Innovation, R&D

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All successful companies need innovation and R&D strategies, particularly larger companies with complex project portfolios. These strategies are vital to business growth and value creation.

Putting efficient innovation models in place presents many challenges. First, companies need to create an innovation portfolio. Then they must plan launch trajectories and product life cycle management. Also, they are faced with a clear choice between agile processes with ‘try and learn’ pilots or ‘still open’ innovation mechanisms.

Identifying and transforming tomorrow’s growth drivers, and improving product life cycle management are other decisions every company has to make - how to optimise internal R&D efforts, steer innovation and manage rare expertise, all at the same time?


Our dedicated team of consultants can help you. We are experts in innovation, R&D and new product development related issues, covering industries and sectors including manufacturing, banking, luxury goods, the media, telecommunications and retail.

We have developed partnerships with key stakeholders in the innovation ecosystem including design companies, investment funds, the academic world, the media and software developers.

Our multi-industry vision of best practices in innovation & business can best be seen in our Innovation Management Observatory, an annual study we have conducted since 2006. We also regular share a platform within the ‘Club Medici - a group of innovation decision-makers.

We innovate through these solutions:


The best idea is useless if it is not identified within the organization. CLU is an idea management platform supporting the innovation management process and fostering innovation as an important component of the corporate culture.

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We are neutral IT Advisors for the full M&A life-cycle – for strategic buyers/sellers and for Private Equities. Within our industrialized IT Due Diligence or IT Assessments, we minimize risks and identify cost reduction potentials as well as growth opportunities – based on the investment thesis. Our proven track record and our unique partnership with West Monroe Partners, a leading IT M&A advisor in the US, underlines our capabilities.

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Open Innovation

How to get high added value from your data. Open Innovation is a catalyst for innovation in both private and public sectors, but it is often considered a technical project. The question of what to do and how to create value is still very much unaddressed. Due to our unique experience, our know-how in multi-actors environment animation, we are able to identify and qualify the most valuable data, to build eco-systems and mobilize new actors, to imagine new use-cases.

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Enable an increased efficiency of your sourcing setup, assess and plan your strategic change

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