We Help You Innovate

WHAT WE DO...

We offer a variety of innovation services to our clients including

NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
If your team is poised to deliver only incremental improvements again (the cash cow is okay but there is no innovation), we would love to be the first expert you call.

When a new product pipeline is emptying out, we are very useful. When growth wins are followed by growth slumps ... If margin against investments is <4:1 ... If your new product success rate is only ~10% ...  If you have lots of ideas but none of them will work because it's too risky ... If you have vendors that cannot deliver to your new specifications then that is a good time to call us in. We can help you innovate.  
STRATEGICALLY ENTER NEW MARKETS
If you have already abandoned one market segment due to cutthroat competition and another is on the chopping block then you have an innovation problem! If you identified emerging markets but cannot gain traction ... If markets are too fragmented and too small for your high-value products ... If your value proposition doesn't translate to new markets ... If agile fast-followers are eroding margins ... If your various geographic regions are fighting each other's development road maps ... ... that's a good time to call us in. Let us help with that.
IMPROVE PROCESSES
Bottlenecks slow productivity to the lowest common denominator. If safety is slowing down delivery times, that's a great use of our expertise ... If a technical expert is a pinch point in your new product development process ... If employees have good ideas but the problems can't be solved fast enough to get them to market in time ... If it's difficult to figure out exactly what the problem is across functions (finger-pointing) ... If regulatory or compliance issues are slowing you down ...  If you avoid MFG 4.0 because it's like drinking from a fire hose and you're uncertain where to start ... we can help you improve overall operational efficiency.
REMOVE TECHNOLOGICAL ROADBLOCKS
If your employees can't seem to deliver to the standard being set by market leaders and you want to give them an extra edge, we would be a good resource to help your team get to the next level. And they will enjoy it! If you want to lead the industry in a technological area ... If you want to improve performance to cost ratio ... If you need to put more performance into the same space ... If you need to create a new manufacturing capability but there is resistance ... If you have a great idea laden with technology obstacles ... we can help you overcome those issues at an accelerated pace.
IMPROVE OPTIMIZATION
We are especially good at optimization issues. It's kind of a superpower of ours. When others think it is "impossible" or highly unlikely for an issue to be resolved, that's a good time to bring us in.

If your optimizations of two (or more) important parameters show one improving as the other requirements degrade ... If your process is optimized but not delivering customer required performance ... If you could minimize waste, get that last few % of performance then you would achieve high economic value ... If you need to identify and optimize the vital few parameters to optimize total system performance, then talk to us. We can help you.
STRENGTHEN YOUR IP
Improve competitive intelligence and don't be boxed in by competitor IP. When you understand the competitive landscape, you can map your best competitive strategy.

If your patent acceptance rate is sub par ... If you need to get your patents quicker and at less cost ... If you need to develop IP strategies to open new markets using existing and new IP ... If you need new eyes to analyze your patent portfolio ... If you need to accelerate small team IP development & knowledge creation ... If you need new disruptive IP, we are skilled at peering into the future and helping clients create it to their benefit.

 

We helped one client (automotive) achieve greater than 250 times ROI

Not 250%, it was 250 TIMES ROI – by developing a few missing pieces of their process. The executive who brought us in definitely thought it was worth it. He received a promotion he wasn't even in the running for AND his teams achieved amazing results that were out of proportion to what his peers could do. That draws the right kind of attention. Now, this client was unusual in that he was intensely moved to innovate and that helped us help him.

PROBLEM-SOLVING and INNOVATION

Human brains follow a process when we invent - there are patterns to invention. We know these brain patterns. We step your experts through the methodology to solve "seemingly impossible" problems. Patentable ideas and unique business models that provide value over the long-term tend to evolve in natural and predictable ways if you understand these human brain patterns. This is our area of expertise.

WE SHOW YOU THINGS YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN they are possible!

Most people do not realize that innovation has been quietly developing into a structured and scientific discipline. Based on 60+ years of research and organizing cognitive functions, problem-solving has become systematic, manageable, and reliable. We offer our clients three different consulting modalities:

TEAM-BASED and MULTI-DISCIPLINARY (cross functional/different geographic regions)

Complex technology and business problems often require input from multiple scientific and business teams. Teams participating in these sessions bring their own “unsolveable” problems that have an important impact on their organization. They learn Basic Innovation Skills while observing and directly experiencing the mindsets & behaviors of an professional innovator in order to deliver breakthrough results. This makes the training highly relevant. While in-session, teams learn how to create solutions that align with company strategy and how to leverage the power of multi-disciplinary expertise. Participants simultaneously improve their fundamentals, solve complex problems and ensure implementability of those solutions - they become even more valuable resources for the organization going forward.

INVENTIVE PROBLEM-SOLVING SERVICE (offsite, behind the scenes, gives you time back

Many organizations face extraordinary pressures: increasing productivity demands with fewer resources, employees resist change, there is intense competition within rapidly developing technology and service offerings. You provide a project interface based on your needs and Innovation Scientfic resolves the issue with minimal interaction (we work; you succeed). We deliver solutions to your most urgent technology problems - and they'll stick because they are congruent with your company’s core capabilities.

HIGHLY CONSTRAINED PROBLEM-SOLVING SERVICE (accelerated innovation on-demand)

We help your team solve problems with many constraining factors: regulations, standards, organizational, political, cultural, social, technological, and competitive. This approach is advisable for complex industries such as automotive, defense, aerospace, & government where breakthrough results are needed that minimally affect infrastructure, require low investment, while fully addressing all constraints. This is innovation “inside-the-box”.

WE CAN MAKE THIS CLAIM BECAUSE

We successfully applied our skills to a diverse range of business and technology dilemmas in over 100 industries. We've worked at the top floor to the shop floor as well as helped solve entrenched industry-level obstacles.
Now is the time to respond to economic pressures more effectively. Find hidden opportunities. Leverage the power of your teams at a whole new level. Do it rationally. Reduce resistance, develop synergies, and deliver exceptional results at an accelerated pace.

SUMMARY

All people and organizations have problems. Professionals who can envision solutions and successfully implement the action plan don't need us. If, however, you have a seemingly “unsolvable” problem - complex, vexing, and urgent - that's when it's a good time to contact us because these types of challenges require additional inventive capability at an accelerated pace..

Your team will learn to use the method of inventive-thinking to identify the vital few (missing) factors that lead to effective solutions and performance. No matter what your business discipline or scale of influence, our method unifies aligns solution to company strategies and creates a common language and scientific approach. It integrates perfectly with your existing initiatives (no need to retool or buy expensive SW packages)so you can easily serve your organization's needs at any level: individual, team, departmental or markets.

Optimizing every area of your business!

From strategy, design to operations to production and delivery, we cover it all.

GET IN TOUCH...

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