When to apply Lean Startup and/or Design Thinking

Lucas TamborynDesign Thinking, lean startup

Design Thinking and Lean Startup have become a part of any innovation enthusiast’s jargon. These relatively new methodologies are being used by corporates as well as startups to structure and de-risk their innovation activities. Inspired by success stories such as Uber, Airbnb, Facebook, Google, companies are increasingly looking to Design Thinking and Lean Startup for answers. In order to find … Read More

How to Make Money With An App & (and other business model ideas to explore)

Nick De MeyBusiness Model Innovation

(this post is a summary of the Keynote presentation I did at the European Innovation Academy) Since we launched our consultancy years ago, I must have guided close to 1000 corporate start-ups. Of course, I guided some just for a day, while others were for six months or more! One topic that I regularly covered in these consultancy tracks & accelerator programs … Read More

10 Questions to prove that you can run a Design Sprint today

giorgio orsucciDesign Sprints

Corporate Design Sprint

At the time we’re writing this post, we’ve run more than 20 design sprints for Fortune 500 companies and other organizations. We’ve experienced an increasing interest and experience around design sprints, and our clients are well aware of it. Many innovation practitioners know the overall structure and objectives of these kinds of innovation programs. Yet, we receive a huge amount of … Read More

Internet of Things will make you live longer!

Peter GoossensHealthcare

The healthcare industry, just like the manufacturing, agriculture, transportation, and many other industries, has not been spared by the IoT revolution. IoT applications could force a shift in healthcare from an illness-centered system to a wellness-centered system. In this scenario, healthcare wouldn’t just cure people but increasingly and preventatively care about people. If IoT can fasten this process, the future of healthcare … Read More

The 9 biggest challenges for corporates to implement lean startup

Arne Van BalenIntrapreneurship

This post is written for innovation managers & corporate lean startup coaches. For basic descriptions of the terms MVP or intrapreneurship, look elsewhere. Here are the 9 biggest challenges for corporates to implement lean startup and 23 great best practices to tackle them: Organizations designed to maximize efficiency 1. Product Dev/Engineers have no direct contact with clients. Sales and customer … Read More

33 Tips to Make the Perfect Innovation Pitch

Nick De MeyInnovation

tips to make the perfect innovation pitch

Prepare upfront by looking into these key presentation tips and level up your skills for a successful pitch. Don’t forget that this is just as important as the content you are presenting! Whether or not you’ll achieve the desired outcome, can be affected by the way the handle your presentation. We’ll cover three different topics that affect your pitch: Storytelling & … Read More

Generate better business ideas with these 10 triggers & innovation examples

Nick De MeyIdeation, Innovation

For some, it’s really hard to generate a lot of ideas. To help you and your team we’ve listed +10 ways to find better business ideas. For every category, we’ve added a couple of examples. Whether you’re working at a fast-paced Hackathon or an in-depth Innovation Accelerator you will always need inspiration to level up your business concepts! The following 50 slides will … Read More

‘Design Thinking’ as explained by our team

Marieke van der ZeeDesign Thinking

It’s no secret that in today’s uncertain environment more and more industries (not just businesses) are on the verge of breaking down and in need of serious make-overs. It has become a matter of life or death for corporates to create and execute new ideas. This challenging environment demands solutions that go beyond the basic features of products and services. It is up … Read More

3 Top-notch Tips for Loyalty

Anneleen VanhoudtDesign Thinking

Loyalty programs relevancy is being challenged by a new generation of millennials who expect brands not just to deliver great products and services, but also to offer them experiences that fit their individual identities as well as being able to share with their peers. Here are my 2 cents for making your brand addictive:   1. Bring value to you … Read More

8 Fluffy Buzzwords you should NEVER use in your corporate innovation brainstorm

Nick FransenInnovation

As an innovation consultant at Board of Innovation, I’ve guided my share Ideation sessions by now. The results that come out of these sessions can be astounding. Quirky twists of the brain turned into tangible and valuable ideas. Rule #1 of course being: don’t judge ideas in the creativity phase. (No need to tell you this, there’s plenty of literature … Read More

100+ sources that every innovation professional should know

Nick De MeyBoard Of Innovation, Business Model Innovation

Running innovation projects is hard. By definition you’re doing new things so you can’t rely on old habits and routines. If you and your innovation team don’t feel uncomfortable, you’re simply not innovating. That doesn’t mean you’ll need to fly blind. At every moment in your innovation process you can use toinnools, references, checklists and other innovation methods. We do … Read More

A genuine thank you to our founders!

Peter GoossensTeam

TL;DR – Our founders are awesomesauce! It’s rare to find someone you can be truly inspired by. Someone that you can learn from on a daily basis. Someone that challenges you to bring out the best in yourself. Someone that is so good at what he does, it seems effortless (and kinda ridiculous that it takes you 4 times as … Read More