We help teams unlock the innovation within.

We offer a series of experiences taken from our innovation studio process that will help you unleash innovation in your organization. You will understand the societal megatrends that are driving innovation, learn about the common barriers to innovation and how they are affecting your team, practice human-oriented innovation design thinking, and engage in real startup innovation teams.

We work on your side of the table, an integral part of who you are, arm-in-arm with your team as innovators-in-residence to move beyond incremental improvement into sustaining, disruptive, and radical innovation. We’ve been leaders in large corporations and small startups alike, and know-how to bring the best of each to help you move forward.

“If we hadn’t have done this, there is no way we were going to survive and thrive post pandemic.”

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Clients

Some of the companies who have benefited from NEXT Studios innovation services.

This is Indy's Innovation District: A 50-acre community in downtown Indianapolis dedicated to world-changing innovation and economic opportunity.
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120Water is a turnkey solution that makes drinking water and wastewater program management and compliance simple.
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Alleo is the new virtual visual canvas and collaboration platform for the new way of working.
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Central Indiana Community Foundation is a catalyst for progress, and a supporter of visionary ideas with the power to improve our community and the lives of its residents.
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Experience the technology partner behind the scenes of millions of automated bookings.
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Delta exists to create lasting change inside your home, transforming your daily life through how you interact with your water.
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The EdChoice mission is to advance educational freedom and choice for all as a pathway to successful lives and a stronger society.
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First Internet Bank is a leader among online banks, offering industry leading online banking services with competitive rates and great customer service.
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FreshJax is handcrafted organic seasonings and single spices for your kitchen and grill.
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Indy Chamber is empowering business to ensure all have the opportunity to succeed.
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Ivy Tech Community College offers Associate's Degrees and Certificates to students in more than 70 programs in over 75 communities across Indiana.
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At the Kosciusko Economic Development Corporation our mission is to convene, build, and show our county's talent, ideas, and capital.
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NineStar Connect is a pioneering electric and communications cooperative, owned by the very people we serve in Hancock County and other parts of East Central Indiana.
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The Northeast Indiana Innovation Center helps entrepreneurs launch and businesses grow.
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Curiosity, empathy, and expertise are the only starting point for ideas that truly solve data and technology problems.
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At SmithGroup, we embrace opportunities to work alongside clients, partners, and colleagues who dare to push boundaries and pursue bold “what if” dreams.
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STAR Financial Bank is an Indiana-based community bank known for its culture of delivering quality service, personalized banking solutions and innovative use of technology
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Delivering math can be a problem. Let us solve your math problem.
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Modules

A sampling of some of the tools we use in our work.

Now What's Next
Examine the megatrends driving innovation.
We'll identify the big forces at work driving change and how they impact you.
What's Keeping You From What's Next
Understanding the barriers to innovation.
We will identify ten common barriers to innovation, and work in small teams to reflect on how they are affecting you.
Design Thinking
Learn and practice human-centered design.
We will generate new ideas using human-centered innovation and learn why it’s used to create all new products and services today.
Discovery Week
Learn and practice designing innovation business models.
You’ll participate as team members in actual startup companies in a cohort, or in innovation teams around internally generated ideas.