EDG has assembled a remarkable network of renowned institutions and thought leaders. Our partnership programs are for organizations wanting to use strategy, design, and implementation best practices to strengthen their innovation and sustainability efforts.
Ancilla, based in the Philippines, is a management consulting firm and the trusted Change and Enterprise Development partner of over a thousand companies within the ASEAN region. It aims to be the provider of choice of innovative organization and enterprise development solutions in South East Asia.
Creative professionals play a particularly important role during times of profound transformation. Consider for example the preeminent role of design, and more specifically customer experience design in today’s enterprises. EDG provides CIDA with a pallet of tools and frameworks in support of its mission to develop the entrepreneurial and innovation skills of creatives.
The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, a non-profit organization, administers the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product™ Standard, which provides designers and manufacturers with criteria and requirements for continually improving what products are made of and how they are made. It was created to bring about a new industrial revolution that turns the making of things into a positive force for society, the economy, and the planet. The C2C quality standard was gifted to the Institute by William McDonough and Michael Braungart after more than 20 years of development.
IdeaScale is the largest cloud-based innovation software platform in the world with more than 25,000 customers and 4 million users. The software allows organizations to involve the opinions of public and private communities by collecting their ideas and giving users a platform to vote. The ideas are then evaluated, routed, and implemented, making IdeaScale the engine of crowd-powered innovation. IdeaScale is headquartered in Berkeley, California, and has offices in Washington D.C., Tokyo, and Berlin.
InnoArchitects advises companies on strategy and innovation. It develops and provides tools to promote innovation and support transformation in the enterprise. Based in Switzerland, InnoArchitects combines EDG's innovation discipline with its architectural work.
InnoTools provides online platforms and tools for supporting innovation.
IFTF is an independent, non-profit research organization based in Silicon Valley whose core research staff and creative design studio work together to provide practical foresight for a rapidly changing world. Research staff include experienced forecasters representing a range of disciplines from social science, public policy, and technology.
With our partner Qmarkets, EDG offers Q+, an online innovation platform that enables large groups to innovate together. Q+ incorporates CO-STAR value proposition templates that support innovators to build group intelligence into their solutions. Q+ can be used for both spontaneous ideas from the front lines of an organization, as well as for sponsored leadership-driven strategic innovation campaigns.
Palladio Trusted Advisers are a small group of professionals dedicated to developing organisations and their leaders in high-innovation environments. It is headquartered in Switzerland. Dr. Bernhard Sterchi is the managing partner.
Plug and Play Tech Center is a global accelerator that specializes in growing tech startups. Headquartered in Sunnyvale California, Plug and Play's network includes over 300 startups, 180 investors, and a network of leading universities and corporate partners.
Based in Chicago and headed by Tom Faure, Vibrant Enterprise Associates works with clients supporting them to achieve unprecedented results for growth at the enterprise or organization level and at individual level.
EDG collaborated with William McDonough to create the program Creating Enduring Value: William McDonough’s Approach to Innovation and Sustainable Design. The workshop combines an overview of Cradle- to-Cradle design principles with innovation best practices to produce enduring value for businesses, society, and the environment.
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