Missions

From rebooting the innovation culture of industry leaders to unlock how challengers transform new technology in performing business models, we work in markets ranging from consumer luxury to defence systems...

Since 2008, sharing our customers' success stories has been challenging due to the inclusion of highly confidential strategic information. Moreover, in some instances, as we get involved in preparing the launch of highly competitive initiatives or the repositioning of whole segments of product lines, we deliberately refrain from publicizing any information. A small price to pay for the numerous exciting projects we've had the privilege of working on!

Here are a few examples we can report about some of our signature tailored game-changing strategies:

Corporate

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We have two settings for blue chip companies: Project and Strategic mode. In Project mode, we help you drive to market one of your most challenging innovation projects when you know cookie-cutter innovation approaches won't deliver. In Strategic Mode, we work with you more broadly to efficiently redesign your approach to strategic innovation from the ground up and score early quick wins in a matter of months. In both modes, we are highly skilled at working from your current innovation skills and, along the way, upgrade you to the next level and up to full autonomy.
  • Design a complete framework of innovation KPIs for the recently created Innovation Direction of the French national energy provider EDF Group and foster adoption through the different entities and business units.
  • Build connections through the different design and innovation entities of Renault Group worldwide to accelerate the rapid prototyping capabilities of new regional mobility solutions.
  • Coach a high-profile Thales business unit on how to rethink its business model while launching a new version of its SaaS platform for critical business applications.
  • Challenge how UCB Pharma engaged in a data-driven initiative to solve rare diseases and refine their strategic positioning.
  • Train Airbus managers and executives on innovation for several years in dealing with risks and strategic uncertainties.
  • Build a 360° open innovation portfolio strategy for CHANEL Asia and collaborate regularly with the new digital service team in Paris on key projects.
  • Shape strategic messages with Merck Innovation Center stakeholders to onboard C-level executives on new strategies.
  • Build for a Saint-Gobain brand, a full-on design initiative aimed at creating premium services for B2B customers.
  • Work closely with the two executives in charge of a stealth business intelligence project at BNP Paribas to define a business model and prepare launch scenarios with target early adopters.
  • Deploy a worldwide mentoring program to foster cross-silos collaboration and reignite Worldline innovation culture after a merger.

Institutions

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Our core value to institutions lies in instigating profound and enduring shifts in their approach to innovation and adopting new frameworks and strategies. We typically commence with one or a few initial projects, through which we cultivate trust and confidence by delivering impactful and observable results, setting the foundation for further development.
  • Produce a benchmark and complete ecosystem report on worldwide Foodtech and Agtech for the Genopole biotech cluster to help them establish strategic worldwide collaborations.
  • Deliver strategic management training for the European Central Bank women's leadership program.
  • Design and operate an online training program on digital innovation and how startups operate for the French Agency for Ecological Transition and lead an internal entrepreneurship program based on these principles.

Startups

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Startups are all about survival and cutting through the noise of dozens of methodologies and "good advice" they are bombarded with from day one. After more than 15 years of dealing with high-tech, high-risk early ventures, we are mercilessly efficient at getting there and creating focus on added value. We typically work with ambitious founders in the "zero-to-one" launch phase or later post-series A when the startup strategy has to evolve to scale-up mode rapidly.
  • Coach Authentic Material and help them sign their first high-level contract for upcycling materials with top luxury brands.
  • Work with Instant System executive team to refocus their value proposition post-series A and focus on an EBIDTA-driven roadmap in the highly competitive mobility-as-a-service European market.
  • Reposition Geotrend business model after their spin-off from Airbus and help them clarify their core value proposition (€100M funded and now acquired by Chapvisions).

Small Giants *

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Too big to fit the startup playbook and yet too small to deploy industrial strategies, Small Giants' unique needs in terms of innovation are mostly ignored in the market. Not by us. Not only have we developed unique approaches mixing the best of both worlds to fit their unique position in the market, but we also believe they increasingly are where the most ambitious forms of innovation will come from.
  • Shape a new work environment strategy for Amaris Consulting executive board to retain key junior talents and reposition their services from cost-efficiency to commanding vertical markets through technical excellence.
  • Equip North Star Network's junior executive team with a sharpened mindset to deal with their high-stake, high-volume growth business of sports digital media from Paris to São Paulo.
  • Coach Collection Rivages' CEO on accelerating the premiumization of his high-end outdoor hospitality business while empowering his teams.

Most importantly? We can craft tailor-made, actionable strategies for you.

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