For the Dutch ‘Knowledge Network Biocides’, Clemens has led in 2013 an investigation into obstacles that hinder innovation in the biocides industry. In particular SME companies in this industry indicate that they would like to innovate more than they are currently doing. Via interviews with companies and some experts, the investigation looked at causes and possible solutions. The study preluded an inspiring, action-oriented workshop for entrepreneurs. This assignment was carried out via Schuttelaar & Partners.