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Corporate Innovation Masterclass

Become the corporate champion for strategy-aligned, people- and result-driven innovation


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Clients from all industries innovate with us

“Detecon has by far exceeded the expectations we had for this innovation journey. Your inroads into the world of Start-Ups and Incubators enabled the journey to become a great experience.”

Global Head of Logistics, BMW

“The knowledge we generated from the trip is extremely valuable for us and we are already in follow up activities with a number of companies around different topics. Thank you!”

CIO, Telefonica

“The workshop organization was excellent. Thank you very much for these very knowledgeable  workshops and for putting us in contact with potential strategic partners. ”


You acquire the skills to become a future-oriented Innovation Master

Inspire a new culture. Incentivize and promote innovative mindsets. Encourage collective idea sharing and guidance.

Source and manage impactful ideas. Use your workforce’s sense for needful innovation to address outdated practices in your organization.


Lead by example. Encourage idea ownership and collaborative idea development across all teams and departments.

Orchestrate the rich knowledge of experts. Pool the right internal knowledge for rapid idea validation. Select ideas based on strategic fit.


Execute based on clear insights. Develop idea management solutions to accelerate the implementation of viable business solutions.

Track your innovation success. Measure implemented results and ongoing ideation against initial innovation objectives.

Our elaborate curriculum prepares you to drive innovation across your organization

Set clear innovation strategy & OKRs

Identify OKRs for your innovation initiatives. Align them with your business strategy and support strategic priorities through effective leadership communication.

OKR Development

Define ambitious objectives with a focus on strategic priorities and in line with your innovation plans. Design them in such a way that they can be quantified and translated into clear results.

Strategy Alignment

Align your organization to its strategic North Star with a focus on agile strategy execution to overcome major challenges.

Corporate Awareness

Involve all stakeholders in planned innovation initiatives. Transparently communicate all activities to maximize support within your organization.

Business Model Innovation

Leverage new insights on your innovation potential and translate them into scalable business solutions.

Empower & incentivise all stakeholders

Identify the best incentives that will drive the company’s strategy and goals. Empower your organization’s employees and internal champions through method training and trend inspirations.

Motivational Leadership

Learn to incentivize performance and motivate your teams to innovate constantly. Inspire through experience.

Inspiring Workplace

Accelerate your business by creating a collaborative work-space that empowers people to develop and pick up on promising ideas quickly.

Committed Ownership

Promote pro-active ownership of identified challenges to eliminate common bottlenecks.

Collective Guidance

Introduce Future Work practices that foster collective ownership and partnering of like-minded people across the organization. 

Set challenges to collect ideas

Launch campaigns, set challenges based on identified opportunities. Reinforce organization-wide collaboration through ongoing leadership communication and cross-functional workshops.

Open Innovation

Learn how to establish a culture of open idea sharing in- and outside your organization. Grow the pool of innovation opportunities to capture multiple perspectives.

Challenge Brainstorming

Establish lean and intuitive channels to capture, streamline and benefit your employee’s insights through open feedback.

Opportunity Mapping

Assess innovative ideas in cross-functional teams based on value-adding opportunities to increase your company’s velocity.

Ecosystem Building

Establish a network of diversified competencies. Maximize your perspectives on upcoming opportunities and jointly lead them to success.

Validate ideas through sprints

Augment method training through facilitated sprints that validate feasibility, viability, and desirability of ideas. Strengthen validation through external market data, customer research, and technical assessments.

Innovation Sprints
Establish a design-oriented sprint culture to identify meaningful innovation initiatives and accelerate their development into scalable solutions.
In-house Consulting

Source expert knowledge from within the organization to assess feasibility of ideas in the innovation pipeline.

Design Thinking

Foster rapid validation of opportunities by promoting the Design Thinking methodology and a “fail fast, learn faster” mindset.

Trend Support

Use trend scouting tools to underpin your innovation initiatives. Strengthen your validation decision with relevant external and internal performance and market data.

Execute fast to achieve strategic goals

Assess and realign OKRs. Create momentum through quick wins and start disruptive initiatives for your “moonshot” goals. Reassess and realign OKRs as needed.

Agile Prototyping

Rapidly prototype new solutions to test and reiterate them. Incorporate new thoughts and refine innovations until just before implementation.

Skill Boost

Learn how to identify start-ups that can complement your expertise and how to leverage their skills to achieve aspired results more quickly.

Innovation-Strategy Fit

Realign validated business solutions with initial OKRs to ensure that the desired output can be achieved. Provide a reliable decision-making basis for executives.

Fast Scaling

Apply the right strategy to enable fast implementation of green-lighted business solutions. Drive fast scaling to see measurable results of your innovation endeavor.

Your organization needs you to leverage everyone’s unheard ideas

You look to become the ambassador for result-driven innovation.

You aim to boost your innovation process with aligned objectives.

You are eager remove innovation bottlenecks and only drive promising ideas.

You strive to turn your organization into a collaborative and transparent innovation community.

You believe in people as essential source of innovation, but you aren’t sure how to incentivise them.

You see the innovation potential in your organization, but you struggle to execute great ideas into real business solutions.

You are the next Innovation Champion

This innovation masterclass, offered in the heart of San Francisco, will empower current and aspiring innovation managers with the right tools to enable strategy-driven innovation in their organizations. Leveraging decades of practical experience in corporate innovation, the course will not focus around the newest innovation buzzwords, but only hands-on methodologies that will deliver fast results for corporate innovators.
Using the power of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs), participants will be able to set a strong innovation strategy, communicate it in an aspiring and inspirational way and learn how they can motivate everyone in the business to participate in paving the way for new innovations. To utilize everyone’s brainpower in an organization, the future innovation champions will learn how they can create innovation challenges that will lead to exciting solutions, insights and ideas. Detecon will showcase a roadmap for developing new business solutions from abstract ideas – and how companies can validate ideas in quick, agile sprints.
After successfully completing the innovation masterclass, the new Innovation Masters will be able to incentivize and promote innovation within their organizations. Innovation Masters will be internal champions for driving ideas, facilitating resources and guiding others through the innovation value chain. This also enables an upskill of innovation talent within the entire organization and allows businesses to gain a growing pool of growth opportunities.

Feel the unique innovation spirit of Silicon Valley

Dive into the vibrant space of Silicon Valley during your masterclass hosted in our San Francisco head-office. Thoughtfully designed rooms are inspired by Future Work concepts. They create a space for you to thrive in the interactive workshops with brain-teasing activities and hands-on innovation experiences shared by our corporate practitioners. The open spaces combined with the small size of the group allows our innovation coaches to devote maximal time to each participant and their thoughts in order to achieve the best possible learning of the masterclass.

Our agenda combines interactive and more educational sessions lead by corporate practitioners

Day 1

Break the ground for successful organizational innovation

08.00am – 09.00am: Breakfast (on-site)

09.00am – 10.00am: Fundamentals of innovation

10.00am – 12.00pm:  Set Innovation OKRs

12.00pm – 01.00pm: Lunch (on-site)

01.00pm – 03.00pm: Empower and incentivise stakeholders

03.00pm – 05.00pm: Set challenges to collect ideas

After-class: Dinner, meet innovators & startups

Day 2

Empower and scale innovation in your organization

08.00am – 09.00am: Breakfast (on-site)

09.00am – 12.00pm: Validate ideas through sprints

12.00pm – 01.00pm: Lunch (on-site)

01.00pm – 04.00pm: Execute fast to achieve strategic goals

04.00pm – 05.00pm: Course reflection

After-class: OKRs for Innovation MeetUp – networking event with food and drinks

Day 3 (based on confirmed interest)

Drive and execute innovation in Silicon Valley

08.00am – 09.00am: Breakfast (on-site)

09.00am – 12.00pm: Innovation Masterclass @ Silicon Foundry

12.00pm – 01.00pm: Lunch in the city

1.00pm: Closing




Powered by the experts of innovation management and execution

DII and Nectir have joined forces to empower enterprises in launching, managing and executing employee-generated ideas. Nectir’s platform allows a business to address challenges, mobilize the right resources and efficiently enable solutions. Detecon’s comprehensive experience in executing innovation and strategy initiatives combined with Nectir’s flexible ideation platform offers a unique opportunity to steer clients promising ideas into beneficial business solutions with measurable results.

Nectir: Ideation Software

By joining forces with Nectir, the rising star in the space of SaaS idea management solutions, Detecon enables your organization to fully unleash the untapped innovation potential of your workforce. Nectir allows you to raise awareness about pressing challenges, collect all ideas for improvement, validate the relevance and assign the right resources where needed. The platform tracks the entire development progress and leverages Detecon’s qualification to drive rapid internal innovation, align it with your strategic objectives and translate validated ideas into viable business solutions. Learn more…

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