Innovation Services

Learn by doing

Your one-stop-shop for bottom-up innovation workshops and consultancy services.

Innovate like a startup with design thinking and business model innovation, and apply Governance & Management 3.0 principles with a focus on sustainability.

All these services favour a learning by doing/making approach aiming at achieving participant’s autonomy in running proposed services. They follow a concrete and pragmatic approach aligned with the actual situation of your organisation.

Innovate like a startup

Business Model Storming

How to swiftly innovate your business model

Discover potential pathways that lead to the creation or the update of business models by applying them either to a shared business case or a participant’s case.

During this workshop you will:
  • Discover and explore business model innovation archetypes
  • Go through the Empathise – Define – Ideate – Prototype – Test process aka Design Thinking
  • Define the necessary changes and updates that will lead to the improvement of the project/business while keeping it economically sound with the help of “classical” business model tools (Lean Canvas, Business Model Canvas, Value Proposition Canvas)
  • Get acquainted with a business model visualisation tool
Details
  • Duration : 3 hours (short version) to 1 day (extended version)
  • Target audience : Project managers and sponsors, SMEs, Business Units of large corporations, NGOs,…
  • Tools : Design Thinking, Lean Startup, Collective Intelligence methodologies

Design Sprint

Turning an idea into a minimal testable solution in 5 days

Move from an initial idea to a minimal testable solution with a positive impact in 3 or 5 days.

During this workshop you will:
  • Progressively boost your concrete project and iterate towards a solution thanks to Lean Startup and Agile approaches

Medium and large corporations can use this type of workshop to fill the innovation pipe with horizon 1 (short term) and horizon 2 (medium term) solutions.

Details
  • Duration : 3-5 days
  • Target audience : project holders, SMEs, Business Units of large corporations
  • Tools : Design Thinking, Lean Startup, Collective intelligence methodologies, Scrum methodologies

Innovation Circle

Identifying your personal innovation development potential

Discover the main critical elements of innovation and get a personal assessment and report on how to improve your innovation capabilities

During this highly interactive 3 hours workshop, you will :
  • Discover the key dimensions of innovation (processes, culture, leadership, capabilities and types of innovation)
  • Explore and discuss the results of your personal assessment on these innovation dimensions
  • In preparation to this workshop you will be invited to complete an InnoSurvey at least 1 week before the event.
Details:
  • Duration : 1/2 day workshop
  • Target audience : SMEs, Business Units of large corporations

Innovation Assessment

Identifying your organisation’s innovation potential

Assess your organization in a methodical way on all dimensions of innovation : processes, culture, leadership styles, capabilities & types of innovation

This is what you can expect:
  • An innovation diagnosis based on a highly participatory and ad hoc diagnostic process
  • A benchmark with more than 1,000 other companies and more specifically with the top innovators.The goals is to highlight
  • The strengths and gaps of the innovation ecosystem in line with organization’s business strategy.
  • A set of “treatments”​ based on the diagnosis. These actions are aimed at designing the innovation journey for your organization, services or departments towards the H1 (short term), H2 (mid term) and H3 (long term) innovation strategy.
Details:
  • Timeline : 3 weeks for data collection (survey) & consolidation  + 1/2 day for results presentation + 1 day workshop on the action plan
  • Target audience : SMEs, Business Units of large corporations
  • Tool : InnoSurvey of the Innovation 360 AB Group

New ways of working & managing

Governance & Management 3.0

Taking your processes to the next level

Put in place cooperative and dynamic work processes within the ecosystem of your organisation

This is what you can expect:

The workshop unveils and explores the new ways of working and collaboration that support the implementation of sustainable business models: Management 3.0, Holacracy/ Sociocracy 3.0, Modern Agile, multi-stakeholders governance,…

It’s a step by step coaching, working towards your full autonomy with the possibility to start in a studio mode on a project or a portfolio of projects.

Details:
  • Duration : 2 days (kick off) + 1 + 1 days for follow up and advanced course (optional)
  • Target audience : SMEs, Business Units of large corporations

Sustainability

Positive Ecosystem Design

Safeguarding sustainability

Design an ecosystem of positive impact players throughout the entire value chain of your organisation, focusing on sustainability

During this workshop, you will map and design strategies to set up a win-win and efficient ecosystem within your organisation or department by :
  • Identifying the different stakeholders as well as their material and immaterial needs and resources
  • Establishing a collaboration canvas with selected actors
  • Developing ad hoc value propositions that fit the different actors by tackling specific “threats” and seizing “opportunities”
  • Investigating the 8 sustainability-focused business model archetypes and their 50+ company business models
Details:
  • Duration : 2 days
  • Target audience : project holders, SMEs, Business Units of large corporations

As the goal of the workshop is to analyse the entire value chain of your organisation or team, inviting the representative actors of the different components of the value chain is recommended.

Sustainathon

Accelerating sustainability-focused ideas/projects

Challenge a “sustainability” idea and create a momentum to raise awareness among your employees. And turn the selected ideas into prototypes.

Our sustainathon is a two-staged process based on :
  • a crowdsourcing phase to test ideas
  • a two days acceleration workshop to turn the selected ideas into prototypes

The sustainathon can be applied to a single organisation and/or a network of organisations

Details:
  • Duration : 2 days (workshop) + 2 weeks (sustainability idea challenge)
  • Target audience : SMEs, Business Units of large corporations, territorial associations

Sustainability Design

Using Design Thinking for innovation

Develop sustainable and/or circular innovations by applying the Design Thinking methodology (understand – make – release). Transform a linear business into a high positive impact venture

What to expect?
  • a highly interactive and participative process
  • you will go through the design thinking process while exploring different sustainability archetypes and their related business models.
Details:
  • Duration : 1 day (short version) or 2 days (extensive version) workshop
  • Target audience : SMEs, Business Units of large corporations, territorial associations
  • Tools : (Human-Centered) Design Thinking, 8 sustainability archetypes, 50+ sustainability-focused business models, Collective Intelligence methodologies, Lean Startup

Smart Metabolism

Optimizing your resource flows

Develop a multi-stakeholder pipeline of projects aimed at closing the loop/mutualising resource flows on a territory.

During this workshop, you will :
  • Map resource flows
  • Ideate on potential flow connections
  • Move from idea to solution
  • With the help of robust approaches like “Scan/Screen/Implement” and “Systemic Design”.

As the nature of the workshop is to connect resource flows on a territory, gathering different stakeholders of your ecosystem for the workshop is recommended.

Details:
  • Duration : 3 days
  • Target audience : SMEs, Business Units of large corporations, territorial associations

Embrace the future

Become the responsive guide that leads your company on its ambitious future road.
We discover with you how (corporate) management control systems, need and can be adapted in order to give room to innovation and intrapreneurship, while keeping control and focus.

Open your mind for the future

How to see the opportunities that can lighten your future

In this workshop you will discover the changes in your environment that can bring opportunities to you. You will learn how to embrace the new trends and become more responsive by seeing different options. As Charles Darwin said: ‘It is not the strongest of species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change”.

By the end of this workshop, you will:
  • Be aware of the future trends and the growth opportunities they bring
  • Be able to take a business model view
  • Realize you can do better
  • Be ambitious to do better by collaborating with others
  • Face the roadblocks
  • Define actions to overcome the roadblocks
Details:
  • Duration : 1/2 day (short version) to 1 day (extended version)
  • Target audience : SME’s, Business units of large corporations, mgt teams, board of directors
  • Tools : Environment analysis, Business model design, Roadblock mgt

How ready are you for the future?

How to leverage your success in the future

In this workshop you will discover the impact of you current management practices, on your ability to anticipate the future effectively. You will learn how to adapt those practices in order to become more responsive and antifragile.

The management practices that we will look at are:
  • Strategy and leadership practices
  • Innovation portfolio management
  • Project mgt and innovation practices
  • Training and performance management
  • Management of value, beliefs and boundaries
During the workshop your will discover, for each of these mgt practices:
  • Different ways to deal with the same mgt concerns
  • Your current position on the choice spectrum
  • Advantages and drawbacks of your position
  • Actions you can take to change your position
Details:
  • Duration : 1 day (short version) or 2 days (extensive version) workshop
  • Target audience : Business units of large corporations, mgt teams, board of directors
  • Tool : “Ready for the future”-scan

Start preparing for the future

How to take real options for the future

In this workshop you will learn to take a broader view towards the future, not walking into the trap of anticipating just one possible future.

You will discover different possible strategies in order to anticipate the future,  and find out what’s the best for you in the current situation.

During this workshop, you will discover how to:
  • Use Scenario planning
  • Improve your product portfolio
  • Leverage the strengths of your business model
  • Ride the wave of (exponential) trends
  • Develop your biggest nightmare yourself
  • Take options
  • Avoid innovation theatre
Details:
  • Duration : 1/2 day (short version) to 1 day (extended version)
  • Target audience : SME’s, Business units of large corporations, mgt teams, board of directors
  • Tools : Scenario planning, Value proposition optimisation, business model design, trend watching, innovation and portfolio mgt

Leading for the future

How to give space to innovation and intrapreneurship, without losing control

In this workshop you will discover how traditional control systems can inhibit the ability to anticipate the future effectively. You will learn that corporates can be more successful than start-ups, in taking new business opportunities, if they succeed in adapting the way they are steering the company.

During this workshop, you will discover how to:
  • Turn off the cruise control (avoid biases)
  • Challenge the status quo
  • Keep on looking ahead
  • Use Interactive control systems
  • Embrace diversity
  • Define your “future journey”
  • Monitor the progress of your “future journey”
Details:
  • Duration : 1/2 day (short version) to 1 day (extended version)
  • Target audience : SME’s, Business units of large corporations, mgt teams, board of directors
  • Tools : Future initiative dashboard (FID), Roadblock monitoring system (RMS), Future positioning system (FPS)

Installing an enabling ecosystem to deliver the future

How to give space to culture, behaviour and values to evolve

In this workshop you will discover the differences between an ecosystem that is made to deliver standardised services, and an ecosystem that is ideal for reinventing the business. Both are key, in order to be successful now and in the future. Organisations need to become ambidextrious. You will learn how to deal with the chaordic challenges.

During this workshop, you will discover how to:
  • Create transparency,
  • Embrace diversity
  • Improve empowerment & trust,
  • Install a risk-embracing pioneering spirit of experimentation
  • Improve connectedness & collaboration,
  • Balance structure and agility
Details:
  • Duration : 1/2 day (short version) to 1 day (extended version)
  • Target audience : SME’s, Business units of large corporations, mgt teams
  • Tool : Chaordic leadership

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