Innovation For Growth

Top line growth through innovation

CONTACT US ABOUT THIS SERVICE


“SVEN’s community is ideal to leverage for Innovation because it is a team sport— It helps to have talent (your team), a good playbook (like Zone to Win), but you need other players (like SVEN) and its broad domain expertise across its membership to enable an Open Innovation Methodology to succeed.”

GEOFFREY MOORE


AUTHOR, ADVISOR, SPEAKER, AND SVEN MODERATOR



ABOUT


SVEN offers a unique set of services focused on disruptive innovation methods that deliver profitable revenue growth. The focus ranges from partnering for external innovation to creating internal innovation.


THE NEED


Today’s companies face more competition with smaller windows of opportunity than ever before. Capitalizing on innovation that produces new high-margin businesses at scale is the best way to ensure market relevancy and shareholder return.


WHY SVEN


SVEN has key thought leaders and real experience at leading companies with innovation & growth. Our ability to uniquely harness the network to fast-track your Innovation and Growth is our key differentiator.


OUR APPROACH


1. INTERNAL INNOVATION


Identify unmet user needs, validate use cases, prototype your way forward and develop new offers in new markets that can be driven to scale:

  • Identify target categories & unmet user needs
  • Quickly & cheaply develop new offers that emotionally resonate with target buyers
  • Scale new businesses to cross the chasm and get them to material size

2.EXTERNAL INNOVATION


Use the start-up community to your advantage by gaining critical access to early-stage technology outside your company for:

  • Commercial PoC / Pilot
  • Co-Development
  • Acceleration of internal initiatives
  • Equity investment
  • Acquisitions

3. OPEN INNOVATION


Open Innovation harnesses the broad network of SVEN executives through advisory sessions to:

  • Validate overall approach
  • Challenge the status quo
  • Provide new ideas
  • Provide key introductions

Service Offerings


1. Strategy

Emerging Trends Assessment & Strategy


SVEN will identify emerging opportunities, assess their viability, and recommend business concepts that can deliver on the 12-24 month growth remit.

SVEN will author a situation analysis to set the opportunity context and establish an understanding of the competitive landscape.

SVEN will provide and execute a 90-day plan to jumpstart internal and external innovation initiatives.

SVEN will identify a pool of companies that are potential corporate development opportunities and internal innovation accelerators.


2. Planning

Innovation Assessment and Workshop


SVEN will conduct an audit of internal and external innovation operations.

SVEN will leverage proven methods & frameworks to optimize innovation efforts that include: setting organizational structures, establishing milestones for funding, and quickly validating business ideas with a customer-driven design process.

SVEN will recommend next steps and actions that can lead to growth and market expansion.

SVEN will train internal innovation teams through regularly-scheduled  workshops that introduce the proven methods and frameworks — enabling them to move forward on their own.


3. Execute

Scouting and Activation Opportunities


SVEN will create new business opportunities with internal innovation teams or as an outsourced service.

SVEN will source and analyze hundreds of startups that ultimately end-up in a stack-ranked list of recommended options most closely aligned with the corporate objectives.

SVEN will help clients initiate and complete pilot/PoC projects with allocated funds, resources, and detailed project plans.

SVEN will analyze the POC field results to generate support for internal innovation acceleration or stand-alone startup integration.

HEARING FROM OUR MEMBERS


“I’ve worked with SVEN’s Emerging Innovation delivery team on a number of projects for Samsung aimed at understanding nascent and emergent market application areas across a diverse set of technology domains, including wireless and cellular networks, augmented reality and secure wireless payment. The team provided timely and comprehensive insights from established market and new entrant perspectives, along with cogent supporting discussion and contacts.”

MARK BERNSTEIN


SVP, Technology Strategy & Open Innovation
Samsung Research America