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Innovation Games offers end-to-end game production, built around your business goals. Putting Innovation Games to work is as easy as contacting us. Let us help you use the right game at the right time to bring your Ideas to Action™.
From planning to game facilitation to post-processing, we can handle every phase of game production. Want to be involved in the entire Innovation Games project? Great! Just want to check in at the beginning of the process and then receive a full report at the end? Your involvement is up to you.
Online & In-Person
Depending on your goals, we’ll design solutions that use in-person or online games, or both. By combining the intensity of our in-person events with the on-demand convenience and data-crunching muscle of our online game platform, we’re able to tailor your Innovation Games experience to match your needs and budget.
Our global network of Certified Collaboration Architects and consultants are 1000+ strong and have worked with a wide range of companies, from Fortune 500 firms to startups, in a variety of industries.
Ready to put Innovation Games to work?
Tell us a bit about your product or service, your customers and the questions you are tackling, and we will build a complete proposal that will deliver the answers you need.
Playing Innovation Games with your customers and colleagues helps you:
- Bring ideas to market faster
- Get better data quicker
- Connect with your customers
- Improve performance
- Develop super human powers (OK. Maybe that’s a stretch, but Innovation Games can be your secret weapon.)
The game-oriented approach really helped build stronger relationships between all our participants. People flew in from around the world to attend the event and didn’t always know each other. Games are an effective way for people to quickly “gel” together, collaborate and deliver great ideas.
Jean Francois, Adobe
It would be impossible to list every event and game we’ve produced over the years. From intimate customer advisory board meetings to online tournaments and large-scale customer events with 100s of participants, Innovation Games has helped some of the world’s leading companies improve performance, better understand their market and customers and develop breakthrough products and services.
City of San Jose, CA
Building Consensus. In January 2012, we produced our second Budget Games event for the city of San Jose, CA. Nearly 100 community leaders played a customized version of Buy a Feature, Budget Games, to provide the Mayor’s office with input on the upcoming year’s proposed budget. The game’s design allowed stakeholders with varying priorities to reach consensus on painful, but necessary issues and the Mayor included the games’s recommendations in his State of the Budget report.
Emerson Climate Technologies
Prioritizing market needs. Emerson Climate Technologies used Spider Web, Speed Boat and 20/20 Vision at its 2006 Technology Advisory Council to better understand market needs relative to all aspects of the Intelligent Store, a broad and comprehensive architecture that combines unique equipment, software and services to solve food safety, energy and facilities management needs.
Entering a new market. FIAT Automobiles SpA is working hard to introduce its vehicles into Mexico. FIAT used Product Box, in a massive session of 250 potential customers, to better understand local feelings towards its products before making large investments in advertising. Through Product Box, FIAT was able get insight into four aspects of cars and of Italian products. The results gathered are closely tied into the principles of neuro-marketing, which has established that emotional ties to products result in both sales and product loyalty. Further insights into local issues for car ownership were learned from a session of Speed Boat. A large number of advertising campaigns were created based on results from the two games.
SAP has used multiple in-person and online games with its customer base to manage the evolution of its technical platform. In-person, open-ended games such as Spider Web and Prune the Product Tree were used to identify opportunities and create industry-specific use-cases around which SAP could design software that has market appeal and functionality. SAP then used the online prioritization game Buy a Feature to leverage its global community of customers to rank these ideas.