NEXT University is our program to help existing businesses become more innovative.

We offer a series of experiences taken from our startup 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.

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

Recent NEXT University Client


The NEXT University program is delivered in four modules on-site in your workplace.

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.


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