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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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.

Future scan

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

Brainstorm cards

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

Business model kit

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

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.

Virtual consultant

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.

Innovation posters

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

Culture

Creativity blockers poster

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

Innovation posters

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

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.

Strategy

Innovation mission map

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

Scoping canvas

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

Evaluation criteria

In order to determine which idea(s) to focus on, you must align as a team on the criteria in which you will be evaluating against.

Virtual consultant

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.

Innovation landscape

Distinguish new concepts and projects between the different (often highly confused) innovation types.

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.

Innovation blueprint

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

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.

Innovation pipeline poster

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

Innovation DNA

Discovering which strategic goals really matter for your organization.

Problem discovery

Virtual consultant

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.

Problem validation script

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

Customer empathy map

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

Interview guide

The interview guide is a tool designed to guide you during your first interviews with the customer or end users to better understand the right problems to solve. It’s the starting point of your empathy journey. Highly recommended before jumping into ideation.

Fragment cards

Document stories and observations uncovered during empathy sessions.

Insights selector

Identify which insights should be taken forward.

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.

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.

Linear unpacking

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

Persona

The persona is a tool designed to help you visualize and better understand your customer segment. It is the starting point of your problem exploration journey.

Evaluation criteria

In order to determine which idea(s) to focus on, you must align as a team on the criteria in which you will be evaluating against.

Feedback grid

A tool designed to help you structure the information gathered from user testing. Identify details that you might forget with this easy canvas.

Ideation

Idea shopping cart

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

10x10s

10x10s is an easy way to begin stretching your thinking and generating new ideas, individuals work against the clock to generate as many ideas as possible within a given amount of time.

Idea sketch

Idea sketches are a great way to begin articulating your ideas on paper.

How Might We statement builder

The How Might We statement builder is a tool that allows you to explore potential innovation theses. It's the perfect way to start with your solution development.

Concept disruptiveness test

We commonly see innovation teams aiming for Horizon 3 (radical, disruptive or architectural outcomes), but by the time they reach the final selected concept phase they realise that their idea was too safe and close to home.

Future scan

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

Brainstorm cards

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

Tech & trends matrix

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

Concept card

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

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.

Virtual consultant

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.

Opposite thinking

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

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.

Brainstorm cards for emerging economies

Our ideation game, with 30 cards to generate new business ideas in emerging market economies.

How-now-wow matrix

Prioritize and select your most innovative ideas!

Innovation battlefield

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

Analogy thinking

The analogy thinking tool helps you to identify and apply the best features from other solutions.

Brain writing

The brain writing card helps you ideate collaboratively with your colleagues.

Business model

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.

Ballpark figures

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

Virtual consultant

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.

Revenue model flowchart

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

Business model kit

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

Validation

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.

Solution validation script

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

Assumption mapper

Do you have a business proposition in mind? Challenge and prioritize your assumptions with this assumption mapper.

Experiment card

Clarify your experiments to validate your assumptions.

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.

Virtual consultant

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.

Pitching

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.

Pitching canvas

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

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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