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What if you could do it better, faster, and cheaper?

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Five Diverse Teams Working on Your Challenge
Solutions in 8-10 Weeks
1/5th the Cost of Major Consulting Firms

SOME PARTICIPATING COMPANIES

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About our program

IXL Innovation Olympics helps corporations to identify strategic areas and opportunities to generate business growth, by recruiting and coaching 25 consultants worldwide to work on the challenge using a proven innovation methodology and software

4 CYCLES A YEAR - KICKOFF DATES

Winter 

January 29th

Spring 

May 13th

Summer

June 17th

Fall

October 7th

OUR APPROACH

OUR APPROACH

Five new growth areas

“Where is my next growth going to come from?”

“Where do I find new talent?

Five
Teams

  • Diverse groupings

    • Geographies

    • Functional skills

    • Cultural Background

    • Industry experience

  • Mixed genders

  • Innovation trained

Proven
Methodology

Disciplined
Approach

  • Developed at Arthur D Little, Monitor, and IXL Center

  • Endorsed by Global Innovation Management Institute (GIMI)

  • Integrates many innovation techniques, including Blue Ocean, Disruptive Innovation, Lean Startup, Design Thinking, Agile Sprints

  • 8-10 Weeks

  • Biweekly steering meetings

  • Disciplined workplan

  • Structured presentations

  • Disciplined management through online platforms

Innovation

Intent

PROVEN METHODOLOGY

8 - 10 weeks

Define Challenge

Workshop

1. Innovation

intent

2. Opportunity

Insights

3. Fields-of-

Play

4. Business

Concepts

5. Business

Case

Recommendations

Workshop

Develop the challenge and kickoff presentation

Be explicit about why you need to innovate

Get very smart about your industry

Identify strategic spaces to innovate

Build a pipeline of robust business

concepts

Flesh out concepts into business cases to make it real

Delivery of the report for investment and next step decisions

Strategic

Challenge

Strategic

Innovation Focus

5 Opportunity

Maps

25 Fields-Of-

Play

25 Business

Concepts

5 Business

Concepts

IXL Insights and Recommendations

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OUR EXPERIENCE

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In value of solutions and pressure tested business cases

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Corporate sponsors from around the world

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High Performing Consulting Teams of MBAs and PhDs worldwide

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Certified on

GIMIL1 Innovation Associates

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Years of successful program experience

Through our Innovation Olympics, companies can participate in a series of challenges designed to help them think outside the box and come up with creative solutions to real-world problems

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Global Manager

"Meeting the needs of millions of aging populations will require new technologies, partnerships,ideas and business models. IXL Innovation Olympics program helped us navigate this somewhat uncharted territory and provided actionable insights to bring this forward. We are extremely impressed by the results!”

General Manager

"I have been truly impressed by both the quality of the work and the effectiveness of the innovation process…What impresses me most is the business implication: this process can be used to generate value within an existing organization with its existing people."

VP of Technology & Innovation

"Verizon was  looking  for  a way to continue our growth in a challenging technology and  innovation environment. The students brought varying views to the  problem, and uncovered things  that would have otherwise not have been  uncovered."

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SOME OF OUR CLIENTS CHALLENGES

Over 250 companies across 40+ industries have identified and developed new growth opportunities by leveraging our open innovation platform

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ARE YOU READY TO INNOVATE AND DRIVE GROWTH IN YOUR ORGANIZATION?

Contact us today to learn more about how the Innovation Olympics can help your company reach new heights

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