Frequently asked questions
Ask us anything or at least anything about corporate innovation and KICKBOX.
After your decision to start the program, it can be deployed within 30 days. rready supports in the onboarding as you can read up here.
Point taken! However, our solution is not only about the software as the online platform alone won’t solve the problem. Nevertheless, it makes the innovation program scalable, which is crucial: innovation comes from the brain, and the more brains are involved, the more successful the program will be. Especially if you want to take the next steps after managing ideas: decentralised execution. With certain platform we do integrate well, contact us to discuss it and explore synergies.
No. KICKBOX is designed to work as a side-project. However, you CAN assign employees full-time to KICKBOX to increase the speed of innovation, especially if their project takes off.
No. This is what differentiates us from conventional innovation consultants, but innovation starting with raw ideas takes time. We normally sign 2-years contracts. If we agree on which KPIs we want to prove within less time, we even offer shorter pilot programs. After you decide that you like it, you can still sign up for 2-3 years contracts.
Of course! The software is enterprise-ready, GDPR-compliant, and passes regularly security checks.
Our program works fast and provides measurable results within weeks.
That is exactly the point. 'Innovation' is often used as a fuzzy buzzword, so we make it tangible. Additionally, the gamified approach helps to engage employees of all hierachy levels, age and backgrounds.
No. Every company is different and these differences are taken into consideration when we co-create the toolboxes with our customers.
The only thing that always stays the same is the KICKBOOK in the RedBox phase. The reason for this is that the book's principles are almost universal – they apply to all of us.
1. A powerful source of knowledge thanks to exchange, discussions and presentations.
2. Peer companies network to exchange know-how and collaborate with.
Besides networking, they enable your Kickboxers to discover innovation-related knowledge that they will not find in an official course book or presentation.
Yes, they actually do. By encouraging an open-innovation attitude, the Innovation Ecosystem has been creating project-based collaborations and lasting offline relationships between our clients.
Easy access to additional services and coaches for your employees.
The digital platform is a cloud-hosted SaaS, so all you need are basic devices like laptops or smartphones to access it.
We are a passionate team of innovation experts and have succeeded in starting intrapreneurial movements in several large organizations such as Swisscom, Roche, and Implenia.
1. They are easy to deploy.
2. Our programs are scalable.
3. They work, with great impact.
4. They not only ‘manage’ ideas but ensures its execution and employee transformation.
Not at all. Our programs build on whatever your company is already doing. Since our methods are decentralized and bottom-up, they complement any top-down programs you may already have.
Our method differs considerably from your standard innovation consultants. We start an innovation movement in your company that creates its own momentum, making innovation consultants superfluous and creating lasting long-term change.
Mark Randall, serial entrepreneur and former VP of Creativity at Adobe, is the inventor of Kickbox.
After having sold his startup to Adobe, he realized that innovation works differently in a bigger company. In 2014, he came up with the toolbox concept and open-sourced the very first version of ‘Adobe Kickbox’.
Today, Mark is an advisor of the rready team and supports actively the further development of the concept.