Innovation Consulting has grown from our broad and deep experiences working in a wide range of fields and offers an outside viewpoint to help your company work better.
We work with clients to build the potential of their team and to help them deliver better results through their R&D programmes. This includes advice on innovation, commercialisation, and capability development through audit, advisory, and review.
We are an NZTE accredited Capability Development Provider and have worked with a number of businesses to develop their capabilities in product development and commercialisation.
We offer a three-part workshop series designed to help companies become better at developing new products and delivering them to market. The workshops explore the key reasons why you need to innovate, show you why an effective product development process is your company’s most valuable asset, and provide a framework for how to commercialise new ideas successfully. They are aided by NZTE funding and are invaluable for a business.
AUDIT, ADVISORY, AND REVIEW
We use our own custom frameworks to review and advise on the performance of your company’s product development and commercialisation process, R&D structures, and programmes. We have developed the ‘Six Lenses for Innovation’, a framework that looks at all the key aspects of a business that influence its ability to innovate successfully. The lenses evaluate a business from groups, teams, and culture to management and process. We use this tool to understand how R&D is structured within a business and how each area, activity, and discipline interacts and interfaces.
Commercialisation is inherently imbedded in our process. Everything we do has the end goal of commercial success. We are trained to understand what is required at every stage of development to ensure a good outcome. We can help clients with anything from developing commercialisation frameworks or writing a business case, to assisting with capital raising, development of marketing and sales collateral or setting up supply chains.
MENTORING AND SUPPORT
We can also step in to help clients with specific issues or projects in an advisory capacity. Our broad experience base means we can make valuable contributions across a range of areas. This mentoring and support work can be ongoing support over time, mentoring on a short project, or participation at specific strategic discussions. It can be quite fluid, flexible, and cost effective and is tailored to your specific needs.
We developed the Six Lenses for Innovation to help companies to review and assess the performance of their product development and commercialisation process. It seeks to understand how R&D is structured within a business and how each area, activity, and discipline interacts and interfaces together.
The framework looks through six lenses at your company to identify areas of concern or issues that may limit innovation. The process draws out insights and recommendations that have the ability to change practice and behaviour to improve development outcomes.
LOOKING FOR RELATIONSHIPS
Product development and commercialisation are often viewed as distinct and separate processes. Our experience in a range of sectors and industries indicate that effective product development requires a fully integrated approach to be successful. This means considering all aspects of product development and commercialisation in the same context. As such, our approaches to both product development and innovation consulting have been broad by necessity, and looks for relationships between areas.
A detailed performance rating is give to each of the six lenses, which highlights where strengths lie and recommends where improvement is needed. Each lens has a number of sub categories, which explore particular areas, which are also rated.
The rating system has been designed to be intuitive, and easy to read and understand. The ratings provide a useful gauge, but should be considered in the context of recommendations. The rating is related strongly to the value the recommendation could have on improving innovation outcomes.