WE BUILD  INNOVATION  CAPABILITIES IN  YOUR  ORGANISATION

WE GOT YOU

throughout your innovation journey

YOU ARE BUILDING A NEW INNOVATION  UNIT

As part of your overall strategy, you are building a team of innovators to help bring new products and services to the market. It's in the shape of a digital lab, innovation garage or hub, tasked with trying something different than what you are otherwise organised for. In the future, you want to integrate new solutions into the core business. In practice, most new innovation teams survive for only a few years because the internal ecosystem supporting the innovation team is weak. Unlikly helps you get off the ground with a solid mission, a bridge to the core, and a minimum set of metrics, tools, and practices. We also take the steps to avoid an early death by building strong feedback loops and continuous improvement. Your investment into innovation is too important to be left to chance.

YOU ARE LOOKING TO RECHARGE YOUR INNOVATION ACTIVITIES

Your organisation already has an existing framework in place to structure and execute innovation projects, but somehow results are not materialising. You want to renew your efforts, simplify the process, and focus on execution. ​ Organisations finding themselves in this situation are coming from a position of strength because the need for innovation is already well understood. However, many of the cool tools are simply not being used in practice. ​ Unlikly helps review your framework and understand why it doesn’t bring the expected business outcomes, and together we adopt the simplest set of objectives, practices, and measures that we can get away with - with your customer at the centre. That’s the key to avoiding another false start and move on from the perpetual stop-and-go nature of most innovation processes.

YOU NEED TO BE MORE RADICAL IN MAKING FUTURE BETS

If you have many innovative activities and projects around your organisation that are all quite close to your core, read on! Even with a healthy process that does produce tangible business outcomes, your actual innovative contribution amounts to new features in existing products or services. Whether you have a high R&D spend that isn’t converted into growth, miss out on opportunities driven by emerging technologies, or struggle with the green transition, the big questions for your organisation are: How do we raise the bar for innovation, look further into the future, take better risk, and ultimately create more impact? Unlikly helps organisations move from incremental to radical innovation with two power moves: We imagine and explore your future together in order to understand and evaluate it, and we enable you to work with companies from the outside in order to make it happen faster. Because even if you hire the best people on the planet and try to innovate by yourself, you will have a lower success rate. It takes courage to drive impact innovation that has the potential to change business models. Read more about what we can do for you below.

HOW WE DO IT

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 SETTING UP A   NEW UNIT 

We support you to set up a new innovation team/garage/incubator complete with mission, people, innovation accounting, a minimum set of practices, and effective feedback loops. And we build the bridges to your core to make it stick.

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 INNOVATION   STRATEGY 

We enable you to listen to signals from a future where you can profitably play. Imagination combined with decision-making tools provides you with a strong innovation thesis so you know where to make future bets.

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 TESTING 
BUSINESS IDEAS 

We partner with you to take better risks by testing your business ideas early and often. We design the experiments that will give you the evidence you need. In the process, you will learn to use new tools and involve customers. 

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CAPABILITY
BUILDING

Innovation capabilities are becoming more and more valuable across the organisation - not just in innovation teams. As your activities grow to more people and more projects, you will need to build capabilities across more teams and stakeholders. We'll make your playbooks come alive, train facilitators, and align it all with your existing business processes.

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INNOVATION
UPGRADE

We help you deepen the competencies of your existing teams with practices to make product development faster, more focused, and more fun. We simplify your ways of working, put an innovation accounting scheme in place, and connect it all to your business goals.

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PREPARE FOR WORKING WITH STARTUPS

Corporate-startup collaboration is an effective way of de-risking innovation.  We help you phrase challenges from which we can scout for solutions globally. We'll also make sure you’re set up to work with a startup company (they run on a different fuel than you) by designing roles & processes and defining budgets and metrics.

GET IN TOUCH

- and hear more about our services, and how we can help you run your next innovation initiative.

Unlikly is a boutique innovation agency.

We help ambitious businesses grow through open innovation, business agility, and by building new capabilities.

 

We’re doers, challengers, and entrepreneurs.

 

  JUST LIKE YOU!