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Business impact from non-incremental innovation?


We are specialists in this area.

Together, we set the course,
drive pilot projects to success,
build the system
and accelerate the journey.

Innovation has to be Open and Digital.
Business impact comes from Scaling-Up.
Many companies struggle.


The return on companies’
innovation spending
has declined by 27 %
over the past five years.


of companies struggle
to align innovation and
business strategy. They fly blind
as they place innovation bets.


7 out of 8 corporate startups
aiming at non-incremental innovation
generated in Innovation Centers
do not generate business impact.
Digital and Open Innovation create
new opportunities and risks.
Scaling-Up requires special expertise.

New book: scaling-Up Corporate Startups

You are working hard
on the decisive questions.

Member of the Board, CxO
How can we Optimize The Core,
Reshape The Core for tomorrow
and Create the New at the same time?
VP, Corporate Innovation
How should Corporate Innovation and BUs
be interfaced so that we drive
radical or even disruptive innovation?
Head of Innovation Center
We have great concepts for radical
and disruptive innovation.
How do we generate business impact?
VP, Group Technology
We have developed great solutions
for our BUs, maybe the external market.
How do we scale them up?
We are specialists for these questions.
Ecosystem Innovation
Today, most non-incremental innovations play out in ecosystems – Customers expect complete solutions.

We help to understand the platforms and ecosystems that exist or emerge. Or we help to establish new ones which will replace what is there.

Cross-x clusters

More and more, companies are engaging in cross-industry/science clusters to reduce Research risk and time-from-lab-to-market.

We help to decide whether cross-x clusters make sense and we help to avoid the pitfalls.

Corporate Innovation 4.0

Digital redefines business. Hence, Corporate Innovation Management needs to change.

We help in setting the course. To adjust the scope, to move in unfamiliar territory, to rework innovation strategy, to identify new skills and ecosystems and to adopt new ways of working.

New innovation horizons

With Digital, many innovation options are getting on the table. Only a tiny fraction is meaningful.

We help to understand where the real value is. And which innovation trajectory would take it there.

Digital Readiness
To capture the value from Digital, the company needs to know where it is on its Digital maturity curve.

We help companies and Business Units up to 5 Billions in revenue to understand its poistion with a compact yet insightful Digital Readiness Check.


Without proper Pre-Scaling-Up, chances for Scaling-Up success are limited. Many resources will be burnt.

Most companies do not validate properly. Often, ‘product/market fits’ are not what they seem to be.

With leading firms, we have co-created a unique, best-in-class Validation framework. We help to make a call if a concept is ready to be scaled up..

Scaling up ventures

Success in Scaling-Up requires clarity about what needs to be done and how to align the corporate scaleup with the core organization.

With leading firms, we have co-created a unique, best-in-class Scaling-Up framework. We help to stack the odds for success.

Scaling-Up Factory

Some of our clients do not stop their ambition with seeing one or the other non-incremental innovation becoming a success. They want to build the organizational capability for Scaling-Up.

They aim to have repeatable success. We help to build a ‘Scaling-up Factory’.




Completed Projects

The innovation-3 value-add.

Without your exceptional and outstanding work, we would not be where we are right now.
Best-in-class insights and superior conceptual strength.

Chief Commercial Director Group Technology (Global leader, Oil & Gas) 
Chief Commercial Director Group Technology (Global leader, Oil & Gas)

One of the leading innovation agencies in in the German speaking countries. Period.

VP Innovation Center Network (Global leader, ERP Software) 
VP Innovation Center Network (Global leader, ERP Software)

The ecosystem innovation program was a success.
Starting with future scenarios, we defined and operationalized innovation initiatives.

Chief Officer Innovation & Digitalization (Global leader, Technical Services) 
Chief Officer Innovation & Digitalization (Global leader, Technical Services)

Our work opened my eyes for the real game changers.
We need to redefine how we will conduct R&D and innovation in the future.

VP Incubation and Ideation (Global leader, Pharma) 
VP Incubation and Ideation (Global leader, Pharma)

Together, we designed and implemented a unique type of innovation network that many see as Best Practice. Your support was pivotal in achieving our goals.

Corporate Director Open Innovation (Global category leader, FMCG) 
Corporate Director Open Innovation (Global category leader, FMCG)

Our Digital Readiness Check paved the way for our corporate Digital Transformation.
Thank you for your profound yet pragmatic work.

Corporate Director Innovation Management (Category leader, FMCG) 
Corporate Director Innovation Management (Category leader, FMCG)
Experience and Know-How
We know what it takes to succeed in innovation.
Be it incremental or non-incremental.
Be it physical or Digital.
Be it the individual innovation or the system.
Business creativity
We know how to design and scale new concepts in innovation management.
We know how to make the ‘Next Frontier of Innovation’ work for your company.
Be it Open Innovation portals or systematic Cross-Industry Innovation.
Be it in scaling up innovation concepts or building the ‘Scaling-Up Factory’.
Immediate impact
Our clients do not pay for learning curves.
We staff our projects only with experienced experts.
On demand, as your projects require.
So conversations add value – Right from Day One.

What would you like to do now?

see what we do in open

Open Innovation is not new. But Digital adds another reason why companies have to become excellent in open approaches to innovation.

See what we do in Digital

Success in Digital requires building bridges: Between Digital Lab and Core, between functions and IT and between company and ecosystems.

See what we do in Scaling-Up

Generating impact from innovation concepts is not easy. Industrializing Scaling-Up is even harder. We have the framework and the experience.