Burns and McDonnell

Corporate Innovation


Service Offerings

  • Commercialization strategy
  • Corporate innovation programming
  • Ideation facilitation
  • Product development

In your world of rapid technology advancement and business model evolution, typical business planning processes and corporate strategies cannot keep pace. You have to balance near-term enterprise goals and operational considerations with the need for new products or services. We help you design actionable innovation strategies that allow your resources today to unlock your solutions for tomorrow.

To generate powerful ideas that ignite from within your own walls, you must provide the outlets to surface the creative genius of all your people. We guide you through the process and build out a framework that connects the ideas with the decision-makers, the budget keepers and those who work with your clients. We enable you to create disruptive ideas from non-disruptive processes so that concepts don’t get lost in the hype.

When you’re ready to take your ideas further, that’s the critical time to evaluate sustainable commercial viability. We keep your focus on measurable outcomes to help you evaluate and choose the tools, technologies or services that possess a strong product-market fit. We know you may face challenges in earning organizational and executive buy-in. Our product development process guides you through the corporate culture adaptations, stakeholder communications and change management processes that run alongside in-depth business and go-to-market planning.

Faster adoption may be the need and a strategic partner the best bet. We might even be that partner — a potential co-owner, commercial channel or co-developer to bring something to life that comes from your incubation efforts. Following a thorough build vs. buy vs. partner analysis, our technology specialists can convert ideas into action with rapid development capabilities. Or, based on our deep integration into your industry, we might recommend a partner that can deliver in collaboration with you.

Whether it be new ideas, strategic capital deployment, partner alignment or technology development, we help you pull the right lever at the right time to position for the future and unlock real ROI.

White Paper
Building a Case for People Change Management in Sustainable Capital Projects

A utility’s large capital projects must be justified to investors and stakeholders before resources can be allocated. Correctly positioning people change management within the capital-spend business case is necessary to procure resources that reduce risk of capital project failure.

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Getting the Most Value From Your External Change Resource

There is a necessary and beneficial symbiotic relationship between a client and its contractor or consultant. But because organizational change is nuanced and complicated, it can be difficult to get the highest return on your company’s investment. Fortunately, there is a way.

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Chris Underwood, 1898 & Co.
Lucas McIntosh
Managing Director, Advisory Consulting

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