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"Innovation models in global companies across diverse sectors, (shows) projects fail between 70% and 90% of the time."

 

To develop innovation capabilities, organisations run innovation jams, hackathons, conferences, workshops,  hire consultants, or create their own incubators.  

 

The bottleneck to so much innovation inside organisations is the cost of it. It needs to be signed off by many levels. Formalising ideas and innovation too early can be more harmful than good in establishing an innovation-culture or habit. 

 

Innovation consultants can end up being expensive relative to impact, "more and more large companies have been outsourcing their intrapreneurial efforts. They pay upwards of $300K to $1 million to consultancy firms that conduct market analyses and in-depth need-finding, identify new opportunities, generate promising ideas, and, often, develop ideas into working prototypes."

 

Innovation workshops are full of inspiration and frameworks, but very little tangible progress is made with ideas. 

 

Building internal incubators or innovation units are potentially high risk, creating the internal capacity and and learning through failure  

 

In addition, the often neglected part, is training for the people, at the individual level, to innovate. "Yet, it is not the direction in which most innovation-seeking firms seem to be channeling their efforts."

Mindset

Mindset

- You have failed big time. We believe, unless you have failed, you won't be able to act as a meaningful co-founder for others. - Equally, you have succeeded with an idea inside your organisation or as a start-up, in spectacular fashion. - You understand the difference between the two. - You believe in the need for designing for scale at the outset. - You believe (have experience to back it up) in experimentation first, not documentation.

Knowledge

Knowledge

- You are well versed in lean startup methodologies, minimum viable product, business model canvas, design thinking, and online-learning. - You have worked in 2 different industries. We believe there is a huge untapped potential when ideas from different industries collide. You can draw experiences and perspectives from multiple fields.

Skills

Skills

You have engaged in-depth customer development, having interviewed more than 100 customers, with ethnographic research in Finance or Health related services

Network

Network

You have an international network of contacts (500+) within your specialist industry, in Finance or Health related services. We believe it's important to be able to deliver the networks to make things happen, open-doors really fast.

Interested?

Interested?

Please apply by submitting your CV and covering letter referencing your knowledge, skills, mindset and networks to recruitment@co-create.org