Science and technology based ideas hold great potential to impact our world. But spotting the ones with commercial potential can be challenging. That’s because the business value of these ideas is often undeveloped or “locked” under the scientific and technical details of the idea. Innovators, who are domain experts in their fields, are skilled at presenting the technical merits of their work, but not trained to discover, define, and describe the business value of their ideas. To put it simply, they talk about “what it is” but not about “why it matters”.
That's where we come in...
At WKI, we give innovators the ability to discover the business value of their ideas and unlock their full potential. For more than a decade, our So what? who cares? why you?® methodology has been helping to bridge the gap in understanding between innovators with new ideas and people who are looking to support those ideas. And it’s working! Using our methodology, organizations world-wide are increasing their success rate for ideation, pre-incubation, and technology commercialization.
What's different about us?
WKI is different because we understand innovators.
We’ve spent our careers with engineers and scientists helping them discover, define, and describe the business value of their ideas. Our So what? who cares? why you? methodology is built from decades in the trenches working alongside innovators to help them turn their ideas into opportunities. We’ve translated this experience into a scalable, replicable, and proven methodology for organizations to deploy and achieve their own success.
And the results speak for themselves!
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What we believe ...
“We strongly believe that discovering the business value of new ideas starts with innovators, and that equipping and empowering innovators to do so begins at the discovery stage.
From my first book to support innovators and entrepreneurs in 2005 to our global growth and collaboration with leading customers today, one thing has held true. Ideas, like seeds, need to be cultivated if they are to grow – and the best person to cultivate an idea at the early stages is the founder of that idea. These “idea founders” need to be armed with a disciplined, structured methodology that aligns with the way they approach their research and scientific work.
We hope you will join us in our quest to increase the odds of success for more great ideas.”
— Wendy Kennedy, Founder
If you would like to turn more of your organization’s ideas into opportunities...