Design Strategy + AnalyticsiGNITE Program + Change ManagementLeveraging IP + R&D

iGNITE Program
The US Navy

Client: US Navy
Location: Newport, Rhode Island, USA

The iGNITE Convergence Program IronMan Series was delivered with a rotating international Vice Admiral’s team of 30 international commanders identified each year as candidates for Admiral. The iGNITE Convergence Program running since 2005 at corporate clients, international universities, government offices, R&D labs, and military organizations globally was combined with iGNITIATE’s Strategize, Sketch & Ship, disruptive design model and applied to specifically uncover next generation new product development products and services slated for rapid launch within the US Armed forces.

This highly intense program for the US Navy was in a 15hr/day for 3 day session format and in a rotating team environment consisting of Case Studies, scientific R&D evaluations, engineering Exercises, Design Sprints, Innovation assessment, Group Work, team based Critique sessions, Presentations, internal stakeholder approval and External Expert Feedback used to produce results at record speed. Combined program endorsements include:


  • “We needed this. Bold and revolutionary ideas & tools didn’t follow a cookie cutter process. I believe the iGNITE program was very necessary for some while proving to us that we can execute design thinking efforts quickly.”
    – Senior Intelligence Officer CIA: United States Department of Defense


  • “Great background, charisma from the team and teaching method which bakes an incredible amount of knowledge into people in just no time. This definitely is about real life. I had so much fun !”
    – Japanese International Designer


  • “I felt the iGNITE program delivered great value & facilitated feedback on our beliefs and encouraged collaborating with other members. The program was had a very positive attitude with a tough subject and a very tough group”
    – US NAVY Pilot and Deputy Commander Joint Carrier Air Wing


  • “A VERY challenging atmosphere which makes it possible to do things that I would NEVER do in normal conditions. The iGNITE program was huge and the instructors very straight to the point which enable them to cover incredible amounts in a very short time while making me really think about design, creating a sustainable the enterprise, its goals and way to success. Kept the whole program very entertaining and knew exactly how to get us to work. The instructors were very open and realistic about what was being taught, about their ideas and how to make things work in the real world.”
    – Chinese MBA Graduate in Innovation


  • “I have used design thinking approaches and also planned design thinking workshops before and still I learned allot of new tools and applications. I enjoyed the iGNITE program’s energy & the teams willingness to jump in with a dynamic, difficult & challenging group!”
    – Commanding Officer & Captain U.S. Coast Guard


  • “Unorthodox approach to teaching the contents of the course. Extremely interactive approach involving every participant. Very dynamic and challenging. The iGNITE program was very challenging.”
    – French Experienced Executive & PhD


  • “This was bound to be a very hard group as this is 100% outside most of our comfort zones so thank you for making us try and pushing us to make it work!”
    – US AIR FORCE Pilot Wing Commander – Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing


  • “Very lively and pro-active. The whole iGNITE program was original and kept the interest of the class. It has really made me see the other side of the wall. Extremely interactive and instructors were well mastered in subject and special style.”
    – American Masters Graduate in Software Engineering


  • “Highly Interactive program with a goal which is to prepare us for presenting our product to investors and manufacturing partners.”
    – Danish Masters Graduate in Industrial Design


  • “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 program challenged us and let us practice the activities and skills we will use in the future. Well done!”
    – US AIR FORCE Pilot & Commanding Officer Strike Fighter Squadron