iGNITE Program + Change ManagementInstruction + Training

The iGNITE Program
International Clients

One day intensive, hands-on experience for design thinking, innovation, and new product development can deepen any skilled manager for the breakthrough R&D mindset. This is not a sages day or best of breed format. The day is highly interactive as with all our PhD and MS level intense programs that include multiple innovation simulations, group work activities and collaborative sessions with external experts. 

The one day R&D Warmup exposes participants to the same level tools, exercises and methodologies used by the worlds leading R&D labs to unravel the clock so to bring advanced technological and organizational transformation capabilities into the mindsets of firm leaders and practitioners.

The iGNITE Convergence Program Series R&D Warm Up and iGNITIATE’s Change Management Efforts are some of iGNITIATE’s most globally influential initiatives having engaged with 1000’s internationally to date and is just one part of iGNITIATE’s Instruction and Training offerings for 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 Series Ironman 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: Experienced leaders and managers working on product or service innovation efforts; managers ready to embark on major organizational change or transformation projects; mangers facilitating new product development efforts who want to grow their toolbox; leaders who want to enhance their effectiveness and personal resilience in the face of innovate or die corproate cultures; decision-making and analytics experts who are focusing on up-skilling their team’s group decision making and operational effectiveness capabilities.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: How to manage difficult and seemingly impossible NPD, innovation and breakthrough mentality projects; managing yourself and disperse geographic teams to take on group synthesis of complex data and user needs; a mindful approach to group work in the face of R&D challenges; visual facilitation skills; using narrative frameworks to transform your organizational transformation efforts.

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:

  • “Darwin once said ‘A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life’ and that is what The iGNITE Program delivers: value. The iGNITE program gives participants design, design thinking, engineering, innovation, new product development and leaderships skills needed for emerging technology products to succeed in the real world. The program enhances an executives leadership capabilities and uploads you with the confidence to take any advanced design where you may not have expected before.”
    – Baris Aksen
    Senior Program Development Engineer @ FORD


  • ”Highly Interactive program with a goal which is to prepare us for presenting our product to investors and manufacturing partners.”
    – Sarah Norford-Jones
    Founder @ Jones & Boone Digital Agency
    London, UK


  • “Well done with a “by nature” difficult group. Thanks for igniting our project. I think we will get our message across now.”
    – Deputy Director: U.S. Coast Guard


  • “The iGNITE Program challenged my way of thinking about product development and design. We learned to consider global industrialization, engineering, physical product desisgn, and customers needs. This is very useful today to efficiently market innovation in the biotech industry.”
    – Dr. Richard Le Boucher: PhD Fish Genetics
    Manager for Disruptive Innovation @ IMV Bio Technologies