Foresight

Use the Future to Drive Breakthrough Innovation

We work with organizations to develop proprietary points of view about future market environments to fill, manage and activate the innovation pipeline.

For companies challenged with breakthrough innovation this means identifying unique innovation platforms, building organizational buy-in, maintaining funding throughout development and hitting the market at the right time.

Our Foresight practice is designed to solve these common challenges. We work with clients to build a unique perspective of the future with proprietary and actionable foresight, enabling market entry at the right time with differentiated products and services. 

This customized process improves innovation performance for bottom-line growth, guiding clients on where to play, how to win and how to activate their innovation pipeline. Our approach connects foresight to the innovation engine - from business and innovation strategy to ideation through commercialization - driving alignment, decision making and action.

Core Services

  • Scenario Planning for Strategic Innovation
  • Market Milestones Portfolio Management
  • Foresight Diagnostic
  • Foresight Invent Sessions
  • Innovation Storytelling
  • Design Thinking and Ideation

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Article A Practical Approach to Strategic Foresight and Scenarios

Strategic foresight enables companies to build a proprietary view of the future that drives breakthrough innovation. But not all foresight approaches are created equal. Here are our recommendations for a 3-phase process customized for innovation.
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Article The Benefits of Foresight for Innovation Leaders

It is impossible to predict the future. A Strategic foresight process provides an ongoing way to fill and manage the innovation pipeline so that companies can act in uncertainty and gain outsized growth from safely taking greater risks.
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Article Using Strategic Foresight to Guide Longer Range Innovation Investments

Strategic foresight is a discipline that provides a structured way to investigate, not predict, the future. In the research and development context, strategic foresight is advanced portfolio management, where projects are selected based on…
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Article A Look Ahead: An Interview from the Future on the Birth of Digital Manufacturing

To understand what digital manufacturing really means for industrial manufacturers, and how it might evolve from where we are today, here’s our peek into the future. All people, company and product names (except ours) are fictitious. 
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Article The Access Economy and the Future of Innovation

Looking ahead five to ten years reveals a major shift toward the Access Economy that leaves few industries untouched. Does your company have the foresight and ideation engine to anticipate and fill your R&D pipeline, along with the structure,…
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Article The Factory of the Future: A Day in the Life of a Plant Manager in 2020

Smart factories, enabled by augmented reality, predictive analytics, and the digital twin, may not be as futuristic as you think. Need inspiration to get started? Here's our vision of the factory of the future, and the people and processes that…
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Article How to Meet the Breakthrough Innovation Mandate

There are many challenges when creating breakthrough innovation team within a company that already has a fully functioning incremental innovation engine. Here are a few to consider as part of your honest assessment.
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Video Using Foresight to Fill & Manage an Innovation Portfolio

We all have beliefs about what we think the future of food & beverage will be. But what should companies do when trends shift so quickly that our vision of the future doesn't hold up?
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Christian Crews

Christian Crews

Ted Farrington

Ted Farrington

Mick Broekhof

Mick Broekhof