Ideate

Draft a winning proposal

“Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans.” – Peter F. Drucker

If your team has a clearly defined project but no resources yet, the Ideate program is for you. It takes your team through the ideation step of the innovation journey. You will define your path to success, prioritize the most critical assumption that needs to be tested first, and estimate the resources you need to reach the next milestone. The outcome of this 8-week program is a project proposal your organization wants to support.

To register for the Ideate program, we ask you to schedule a short intake call first. If you don't have a team in place yet, we recommend you participate in the Drive program first.

Your mission

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to define the path to success, prioritize testing of the most critical assumptions that need to come true for your mission to succeed,  prepare for the next milestone, and develop a winning project proposal, so in 8-weeks, you have permission and the resources to execute upon the first milestone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get approval to execute your project

Innovating isn't about getting funding. It is about creating value. Therefore, don't limit yourself to a funding mindset, because you will end up being always short on time and resources. Instead, ground your project within the organization, demonstrate its value, and launch your innovation as a project your organization wants to invest in.

Leap forward with confidence. Create a project proposal your organization wants to support. Set yourself up for success. Make a difference and leave a mark!

Create a proposal your management wants to support

Change the game for your client, you, your organization, and the profession

$1997

Satisfaction Guaranteed

We want you to succeed and are confident the Ideate program will help you do so. If upon completion of the Ideate program you don't get approval to proceed with the next milestone, you get your money back. Guaranteed.

That means we personally guarantee your success!

Duration
8 weeks

Self-paced and
team-based

Hands-on
training

Weekly coaching sessions
with your team

Join
the community

The Ideate step of our proven innovation process

The Ideate program is the second step - out of five - of the innovation process. The various assignments that your team is asked to complete, will require 2-5 hours time commitment from each team member. During the 8-weeks of the program, you will go from having a team, to having the time and resources needed to test and develop your concept further.

Differentiators

Our Ideate program lets you learn while doing. Lean startup, design thinking, and other innovation concepts are easier to grasp in theory than to apply in practice. We help you apply these concepts and provide feedback. So you and your team advance successfully through each step of the innovation process.

Build off our innovation experience, avoid common pitfalls, and learn to:

            Apply an investment mindset

          Use a three-legged approach to overcome market, solution, and organizational challenges

                 Proceed one milestone at a time

Based on nearly 20 years of experience

Dr Floor Blindenbach-Driessen is a passionate professional herself. She started her career as a chemical engineer, determined to make the world a cleaner and safer place.  Listen to her personal innovation story...

What participants have said

"I thought writing a project proposal was simple. Just jot down your idea and explain why it is so awesome. Now I know what it takes to create an investment-worth proposal."

 

"We not only got approval to proceed, our team and our management knew exactly what we would be doing next. And that for a innovation project with lots of uncertainties. 

 

"The weekly updates really helped us stay focused and work on those tasks that needed our attention"

Make a difference for your clients, your organization and the profession, have impact, and change the world for the better

$1997

Satisfaction Guaranteed

We want you to succeed and are confident the Ideate program will help you do so. If upon completion of the Ideate program you don't get approval to proceed with the next milestone, you get your money back. Guaranteed.

That means we personally guarantee your success!

This Masterclass is a certified Experience Product

Who the Ideate program is not for

The Ideate program is not for every team so here are some handy guidelines. The program is not for you, if

  • You don't have a team
  • You already have approval for your project and sufficient budget to execute the first milestone.
  • You already have a project plan in place.
  • You only want to learn but not take action.
  • You are not open to feedback and adjusting the way you do things.
  • You don't have 2-3 hours to invest in this project for the duration of this program.

Otherwise, the Ideate program is perfect for you and your team!