This is a session at Innov8rs Helsinki, 5 September 2019

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Innovation Circle: Assessing Your Organization's Innovation Potential

Innovation is both a complex science and a collaborative art. Sustainable change can only arise from a coalition of visionary thinkers, strategic planners, talented practitioners and fast-acting project managers experienced in execution. Now there’s a more intelligent way to assemble your team and align their mission and goals. An Innovation Circle can be your best invested time in solving the toughest challenges, gain new perspectives and play the cards right in an ever changing world.

After an incisive lecture defining the parameters of innovation management, participants take a deep dive into a comprehensive, individualized evaluation of their strengths and weaknesses in innovation potential, and are compared to thousands of other innovators all over the globe.

A set of questions are sent out to all participants a couple of weeks prior to the event. Individual reports based on the answers are automatically generated. The reports are printed and handed out during the Innovation Circle. The reports provide tangible recommendations on how the organization can sharpen its innovation strategy, leadership, culture, and capabilities.

The roundtable discussion during the workshop will help participants gain consensus on:

  • How to minimize project risks and pinpoint developing opportunities
  • Where to allocate resources to achieve a balanced innovation portfolio
  • Which ideas you can bring to market faster with greater confidence
  • Recommendations on how to close gaps between ambition and ability based on data from over 1000 organizations and 62 countries.

Johan Persson

Director Level Consultant at Innovation360

Johan’s expertise lies in turning complex challenges into concrete plans for organizations to create value and take the lead in their respective industries. Johan is a Director at Innovation360 with the mission to empower organizations to innovate through modern methods and platforms. He plays an active role at Innovation360 in the development of innovation methodologies that work for organizations in traditional industries.

Johan has a unique experience from having worked with innovation internally as an intrapreneur in traditional industry, in open ecosystems, as an entrepreneur building three different companies, as a board member, and now as a consultant in larger corporations. The breadth of experiences makes him an appreciated problem solver and advisor.

Johan holds an MBA from INSEAD and participated in PhD studies in physics at the royal institute of Technology during the founding of his first own startup. He is a sought after public speaker, innovation expert, and holder of a number of patents.