Are you innovation-ready?
Take the self-check and get your unique innovation readiness assessment.

INNOVATION READINESS CHECK

Innovation Readiness Check

Take the Self-Check and Get Advice

Companies spend millions in innovation efforts with very little results.

  • Do you have the right team composition and people with the right talents?
  • Do you provide enough motivation and education that unfolds ingenuity?
  • Does your team have a strategic direction on who they innovate for and why?
  • Are the processes and innovation methods up to par with top innovators?
  • Do you go beyond experimentation and ensure market readiness?
  • Are you aware of the budget necessities for genuine innovation?

If innovation readiness is ensured, there are countless opportunities to get to groundbreaking innovation.

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HOW THE INNOVATION READINESS CHECK WORKS

  • You complete the questions in the 12 innovation success relevant topics and submit the form. You will get a confirmation email.
  • Some of our innovation experts will review the results and provide you with a report of the findings and rankings.
  • If you prefer a more detailed assessment with the top 5 most critical findings, please select the Top 5 Analysis option.
  • You may also select the PRO Analysis. In this case, we ask you to still complete the readiness check first. We will review and arrange for an interview date. The interview will be conducted online and may include up to two calls. Thereafter you will receive a complete Innovation Readiness Assessment Report.

YOU WILL RECEIVE

  • A general statement about general innovation readiness
  • A dedicated heatmap with the most burning areas of improvement
  • An innovation type related report or suggestions related to:
    • Market-Facing Product Innovation
    • Service Innovation
    • Customer Experience Innovation
    • Business Model Innovation
    • Operational Innovation

Note: We use the term “Innovation” as groundbreaking shifts or disruptions that change how users perform work or how an industry segment conducts business. Improvements are not considered innovations.

Start the Innovation Readiness Check Now

Please allow a few business days to receive a reply. Feel free to start with a free version to see what we find out. Then decide to add any of the analytics services thereafter.

FREE

You will get a summary with a rating for each major aspect for free (no credit card needed).

  • You will receive a unique Innovation Readiness Summary for your business.

TOP 5 ANALYSIS

You may like to get some more details and tips on the top 5 things you may want to focus on.

  • Fee: $250
  • You will receive a more detailed summary with a 5-page recommendation report of the major aspects you may consider to improve your innovation success rate.

PRO ANALYSIS

This service provides a more detailed analysis, involves an interview with your head of innovation, and provides some specific suggestions.

  • Fee: $2,500
  • You will receive a complete Innovation Readiness Assessment Report of approximately 12 pages.
$ 0.00
It simply helps us to better understand your position

BUSINESS DATA

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INNOVATION SPECIFIC INFORMATION


1) INNOVATION HISTORY

When was the last groundbreaking innovation, what was it, How long is "innovation" a continuous management topic?
AgreeDisagree
The last groundbreaking and industry shaping innovation is older than 25 years
The last groundbreaking and industry shaping innovation is older than 10 years
The last groundbreaking and industry shaping innovation was just recently
We have a history of permanent ground braking innovation
Is your innovation effort relative to your competition improving?

2) INNOVATION LEADERSHIP

Not yetPlanning stageIn developingYes, for 1-3 yearsYes for more than 3 years
You have a very innovation focused leadership team
You have multiple innovation labs/centers
You have a variety of programs that motivate to innovate
You have career programs that include innovative engagement
Employees have access to various innovation related education programs
You have a clearly recognizable innovation culture - making mistakes is totally ok.
Consider it relative to the effort, budgets and results so far.

3) INNOVATION STRATEGY

Not yetPlanning stageIn developmentYes, for 1-3 yearsYes for more than 3 years
There is a clearly formed and accessible innovation strategy
The strategy is available to every department head be
Customers / users are part of that strategy
Business partners are part of that strategy
The strategy includes defined target areas of innovation
The strategy provides budget and time allocations
The strategy includes motivation and rewards
The strategy provides guidance for compliance questions i.e. customer involvement
The strategy provides guidance for brand considerations

4) INNOVATION TEAM COMPOSITION

Qualification, degree of diversity, size
Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly Agree
Your innovation team works full-time - has no other tasks
The team consists mainly of experts and specialists
The team is dominated by experts and specialist with a few other backgrounds
The team is a mix of experts, business, finance, production and other talents
The team consists of a mix of internal and external talents
The team is of highly diverse talents, customers and partners
Consider it relative to the needs for true innovation.

5) INNOVATION RESOURCES

Not yetPlanning stageIn developmentAgreeStrongly Agree
Access to all innovation relevant data. I.e. customer or user data.
Access to market research
Access to innovation specific education
Access to all business resources in the organization, sales, marketing, production, finance...
Innovation management technology
Financial resources, budgets, budget management
Availability of a finance strategy
Dedicated innovation spaces
Consider it relative to what you think is needed.

6) INNOVATION METHODOLOGY

What methods do you use if any. how successful....
Not for usWe had no good experienceIn evaluationWe have some positive experienceCurrent method / status
No specific methods are used
We purposely experiment without using any methods
We developed our own method
We use a variety of innovation related methods
Design thinking is our primary method
Deep Innovation Design is of interest to us
We are still looking for good methods

7) IDEATION PROCESS

What methods do you use if any. how successful....
Not interestingExploringPrimary method, mainly improvementsPrimary method highly disruptive outcomes
Nothing specific
Experimentation
Brainstorming with experts
Brainstorming with a diverse team
Brainstorming with team and customers
Other methods
Ideation is outsourced to Universities
We have more ideas than we can use
Consider it relative to the needs for true innovation.

8) CLIENT INVOLVEMENT

What methods do you use if any. how successful....
Not yet - N/APlanning stageIn developmentCurrent practicePractice for more than 3 years
Customers are not really involved in the innovation process
Legal requirements do not permit customer involvement
We involve customers after we reached the prototype stage
Customers are involved from the very beginning
We have special customer engagement programs
Our innovation center has a special customer experience space
We have a customer advisory board
Consider it relative to the needs for true innovation.

9) IDEA VALIDATION PROCESS

What methods do you use if any. how successful....
Not yetPlaning stageIn developmentCurrent practicePractice for more than 3 years
There is no specific validation process
We make sure that the prototype work to our specific objectives
We validate the idea against certain strategy specific requirements
We validate our ideas with customers and partners after we built some prototype
We validate our ideas with customers and partners before we even build anything
Consider it relative to the risk for investment failures and the risk for missing an opportunity?

10) INNOVATION BUDGETING

It's one of the biggest reasons for innovation failure
Current practiceIn developmentNot available - N/A
Budget below $1 Million or not specific
Ranging from $1 to $10 million
Ranging up to $100 million
Can range up to $1 Billion or more
Budgeting from idea to POC
Budgeting from idea to market entry
Budgeting from idea to global scaling

11) INNOVATION TO MARKET

What methods do you use if any. how successful....
Not yet - NAPlanning stageIn developmentCurrent practice
This is note the innovation team's responsibility
We provide some ideas to the respective sales and marketing groups
We develop a complete and global go-to-market strategy
Once a solution is approved, the innovation team takes it to market
Do not include general improvements in your rating.

12) INNOVATION RESULTS

How successful is your innovation center so far?
Not our responsibilityworking on itWill soon introduce a first innovationAchieved this stage
None yet
Brought one or more improvements / gradual innovations to market
Created groundbreaking innovation and successfully brought it to market.
Disrupted an industry segment
Do not include general improvements in your rating.

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