Future-driven Innovation: strategy & methods

'Enabling you to take the lead in future-driven innovation' is the value proposition of our course. Participants will be trained in connecting future-driven innovation strategy with process, tools and culture. Our objective is to empower you as an innovation leader - all the way from theory to praxis. Digital tools and open ecosystem play a key role in this.

The course is organized in two modules. Module 1 covers the essentials of innovation and how megatrend-based scenarios are a precondition to develop a future-driven strategy for your organization. We will show you how strategy guides the definition of search fields and how digital tools are used to explore them. Module 2 focusses on how to derive insights by working with customers and crowds, how to mature opportunities (concepts and prototypes) and how to leverage organization and culture for success. Working in open ecosystems and together with start-ups are of key importance.

The teaching format consists of Interactive lectures and group work. We will demonstrate and apply digital platforms for data-mining, crowd engagement, idea management and real-time Delphi.

Module 1 (day 1)

  • Essentials of innovation
  • Megatrends & scenarios
  • Innovation strategy and portfolios
  • Search fields and application of search tools

Module 2 (day 2)

  • Working with crowds & customers
  • Maturation of opportunities: value propositions and rapid prototyping
  • Blueprints for innovation: organizational models, open ecosystems and culture

After your participation in the course, you will…

have learned the best practices in foresighting, scouting and constant monitoring. You will have gathered inspiration of how to boost future-driven innovation in your organization. You will have developed deep insights into how to organize and operate an innovation system - using cutting edge tools and practices. You will be better trained to lead your organization towards open and collaborative innovation.


Frank has over 15 years hands-on experience with how to make innovation work successfully in big organizations. Before joining CIFS he was the Head of Innovation Development at Novozymes. Frank is on the advisory board of the Chemical Invention Factory Berlin and teaches as guest faculty at the Copenhagen Business School. He is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s expert network on innovation.


DKK 14.800 + VAT per person (EUR 1.750 + VAT per person), incl. breakfast, lunch, refreshments and course material.

  • Members: 15% discount
  • Subscribers to Scenario Knowledge package: 10% discount
  • Additional participants from the same organization: 10% discount


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