The Innovation and New Product Development & Leadership Program, created by iGNITIATE has been deployed to 1000’s globally since 2005 at some of the worlds leading organizations, government, and corporate firms and is a hybrid program design, design thinking, engineering, leadership and strategic design. The program is created for R&D innovation experts and future change agents for not only engineering and design effectiveness but as a platform both for individual, executive growth and professional connections.
The iGNITE Convergence Program NPD Relay focuses on fostering a continual innovation focus inside corporations and global organizations having been, wholly or in part, deployed at R&D labs internationally, large government offices and with military teams as a leadership development program worldwide. iGNITIATE’s Innovation Change Management tool set focuses on specific design thinking and new product development capabilities, which is part of iGNITIATE’s own strategize, sketch and ship model having been utilized internationally since 2001. Before the Stanford iGNITE Program, before the Cambridge iGNITE Program, iGNITIATE’s own iGNITE Convergence Program Design Sprint system was created and launched in 2005 as the worlds 1st and only fully integrated design, design thinking, new product development, entrepreneurship, innovation and change management program.
WHO IS THIS FOR: Focusing on Innovation Mavericks, PhD Scientists, Engineer and Finance Executives, the initial program stemmed from more than 15 different courses in 5 disciplines ( PhD Engineering, MBA Innovation and MS Industrial Design ) and was combined into a NPD Relay race system which can transform leaders at any level into highly capable innovation coordinators and propel them into the next level of their leadership career.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: From theory to tools to things, The iGNITE Convergence Program NPD Relay system encapsulates at a minimum R&D focuses for efforts called to effect wider firms systems; authentic growth in these areas; Action and Movement capabilities then moving on to creating internal and extra organizational conditions for innovation and creativity to take place and grow; moving on to building the necessary leadership skills for the constantly evolving Digital Economy, software and hardware NPD Agility situations; dealing with non-linear organizational and emergent change, creativity, making trends before they happen, trend R&D, and generating movement when there can be no movement until the relay begins
ENDORSEMENTS FROM: a small subset of international participants can be seen below as well as in the case study of the iGNITE Convergence Program Ironman for the Vice Admiral of the US Navy and the Director of Naval Operations all of which include: