What is it?
IXC train your people in core innovation skills. IXC Connect is a customised, client-driven version of InnovationXchange®’s proprietary Intermediary Service, designed to increase the target organisation's capacity to want, find, get and manage innovation opportunities.
Who is this for?
Large organisations who want to increase their ability to capture potential opportunities from technological innovation - whether identified externally, or from improved internal connectivity.
What is involved?
- IXC Connect will train your staff in IXC methodologies and techniques
- We demonstrate the knowledge capture requirements needed to enhance your innovation pipeline, and give the option to use our Knowledge Management System based upon the proven value and design of the IXC Vault.
How does it work?
By training an internal network of creative connectors, problem-solvers who can look both internally - across divisions and functional "silos" - and externally, to identify and track down potential collaborators with aligned needs.
IXC provides tools in the form of initial skills training and a year of mentoring and support, designed to link your newly trained innovation advocates to IXC Intermediaries and networks.
IXC recommend an active support programme to ensure maximal effectiveness by assigning an Intermediary to the client company.
What can it do?
- Builds Innovation infrastructure: IXC Connect puts the people and processes in place to increase your organisation's ability to take on new ideas, adapt them to suit your needs, and maximise the business results.
- Rapid cultural change: By using your people we ensure that innovation processes and mindsets are deeply integrated into your culture in the shortest possible timeframe.
- Accelerated implementation: Connectors become the visible face of innovation, internal champions who can effectively short-cut the time needed to drive implementation and start generating value asap.
- Business Benefits: These are a more pervasive version of those brought by the IXC Intermediary Service, namely:
- Accelerated product development times
- Improved product or service offerings
- New routes to existing market
- Access to new markets
- Improved revenue streams
- Increased operational efficiency
Why is this needed?
As IXC Connect empowers and directly motivates the organisation and the take-up of new ideas and - because it is driven by people - dynamically increases your ability to find and implement innovation that meets your ongoing need to drive and sustain competitive advantage.
The structure will be customised to fit with your organisation's existing innovation processes and will be tailored to provide the optimum format for your needs. Please feel free to call us to discuss how we can make it specific and relevant to you.