We are global, but local as well.

An international network of experts
in industries, Open Innovation and Digital Transformation

Industry experts

In the innovation-3 network you will find senior experts with decades of experience in their respective industries.

Among them you find outstanding personalities such as the engineer who pioneered aluminium car bodies, one of the world’s most renowned experts in 5G telecommunication or the former global head of service innovation of a leading software company.

Open / Digital experts

In the innovation-3 network you will also find experts in open innovation and Digital Transformation, each of them looking back at decades of experience.

Some of these experts have a strong academic background, some of them has an industry background in innovation management and others started their career in globally leading consulting companies.

Founded and headquartered in Germany


Frank Mattes, Founder and CEO

“99% of the smart people don’t work for your company. We help you to find the relevant ones and to embed them into your innovation ambitions.”

Frank has 15 years of consulting experience and several years of C-level experience.

After studying Applied Mathematics in Germany and in the USA, Frank collected more than 15 years of experience in managing projects and innovation. He worked for specialized medium-sized national consulting companies as well as for The Boston Consulting Group. Additionally he was working at C-level for an eBusiness firm, an IT firm and a Professional services firm.

Frank is also contributing editor at InnovationManagement, the leading online magazine for innovation management practitioners. He wrote several books, numerous articles and is a frequent speaker at highly prestigious conferences.



Dr. Ralph-Christian Ohr, Associate Partner

“Modern Open and Digital innovation requires a Dual Innovation approach. We help you to design and implement it.”

Dr. Ralph-Christian Ohr is an experienced and well-versed corporate innovation and development consultant. Ralph has held senior management positions at various international companies across industries such as Thin Film/Semiconductor, Energy and Transportation.

In 2012, Ralph co-wrote with Frank a well-received article series on “Balancing Innovation via Organizational Ambidexterity” with Frank. Therefore, the two can be considered pioneers in translating the previously in large part academic concept of Organizational Ambidexterity into practical relevance for companies.

Ralph is a distinguished Top 10 Innovation Blogger. He is German, living and working in Switzerland and holds a doctoral degree in Physics.




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