Nephos Innovation Framework

Sparking innovation within your company

Think of innovation as fire that keeps giving your engine a boost. Without fire, you will soon halt to a stop.

In many organizations, innovation is solely assigned to designated functional groups, like R&D or product development. The myth that one business unit is more suited to innovate than others is a severe obstacle to innovation agility.

The truth is that each department can provide a unique perspective on customers’ problems, market opportunities and drive successful innovation leading to material business impact.

Framework

Nephos Innovation Framework is a unique approach combining topic-based upskilling and hands-on experience of creating innovative projects.

Working on an actual project relevant to the industry vertical will enable your employees to participate in the Ideation, Implementation, and Infusion phases of the innovation process, thus increasing organizational innovation capacity.

Nephos Innovation Framework

Our Innovation Framework has 7 steps to guide your organization from envisioning to analyzing the project’s success. Each one of the steps is carefully thought through to ensure that your whole team gets the full scope of what it means to create innovation within and how to breathe life into it.

Envisioning
Envisioning
Innovation Framework is a 7-step journey that starts with the Envisioning Workshop with key stakeholders in Your organization. This workshop aims to identify key performance indicators for the whole program, determine which technology trends are most relevant for fulfilling the organizational strategy, and align the program logistics (participants, timeline).
1
Envisioning
Future Awareness
Future Awareness
Based on the areas defined in the previous step, our subject matter experts are running a series of future awareness workshops to increase organizational knowledge and showcase how your employees can utilize specific trends in business scenarios.
2
Future Awareness
Ideation
Ideation
Once all designated participants have been acquainted with the core concepts and examples regarding the selected future trends, they are tasked to run internal ideation sessions and develop several practical ideas.
3
Ideation
Idea Selection
Idea Selection
Ideas are filtered during the next stage, and the ones that are the best contributors to the organizational KPIs are pushed forward in the process. They will be graded by mutually agreed criteria connected to company goals.
4
Idea Selection
Idea Hack
Idea Hack
Small cross-functional teams are formed at the next stage to work on selected ideas and transform them into practical projects or initiatives. During intensive 2-day workshops, our experienced mentors guide participants through a sequence of 5 challenges. Each one is part of 5 building blocks of the outcome – a well-rounded Project proposal ready to be presented to key stakeholders within the organization.
5
Idea Hack
Project Pitch
Project Pitch
Each Project proposal contains everything needed to evaluate the business benefits of the particular initiative. During this stage, participants present their projects to the BDMs in groups. Participants will receive instructions on effective presentation content with an option for a short training session with the mentor before presenting to the BDMs.
6
Project Pitch
Follow-up
Follow-up
Projects are selected, funded, and kicked off based on the business priorities and the organization's strategy. At the end of the cycle, key members from both Nephos and Your company sit together to evaluate the final outcomes of the process against expectations set at step 1 of this journey.
7
Follow-up

By taking your teams through the Nephos Innovation Framework, you are building their confidence and skills needed to boost your internal innovation capacity. With this framework, you are giving them the tools to light a spark of innovation within every department of your organization, building a brighter future for all.

How can I implement this?

The first step in sparking innovation in your company is to schedule a call with our team. Together, we will evaluate your current situation and review the necessary next steps.

 

After the first meeting, you will understand more about the implementation of the Nephos Innovation Framework, have a clear picture of the next steps, and estimation of needed investments.

Our core team

A great mix of business and technical skills gained through 17 years of experience in the IT industry, both corporate and SME level.

MBA degree and master’s degree in electrical engineering.

Business expert who is enabling customers’ transformation and growth with the power of modern technologies.

15 years of IT experience (13 in Microsoft with focus on Cloud technologies (containers, microservices, NoSQL, IoT, and AI)

Microsoft Certified Trainer, Open Hack Coach

Speaker on regional and worldwide conferences (WeAreDevelopers, Microsoft US Digital Transformation Academy, WinDays, Sinergija, NTK…)

6+ years in corporate marketing with agency experience (4 in Microsoft as Marketing Manager Croatia, 2 in Uber as Senior Marketing Manager SEE).

Degree in Economics and Business with focus on Marketing Management

Strong focus on business analytics and proving the actual effect of marketing on business metrics. Skilled in most of the production tools needed for fast GTM

More than 20 years of experience in helping customers achieve their business goals through the adoption of disruptive technologies. A prosperous career in both corporate and SME segments.

Degree in Information science from Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb.

Experienced and innovative leader with sophisticated sales, customer service, business, and people management skills.