HOW WE’VE HELPED
WHAT THEY SAY
In my 12 years with this company, this is the best breakthrough innovation session I’ve ever been to.
Working with Engage // Innovate has given us new insights and inspiration, and we have been challenged to think beyond what we used to.
We ran a one-week strategy bootcamp on smart city, designed and led by Christian Rangen. This was perhaps the most powerful learning experience I have been through. The bootcamp led to the formation of Nordic Smart Buildings, with a rapid go-to-market strategy, allowing us to jump-start our smart city strategy.
Christian Rangen has great knowledge on cluster development on an international level that he happily shares. His insight and studies are a value for us when we work with both new, experienced and mature clusters in Norway. He challenges us on how we best work with clusters all the time – and it increases our competence.
Clusters are complex organizations and their aim is to solve complex problems for the benefit of a large number of entities. In order to do so, they need different ways of attacking different problems. The visual strategy tools that we’ve co-developed with Engage // Innovate have given us a set of instruments to provide them with different angles of attack.
They have been a great resource to run discussions with and between people from many different backgrounds and companies within the clusters. It helps cluster members structure their conversations and really dig deep into their “real” problems and challenges.
The fact that we co-develop tools on the run as we get more and more insight in the complexity of cluster development is a huge benefit for both the clusters and Innovation Norway.
I have been to many of these type of meetings throughout my career, but this was the most inspirational and thought provoking , and by far the best and most productive meeting I have been to in a very long time.
Working with Christian Rangen and Engage // Innovate has led a more structured process both internally and working with our cluster clients. I have really enjoyed working with Chris – he shakes things up, goes the extra mile and has genuinely brought great value to Innovation Norway.
Engage//Innovate provided a new perspective for us on generating business income via innovation rather than focusing on our current core business
In 3.5 days we did what we normally do in 6 months.
Working with Engage // Innovate has been great so far! They helped structure our work and was great help in the building of our accelerator program and investor network. For Christian Rangen, the sky is the limit! This is exactly the perspective we needed.
Working with Christian Rangen and Engage // Innovate has led to a more structured process both internally and when working with our cluster clients. We’ve co-developed new visual strategy tools which are core to our workshops – helping to define common goals and create impactful discussion within our working groups. I have really enjoyed working with Chris – he has been a great asset. He shakes things up, goes the extra mile and has genuinely brought great value to Innovation Norway.
We now have a strategy for Scale-Ups and Capital which is the direct result of working with Engage // Innovate. Chris brings with him deep insight on cluster work that has been invaluable to us.
I really loved working with Christian Rangen – he challenges you and your team and brings innovation and new thinking to a higher level in the company, breaking traditions and comfort zones.