A high-profile college in the Southeast had a strong national reputation, but it was losing ground to other universities that were perceived as more innovative.

The college rolled out multiple successful cross-department programs and regained its reputation as an innovation leader in education.

After an initial cross-department assessment, we developed an innovation framework comprised of focus areas and a stage-gate model to facilitate innovation and create a clear and transparent process.

A high-profile college in the Southeast had a strong national reputation, but it was losing ground to other universities that were perceived as more innovative. The university had plenty of innovative thinkers but lacked a system and process to include the entire university. Moreover, it had an “inconsistent” pipeline of new ideas and it was worried about its reputation.

It came to us to develop a process that would enable continued adoption and integration of innovative programs and technologies. The college needed an experienced partner to assist it in developing an efficient, measurable, and repeatable process for research and development.

We began by conducting an Innovation Assessment to understand current strengths and challenges with innovation. We identified that the institution had limited capacity for innovation and lacked a clear process for testing and evaluating new ideas. We developed an innovation framework comprised of focus areas, as well as a stage-gate model with corresponding criteria, activities, and stakeholders to facilitate innovation and create a clear and transparent process.

With our guidance, the university rolled out an innovation management system and built a healthy pipeline of new services. After rolling out multiple successful cross-department programs, our client regained its reputation as an innovation leader in education.

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