Case Studies: Innovation Solutions

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Sustained Innovation

Breakthrough Innovation

The United States Air Force needed to change their flow of ideas to policy makers from “evolutionary” to “revolutionary”. Idea Connection Systems® created a breakthrough process, separate from and integrated with the main work process. The process provided executive coaching, succession planning, and a cognitive-diversity lexicon. As a result of this partnership, a high-performance organization was created that innovated ahead of its customers. This organization then produced the National Security Architect for post-Soviet world order. The US Government Accounting Office (GAO) estimated that productivity was that of a group ten times its size.

Breakthrough Ideation

Breakthrough Ideation

A major oil company contracted Idea Connection Systems® to facilitate a program in breakthrough ideation. We designed a session based on our comprehensive research on innovators who achieved major breakthroughs in their fields, identified the proper innovation orientation (iO™) for the participants, as well as our cutting-edge knowledge of the creative process. Our work helped them solve their multi-billion dollar problem. We successfully built high levels of trust between the diverse team at Idea Connection Systems® and external experts, as well as generated a wealth of breakthrough ideas, intellectual property, and patent disclosures.

Fostering Innovation

Fostering Innovation

A major telecommunications company, faced with rapid change and increasing competition within the industry, identified a need for greater innovation in their management. We provided training for 300 of their managers, who now apply the techniques they learned with resounding success.

Strategic Problem Solving

Strategic Problem Solving

A leading manufacturer of products for industrial application chose Idea Connection Systems® to instruct 150 of its technical specialists in innovation strategies and problem-solving techniques. The ideas and solutions generated were successfully implementation.

Targeted Innovation

Targeted Innovation

A global manufacturing company wished to reduce the capital cost of new plant construction by 50%. Idea Connection Systems’® Targeted Innovation program was brought to bear on the problem. The result of our Targeted Innovation program yielded the filling of multiple patent applications on the solutions generated; five breakthrough concepts were selected for development; and several ideas remain in development for application to the next generation of plants.

Internal Venturing

Internal Venturing

Idea Connection Systems’® president and founder, Bob Rosenfeld, was instrumental in a major internal venturing success. He helped a Fortune 50 corporation launch a new consumer product division unrelated to their core business. This multi-million dollar division has become a free standing business and continues to produce millions.