Innovation Tournaments

Turn your ideas into sustainable profit – value – growth – projects – concepts – strategies or vision.

 Team Building Spirit has a very specific focus – we both organize innovation tournaments as well as the setup of creative innovation task forces to drive the future growth of organisations. In other words, we create fun inspiring moments that boost creative thinking and innovation.

We provide leaders with the insights and tools they need to create “creative collisions” and make their organisations the leading-edge of their sectors. We do that by regrouping multidisciplinary people in an inspiring environment, to turn ideas into sustainable profit – value – growth – projects – concepts – strategies – vision. We call this Co-Creation, in action, to make innovation happen.

Through our events, we accomplish two objectives:

1. In a fun live format, we focus on your innovation challenges and build breakthroughs solutions to drive the future of your business.

2. We bring together the power of the people to accomplish innovation feats that were once the responsibility of a few.

At Team Building Spirit we believe that clustered people are more creative, skilled and effectively productive to solve problems, design products or services. We do not supplant the way innovation is conducted in your organisation we just propose an approach to think more and differently.

What do we do?

At Team Building Spirit we propose a dedicated innovation structure to generate ideas and to turn them into new markets, new businesses or innovative solutions. We propose a variety of solutions, such as:

  • Innovation tournament – 1 – 5 days
  • Sectorial Think-tanks
  • Business model innovation – 2 days
  • Start-up weekend – 2 days
  • Innovation week – 5 days
  • Crowdsourcing tournament – 2 days
  • Hackathon – 2 days
  • Game storming challenges
  • The drive your future day – 1 day

Setup of a team building team or an exploration lab that regroup unique multidisciplinary experts to support your innovation efforts.

How we do it?

Almost every organisation have some kind of R & D, product development, business model strategy or marketing responsible. But effective innovation doesn’t fit neatly within a classical organizational structure. It depends on the environment, the objectives and on multidisciplinary resources that include everyone from business analyst, to engineers, to designers, to marketers, to finance, to IT experts, to mechanics… but also to clients, suppliers and many other stakeholders.

Our approach:

We propose an innovation approach that rewards observation, experimentation and iteration. We give teams the time and the space to explore in a nonlinear path.

1. First step – Get your own self together: Assessment and Objectives

With our innovation benchmarking tool we first asses the organisation as a whole. We then focus the energy on a specific innovation tactic. Those are small, clear integrated programs or events. It’s not possible to change an organisation as a whole; you need to break down big ideas into little steps.

2. Second step – Invite wise people with influence: Organisation and Resources (Co-Creation)

Building breakthrough innovation needs clear and organized processes. We need to set objectives, the criteria for success, a vision, a plan, finds the resources, motivate people and create the right working climate. We need everyone to speak with honesty and without fear. We regroup multidisciplinary people with a variety of expertise, competencies and skills. We ensure that these people represent different stakeholders and interests in your organisation ecosystem.

3. Third step – Make it fun and give people toys to play with: Observation and Experimentation

Together we immerse ourselves into your customer environment and observe it carefully. We see their world as you’ve never seen it before and observe what they do without judging them. Then we experiment to identify opportunities, to develop insights and turn those insights into concepts. We make, build and test models. Your people are encouraged to come up with new ways to solve old problems, looking to see what works and what doesn’t. Together we learn from the failures and start all over again, trying to find the right solution.

We believe it’s important being aware of what you do and how you do to master innovation as a discipline.

 What causes seeds to flourish is something we can’t see. The most important things in innovation- our mindsets, our culture – are also invisible. The good news, however, is that mindsets can be changed and culture is free.

Innovation Tournaments