Innovation = Execution

How do you create breakthroughs in innovation in mature organiazations and ecosystems? Challenge accepted.

Our innovation research

Turner’s Jacques Pijl  has started a new academic (Phd) study together with Amsterdam Business School. What are the key execution skills leveraged by companies that are succesful in innovation? What is the pattern in how such business such businesses manage and execute their portfolio on initiatives? And, how can other organisations benefit from those learnings?

Innovation power

From multiple case studies involving leading international businesses we will come to fresh, solid insights into innovation. We will answer that burning question in many mature organisations  and industries: how to be good at innovation?

Leading businesses

Organizations such as DSM, Unilever, Nestle, ING, AkzoNobel, PostNL, Allen & Overy, Shell, Heineken, ASML, NXP, Van Oord, Randstad, FrieslandCampina, Springer, Vebego, Wurth, Cosun, NFI and NVWA participated in previous Turner research projects. The most recent research project resulted in the publication of the bestselling management book  Strategy = Execution. Following through on this project, the Innovation = Execution study will work with a similar group of leading businesses.

Organisations eager to gain fresh insights into their own execution capacity are welcome to participate in the study.

Research Team

Jacques Pijl and Niels van der Weerdt PhD lead the research team, supervised by Prof. Henk Volberda, director van het Amsterdam Centre for Business Innovation.

Join us in this unique study, along with other leading organizations

Innovation = Execution, start today

“Our specialists are your partner in creating breakthroughs in innovation. We speed up the execution of future business models, products, services and customer journeys. Working closely with our clients and partners, we are the the linking pin the ecosystem required to turn innovation into reality.

Kickstarting innovation

Turner has 25 years experience been speeding up strategy execution. A third of any organisation’s portfolio of initiatives should consist of innovation projects. But in practice, innovation oftentimes ends up on the bottom of the list of priorities. And yet, it’s innovation that helps companies keep up with new developments, to deliver more value in the long term. Together, we will create a three-year plan for innovation and create a balanced portfolio of initiatives. We set up an innovation funnel – and make it work: starting up an scaling up innovations.

Successful innovation is all about hard work and perseverance. Turner has a proven innovation methodology that speeds up the realisation of innovations. We take care of progress, execution, quality and capturing the lessons learned for our clients. By creating a minimum viable product and by proving our method works. This is how we help the organization to speed up innovation after we’ve left.

The next step in the ecosystem

Our specialists understand the challenges and dilemma’s mature organizations deal with, but we are also at home in the world of tech and startups. We map the ecosystem of innovative products and services, start new coalitions to create innovations with. We explore new boundaries, new business models, and new ways of organization.

Exploring new frontiers in the way we do our work is part of what we do.


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