September 2012

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UK companies must work with rivals to boost growth
Businesses which share the risk and rewards of developing new ideas with other like-minded companies and their employees are more likely to be successful during the recovery. This is according to a report by the Big Innovation Centre published today (11 September).

John Golightly and Benjamin Reid
11 September 2012