By its nature, innovation does not follow a well-trodden path; every company needs to innovate in its own way. In the wrong hands, managing innovation is difficult and risky, and can lead to costly and time-consuming mistakes. Being unable to develop an idea into a profitable venture, whilst maintaining a lead over your competitors, can be costly, time-consuming and frustrating.
Grounded Innovation provides a diverse range of services to companies that recognise the imperative to innovate, but are not certain about how to make the first steps – and in which direction. Our innovation experience allows us to tailor our services to meet the unique needs of each client.
We can lead projects, helping to define and set innovation objectives; initiating and facilitating creative sessions; exploring new market opportunities; or guiding and developing opportunities to the agreed end-point. We have the tools and experience to manage challenges and risks along the way. Most importantly, we have the expertise – and connections – to ensure all elements of the project are executed within budget and with the desired outcome.
Grounded Innovation does not offer a ‘one-size-fits all, off-the-shelf, packaged’ service. We recognise that your business is unique, with unique innovation needs. You are developing new opportunities for your business. That requires a bespoke approach, precisely tailored to the ambitions of your business. This is what Grounded Innovation delivers.
While a web site can tell you quite a lot about a company, other material can give a richer picture. Grounded Innovation gave a paper to the international Triple Helix Association in July 2013 on the topic of a practitioner’s approach to innovation. The paper can be downloaded from this link.
From our bookshelves
Mark Zuckerberg declared 2015 to be “a year of books”. What is always interesting is seeing what is on other people’s book-shelves, and learning something about that person. As a way to introduce Grounded Innovation, you will find that the side of each web page has a short review or two of books from our bookshelf which, over the years, have provided a range of insights and influenced the approach of Grounded Innovation. Some of these may be familiar to you; some may be new to you; and some may arouse your curiosity. Reference to the books in this web site only means that Grounded Innovation values the insights within these books. The authors of these books are not associated with the comments in these reviews, nor do they necessarily endorse any conclusions expressed.