Case Studies

These are some examples of projects that we have been responsible for

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  • New Opportunity Space for GBC/Acco

    GBC needed to find new avenues of product innovation in a world of increasing competition, including from their own suppliers and customers, and decreasing margins as well as a rapidly changing workplace. Knowing that their traditional approaches to product innovation were not going to cut it, they recognized the need to do something different; but [...]

  • PDMA – All you Ever Wanted to Know About Innovation

    Debuting in 2006, the PDMA asked us to design a pre-conference workshop.  Initially positioned as a half day “”Primer” to prepare delegates for the main learnings of the conference, the session was immediately acclaimed and moved to a full day format in the following years.  We have run this workshop for the conference every year [...]

  • Management Rountable: A Disciplined System for Front-End Innovation

    A full two day workshop, custom designed for The Management Roundtable The agenda was designed to have more of a practical hands-on learning approach with case studies and worked examples, featuring a guest speaker, Leslie Kulis, from Armstrong Industries, and included  

  • Innovation MasterClass for Pure Insight (UK)

    Pure Insight were looking to broaden their portfolio of Masterclass offerings around the front end of innovation, already having well renowned speakers in areas such as Product Stage Gate (Cooper) and Technology Scouting (Jay Paap). Wanting to cover all aspects of the front end of innovation, but at the same time recognizing that every participant [...]

  • Innovation Workshop for water utilities company

    The Executive team of this multi-division. major supplier of hardware for water utilities (pipes, hydrants , pumps, meters, etc) needed to build a multi-disciplinary team to hunt for new opportunities to innovate higher value proposition products in this quite traditional, but changing, industry and asked us to facilitate a workshop to initiate this process. We [...]

  • Finding high growth energy opportunities for a fine chemicals producer

    Our client had a small, but successful niche business in energy storage and wanted to know if they could grow this to a size comparable with their various core business and, if so, in what area.  We designed a three stage program to answer this question and identify candidate targets for technology acquisition. We recruited [...]