You are one of the  lighthouses in your company?

Then you might want to read our Innovator’s Story on the following pages…

But somehow you are not satisfied with the status quo…

because you are looking for REAL innovation and want to actively…

shape the future - now?

INNOVATOR‘S DAILY STRUGGLE?

Do new projects not progress to your satisfaction?

DOES IT TAKE AN ENDLESS TIMe TO SEE REAL RESULTS AND IT IS JUST A FRUSTRATING PROCESS?

Do you encounter obstacles and barriers on a daily basis? Resistance from colleagues, an overloaded corporate structure or attitudes like…

„WE HAVE ALWAYS DONE IT THIS WAY“

LEARN FROM THOSE
WHO HAVE REALLY
DONE IT!

Because above all, we can say how something WON’T work.

We really have TASTED all the pitfalls of innovation development so that we can avoid them for you.

In addition to knowing what won’t work, we know what WILL work.

My name is Lars Behrendt, Engineer by heart, founder and CEO of the innovation agency Granny&Smith.

I have over two decades of practicalexperience in innovation development.

OUR INNOVATION PROCESS?

We are convinced Companies do not have a problem generating new ideas.  Companies have a problem getting those new ideas to market.

Most companies attach too much importance to extensive analyses and produce 100-page concept papers - at a time when validated information is not yet available…

instead of quickly developing tangible solutions, testing them with real customers and iteratively improving them.

Our INNOWEEK® method has BEEN proven to tackle this problem.

We support our customers in developing and implementing concepts, prototypes, products and Go-To-Market strategies in record time.

As the complexity of projects increase, companies often reach their limits with conventional methods.

Our INNOWEEK® is a highly concentrated, closely timed, extremely short and intensive work phase with the goal of developing a product, a service or a new business model…

and test it under real conditions!

Our expert teams work exclusively and closely with the client teams in weekly fixed bookable INNOWEEKS.

Instead of spending months on meetings, discussions and organization, we reduce the work to the essentials.

WANT TO GET REAL INNOVATION?

We will show you how to develop products and services that your
customers really love.

But don’t say afterward that we didn’t warn you…

To GET real innovative PRODUCTS, you need a completely different approach in practice than the majority out there would lead you to believe.

On top of that, you will get all the tools, templates, methods and tricks we use in our daily innovation sprints.

JUST A COINCIDENCE?

Seven of the nine most innovative German companies* worldwide
work or worked with
Granny&Smith.

Draw your own conclusions ;-)

We help you create better products faster

Since 2006, our mission has been to help innovators create new products & services in record time.

2006

GRANNY & SMITH
Foundation of GRANNY&SMITH

2008

KRAFT
Supporting KRAFT by strengthening the voice of a forward-thinking workforce

2012

SIEMENS
Engineering new event experiences jointly with Siemens using smart mobile solutions

2014

HANSA FLEX AG
Jointly pioneering the first predictive maintenance solutions with Hansa-Flex

2015

MEYER WERFT
Supporting the worldwide leader of shipbuilding by digitizing their production

2017

KONICA MINOLTA
Helping Konica Minolta to create the future of the workplace by bringing artificial intelligence to offices around the world

2020

SPARKASSE
Helping to build innovative new solutions beyond banking

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THE PROB
LEM

THE PROBLEM

The traditional way of innovation development is fundamentally broken.

The average development time for new products in fast-moving consumer goods today is 15-22 months.

Complex products and services even require significantly longer intervals. Nevertheless, 90% of all new product launches fail.

What is even worse, a large part of the actual innovation potential and ideas in companies never sees the light of day.

Summed up: Extremely high costs, slow processes and no active involvement of real customers leads to very high flop rates.

OUR SOLU
TION

OUR SOLUTION

INNOWEEK® is the established solution to quickly deliver validated results for your innovation project.

Never has it been possible to provide valid solutions within such a short time. Together with our clients we work in highly concentrated, extremely short and intensive work phases with a clear goal.

Instead of spending months in meetings and discussions, we focus our work on maximizing benefits and concrete output.

We were the first to combine all relevant areas of innovation development under one roof - from creative ideation and vision development to strategic guidance, design, product development, engineering, communication, and sales implementation.

Working that way does not only lead to maximum team motivation and personal commitment, but also to exceptional results.

Moreover, it reduces the flop rate of your business model, product or service drastically. Having your product vision tested within an INNOWEEK® reduces the usual development period of months or years to a few weeks only.

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THE RESULTS!

Powerpoint is evil! In order to create real added value for our clients, we focus on delivering concrete results:

tangible prototypes, testable products, measurable services, understandable processes and their successful market introduction, instead of one-hundred-page concept papers and theoretical essays.

From idea to market in a few weeks - a speed that is becoming increasingly necessary today and the key to competitive advantage.

Seven out of nine of the most innovative companies in Germany have already worked with Granny&Smith that way.

Learn more details about INNOWEEK®.

one
week is
enough!

Want to
boost
your
innovation?

No Bullsh*t.
No Drama.
Just great
work.

Together with our customers, we develop innovative products and brands as if they were our own. We don't work for you, but with you.

What you can expect from us is that finally your product doesn’t only look good, but also works well.

We make sure it's that simple.

By focusing on innovation development, we have acquired a skillset that is unique on the market.

With 15 years of experience, we are proud to have successfully helped a variety of forward-thinking innovators to create new products, services, business models and brands, or reinvent existing ones.

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SELECTED CUSTOMERS

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Full en-gagement

Why can you only book single INNOWEEKS® with us?

Even if you want to work with us all the time, we work in single weekly bookable INNOWEEKS® only.  

This helps us a lot to keep up the momentum and motivation. This way we achieve best results if everybody is fully committed for a week.

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Hire
Us?

1 week trial period only

We always start new relationships with a one-week sprint only.

This helps both parties to check the fit before making a longer-term commitment.

DON’T CALL US. WE
CALL YOU!

Not sure whether GRANNY&SMITH is THE right PARTNER for you?

Schedule a call with our CEO Lars Behrendt to learn more about us and how we work with you.

Jobs

Want to join the GRNY family?

We are always interested in meeting passionate designers and developers.

If you’re interested in working here, take a 1-min video of yourself, letting us know your“why I have to work at GRNY.” and send it to:

jobs@grannyandsmith.com

P.S.
Yep, this is not a stock photo. This is our office

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