Getting innovation results is critical to your success, but you fear you'll be left behind in the innovation race.
Identify gaps and develop the right new innovation strategy for long term growth.
“The best way to have a good idea, is to have lots of ideas.”
A designed and facilitated collaborative workshop-based process with your innovation team to create a business-aligned innovation strategy.
Innovation is essential for growth, but launching new products, processes, services and solutions calls for an approach that is strategy-led, biased toward action, and agility.
To become a more innovative company, your people need the skills and processes to identify capabilities and respond quickly to change.
We work with organisations to apply an understanding of how innovation really happens, developing strategic innovation skills, and fostering a culture of continual innovation.
Why do you need this?
Respond to commercial or technological opportunities and threats.
Stimulate new ideas and create your Roadmap for innovation.
Plan your budget requests for the next financial year.
To identify innovation capabilities – people and organisational – for future workshop planning.
How it works:
Define the playing field: the topic, the objective and the reach.
Select and prepare your team for a creative workshop and harness their initial ideas.
Run a facilitated One or Two-day workshop – Face to Face or Remotely – to organise and prioritise high-potential topics for expert review.
Identify initial business cases for further development.
“Rob and I worked together on a research project to articulate the roadmaps for the Stations of the Future, on behalf of DfT. Rob was the technical lead in the curation of these roadmaps and in selecting the best innovations for developing outline business cases. Rob was an asset to the team and has since turned into a mentor of mine whose opinions and support I highly value. We continue our professional relationship and seek opportunities for working together. I would always seek Rob’s support in adding professional services around future scenario development opportunities.”
“Rob is a great networker, with many contacts throughout the industry. He is an effective communicator and his observations are always constructive and helpful. I particularly value his insight and analysis of business issues in helping make innovation programmes become a reality. I asked Rob to critically review an important strategic project – he was able to quickly translate his own experience to create value and reduce technologic risk.”
Development Director, FTSE100 Manufacturing Company
“Rob led a technology strategy workshop to formulate a portfolio of technology research projects to meet the division’s business requirements over a 5 year timespan. This resulted in a number of programmes being established, in which key process technologies have been developed.
He was able to provide a professional insight into innovation leadership, which resulted in a clear definition of approach, together with strategies for future development and mitigation of obstacles to progress… he used a well-planned systematic approach which enabled and encouraged innovative thinking and built collaboration between participants.
By using his knowledge of innovation management he was able to develop and respond to ideas to bring out themes in order to drive strategic direction. This ensured that the exercise focussed on key areas of business improvement and a clear path forward was identified.”
Divisional Technology Director, Johnson Matthey
“I wanted a technology roadmap. Rob was co-lead of a team where technology roadmapping recognised as benchmarks in industry as a well-founded process and stands up to scrutiny with rigour behind the toolkits up there with McKinsey and PWC. Extensive experience in industrial was a key factor in selecting industries either adjacent or overlapping and was able to share significant experience with our team.
Director of Group Technology
“The workshop was well organised, structured and engaged and helped us to understand the process of convergence on key ideas without any compromise to our content!”
Project delivered under my association with IfM Engage.
“I think you can reasonably claim that £100mpa of new products and services was identified: I consider that to be a good return on investment. And we were also able to develop a rigorous process to develop business cases bound for our new digital innovation centre.”
Project delivered under my association with IfM Engage.
Chief Technology Officer
“Rob worked with the team at John Hogg Technical Solutions, leading a strategy refresh programme in conjunction with the IfM. Rob was an excellent facilitator of the sessions, bringing both his personal experience and the tools of the IfM to the sessions enabling John Hogg to re-build their strategy. The investment in working with Rob gave excellent returns when set against the growth the company has seen since. I look forward to the chance of working with Rob again.
The workshops were a fantastic way to get alignment, understand the value in the business and crystallise our thinking. We were able to link technology and market drivers together to create new product ideas, identify areas for continuous improvement, and ultimately we came away better equipped to make changes in the business going forward.”
Project delivered under association with IfM Engage.
Technical and Commercial Director
Tapping into your team’s creativity, skills and knowledge.
Benefit from collaborative working that builds commitment.
Rapid and time efficient for busy diaries: Results in 6 weeks from start to finish.
Underpinned by research from a World-leading centre of excellence in Strategic Roadmapping.
…and a planning process trusted by hundreds of organisations of all scales.