Innovation Phases & Gates

The Innovation Phases and Gates app allows you to create a portfolio of opportunities and track products and services through their stages, phases and gates. Using a best practice concept template, create an unlimited number of ideas and move them through a defined set of phases, each with a “gate” where you can assess the opportunity. Track and manage everything with a complete innovation phase gate dashboard.
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Brainstorming Process

Run a complete team brainstorm process. Generate ideas on any topic, from new products to marketing strategies to business processes. The Brainstorming Process app goes far beyond simply listing ideas. It Includes best practices for managing the brainstorm process including developing problem statements, defining ground rules, setting selection criteria, prioritizing ideas, and much more.
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Get more ideas

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Get better ideas

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Open Innovation

Innovation doesn’t just happen in R&D departments. Today, “Open Innovation” (also known as External Innovation) is a fundamental strategy for sourcing emerging technologies and other intellectual property from startups, universities, think tanks, suppliers, and other partners. Having a clear Open Innovation process is essential, especially one that is directly tied to and that supports your growth platforms and innovation portfolios. Use the Open Innovation app to identify external innovation targets, prioritize them, engage with them, and move them through a phased process of evaluation, from investigation to proof-of-concept to full innovation partnership.
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Identify and manage external partnerships

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Track and manage proof-of-concept projects

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Growth Platforms

The most innovative organizations don’t just start generating ideas. They step back and identify and prioritize the “growth platforms” that represent mega-trends, emerging market spaces, or future disruptions that will become big opportunities. Growth platforms then become the catalyst for additional research and ideation, which lead to portfolios of product, service, and business model concepts. Use our Growth Platform app to create your platform priorities to provide guidance for your ideation process, concept development and overall innovation portfolio management process.
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Define and prioritize growth platform opportunities

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Manage your platform portfolio

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Innovation Culture

Based on the book, The Invisible Advantage, the Invisible Advantage Innovation Culture app gives you everything you need to create and manage your own culture of innovation for your team or organization by nurturing an environment that promotes free thinking, an entrepreneurial spirit, and sustainable value creation at all levels and across all functions. It’s a complete tool kit that anyone can use to uncover the unique, hidden drivers of innovation and then introduce fresh, intuitive approaches tailored to their organization’s specific environment.
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Create a culture of innovation

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Use innovation to transform your business

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Your Innovation Practice Lead

Soren Kaplan

Soren Kaplan has been recognized by Business Insider and Thinkers50 as one of the world’s top thought leaders in business strategy, innovation and the consulting industry. Soren is also a Wall Street Journal bestselling and award winning author of two books, an Affiliate at the Center for Effective Organizations at USC’s Marshall School of Business, a columnist for Inc. Magazine, and a globally recognized keynote speaker. He has consulted to and advised Disney, NBCUniversal, Kimberly-Clark, Colgate-Palmolive, Hershey, Red Bull, 3M, Medtronic, Roche, Philips, Cisco, Visa, Nucor, McKesson, Ascension Health, Cigna, CSAA Insurance Group, the American Nurses Association, AARP, and numerous others.

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