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Spreading Innovation Culture is in our DNA

Innovation Tools for the
Change-Makers

Innovation doesn’t only happen in the office of the CEO. Innovation is the result of a collective transformation promoted by a multitude of individuals who believe in positive change. That’s why, in this page, we shared for free our favorite Innovation Tools: to empower as many individuals as possible to make a positive change in the world. Our tools have been used by over 400,000 professionals and practitioners across our corporate clients, SMEs, competitors, and universities. Spreading innovation culture is in our DNA.

I want to foster an innovation culture

Tools, posters, books and guides to trigger innovation transformation in your organization

 


I want to set an Innovation Strategy

Frameworks and guidelines to clarify the strategy of your organization

 


I want to explore problems worth solving

Design Thinking tools and techniques to explore what your customers really want

I want to generate new solutions

Generative techniques to ideate powerful solutions and prepare great business models

 


I want to market my new service or product

Tools and guides to get ready for market launch

 


I want to foster an innovation culture

Tools, posters, books and guides to trigger innovation transformation in your organization

15 Innovation Posters (PDF Tool)
Time to remove the corporate dust from your office. Print this set to spice up your desk.




52 Hacks for Innovation-oriented organizations (Guide)
A curated collection of 52 actions and experiments that any organization can take to embrace innovative mindset.




How to be an Innovation Rockstar (PDF Guide)
We’ve collected for you a list of resources to be an awesome Innovation Manager.




How startups create a frictionless experience (PDF Guide)
How new business models create an unbeatable customer experience. Focuses on on-demand services, next-gen technologies & frictionless services




The perfect innovation toolkit for $100/month (PDF Guide)
We made a selection of innovation tools, to kickstart your innovation team with less than $100 a month.




52 tools to innovate like a startup (PDF Guide)
For corporates that want to innovate like a startup. Different formats to experiments.




Design Thinking Crash Course (PDF Guide)
From 0 to 60 mph in Design Thinking in only 3 tools.




15 Lessons from Behavioural Economics (PDF Guide)
Some of the covered concepts are: The Endowment Effect, Hyperbolic Discounting, The IKEA effect, Anchoring Bias etc.




How we pull big corporates out of their comfort zone (PDF Guide)
30 controversial innovation tricks from 6 peculiar industries that we use in our bootcamp sessions.




Design Thinking: What changes in a B2B context? (Video)
Learn the basics of the Design Thinking Process & some major differences in a B2B context.




Innovation War Room experiments (PDF Guide)
Create your own innovation war room and get inspired by this list we’ve created for you




Boost your innovation project (PDF Guide)
Nine practical tips to consider before starting an innovation or ideation project.





The best MBA’s and Masters in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Staff Picks)

We brought together the best 100 advanced education programs to start up or boost your education in the fields of Innovation Management, Creativity and Entrepreneurship.




Our 10 Favorite Innovation Podcasts (Staff Picks)
A selection of Podcasts about Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Design.








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I want to set an Innovation Strategy

Frameworks and guidelines to clarify the strategy of your organization

The Innovation Matrix (PDF Tool)
A tool to define the Innovation strategy that fits your organization best.





Innovation DNA (PDF Tool)
Visualise your current innovation strategy and highlight the main gaps and shortcomings between your current strategy and your future goals.





3 Horizons of Innovation (PDF Tool)
A tool that provides a structure for your business to assess potential opportunities for growth without neglecting performance in the present.





Tech & Trends Matrix (PDF Tool)
Explore how specific trends and technologies can impact your challenges at hand.




9 Indicators that prove that your innovation programme will fail (PDF Guide)
We collected 9 indicators that signal that something is going wrong + 13 clear actions to take!




Innovation Transformation for Corporates (PDF Guide)
Reasons and challenges of transformation programs plus what are the steps to start an effective corporate transformation




DIY: Corporate innovation accelerator (PDF Guide)
A step by step approach to create an innovation platform in your company




How & Why to run a Corporate Design Sprint? (Video)
Understand how the Understand and Define phase within a Design Sprint enable us to identify the right challenge, before moving to designing things right.




How to define the Innovation Strategy that fits your company? (Video)
Discover the innovation initiative that suits your company best.




Startup Investment Guide
10 steps to assess if a venture is suitable for investment










I want to explore problems worth solving

Design Thinking tools and techniques to explore what your customers really want

Customer Empathy Map (PDF Tool)
The Empathy map provides a basis for identifying the needs of the customer and opportunities for the project.




Customer Journey Map (PDF Tool)
Identify problem areas and key moments by mapping your customers experience with your service or product.




200+ Inspiring Predictions (PDF Tool)
How will our world evolve in the decades ahead of us? Use these triggers in your own brainstorm.




Triggers to generate better business ideas (PDF Guide)
Tips for your team to find more creative ideas!




Fragment Card (PDF Tool)
A 1-page template to document stories and observations uncovered during empathy-sessions.




Linear Unpacking (PDF Tool)
A 1-page tool to share stories, observations and real need statements crafted from fragment cards.











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Are you in need of a detailed
problem exploration? 

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I want to generate new solutions

Generative techniques to ideate powerful solutions and prepare great business models

Idea Generator (Online Tool)
The idea generator is designed to generate new ideas for your industry.




The Experiment Picker (Online Tool)
A tool to validate your new business concept.




Experiment Execution Card (PDF Tool) 
This tool will help you to set up the experiment you need to validate the assumptions made in your business concept.




Brainstorm Cards (PDF Tool)
A  collection of 52 cards to help you brainstorm and come up with new ideas.




The How-Now-Wow Matrix (PDF Tool)
The How-Now-Wow Matrix helps you categorize innovative ideas according to level of disruption and ease of implementation.




Business Model Kit (PDF Tool)
Perfect for offline individual and team brainstorms about new business ideas.




The Concept Card (PDF Tool)

An easy-to-use tool to summarise your concept by answering some critical questions.




Innovation Landscape (PDF Tool)
Structure your ideas and discuss them in group to properly evaluate and refine your ideas/concepts.




Assumption Mapper (PDF Tool)
Do you have a business proposition in mind? Challenge and prioritize your assumptions with this Assumption Mapper.




Revenue Decision Tree (PDF Tool)
Use this flowchart to pick the most promising revenue model for your B2C/B2B business.





Tech & Trends Matrix (PDF Tool)
Explore how specific trends and technologies can impact your challenges at hand.




Idea Shopping Cart (PDF Tool)
This tool will help you to ensure a sufficient variety of ideas whilst facilitating everyone’s individual decisionmaking process.





Analogy Thinking (PDF Tool)
An ideation technique that helps you identifying those factors that make a business, product or service successful and translating them to your context.





Collaborative Sketching (PDF Tool)
An ideation technique where we use the universal language of drawing to build upon each other’s​ ideas.




Ballpark Figures (Revenue) (PDF Tool)
Quickly project the viability of your idea without having to built a full blown business case.




50+ Business Models you should copy today (PDF Guide)
50+ Business Models and 150 innovative insights to help you create the next business models.




Money making techniques for startups (PDF Guide)
Forget Ads! Here are the money making techniques every startup should know.




27 Revenue Model Options – B2C (PDF Guide)
Do you have a new idea and you’re wondering if you can monetize it?




10 steps to build business ideas (PDF Guide)
Validate business ideas with proven methodologies and communicate these ideas more effectively with a structured format.




Triggers to generate better business ideas (PDF Guide)
Tips for your team to find more creative ideas!




29 Revenue Model Options for Industrial Companies (PDF Guide)
Explore 29 trigger cards with different business model options and pricing tactics




Ideation Guide (PDF Guide)
A detailed actionable guide that allows you to host your own ideation session.




27 Revenue Model Options – B2B (PDF Guide)
Do you have a new idea and you’re wondering if you can monetize it?




How to choose the right business model? (PDF Guide)
The different revenue model options, business model types and drivers why people pay. Ask the right questions to select your monetization strategy





Validation Guide (PDF Guide)
A guide with examples to learn how you can validate new business ideas.




Scoping Canvas (PDF Tool)
A 1-page snapshot to map the 8 most important components of every innovation challenge.




Opposite Thinking

Opposite Thinking Tool (PDF Tool)
Everything, and its opposite. One of the most famous ideation techniques to generate awesome ideas through opposite thinking.




How do corporates come up with innovative ideas? (Video)
Learn how to apply our Brainstorm Cards, a collection of 52 cards we created to help you brainstorm and come up with new ideas, in your upcoming ideation.




How to ideate like an Expert? (Video)
Get an ideation deep-dive and learn techniques to guarantee you’re able to brainstorm like an expert.




Our 10 Favorite Ideation Techniques (Staff Picks)
A list of 10 must-have tools for a kick-ass ideation session




Our 10 Favorite Digital Prototyping Tools (Staff Picks)
A list of 10 must-have tools for digital prototyping.







I want to market my new service or product

Tools and guides to get ready for market launch

33 Tips to make the perfect innovation pitch (PDF Guide)
The topics we’ll go through are Storytelling & Framing, Body language & Attitude and Slides & Practical tips.




Accelerate internal project: Go-To-Market (PDF Guide)
A step by step approach to accelerate an internal innovation project in your company.




10 steps to build business ideas (PDF Guide)
Validate business ideas with proven methodologies and communicate these ideas more effectively with a structured format.




Money making techniques for startups (PDF Guide)
Forget Ads! Here are the money making techniques every startup should know.





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