Understand where disruptions come from
Each week, we review 1,000+ news articles, blog posts, press releases, and newsletters, so you don't have to.
The weekly cross-industry Executive Innovation report contains in-depth analyses of 15 to 30 newest developments in technology and business model innovation and helps you to
spot potential threats and opportunities earlier
support your decision-making process & minimise decision risk
be the thought leader in your organisation
What's in it for you
Stay up-to-date on the newest developments in your industry, your function and beyond
Cultivate meaningful dialogs with your customers and stakeholders
Foster cross-silo conversations and build a shared view of the future
Discover new business opportunities and potential threats earlier
De-risk your organisation’s strategic initiatives
Understand the context of market developments
Integrate innovation insights into your decision-making process
Increase the effectiveness of your team
Add value to your organisation
See behind the next curve, initiate important conversations and make more informed decisions.
What are the problems this report is solving?
Decision makers constantly miss the precursors of threats and opportunities which usually occur on the periphery.
Signals of disruption often arise on the fringes of science, technology, design and society.
The screening of overwhelming amounts of information with poor signal-to-noise ratio is extremely resource-consuming.
Most organisations lack the skills, methodologies and frameworks to make sense of seemingly isolated fringe events.
All organisations suffer from managers’ personal biases as well as organisational biases.
This is how we help
We apply various frameworks to analyse each innovation and summarise the results on a single page for you to get informed about an innovation in a single glance.
Degree of Innovativeness
We assess the degree of innovativeness along three innovation dimensions:
Business Model Innovation
We apply Doblin’s “Ten Types of Innovation” framework to analyse the innovative and competitive nature of a particular signal. It is a simple and easy to understand framework that we use to highlight the areas of innovation.
Impacted Industries & Potential Use Cases
Our industry impact methodology is based on McKinsey’s ”Three Horizons of Growth” framework as well as techniques from forecasting and scenario planning. We also provide potential use cases for you to understand the relevance an innovation may have on your industry.
Trends, Megatrends, Watchlist
To put the innovation signals into a broader context, we attribute them to several innovation trends and global megatrends which they play into.
We also provide a list of companies and organisations that are particularly active and noteworthy to give you a better overview of the competitive environment.
How it works
We review over a thousand of relevant sources for signals in technology, market & business model innovation.
We collect, contextualise & analyse the signals. We, then, compile the resulting innovation trends and their implications into an accessible innovation trend report.
You receive the Executive Innovation Report at the beginning of each month in a convenient pdf format via email.
Who we are
We are five young professionals and business & technology students who are passionate about innovation and the newest developments in tech and business.
We have researched and reported on trends at: SAP, Salesforce, Vodafone, Deloitte, Porsche Consulting, Detecon Consulting, and several startups.
We have studied at: University of Mannheim, Technical University of Munich, EDHEC Business School, Fudan University Shanghai, KAIST College of Business, Oxford Brookes University, and OTH Regensburg.
What's next for us
We value transparency and accessibility.
Over the next weeks / few months, we will send you the first BETA versions of the report and ask for your feedback on the content and format. Also, since you're one of our first subscribers, we would like to get to know you, your specific needs and your situation in general. #innovator
Currently, we're developing the database and the system we will be using to capture all relevant trends and signals as well as refining the frameworks we will apply.
Our goal is to not just give you a paraphrased news abstract but to contextualise and enrich the information with insights for you to make better decisions.
Eventually, we envision the Executive Innovation Report (EIR) to be a freemium, subscription-based product for executives, decision-makers, product managers, innovators, and entrepreneurs.
As we're developing this project with the best intentions in mind and parallelly to our main occupations, we focus on validating the most critical hypotheses first.
You will get periodic updates on the progress and more information about us and the EIR.
Your input and feedback are very welcome. You can contact us at
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