Innovation Management

Tilix helps its clients push forwards with product, service, business process and organisational innovation.

The services build on Director’s experience with world-class organisations such as Philips, BP, Heriot-Watt University and VW. They are particularly valuable to businesses who see low carbon as an opportunity to innovate.

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Tilix can support innovation in organisations whatever their culture, maturity, sector or size. Some of our recent clients include:

- National Grid   - Logicor Energy
- Ofgem   - Ecoist
- Shell   - Uniti
- Smart DCC   - Champion Energy
- Chester University    - Enian
- Duni   - Generis


Tilix helps its clients drive through the challenges that can hinder the progress of innovation by:

  • Reframing innovation by refreshing the strategy and how success is measured.
  • Motivating and empowering employees to be creative and to think out of the box.
  • Fostering collaboration by getting innovation out of silos (both internal and external).
  • Introducing external ideas and opinions (e.g. competitive analysis, voice of the customer). 
  • Solving the innovator’s dilemma when current product success is fostering complacency.
  • Increasing velocity to cope with ever shorter and shorter product life cycles.


Being able to change and adapt is one of the most important factors for success and growth. Leveraging external expertise will assist in making innovation a core competency in every corner of an organisation. Tilix helps its clients profit from innovation in several  ways:

Reducing cost and risk, for example by accelerating time to market. Increased sales come through fulfilling unmet customer needs and/or opening new markets. Improving the efficiency and performance of existing technology,  processes or organisation.

“The quality of the innovation support from Tilix was first class and superb value for money.” Magnus Carlsson, Director of Corporate Development, Duni AB


Tilix uses an expertly curated set of tools to cultivate innovation and to help our clients go from a business idea to ROI with velocity, intensity and focus. For example to get an overarching perspective we use the following canvases:

  1. Value proposition
  2. Uniqueness
  3. Business model
  4. Timing
  5. Team alignment

In cases where assessing market viability is a requirement, Tilix looks at both feasibility and opportunity through the options analysis funnel. Details of shortlisted items are presented in a RAG matrix and/or scatter diagram.

Areas of focus

Tilix delivers support through tactical innovation assists and strategic portfolio management. Regardless of the size or shape of the engagement, the same fundamental topics come up over and over again:

  1. Leadership & governance
  2. Market intelligence
  3. Collaboration and networking
  4. Knowledge management
  5. Processes & systems
  6. People involvement
  7. Culture
  8. Getting results

These topics permeate all the horizons of focus from grand strategy, through tactics to action on the field of play.


Examples of Tilix innovation expertise in action:

  • Uniti: Improved R&D project execution and introduced innovation accounting framework.
  • Enian: Collaborated in industrial-academic project in applied artificial intelligence.
  • Duni: introduced novel ideas in both evolutionary and disruptive innovation contexts.
  • Chester University: supported delivery of a range of collaborative R&D interventions and activities in an ERDF funded programme.
  • National Grid: In the Deeside Project, Tilix augmented National Grid staff in a venture that attracted £12m funding through Ofgem’s Electricity Network Innovation Competition.

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Don’t hesitate to contact us if you want to discuss Tilix’s Innovation Management value proposition in more detail. We will be delighted to build and maintain a strong innovation culture in your organization.