What we do

InnovationArchitects™ creates game-changing solutions and approaches to complex problems and sets up organizations for long-term innovation and successful implementation. We develop commercial, technical and cultural building blocks that are integrated into a better overall system, and ensure their efficient implementation with process and structural advice, cultural transformation, ecosystem building and financing. Or we teach you to do all of it yourself.

Here are some examples:
Technology Roadmapping

We seek large-scale environmental and social impact, growth and profit alike. Therefore, we focus our global technology expertise on areas of highest ESG leverage, namely the materials, mining, renewable energy, transportation, automotive, logistics, shipping or agri industries. We advise corporations and institutions on all continents as well as global entities. As such, we have an enviable track record of work across the globe, from Canada to Africa to Australia.

Materials / Mining

Energy / Renewables

Automotive / Mobility

Logistics / Transportation / Shipping

Case Study: A global transportation leader wanted to introduce a new-to-the-world digital technology and was concerned about market acceptance. We segmented their target markets and after detailed observations developed a roadmap of how features should be introduced gradually, based on technology readiness as well as customer acceptance predictions. The company is now half way through rolling out this 10 year roadmap, fully on track as designed.

Transformation and Implementation

Because disruptive innovation cannot simply be introduced but will meet attitude, cultural, social, financial or other pushbacks, we turn the process around and take these concerns as the starting point of our analysis of highly political stakeholder groups’ motivations, paired with difficult technical challenges.

We understand that a sound technology roadmap is only a small part of successful implementation. However, we have a complete overview of global technologies even at an academic or start-up stage in key industries.

Our projects are complex due to their multidisciplinary nature involving anything from psychology to finance, the disruptive nature of technologies applied, their large scale or scope including national or even global structures, or a diverse and difficult stakeholder landscape including industry, activists, communities and their tribal leaders, unions and even autocratic governments.

Often the stakes are high, and many have tried before. In one of our recent African projects, the job description literally read: “If this project fails, there will be civil war.”

Ultimately, our work wants to be the starting point of building different communities if not societies.

Case Study: A global mining house was not able to create a business case with sufficient ROI for the approval of a new remote project with strict ESG constraints. We introduced the team to several lower cost start-up technologies, which are novel but whose feasibility has been proven in other industries. This realistic mix of elements convinced the board to approve the project. The mine is now operating profitably with highest ESG standards, and as a cultural center supports the indigenous population.