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In these uncertain times, agile organisations understand that they can’t leave innovation to chance. Build a systematic innovation capability on solid foundations with our world-leading innovation analytics, strategy and ideation solutions.

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About Innovation 360

Innovation360’s mission is to help organizations all over the world to assess and strengthen their innovation capabilities for sustainable growth and profit. 

At STEPSTONE Consulting we believe passionately in this mission. To meet humanity’s biggest challenges in an increasingly complex and uncertain world, we need agile organisations capable of transforming the future for the better. Innovation capability is core to agility. That is why we offer a range of evidence-based, innovation management capability services including Innovation360’s InnoSurvey® and Ideation360® solutions.

We help organisations establish an adaptive innovation process and foster a culture of innovation. We combine this focus with our culture and change management practice to provide highly tailored and holistic solutions that bridge the gap between culture, ideation and execution.


Breakdown silos, harness creativity, innovate faster.
We help you design your innovation strategy, develop an innovation culture and provide your people with the tools and skills to bring their ideas to life!


  • InnoSurvey® - Innovation Capability Assessment
  • Innovation Strategy Development


  • ISO 56002 Readiness Assessment
  • Innovation Management System Design
  • Innovation Management Deployment Support


  • Ideation Platform - Ideation360®
  • Employee and Stakeholder Engagement Processes



  • Innovation Masterclass - The Innovation Circle™
  • Hackathons and Workshops
  • Keynote and Innovation Talks


  • Innovation Management Consulting
  • Innovation Initiative Support
  • Coaching For Innovation
  • Intrapreneurial Training


  • Innovation Team Development
  • Fundamentals Of Innovation
  • Leading Innovation Initiatives 

Innovation Strategy

To be truly agile, organsations need a deep understanding of their existing innovation management capability, a clearly defined future state and a roadmap to get there. Building on over a decade of research and a global network of innovation practitioners, we help organisations understand their current capacity for innovation and bridge the gap to the future.

Innovation Capability
Assessment – InnoSurvey®

You need to understand and benchmark your organisation’s capabilities.


You need to develop an evidence-based innovation strategy.

InnoSurvey® - Innovation Capability Assessment

Benchmark your organisation’s capabilities against the top innovators.

Our 360-degree, innovation assessment combines qualitative and quantitative data, compares and contrasts key drivers, and assesses capabilities. Benchmark your organisation’s capabilities against the top innovators.  We deploy InnoSurvey® to provide a highly tailored, actionable roadmap to enhance innovation management and culture. It allows you to:

  • Explore a 360-degree view of your current capability and resources.
  • Understand the opportunities and risks for projects, transformation programs and your business model.
  • Design organisational development interventions with greater confidence based on insights from one of the largest innovation capability databases worldwide.

Innovation Strategy Development

Develop an evidence-based innovation strategy.

Drawing on your Innovation Capability Assessment results, we help you define your organisation’s innovation strategy. We deploy InnoSurvey® to provide a highly tailored, actionable roadmap to enhance innovation management and culture. We’ll help you set your innovation objectives aligned with your business objectives, culture and current innovation management capability.

You can:

  • Engage key stakeholders across the organisation in formulating your innovation strategy
  • Determine your objectives and strategic approach to innovation
  • Define your Innovation Capability future state.
  • Define your Innovation Management System requirements

The Science Of Innovation

On a recent visit to Stockholm, we chatted with Peter Glasheen, CEO of Stratovation and Head of Faculty at Innovation 360 Group AB about trends and developments in innovation management.

Why is innovation management changing and is it art or science? Is there more to innovation than developing new products and services? How will the new ISO standard 56002 benefit how organisations approach innovation? 

Innovation Management Systems

An Innovation Management System (IMS) is an organizational system that helps it achieve its business objectives by implementing appropriate structures, governance and process to deliver consistent innovation management practices. We help organisations design and deploy tailored innovation management systems.

ISO 56002 Readiness

You need to assess your organisation’s readiness for ISO 56002. 


You need to design an IMS tailored to your organisation’s unique requirements. 


You need to implement a new innovation management system.


Today ISO 56002 is a guidance standard and may be a required standard (56001) in the next four to five years. 

Take the readiness test, developed by Innovation360, to prepare for ISO 56002. Develop a roadmap to amplify the necessary capabilities, leadership and culture to meet the challenge.

Innovation Management System Design

Design an IMS tailored to your organisation’s unique requirements.

An innovation management system (IMS) is an organizational system that helps it to implement innovation management practices, systematically capture the best ideas and continually improve to meet its objectives.

Every organization must design and implement its own unique Innovation Management System based on its horizon strategy, industry and market, current level of innovation ambition, and other factors. Our advisors support you in designing a fit-for-purpose IMS.

Innovation management system deployment

Implement a tailored IMS to drive innovation value. 

Our expert advisors bring decades of experience delivering innovation and implementing management systems. Your STEPSTONE Consulting advisor works with your IMS deployment team to develop, monitor and control your IMS implementation plan.



    Engage your people in ideation campaigns to foster not just once-off events but enterprise-wide conversations around innovative solutions. Manage ideations at scale, identify clusters and develop hypotheses for testing. Combine software-based tools and facilitated workshops to energise staff and stakeholder engagement.



    You need to engage your people and manage ideation at scale, anytime, anywhere.


    You need to design and deliver an engagement process with staff and stakeholders.


    Engage your employees, harness creativity, foster innovation.

    We support deployment and application of Ideation360®, one of the world’s leading ideation management platforms.  Ideation360® allows your project, department or organisation to collect ideas from anyone, anytime, anywhere. Harness creativity by reducing barriers to submission, developing and testing hypotheses before making data-based decisions.

    Ideation360 allows you to:

    • Offer a unique experience tailored by team, projects or any other structure so that individuals contribute to the campaigns relevant for them.
    • Reduce risk by clustering ideas and testing hypotheses prior to deployment.
    • Execute strategy more effectively by connecting ideations to strategic objectives and initiatives.

    Engagement Processes

    Tailored stakeholder engagement processes to support your innovation management objectives.

    We design and deliver tailored engagement processes to support your innovation management objectives. Whether focused on innovation management strategy and deployment or on specific projects/initiatives, we bring over twenty years facilitation and engagement design experience.

    We combine the latest online tools and creative workshops to design engagement processes that deliver greater alignment and set the foundation for success.

    Innovation Events

    Stimulate your organisation’s conversation around innovation through our range of stimulating, fun and challenging events. Fast-track your thinking on innovation management practice and challenge misconceptions with our innovation masterclasses. Engage your people through facilitated workshops, keynotes and talks.

     The Innovation Circle™

    You need to align key stakeholders around innovation management objectives.


    You need to engage colleagues in identifying, prototyping and testing solutions.


    You need to stimulate the innovation conversation in your organization.

    Innovation Masterclass - The INNOVATION CIRCLE™

    Align your executive leadership and stakeholders to achieve innovation breakthroughs. 

    Innovation Circles bring an intensive focus to solving the toughest innovation challenges. This original, interactive format brings together your brightest minds and most talented leaders with insights from the world’s foremost experts in innovation management.

    Review up-to-the-minute metrics from your organization’s own InnoSurvey® results, detailing strategies that are uniquely designed to fit your internal capabilities and market position. Your team will gain consensus on:

    • How to minimize project risks and pinpoint developing opportunities
    • Where to allocate resources to achieve a balanced innovation portfolio
    • Which ideas you can bring to market faster with greater confidence


    Engage colleagues in identifying, prototyping and testing solutions.

    Our tailored hackathons and innovation workshops energise your teams, stakeholders and leadership in designing innovative solutions for your most pressing business challenges.

    From hackathons and design sprints to customer journey mapping and service design, we deploy the latest methods and techniques in harnessing the creativity and ingenuity of your people.


    Stimulate the innovation conversation in your organization. 

    From conferences and seminars to lunch-time talks, our expert speakers deliver engaging, stimulating and challenging talks designed to provoke debate and challenge misconceptions about innovation practice.


      Through customised consulting services, training, facilitated workshops, virtual and onsite coaching, STEPSTONE Consulting accelerates innovation management capability. Insights from our 360-degree innovation analytics inform practical, hands-on coaching for innovation teams, managers and leaders.


      You need to accelerate innovation management capability.


      You need to deliver on a must-win innovation initiative.


      You need to provide 1-2-1 support for individual innovation leaders.


      Accelerate your organisation or team's innovation management capability.  

      Accelerate innovation success through tailored engagements with our expert advisors. Leverage a global network of innovation practitioners and state-of-the-art tools, methodologies and industry-leading research to apply innovation management practice.


      Deliver on must-win innovation initatives with our tailored innovation supports.

      By combining onsite coaching, virtual support and advanced innovation tools, we help you boost the impact of your innovation initiatives. Initiative Management Support takes your innovation team through a structured process to apply a tailored innovation management approach to your initiative or project.


      Get virtual or in-person, 1-2-1 support for individual innovation leaders and project managers.

      We provide coaching support for individuals working on specific projects. We draw on a global network of innovation experts to meet the needs of innovation practitioners across a broad range of industries, sectors and application scenarios.


        Develop awareness and competence in innovation management through our in-person and virtual training programs for innovation teams, project managers and innovation leaders.


        You need to build an innovation team and prepare them for an initiative.


        You need to develop innovation management competences in your organisation.


        You need to provide innovation leaders with the latest knowledge and skills to deliver initiatives.


        Build cohesive innovation teams to undertake innovation management initiatives.

        Prepare your innovation teams with this 1-day in-person or virtual training program combining world-class individual assessments, key innovation tools and techniques, and methods for innovation management.


        • Explore their individual behavioural styles and the team's culture using Everything DiSC®.
        • Identify implications for innovation practice and action plans to maximise the strengths of the team.
        • Gain an overview of critical innovation management practices.
        • Learn highly practical innovation tools immediately applicable to their workplace initiatives.


        Introduce your people to the latest tools, techniques and methods for innovation.

        Build competences across your organisation during this highly interactive, in-person or virtual training program. Introduce your people to the latest thinking, tools, techniques and approaches to innovation.


        • Explore the state-of-the-art in the innovation toolkit.
        • Develop highly practical skills in critical tools and techniques.
        • Learn how to apply innovation tools and techniques to their own projects. 


        Prepare innovation leaders and project managers to undertake mission-critical initiatives. 

        Drawing on latest developments in the discipline of innovation management, this challenging and thought-provoking program sets out a roadmap for delivering innovation initiatives. Combining both organisational and individual perspectives, the program provides key knowledge and skills together with personal insights to lead innovation effectively. Delivered in-person and virtually. 


        • Explore the state-of-the-art in innovation management.
        • Gain insights into their own leadership style and the implications for approaching innovation initiatives.
        • Apply learning and insights to their own innovation initiatives with the support of highly experienced Innovation360 Licensed Practitioners.   

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        We understand that choosing any service provider is an important decision both for you and your organisation. That’s why we invest the time so you can get to know us, not just as professionals but as colleagues. It also give us the chance to understand your needs more fully and to agree mutual expectations for how we can best work together.


        Axa Insurance have been working with Phil Kildea for several years in the areas of people and performance management. Phil Kildea is an excellent trainer. His enthusiasm for his subjects is second to none and he has a great depth of knowledge. His training style is authentic, engaging and thought-provoking which encourages full participation and really complements the transfer of learning back to the workplace

        Debbie Barry Sales and Performance Manager, Axa Insurance November 29, 2018

        Angelo connects with people in a way that I have seldom seen in a facilitator. He combines this skill with an excellent command of his subject and has helped our staff to be more effective in working as teams, facilitating international seminars and in mastering the principles of business process improvement. I look forward to working with him on many more occasions in the future.

        Ray Comerford Head of HR, Eurofound. European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions November 29, 2018


        Speaking Engagements

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        Engage your leaders, employees and stakeholders in the most impactful ways to drive real change.


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