We customise, set up and manage innovation laboratories to rethink products, services, management systems and business models based on the wisdom of the crowd. Game changing innovation is not a matter of chance.
After more than ten years of collaboration with leading edge institutions for collective intelligence (e.g. MIT Center for Collective Intelligence), entrepreneurship (e.g. University Witten/Herdecke), service design (e.g. Cologne University of Applied Sciences), and business ethics (University of Bayreuth, Philosophy and Economics) we know how to design and lead projects to maximise your benefits.
Do you want to learn more about our method? Then click here for our 1492.// best practice example, published in the German Harvard Business Manager.
We set up think tanks to be innovation laboratories that we call "iLabs". These use the multidisciplinary co-creative perspectives of universities, organisations and external experts.
Serving as collective intelligent pre-sensing for social and technological changes, they help our clients to anticipate both threats and opportunities in their strategic business models or organisational development. Students, executives, professors and consultants work together on innovative projects to cover the whole spectre between theory and practice.
Do you want to learn more about our iLabs? Here is a selection of our latest think tanks:
Organisational Changes in Service Departments together with Nokia Care (After Market Service), 2008 - 2010
Future changes in the eco-system of fast-paced consumer electronics and society, along with their requirements towards an organisation have been researched and published in the "Rethink Series" of Alexander Brink and David Rohrmann. Maximilian Kammerer, at that time Senior Vice President of Nokia Care, helped to develop academic subjects towards practical relevance for catering true business needs.
Ethical Brand Development “Novalux” together with Das Integral and MDHM, 2009 - 2011
Together with the communication experts of "Das Integral", a Munich based PR and communication agency and the Media Design Hochschule München, the iLab analysed different aspects of business development for a truly ethical brand. Business models encompasses ethical investments, philanthropic funding, social start-up consultancy - all based on the needs of future generations in form of children's expressions of their values. See some results published on the Novalux website, including an article in the Agora42 magazine by Alexander Brink, Martin Sambauer and David Rohrmann.
Ethical Investments together with Deutsche Bank (Private Wealth Management), 2011 - 2012
Facing financial system disruptions, the biggest German financial institution engage with student teams from the University of Bayreuth and academic experts in subjects of sustainable investments, venture philanthropy, crowd funding, moral education, and responsible collective decision making.
Humanitarian Leadership together with the International Committee of the Red Cross, 2012 - 2013
Researching the particularities, chances and hurdles of humanitarian leadership in a global intercultural setting. In close collaboration with the ICRC we have made case studies and theoretic research, we conducted expert interviews and provided didactical input for the newly founded Humanitarian Leadership and Management School.
Corporate Social Responsibility in Telecommunications, 2013 - 2014
We were closely looking at stumbling telecommunication giants like Blackberry, upcoming competitors like FairPhone, privacy and security focused messenger services like Threema vs. WhatsApp to find out what are core business values that can be translated into CSR strategies and what are rather luxury or even diluting aspects of corporate responsibility.
Next level CSR @ Daimler, 2014 - 2015
Facing major shifts ahead like eMobility, autonomous drive, light weight builds, car sharing, fossil fuel issues, change status symbols, we are analysing how Daimler can influence or even shape the discussions and business models for their better. Guided not by profit maximisation but added value to society - while making money.