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Center for Innovation Leadership Programs for Businesses

In today’s rapidly changing markets, businesses of all types and sizes must constantly increase the value of the products and services they offer to stay relevant, competitive and profitable. Our innovation programs help you learn and apply the best-known methods for managing R&D and innovation.

SRI’s innovation programs are based on our own disciplined processes for creating and commercializing original products and services. Our staff members submit more than 500 invention disclosures every year, and we have developed proven processes to determine which ideas are worth patenting, which should be licensed, and which fit our criteria for spinning off a new company.

Our best practices apply across all industries. We have helped companies in industries ranging from automotive, cosmetics, entertainment, media and high-tech to forest products, mining and financial services.

Managing Breakthrough Innovation

Our approach to innovation has enabled us to gain commercial value for ten times more of our inventions than typical research organizations. SRI’s Managing Breakthrough Innovation methodology underpins our success by laying out a specific path to take teams from strategic problems to creative solutions that provide customer value.

Workshops and Programs

Our customizable programs and workshops teach you how to apply our Managing Breakthrough Innovation methodology to your own tough challenges. We help you put concepts into practice right away so you can see immediate results.


Managing Breakthrough Innovation for Executives

One-day workshop introduces senior managers and executives to SRI’s Managing Breakthrough Innovation framework.


Managing Breakthrough Innovation

Five-day workshop covers how to move from strategy to ideas to inventions to innovation. Provides a set of tools participants can use directly.


Managing Breakthrough Innovation for Practitioners

A series of three interactive five-day workshops focuses on each stage of the innovation process.

Contract Research and Development

If you have an immediate R&D challenge, our contract R&D services leverage our experience, knowledge and processes to help you achieve your goals. Engage our R&D teams for faster "time-to- money" solutions when:

  • Your internal technical teams are already committed to implanting your current roadmap and do not have time to plan the long-term
  • Your business does not have a complete cross-discipline team of knowledgeable experts
  • You do not have a sufficient base of IP

Our short, focused Ideation Workshops help you evaluate how our capabilities can meet your needs. Together, we’ll develop clear roadmaps to help you solve your most difficult challenges.

Find out more about SRI's proven, disciplined approach to innovation.

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