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Aston University wins share of £10m for research to improve UK economic productivity

The Aston University-led research project is one of seven which will each tackle specific aspects of the ‘productivity puzzle’. The £1.85m Aston University-led project will focus on how servitization can impact UK economic productivity and environmental performance. The findings will help policymakers and businesses improve productivity, raise living standards across the UK and help achieve […]

Servitization Example: Koolmill Systems

Koolmill Systems uses servitization to access global markets with sustainable food production. UK-based SME, Koolmill Systems, has combined the powers of servitization and disruptive technology to help feed a growing global population as well as giving the business a competitive edge. The company gives customers across the world access to transformative techniques through its milling-as-a-service […]

Servitization Example: Allsee Technologies

Digital signage manufacturer Allsee Technologies has embraced a servitized business model to build resilience and boost its bottom line. Established in 2007 with the vision to make the benefits of digital signage accessible to every business regardless of technical resources or budgets, Allsee Technologies has enjoyed strong growth on the back of offering a wide […]

Servitization holds the key to driving the digital farming revolution

Feeding a growing global population is a momentous task and embracing digital tools will be key to securing a sustainable food supply. Yet how can the world’s army of smallholders afford and access this technology? Only by shifting the focus from up-front capital expenditure to long-term outcome-based services can we achieve the democratisation of digital […]

Championing the UK’s manufacturing and engineering sectors

Q&A with Charlotte Horobin, Region Director – Midlands & East of England, Make UK Make UK champions engineering and manufacturing across the UK, giving businesses an opportunity to connect, share, and create opportunities. As Regional Director, Charlotte Horobin works to engage companies and help them thrive through bespoke introductions, providing industry insight, hosting events, facilitating […]

Servitization in motion – Goodyear shines a light on As-a-Service solutions

People are increasingly choosing services over product ownership. As we shift our focus to buying outcomes rather than goods, manufacturers are building resilience through as-a-service business models. Servitization, the process through which companies compete by offering services rather than simply the sale of products, opens up new revenue streams and can help address some of […]

Advanced services help hospitals take the strain

By 2050, one in six people in the world will be over the age of 65 – up from 1 in 11 in 2019 – according to the United Nations. While the advancement of this trend varies globally, all societies in the world are on the path to a more elderly population. Older people account […]

Servitization Example: Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is a multinational business headquartered in France, generating €25.7bn revenue in 2018 and employing over 137,000 people worldwide, with a presence in over 100 countries. Its product range covers building automation, industrial safety and control systems, electric power distribution and power management, electrical grid automation and critical power and cooling for data centres. […]

Allsee Technologies: official digital signage partner for Servitization Live

We welcome our guest blogger Thomas Fraser-Bacon, Marketing Director at Allsee Technologies Having been part of Allsee Technologies for over 10 years, Thomas Fraser-Bacon has facilitated significant growth of the business within the digital signage and commercial display market. In his role as Marketing Director he has been instrumental in shaping the direction of the […]

Baxi’s Heat-as-a-Service model holds the key to sustainable energy

Across all areas of our lives, there is growing appetite for service solutions. Be it individuals or businesses, attention is turning from owning products to securing outcomes. The as-a-service revolution is changing mindsets and fuelling innovation in design, technology, and business solutions. Focusing on outcomes is not only helping our companies boost competitiveness and exploit […]

Aston academics support Midlands SME to deliver pay-as-you-go electric vehicles

Birmingham business Electric Zoo has worked with Aston Business School to help drive the adoption of electric vehicles. The electric car subscription company joined the school’s Advanced Services Group SME Partnership to develop its advanced services offer and tap into growing demand for sustainable transport. Husband and wife team Charnjit and Lash Saranna have a […]

Scanning the future with advanced services helps boost competitiveness of Midlands SME

Bromsgrove-based Central Scanning is working with academics from Aston Business School to develop a new rental model making it easier for clients to exploit 3D scanning technology. The company enrolled on the school’s Advanced Services Group SME Partnership Programme to access free expertise and is adapting its business model to look beyond one-off sales and […]