We help you make innovation everybody’s business by building a community where corporate innovators can connect for inspiration, sharing of ideas, and development of innovation opportunities.
Open, collaborative and distributed have become the guiding principles for corporate innovation. But many organizations are still struggling with transcending organizational structures and engaging people across the organization in the innovation effort.
At Nosco, we help you build your innovators’ community. A community where your innovators and corporate entrepreneurs can connect. Connect for sharing of observations, gathering inspiration about trends and practices, collaborating and developing ideas and innovation opportunities, and staying updated about what’s happening on the innovation front.
Our experience from corporate innovation programs, enables us to help companies transform into collaborative and innovative organizations. We help you define the purpose and target audience of your innovation community. For most organizations, this audience is both internal and external. We support you in clarifying the value creating exchanges within the community and establishing a platform to support the connections and exchanges within the community. We help you define key events and rituals of your community. And we help you launch and roll out the innovation community.
In short, we help you make innovation everyone’s business!
We help you rally your organization around your top innovation challenges.
Coming up with new ideas to drive growth is a major concern of most executives. Rather than relying only on established innovation functions and processes, companies are increasingly turning to innovation challenges to rally the collective power of their organizations and to come up with new innovation opportunities.
Throughout history, competitions have been used to spur innovation. Competitions help to generate breakthroughs by stimulating diversity: diversity among the individuals that compete, diversity in the way that contestants organize and collaborate, and diversity in the solutions they develop.
At Nosco we help organizations design and run innovation challenges. We assist you in framing your innovation challenge, selecting the participants, designing the communication, designing the process, engaging participants, and facilitating the competition.
Based on our extensive experience with corporate innovation, we also assist companies tackle the other side of innovation. This includes establishing the incubation setup and training and coaching project teams in relation to corporate entrepreneurship, incubation and acceleration of their innovation projects.Read more
Sorry to break it to you but, no matter how many people you have working for you, there’s probably more brainpower outside your company.
We have expertise in helping organisations feed from their existing network or develop a new network of academia, partners and start-up companies.
Why would you want this? Because you want to be able to work with appropriate startups, solve the insolvable and find new talent. And, honestly, an open innovation concept will make sure others know that you are a distinguished innovative company – something that must be directly reflected in the valuation of the company.
From building proprietary communities of students for private companies to social innovation challenges aiming to solve the biggest problems of today, we have done it all.Read more
We help you build the capabilities to leverage the power of idea campaigns.
Idea campaigns represent a new opportunity for many large organizations – an opportunity to activate the infinite knowledge and experience of people inside and outside the organization through collaboration around specific challenges or questions.
While idea management is closely associated with the discipline of innovation, the potential of idea campaigns is much broader. For example, developing and maturing ideas in the early stages of the innovation pipeline; crowdsourcing solutions to specific technical problems; gathering and sharing ideas, experiences and practices for improving processes and performance; or engaging employees and stakeholders in collaborative strategizing.
We help you clarify the opportunities for leveraging idea campaigns in innovation, problem solving, knowledge sharing and employee engagement. We help you clarify your needs for connecting constituencies and the best approaches for freeing up the flow of ideas through processes that combine online and offline methods. We help you build the capabilities in your organization to identify, define and manage idea campaigns. And finally, we help you design and execute individual idea campaigns for innovation, problem solving, continuous improvement, or collaborative strategizing.Read more
We make sure your company innovates the start-up way.
Because innovation is about people, not about ideas, we train your employees and your leadership team in entrepreneurship.
When an investment opportunity is way beyond incremental changes, we ensure that a venture-style investment approach is implemented and we make sure your company innovates the start-up way.
Most people working in a large organisation do not have the tools to work as corporate entrepreneurs. However, they each have the potential to become one. We train employees in entrepreneurial methods so that they can turn good ideas into clear-cut investment cases. The knowledge and confidence gained will change their approach for the rest of their careers.
When training leadership teams, our preferred approach is to teach in the context of idea teams pitching to them for funding. To achieve behavioural change, we make the leadership team intimately aware of their own biases and apply simple methods that reinforce a real option mindset.
The result? You will quickly see that the interactions between idea teams and the steering committee are more like an Argentinean tango than a boxing match. Idea teams will initiate projects and your leadership team will invest in solutions to real problems ñ and not just with technology they understand and is seamlessly within reach.Read more