ABOUT

How can innovation help your organisation grow?

Fact…Industries are being disrupted. Digitalisation is forcing even the strongest market leaders to accelerate to keep ahead. Traditional strategy consulting is running behind. In this scenario, we are helping small to medium business to think ahead, thinking about the “what’s next” and not get caught up in the business of work.

E&C supports many leading organisations in shaping and executing their growth and innovation strategy. Based on these insights we developed an innovation strategy methodology that can help you to take the next leap. 

We look for real results, not just the numbers on a sheet of paper in the short term. By delivering an innovation plan we can help you to turn your growth mission into actions.


A Robust Innovation Blueprint.

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SHAPE A POWERFUL  GROWTH MISSION

We help you look bigger than the ‘infront of your face’! We translate inspiration into a concrete Innovation Mission Statement. A structured innovation framework creates the guidelines for your future growth.

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BUILD A FOCUSED INNOVATION PORTFOLIO

Innovation efforts are often scattered across the organisation. With tools like the innovation matrix and the horizons of innovation, we help you focus on the activities that have the most impact on your business for the now, tomorrow and 10 years from today.

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DESIGN AN ACTIONABLE  INNOVATION PLAN

It is essential to turn an innovation mission statement into an actionable innovation plan. This plan is the blueprint for the execution of your new initiative. It’s all good and well to have grand ideas, but its the actionable plan that will bring them to life.

 
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ASSESSMENT OF YOUR INNOVATION CULTURE

Together with key team members, we map out the innovation culture of the your business and discover the context, challenges, and opportunities that enable you to realise your innovation strategy. Without the people, it’s only a plan on paper.

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EVALUATE YOUR  INNOVATION CAPABILITY

Developing innovation capabilities requires multiple elements. People, Processes, Programs, and Profit are essential elements for the long-term success of your innovation strategy. Grand ideas are great, but if you cant carry out the ideas its pointless.

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PLAYBOOK OF INNOVATION TOOLS

Our library of ‘playbooks’ allows everyone to have access to the right methodologies, tools, and processes. 
From startup investment guides to innovation scoping templates, we help you to grow a new innovation capability that can be called upon everyday.


 
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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

How to develop an innovation strategy?

Our experience in designing and running strategic plans for market leaders over the past decade has shaped our approach. Here’s how.

Traditional strategy is outdated. We believe innovation strategy development is an iterative process of shaping & executing. We support you in shaping your innovation strategy using a focused sprint method. Allowing you to decide and execute faster.

Before the program: Discover

Explore opportunities and new areas for growth. Inspire your organisation with relevant cases, future scenarios & business models.

  • Explorative research in- and outside of your industry to look for signals of disruption and opportunities for growth

  • Stakeholder interviews to get a first insight into current innovation activities and challenges

Results

  • Overview of the key market trends & drivers for change

  • Map of current innovation activities

  • Insights into your innovation makeup

Tools Used: 

  • Innovation Matrix, Horizons of Innovation, Innovation DNA, 


Step 1: Define

During a 1-day session, we will inspire all key stakeholders with successful cases, create an innovation mission statement & first strategy draft.

The day ends with a deep-dive in the key elements that make up an innovation strategy.

Result

  • Aligned Innovation Mission

  • First strategy draft/framework:

  • Overview of the key drivers for change/growth

  • Innovation mission statement & DNA

  • Portfolio mapping on the horizons innovation model

  • List of activities for growth

  • List of innovation strategy cases relevant to business industry

An overview of some key elements of an innovation capability.

  • People: how shall we select/develop the right mindset & team?

  • Process: how can we use our resources most effectively?  

  • Program Governance: how will we organise ourselves? (external acquisition vs. internal development)

  • Profit: how will we keep track of the impact of innovation?


Step 2: Design

During a 1-day session, we craft a tailored innovation strategy blueprint that turns your mission into actions. This includes the following activities: refining the framework, selecting innovation initiatives, and mapping a first ‘governance’ structure.  We will set clear goals & metrics per activity to ensure impact. We’ll refine with key decision-makers throughout the rest of the program.

Results

Structured innovation blueprint containing:

  • Overview of all future innovation initiatives

    1. Key elements to build your innovation capability

    2. Suggested organisation & governance model

    3. A game-plan for execution

    4. Overview of needed resources

    5. Innovation metrics to measure the impact


Step 3: Decide

With the output of the define session, we refine the innovation blueprint & co-creates a pitch for the final go/no-go decision with the key stakeholders.

Results

  • C-level/Leadership buy-in on the innovation strategy

  • Go/no-go decision on implementation of suggested innovation initiatives

  • Clear action plan for execution


After the program: Do

We help you execute the innovation blueprint and make the first steps towards a future-proof organisation by building innovation capabilities through concrete projects!

  • Execution and support of the programs via planning, facilitation, and research

  • Monitoring of the results and innovation KPIs

  • Evaluate program and act according to the build-measure-learn principles

  • Collaborative session to improve the programs for future runs

Results

  • Executed innovation initiatives

  • First business results

  • Innovation strategy in place


LET’S chat!

Shaping your innovation strategy.

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