Besides the Cooper method also other methods are available e.g. Design Thinking which focuses more on the idea generation process or the V-Model which puts more emphasis on the systems engineering aspects during the development phase. Those processes can be combined and adapted to fulfill your needs. We support you in the development of innovation processes tailored to your individual needs including the related decision gates.
Transfer channnels can be :
- Innovations for existing products (programs, R&D)
- Process innovations (programs, R&D, production)
- Transversal product and process innovations (multi programs, R&D, production)
- Innovations for new products
- Business model innovations
- Organisational innovations
- New business development (incubator)
- M&A (venture and acquisition)
- Strategic networks (open innovation)
The transfer channels depend strongly on the strategic business development and have themselves strong influence on the innovation search areas.
We support you to generate a robust transfer concept.
- Strategic business planning
A strong link between innovation management and strategic business planning is necessary since the latter determines the transfer channels as well as the innovation search areas (see Business Development).
- Risk and opportunity management
Critical for the positive evaluation of an innovation project are very often the related ROI or NVP figures. Those are sometimes based on too optimistic and unreal sales and profit margins (see Business Development).
- Know how and Patent Management
Innovation ideas usually are generated by creative and experienced employees. A company internal knowhow management can be a very efficient support. The innovation ideas have also critically to be evaluated against the technical state of the art and against potential rights of third parties. This is done by a proper patent management (see Technology Management).
- Organisation development
An efficient innovation management has to be accompanied by the related organisational measures. This refers to the organsiation of the innovation management itself as well as to strategy, ressources, steering, controlling, portfolio management and the innovation culture (see Organization Development).
- Framework Innovation Management
- Preparatory Work for Idea Generation
- Process and Project Management
- Support Processes
- Organization Development
- Public Funding
The targets of innovation management are normally set by the strategic business planning, which includes also the relevant transfer channels. Due to the importance of innovation management there exists often a dedicated organisational unit inside the company board.
We offer support for elaboration, modification and implementation of a holistic innovation management . The process consists of the modules preparatory work for idea generation, core process, transfer channels, organisational and strategic business planning and support processes. Of course individual modules can be selected according to your preference.