Invent Actionable Solutions
Get Actionable Solutions for Your Biggest Innovation Challenges
The Eureka! Ranch Has Helped Companies Invent Wow Ideas and Pivot Faster with Innovation for over 30 Years
Every organization is different and we customize our services to solve your problems. Answer a quick assessment and we will send you an automated recommendation based on similar companies we’ve helped in the past.
TYPES OF SOLUTIONS
More Ideas for New Products & Services
Reinvent Operations & Systems
Innovation Strategy, Mission and Alignment
Individualized Education & Applied Training
WHY IT WORKS
A Plan With Purpose
Deep Mining for Stimulus
The key to our success is investing time & energy into finding disruptive stimulus before the start of the session. This stimulus is used to spark ideas during the session.
Diversity of Thinking
Technology That Enables
Private project portal that enables the team to virtually work together to capture ideas and provide positive & constructive feedback.
Education That is Applied
We don’t teach theory. We teach you how to innovate and give you systems to apply what you learn to your business.
Generating New Ideas & Ways to Solve
Big & Small Problems
OVER 100 POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS
Using our online system for capturing ideas, teams on average capture 100 – 200 ideas over the duration of an inventing session.
Using our patented market research tools, we test ideas after each day of inventing. This gives the team fast feedback on which ideas have potential and immediately sparks ideas for making them better.
ENERGY & OPTIMISM
As the team works together to create solutions that they couldn’t have imagined before there is a shift in their energy and optimism that impacts their current & future work.
HOW WE CAN HELP?
Complete the 8 Question assessment about your innovation problems.
Eureka! Ranch was founded more than 35 years ago by Doug Hall. Doug was at P&G and got a record number of innovations shipped in a short period of time with a tiny staff and budget (9 products in 12 months with a team of 3). He did this by using a systems approach because of his knowledge of the work of Dr. W. Edwards Deming, the inspiration for Lean, Total Quality and Six Sigma.
Doug left P&G and founded Eureka! Ranch and started helping large companies like Nike, American Express, and Disney create big, disruptive ideas, which it continues to do today.
By the early 2000s, it became clear that some companies did not have the systems in place to commercialize the disruptive ideas Eureka! Ranch helped create. They would either compromise the ideas (to pass Stage-Gate milestones) or even kill them due to fear of change.
That experience inspired a sabbatical at the University of Maine and the creation of a new field of study, Innovation Engineering®. It includes 48 skills or competencies for creating, communicating, and commercializing meaningfully unique ideas and system driven leadership skills that help innovation leaders implement the system company-wide. It teaches people to create disruptive ideas like we do (not guru, it’s a system), but also teaches them what to do next – all the way to market/implementation.
Today the Ranch is led by CEO, Maggie Nichols, and a strong cadre of innovators, engineers, educators, and programmers, with founder, Doug Hall, remaining actively engaged as CIO and on special projects. We help organizations in 3 ways: 1) building their innovation pipeline, 2) improving their innovation process, and 3) training their people to think more innovatively. We work with large multinationals, non-profits, and small and mid-size companies around the globe to help them think & act smarter, faster & more innovatively.