WHAT WE DO
We enable innovation
through education, tools, and hands-on help.
We apply the system thinking of Dr. W. Edwards Deming to strategy, innovation and how we work together within our companies, non-profits, universities and communities.
Education includes University and College courses as well as Executive and Employee education.
Tools includes InnovationEngineeringLabs.com an artificial intelligence powered portal that enables innovators to accelerate their projects and easily apply the skills of innovation to real work.
Systems include methods for creating ideas, communicating ideas clearly and persuasively, commercializing ideas, and systems-driven leadership. They are taught in our courses and made easy to implement using our tools.
Projects include applying the education, tools, and systems to a very important business issue you have with the hands-on help of Innovation Engineering Black Belts.
WHAT WE'VE ACHIEVED
#1 in the world.
The demand for a smarter and faster innovation system is so great that Innovation Engineering has taken off. Here are the numbers:
Thought Leading Companies that have contributed data and insights to the movement include: Procter & Gamble, Walmart, Toyota Manufacturing, Lockheed Martin, Walt Disney, Nike, American Express, Ford Motor Company and tens of thousands of others.
- Innovations worth $15 billion in net marketplace value in active development.
- Over 35,000 trained.
- Over 50 Innovation Engineering Network partners - colleges, universities and consultancies.
Transformed Innovation from a Random Gamble
to a Reliable System.
The Innovation Engineering field of study transforms innovation into a real science. It’s grounded in the world’s largest database of quantitative data on innovation - over 25,000 innovations, deep data on 6,000 teams, over $15 billion in innovations as they go from raw idea to reality.
Invented & Validated a system that is 500%more effective than brainstorming.
The Stimulus Response® method makes it easy for anyone to create innovate solutions to their daily challenges and business problems.
The first complete system THAT drives A 72% increase in net innovation value.
Unlike others that are front end driven, Innovation Engineering goes all the way to reality. The result is ideas grow in value all through development instead of declining. (Leading organizations cite "normal" development systems make innovation values decrease 50% or more.)
Invented & Validated an idea decision system that is 7X smarter than humans.
Merwyn Truth Teller® research provides data grounded principles for improving odds of success plus a quantitative assessment that tells you the true odds of success.
Validated - Increased innovation speed (up to 6x) and decreased risk (up to 10X success).
Step change improvement in innovation metrics is a result of transitioning from a ‘guru” model for innovation to enabling innovation by everyone through applying System Driven Innovation® principles of Dr. W. Edwards Deming.
Validated as "Breakout Innovation System” by Stanford.
A team of Stanford researchers found that most “innovation methods” don’t actually result in innovative solutions. Most simply result in “innovation as usual.” They found that Innovation Engineering went beyond “Innovation-as-Usual” to true Breakout Innovation - out performing even IDEO.
The World's first validated metrics system for Innovation.
Modeling innovation metrics can be tricky because there are so many unknowns. Innovation Engineering metrics actually incorporate that variation to create models so predictive Jim Filliben of the National Institute of Standards and Technology presented a paper validating the approach.
The World's First 5 Year Financial Forecast for Innovation.
Using a blend of Fourt Woodlock and Bass Diffusion models, the 5 Year Life Cycle model can predict sales over 5 years and the impact of diffusion on word-of-mouth.
The World's First application of "plan, do, study, act" into innovation project management.
Deming's Plan, Do, Study, Act method for never-ending improvement goes beyond principle. The Innovation Engineering Labs Project Management tool makes "PDSA" a built in part of the work process, ensuring that learning & documentation are natural parts of every innovation project.
Invented & Validated a teaching system that is 200 to 400% more effective with adults.
Patent pending Cycles to Mastery® enables everyone who is willing to achieve mastery.