Articles by GroundControl

Innovation Ecosystem
When ‘mindset’​ is the biggest hurdle for innovation in your company.

Table of Contents What is mindset?What about creativity?Change a routine to start changing the mindset.How we do it For most executives, it’s people and culture that drive innovation. They feel that a different, more creative mindset from employees will help improve innovation company-wide. Innovation managers, on the other hand, blame the lack of an ‘innovation’ […]


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Use Cases
How to scale an intrapreneurship program globally with DHL Start-up Lab

Table of Contents PlaybookStage-gated funding approachStructured way of workingGoing fully remoteLessons learnedDownload your copy of the Playbook From 2019 to 2021, we have worked with the team of DHL Start-up Lab to scale DHL Group’s intrapreneurship program globally and we are really happy to be able to share some of that work in a very […]


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Innovation Accounting
An executive summary of the ‘Innovation Accounting’ book

Table of Contents The definition of Innovation AccountingWhy do we need a second system?Prerequisites & PrinciplesLayers of information The definition of Innovation Accounting Innovation Accounting is “an organized system of principles and indicators designed to gather, classify, analyze and report data about a company’s breakthrough and disruptive innovation efforts – working to complement the existing […]


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Staff Picks
Innovation reporting with an innovation accounting tool

Table of Contents Reporting innovation on a tactical levelThe way of workingInnovation reporting on a managerial levelReporting innovation on a strategic level In this blog, we will discuss how to use an innovation accounting tool like GroundControl to start with evidence-based innovation reporting. To effectively use GroundControl, we first take a look at how setting […]


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Innovation Ecosystem
If you want to think out of the box, make a new box

Table of Contents What are you trying to achieve?Align your business goalsDo not keep everything in one box By now, we all understand that explore and exploit are entirely different things, and any organization is aware of the need for innovation. When you test and try something new, you are in explore, and when you optimize and grow a business […]


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Staff Picks
How to create an Idea statement for your startup or corporate venture

When you have an idea and you start working on it, it’s helpful to create a clear and concise description of your idea, we call this an Idea statement. There is going to be a point where you’ll need to present your idea to the world. One scenario in which you can find yourself is […]


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Lean Startup
Creating a problem statement for a startup (proven formula + examples)

Often, a startup idea begins with the idea for a solution. Although this makes sense, it is the problem of a customer segment that is the starting point of your startup. You need to make sure to find a real customer segment with a real problem before working out a solution, you do this by […]


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Lean Startup
Pricing experiments to find out if and what your customer will pay

Table of Contents Dry Wallet experimentHelps answerHow toPrice Elasticity SurveyIt helps answerHow to To find out if and what your customer is willing to pay for your product, we run pricing experiments. In this blog, we describe a couple of experiments that we have used ourselves. An excellent way to test a revenue model without […]


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Staff Picks
Idea management software vs innovation management software

Table of Contents What is Innovation Management? What is idea management? Glidr.io Vs GroundControlViima Vs GroundControlConclusion Innovation management and idea management are both essential to ensure the long-term existence of an organization. Understanding the different terms and understanding the value of both concepts is crucial to correctly execute these concepts. In this article, I will make the […]


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Innovation Ecosystem
3 key success factors to Corporate Venturing with a Corporate Venture Builder

Table of Contents What is corporate venturing?What is a corporate venture builder?Way of WorkingThe right metricsVenture BoardGroundControl can help What is corporate venturing? Corporate venturing is an innovation and growth strategy, in which a corporation wants to maintain or obtain a competitive advantage by funding and supporting a venture. This can be done by investment, […]


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Innovation Framework
How to create an innovation framework for your company

An innovation framework provides guiding principles for developing a series of questions that can assess where a product is along its journey.


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Innovation Practice
Testing Business Ideas with GroundControl

At GroundControl we’re a big fan of David Bland’s Testing Business Ideas book because it closely matches how we look at the journey from a great idea to a validated business model and it gives a lot of examples of which experiments you can run to de-risk as much as possible. You could even say that GroundControl is Testing Business Ideas software.


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