Welcome to Innovare
Innovare is a front end of innovation consulting firm.
We help innovation teams define the customer problems to solve through discovery research
then create winning innovations to populate their development pipeline.
We practice "Knowledge Driven Innovation"
We start the front end with insight Discovery research. We apply our unique team learning model as we explore the market, technology environment, and capture the voice of the customer.
This hands-on immersive learning approach enables the front end team to develop a deep and shared understanding of customer needs, enabling technologies and key market opportunities first, before generating solutions.
Then we move into creative concept development. We focus on ideas for solutions targeting the customer needs. We nurture the ideas into viable new product and technology concepts and build an innovation plan the organization can get behind.
We've been a leader in the front end of innovation since 1999. Contact us to schedule a free webinar on the front-end of innovation best practices for your team.
We are front end of innovation process consultants, team trainers, and hands-on researchers
We work across industries in consumer and B to B markets
Our customers include many companies that you may know and some you may yet to learn about. Many of their products and services touch our lives on a daily basis: from food, beverage, packaging, health care, specialty chemical, medical devices, publishing, education, commercial printing, financial services, electronics, energy, industrial gases, oil, metal fabrication, steel, construction among others.
We provide the following front-end research and team facilitation services.
- Customer Research - Discovery unmet customer needs as problems to solve in business to business or consumer markets
- Technology Discovery - Define new technologies and capabilities as foundations for higher level innovation
- Concept Development - Fill your pipeline with winning innovations targeting customer needs and leveraging new technology
- Experiential Team Training - Enable high performance front-end team work through "hands-on" training on a live project
- Front-End Process Consulting - Enhance your innovation success rate with our systematic front-end
- Strategic Business Research - Define new innovation direction and business opportunities
The scope of our projects depends on your internal capabilities, resources available, and needs.
We do the research and bring the results to you. We typically conduct a series of in-depth or voice of the customer interviews, make site visits, conduct expert interviews, and facilitate workshops on specific issues. We capture all the voices, develop insights and create a synthesized knowledge foundation.
Instead of just a report, we socialize the findings with your team and stakeholders during a hands-on immersion workshop. That gives your team the opportunity to be part of the synthesis and take ownership of the knowledge.
We followup the immersion workshop with an Innovare Greenhouse workshop and create high quality innovation concepts driven by the insights.
See our Xerox and Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield case studies for examples of this approach.
We provide experiential training for your team covering part or all of our front-end Discovery and Concept Development approaches. We work together on a real project and delivery real results.
We guide your team through our best practice front-end processes while your team gains hands-on experience and build their front-end skills. At the same time we are discovering the problems to solve and building the knowledge to develop solutions. We typically create a portfolio of innovations from close in improvements to breakthrough innovations. All targeting key problems in the customer's environment.
At the end of the project your team has the capability to conduct their next front-end project for sustaining innovation!
See our Praxair and Bayer case studies for examples of this approach.
Benefits from working with Innovare