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Catalyze innovation in the chemicals & materials industry

Faced with growing geopolitical and environmental pressures and high volatility in feedstock costs, the chemicals & materials industry is seeking new solutions to enhance flexibility, speed, and resilience. Identify, shape, and plan growth opportunities systematically with the ITONICS Innovation OS.

  • Understand the complex forces influencing the industry
  • Monitor new technologies, processes, and players entering the market
  • Leverage collective intelligence to drive meaningful change
Innovation in the Chemicals & Materials industry
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Navigate complexity in chemicals & materials

The chemicals & materials industry is highly diverse and complex. It has hundreds of sub-segments, geographical nuances, and a broad range of stakeholder groups. This complexity is reflected in the forces shaping the future of chemicals & materials. Supply chain regionalization, tightening ESG regulations, and increasing competition and commoditization are playing out alongside evolving demand.

Collect evidence of where and how change is unfolding in the industry. Connect the dots between market forces, technological developments, and your internal capabilities and goals. ITONICS Radar increases confidence in strategic decision-making through data-driven visualizations and collaborative evaluations.

Use ITONICS to systemize your foresight activities, harness your collective intelligence, and gain an empowered perspective on the future.

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Balance your innovation portfolio for future growth

As the world strives to meet decarbonization targets and embrace circular economy principles, there is a growing demand for sustainable and specialty chemicals & materials. Organizations must expand beyond business as usual and strike a balance between incremental improvements to existing products and breakthrough innovations.

ITONICS Portfolio provides you with a comprehensive tool for uncovering gaps and opportunities in your innovation portfolio. Align and prioritize your most valuable initiatives to ensure the right efforts are resourced and delivered quickly and consistently. Achieve equilibrium in your innovation ambitions to sustain future growth.

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Synthesize the future of the chemicals & materials industry


Customizable criteria enable team members and external experts to rate content in a way that combines collective knowledge.

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Matrix View

Optimize your innovation portfolio by evaluating risk and potential with matrix visualizations.

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Notifications & Alerts

Stay on top of activities with email notifications and in-system messages that encourage participation.

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Auto-Generated Signals

Detect signals of change faster with feeds that automatically tag trends, technologies and other forces by topic using machine learning.

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Cut through the noise with an environmental scanning engine that connects the latest developments with what’s important to your business.

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Technology Radars

Visualize emerging tech and identify their relevance for your business. Today, tomorrow, and in 5 years’ time.

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Risk Radars

Establish an early-warning system with a configurable risk radar to monitor threats to your company.

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Phase-Gate Workflows

Implement phase-gate processes for evaluation and control in projects and ideation campaigns, to ensure efficient resource allocation and higher success rates.

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Get quick status overviews on innovation initiatives and report on these easily.

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Identify relationships and opportunities with the help of relevant content recommendations.

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Innovation Roadmaps

Accelerate time-to-market with multilayer roadmaps. Align the efforts of different business units and execute your strategy.

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Use a single point of truth to identify and drive growth in chemicals & materials

Read more on our unique, proven methodology that covers the following innovation questions: Where to Play, How to Win, and What to Execute.

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The innovation platform at Leonhard Weiss, powered by ITONICS, has  evolved into the central and company-wide place to go for everything concerning trend and tech scouting, ideation, and innovation portfolio management.

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In this Innovation Rockstars podcast episode, we are joined by Dr. Kerstin Höfle, Vice President R&D and Product Management at Körber Supply Chain. Together with her team, Kerstin is responsible for the automation portfolio, driving knowledge creation and implementing new technologies and solution approaches at Körber Supply Chain.

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Technology scouting to drive therapeutic innovation at Merz Therapeutics


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Merz Therapeutics is using a tech scouting platform powered by ITONICS to more transparently gather and evaluate insights on activities in their business environment and to make informed decisions on how to expand their product portfolio.

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