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Get started on your innovation journey with our free tools
We’ve put together a starter pack of Innovation Tools for you to use with your teams. These will probably make more sense if you have already completed some AfCE programs but even if you are completely new to corporate entrepreneurship, they will give you a feel of what our programs can deliver.
Your Kickstarter Innovation Toolkit
The Idea Submission Template
How to submit an idea and team.
Innovation Managers may use this template to ask employees to respond to a proposed innovation challenge which can be stated in the top right. Email employees the template and ask them to fill in the various sections and submit to you or upload into your program web page or platform.
Innovation Journey Map
37 critical steps to increase your innovation team’s survival rate.
Intrapreneurship is a journey and this is your moment of truth to track and score your innovation progress along your journey. The more you fulfil each criteria, the more validated and de-risked your venture becomes.
Accelerate Innovation with precise team alignment.
Whether you’re creating a team, kicking off a project or welcoming a new member, this strategic framework helps partners learn about each other, build trust and define common goals. What are the Team Roles? What’s the purpose and value? What are the rules and activities? A Team Canvas session will align expectations and boost momentum during the process.
The Bermuda Triangle
Not being specific can get you lost!
This exercise will teach you the importance of getting specific around the problem you are solving, who the customer is and the solution you may offer. If you can’t do that, we may get stuck in the Bermuda Triangle, which is definitely a place where you don’t want to be for long. Many people have never returned!
The Elevator Pitch
Communication is the key.
Used by entrepreneurs all around the world to help them clearly communicate their idea, it covers all the aspects that someone would want to hear about your idea in one sentence. However, it is not always easy to define this and as you work on this you often find better ways to formulate your idea. Your elevator pitch will remain a work in progress and may change several times as you advance through your intrapreneurship journey.
Corporate Entrepreneurship Stickers
Have some fun with these innovative phrases!
We’ve collected some of our favorite innovation phrases which you can stick onto notebooks, laptops, desks or even the toilet cubicles! These act as gentle reminders to foster the entrepreneurial spirit within your organization.
The Lean Experiment Map
De-risk your idea and validate your assumptions.
Through this 7 step Experimentation Map, learn how to generate assumptions and prioritize which ones are the most critical yet also unknown – meaning that if the assumption is not true, it could cause your idea to fail.
The Lean Experiment Playbook Poster
Communication is the key.
This overview of 24 lean experiment types is a great planning tool to help teams determine which experiments to run as their projects mature and the fidelity should be increased. Use an AfCE Prototype Fund to help with the execution.
The Business Model Canvas
Does your idea make sense?
A business model canvas defines the key elements of your business idea and highlights the critical elements of an opportunity. You will likely make changes to the canvas after you begin. Review the canvas with your colleagues. Is it clear to them? Does it make sense? Is it compelling?
Do You Speak Start-up?
Getting to grips with innovation lingo.
When pursuing innovation their are a lot of new terms to deal with. Share this short glossary with Innovation Managers and Intrapreneurs alike, play a round of bingo or just get a head start over your colleagues. Check back for updates!
AfCE Company Presentation
Add PowerPoint slides about AfCE to your own presentation.
If you need to report or present internally about AfCE, we invite you to simply use the slides from our company presentation. We’ve kept them nice and simple so feel free to edit them and fit them into your own presentation. Good luck impressing your boss! Email [email protected] if you need any further details.