Downloadable Document Library

Here you’ll find actual documents used by our subscribers — including templates, spreadsheets, powerpoint slides, project documents, and more — from innovation executives at large companies like Coca-Cola, ExxonMobil, CVS, Fidelity, Intel, GE, Nike, Starbucks, Procter and Gamble, Target, and many others.

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Play the Game of Urgency Bingo

By Scott Kirsner, graphic by Rachel Callahan.

How much urgency is there surrounding innovation in your organization?

Building the Culture of Design Thinking

By Home Depot

The Design Sprint framework is a problem-solving methodology used to identify, understand, and validate business opportunities. Download this short presentation on Home Depot practices design thinking. 

Six Steps to Strong Relationships with Colleagues in Legal, Compliance, and InfoSec

By Innovation Leader

This worksheet highlights the six steps of creating productive working relationships with your legal, compliance, and information security departments, and invites you to evaluate and continually update your status. Where do you stand on each step?

Culture, Personnel, and Org Structure

Tactics and Timelines for Changing Culture

What does it mean to try to change the culture to drive innovation, and how can you make your goals specific? Gary Getz and Michel van Hove of Strategos explain.

DevDiv Culture

By Microsoft

A presentation that reviews the company’s cultural values and behaviors as discovered at a recent “devdiv” event.

Grassroots Innovation and Senior Leadership, Tying it all Together

By BAE Systems

How the company bridges the gap between what senior leadership wants and how the company executes grassroots innovation.

All Culture, Personnel, and Org Structure

Events, Contests, and Competitions

Innovation Day Pitch Deck

By Boeing

A slide deck template for participants in Boeing’s Innovation Day competition.

The Innovator’s Voice

By Harris Computer

A guide to the company’s “Innovator’s Voice Competition,” which enables individuals and teams to spend some of their time innovating and creating new, novel products and services for customers.

Idea Dash

By NRG

A document outlining the company’s idea challenge, called Idea Dash, including a 10-week timeline, key activities, and awards.

All Events, Contests, and Competitions

Frameworks & Models

Flavors of Innovation

By Anthem

Two slides lay out a great way to think about various initiatives, or “flavors of innovation,” that a company might pursue, from a cultural initiative to a workshop series to a venture fund to a spin-out company.

Innovation Framework

By Medtronic

A one-page overview of the company’s innovation framework, from “Needs Definition / Idea Submission” through to “Transfer to Program Development.”

Ideas to Impact Framework

By Altria

A short presentation identifying how the company uses its insights to imagine, identify, and capitalize on business opportunities.

All Frameworks & Models

Innovation Leader Resources

Six Steps to Strong Relationships with Colleagues in Legal, Compliance, and InfoSec

By Innovation Leader

This worksheet highlights the six steps of creating productive working relationships with your legal, compliance, and information security departments, and invites you to evaluate and continually update your status. Where do you stand on each step?

Org Charts for Innovation Groups

By Innovation Leader

There are two ways to set up and structure innovation teams, and both approaches have benefits and drawbacks. In this two-page PDF resource, a former VP of Product Management and Innovation outlines the pros and cons of each scenario.

Piloting and Scaling New Ideas in Healthcare: Challenges and Advice

By Innovation Leader

These slides were presented as part of an April 2018 webcast on sourcing, piloting, and scaling new ideas that is also available on Innovation Leader. You can register for upcoming Innovation Leader live calls here.

All Innovation Leader Resources

Job Descriptions

Director of Innovation Job Description

By ECMC

A short description outlining the responsibilities of the company’s director of innovation.

Innovation Manager Job Description

By Delta Faucet

Official job description for the company’s R&D Innovation Manager.

Entrepreneur in Residence Job Description

By Optum

A detailed job description for the company’s Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) program.

All Job Descriptions

Labs & Centers

Global Innovation Centers Overview

By BNY Mellon

Short overview of BNY’s network of innovation centers, their approach, and focus.

Life Science iHub Overview

By Bayer

An overview and photos of the company’s Life Science iHub center and team.

Driving Open Innovation

By Honda

How Honda’s Silicon Valley Lab is engaging with startups, including providing test vehicles, funding, mentorship, and collaborative workspace.

All Labs & Centers

Metrics & Scorecards

Measuring Insight & Innovation

By CSAA

How the company measures its innovation efforts, including a scorecard, key drivers, and a maturity model.

Innovation for Value Creation

By Owens Corning

Short PowerPoint presentation that covers Owens Corning’s market intelligence and brainstorming tool; capabilities mapping; measuring the return on innovation; and the company’s various awards for innovative and high-performing teams.

Innovation Scorecard

By Adobe Systems

Scorecard for ideas proposed as part of Adobe’s internal Kickbox Innovation Workshops. Considers factors like customer value, company fit, and risk level. Good, clear definitions of things like “addressable market size” and “fit with brand.”

All Metrics & Scorecards

Processes & Methodologies

Innovation Studio

By Anthem

An overview of Anthem’s innovation approach, team and process.

Front End and New Product Development Process Flow Charts

By Armstrong

A one-slide document mapping out Armstrong’s processes around front-end and new product development.

Front End of the Pipeline Exploration

By ODL

A one-page flowchart describing how the company identifies, defines, and prioritizes problems & opportunities.

All Processes & Methodologies

Strategy Presentations

Building the Culture of Design Thinking

By Home Depot

The Design Sprint framework is a problem-solving methodology used to identify, understand, and validate business opportunities. Download this short presentation on Home Depot practices design thinking. 

The Right (and Wrong) Ways to Engage with Corporate Accelerators

By XRC Labs

Presentation given at Impact 2018 on the right and wrong ways for corporates to engage with accelerator programs. Includes a slide outlining the signs or hallmarks that a corporate culture has set up the proper structure for working with startup companies.

Actual Intelligence Built on A.I.

By Home Depot

Overview of how Home Depot is approaching artificial intelligence, given the complexity of many home improvement projects. Includes three lessons learned so far.

All Strategy Presentations

Templates

Scouting: Tracking Trends and Emerging Technologies

By Innovation Leader

The goal of this worksheet, a component of our 2017 research report on scouting trends and emerging tech, is to help you think through some of the key questions, participants, risks, and indicators of success when you are setting up or seeking to improve a scouting operation.

Idea Disclosure Form

By Cancer Centers of America

A template used by the company to collect information about an idea and to capture the key value and potential opportunity of ideas.

Meet the Innovators Questionnaire

By Thomson Reuters

A questionnaire given to employees who have been nominated by their peers for an innovator’s award.

All Templates