Regarding Dennis Lenard's comments on being "stuck in the 1980s", as a founder member of Product Innovation in Architecture, I am finding it virtually impossible to get anything other than lip-service paid to innovation. Everybody wants it but nobody will pay for it. The catch-22 scenario is that you would be foolish to talk to anyone without a confidentiality agreement, but if you have not already got a patent application filed nobody will sign such an agreement.