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Innovation Management - Software & Services

Transforming ideas to future-proofed innovations

Manage the Front End of Innovation

and boost your Return on Innovation!

Innovation is driven by various factors: new and changing customer needs, technological developments, policies and laws, competitor activities and societal change. Cross-industry inspirations, ideas from employees, customers and suppliers, scientific publications, patents, competitor and market insights create a huge amount of data to be monitored, analyzed and managed within the Front End of Innovation.

Those who are able to channel this flood of information and transform it into new products and business models, emerge as winners in the battle for attractive future markets. In practice, these complex relationships can only be managed by the use of sophisticated IT. Many IT providers offer solutions for specific innovation activities, e. g. ideation, with no pragmatic means of linking them to a company's overall strategy. It is therefore no surprise that the return on innovation investment is often low or in worst cases negative.

ITONICS supports the holistic end2end innovation management process, from environmental scanning, trend management, technology & resource management, strategic foresight and ideation to innovation roadmapping.



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Environmental Scanning

Disruptive changes happen often and in quick succession with complexity that is almost impossible to comprehend or foresee. Identifying where a particular market is heading, tracking technological progress and how client demands are developing can be a daring endeavour. Our analytical Big Data approach helps clients to spot emerging innovations, analyze technologies and trends and is always ahead of competition.

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Trend Management

We help our clients to create a trend management ecosystem - from structure to trend research and trend based growth strategies. Our trend framework includes proven methodology, trend scouting, software tools and the interpretation.

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Technology Management

Digitization and the Internet of Things are disrupting industries from the automotive to the financial industry. Our Technology Radar methodology and software helps clients to understand the potential in a technology and to create holistic technology portfolios.

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Strategic Foresight

Our methods and software-based approach allow a rapid, collaborative and sustainable creation of future scenarios based on Big Data. We provide individual packages depending on industry and problem to align your strategy to the future.

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Idea Management

An intuitive, collaborative, and motivational idea management methodology and toolset can be the crucial factor in the collection, evaluation and selection of potential improvements, concepts and future products. ITONICS integrates the concepts of open innovation, crowdsourcing and design thinking in a unique innovation community approach.

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Innovation Roadmapping

The interlinkage of markets, products, technologies, and resources allows companies to identify inconsistencies and gaps in the technology and product development and to incorporate new requirements into the innovation process at an early stage.

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  • Within the regional excellence and innovation network “Intelligent Technological Systems OstWestfalenLippe” – oftentimes shortened to “it's OWL” - over 180 companies, universities and other partners collaborate on the latest tech and business models in IoT. 180 partners, 1 collaboration solution: Thanks to the ITONICS platform we can pool our knowledge, jointly analyze trends and technologies and derive future scenarios.

    Leader Foresight Strategy and Innovation
    UNITY AG
  • With ITONICS we managed to bring consistency, transparency and sustainability into our innovation management processes. Moreover ITONICS connects our employees worldwide as a comprehensive information and knowledge base on innovation, thus increasing our innovation potential enormously. In our view, ITONICS is the only provider who can provide a truly integrated innovation process from environmental scanning through innovation roadmapping in a consistent and holistic manner.

    Manager Technology and Innovation Management
    Global Cabling Company
  • Fast and measurable results tailored to our international organization were our basic expectations of an integrated innovation methodology and toolset. The trend-based approach, including a web-based collaboration platform by ITONICS allows us to capture and evaluate trends, inspirations and technologies, to derive fields of action and to ideate and innovate on a global level. Since we started in early 2016, we have already captured over 1,000 inspirations and ideas and have taken the first steps towards the implementation of innovative product and service concepts.

    Head of Innovation Research
    Multinational DIY Retailing Company
  • The topic of our annual Merchant Conference in 2015 was "Innovation." ITONICS was our partner and facilitator for three days of intensive workshop sessions, speeches and presentations. Everything from the preparation of the event and moderation (scouting and visualization of inspirations, trends, technologies and personas, agenda setting, templates etc.) to the follow-up and documentation. The more than 140 participants were enthusiastic! About 50 specific products, services and business models have emerged in the teams. A great success!

    Head of Innovation Research
    Multinational DIY Retailing Company

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