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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Business model

Unit economics calculator

This business design tool will help you guesstimate whether your business model will be profitable and sustainable by analyzing your unit economics.

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Business model

Vision card

The vision card will help you expand your concept by adding early business model details and enabling you to begin crafting your customer value proposition.

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Strategy

Social impact wheel

Review your innovation strategy and find out how your organization performs according to the different impact values – equality, community, empowerment, and environment.

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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.

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Business model

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.

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Business model

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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Problem discovery

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.

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Strategy

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.

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Problem discovery

Empathy 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.

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Problem discovery

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.

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Ideation

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.

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Pitching

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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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.

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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.

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Pitching

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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Validation

Assumption mapper

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

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Culture

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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Problem discovery

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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Strategy

3 horizons model

A widely used tool in the strategic field, McKinsey’s 3 horizons model helps you discuss growth strategy in relation to the core business over the months and years ahead.

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Strategy

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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