The perception of a gang of wired people in white coats doing the “innovation thing” is widespread, but nothing, based on data from 6,000+ companies in 62 countries, could be more wrong. In fact, strategy, leadership and capabilities are the foundation but culture is the enabler. To be sure, culture without leadership and capabilities leads only, in the best case, to inventions that have trouble taking off, and if they do, it occurs randomly as a one-off success. This is confirmed by many innovator organizations I have encountered all over the world. Having said that, culture is the true enabler of efficiency, including innovation, and needs to be fostered over time, especially in the ideation phase where diversity is imperative and a value system for reaching decisions essential.
From my earliest days, I have been struck by the riddle of why some companies become hotbeds for innovation while others seem to flare out or just fade away. Innovation360 was built to boost the odds in favor of innovators, the true heroes of our time. The first weapon in our arsenal was the Innovation Assessment InnoSurveyâ, a system generating customized reports with up to 40 pages of detailed profiling, analysis and recommendations on what a company needs to do to provide optimal support for their innovation projects. Then we began accrediting top consultants and innovation experts all over the globe in the system InnoSurveyâ so that they could become part of our movement of innovation, jointly fighting for a better world where technology can solve the great challenges of our time.
Next Level of AI-Driven Innovation Management
Recently Innovation360 announced the official launch of our next generation AI platform. His name is Sherlock and his powers of observation are quite literally super-human. His mission is to uncover hidden ideas within the world’s largest database of innovation data. Sherlock was created to be the first AI platform for innovation management – trained by input data from over 6,000 companies in 62 countries. Combining and recombining ideas from every continent, Sherlock is truly a global project intended to be a resource for the leaders of tomorrow.
Because Sherlock draws from such a massive, diverse dataset, the development team at Innovation360 understood that Sherlock couldn’t come online until he was 100% contextual and tuned to the language of innovation management. Sherlock’s guiding principles are based on logic developed over the last 100 years of innovation research, including insights from Innovation360 consultants and licensed practitioners who have worked with NASA, Spotify, McKinsey and Co., Harvard University and many other similar organizations.
In The Adventure of the Copper Beeches, the 19th century consulting detective Sherlock Holmes famously told his trusty assistant Watson, “Data! Data! Data! I can’t make bricks without clay.” Now at last his 21st century counterpart has all the data he needs, with more coming in every day from inventive entrepreneurs and thought leaders working on corporate innovation initiatives.
With the power of Sherlock’s AI brain, the experience of Innovation360 consultants and licensed practitioners, creative minds everywhere now have the means to reframe the world’s toughest challenges and build a more sustainable future driven by technology working for the common good.