Free innovation tools.

We transformed a lot of leading innovation management theory into hands-on, easy-to-use, actionable innovation tools. Feel free to browse or download our tools.
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  • Strategy
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boardofinnovation-opposite-thinking

Opposite thinking

This is tool asks you to familiarize with the opposite side of things, to stretch the horizon of possibilities.

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boardofinnovation-ballpark-figures

Ballpark figures

Quickly project the viability of your idea without having to build a full-blown business case.

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boardofinnovation-build-it-break-it-fix-it

Build it, break it, fix it

Collaboratively develop an idea, expand upon it, and then test its strength. Use it to grow your vision. Then tear it down and re-build.

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boardofinnovation-future-scan

Future scan

150+ predictions and future trends to use in your brainstorms and ideation sessions.

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boardofinnovation-three-horizons-of-innovation

Three horizons of innovation

One of the most popular frameworks ever invented in the strategic field, the three horizons of innovation help you categorize new business ideas according to their disruptiveness.

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boardofinnovation-innovation-pipline-poster

Innovation pipeline poster

Effectively shifting gears between the different phases of the innovation pipeline.

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boardofinnovation-brainstorm-cards

Brainstorm cards

Our corporate ideation game, with 52 triggers to generate new business ideas.

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boardofinnovation-innovation-mission-map

Innovation mission map

Summarise your key insights to shape a clear innovation mission statement.

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boardofinnovation-innovation-matrix

Innovation matrix

A complete overview of innovation programs: you define the benefits you expect from your innovation strategy, the innovation matrix will show you the most suitable program to activate.

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boardofinnovation-tech-and-trends-matrix

Tech & trends matrix

A tool to generate hundreds of focussed ideas, with the inspiration of the latest trends.

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boardofinnovation-innovation-a-to-z

Innovation A to Z

A complete overview of the innovation funnel, with tips & tricks, tools and related methodologies. Everything you need to launch new products or services, or to re-design and improve existing ones. From blank page to development.

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boardofinnovation-pitching-checklist

Pitching checklist

If you want to sell a killer business idea, your pitch needs to pack a punch. This 5-part checklist is the best way to make sure your pitch hits home.

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boardofinnovation-insights-selector

Insights selector

Identify which insights should be taken forward.

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boardofinnovation-customer-journey-map

Customer journey map

Possibly the most famous design thinking tool, a customer journey map allows you to reconsider the interaction with your products or services from the customer’s perspective.

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boardofinnovation-pitch-evaluation-sheet

Pitch evaluation sheet

You’re sitting in the jury hot seat and need to give a business idea the “go” or “no go”. This tool will help you decide which pitch to give the green light.

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boardofinnovation-solution-validation-script

Solution validation script

A set of questions to ask key stakeholders to validate your solution.

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boardofinnovation-experiment-card

Experiment card

Do you have a concept idea, but you have to test its validity? Run controlled experiments to validate your assumptions – this 1-page template will help you clarify your experiment.

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boardofinnovation-creativity-blockers-poster

Creativity blockers poster

A list of comments drawn from some of our innovation workshops demonstrating hints of cognitive biases at play.

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Pitching canvas

Build the storyline of your pitch, covering all essential building blocks: problem, solution, business model, credibility, and call to action.

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boardofinnovation-customer-empathy-map

Customer empathy map

A simple empathy tool to deep dive into the mind of your customer.

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boardofinnovation-idea-shopping-cart

Idea shopping cart

Ensure a sufficient variety of ideas whilst facilitating everyone’s individual decision making process.

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boardofinnovation-innovation-DNA

Innovation DNA

Discovering which strategic goals really matter for your organization.

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boardofinnovation-linear-unpacking

Linear unpacking

A 1-page tool to share insights crafted from fragment cards.

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boardofinnovation-fragment-cards

Fragment cards

Document stories and observations uncovered during empathy sessions.

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boardofinnovation-revenue-model-flowchart

Revenue model flowchart

An easy-to-use poster to find new B2B revenue models and decide which are right for you.

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boardofinnovation-problem-validation-script

Problem validation script

This tool helps you go smoothly through your first problem validation interviews.

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boardofinnovation-scoping-canvas

Scoping canvas

The ultimate 1-page template to help your team align on the scope of your innovation project.

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boardofinnovation-16-cognitive-biases-poster

Cognitive biases poster

Here are 16 cognitive biases to look out for that impact creativity and innovation process. They can originate from personal biases to group dynamics and politics and more.

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boardofinnovation-innovation-battlefield

Innovation battlefield

Prioritize your most important features or concepts and make decisions on how to take them forward.

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boardofinnovation-concept-card

Concept card

A 1-page template to move quickly from random “post-it” ideas to a clear concept overview.

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boardofinnovation-assumption-mapper

Assumption mapper

Challenge and prioritize your assumptions.

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boardofinnovation-business-model-kit

Business model kit

Invented by Board of Innovation, this tool has helped thousands of corporate inventors, students and entrepreneurs to design successful business models.

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boardofinnovation-experiment-picker

Experiment picker

This quiz will test how ready you are, and whether you’ve checked off everything Board of Innovation considers necessary before getting it out there. Remember: it’s better to fail a quiz than fail your customer.

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boardofinnovation-innovation-blueprint

Innovation blueprint

A structured overview of key elements of an innovation activity. Identify clear roles and allow your activities to be compared.

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boardofinnovation-innovation-landscape

Innovation landscape

Categorize ideas in regard to their viability and technical feasibility in the context of your organization.

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boardofinnovation-how-now-wow-matrix

How-now-wow matrix

Prioritize and select your most innovative ideas!

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boardofinnovation-innovation-posters

Innovation posters

Spice up your office with these innovation posters – it’s time to remove some corporate dust.

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