Mission Innovation

Inspiring people to be innovative in order to shape the world of tomorrow together. That’s the mission of Lars Behrendt

The innovation maker!

Everyone wants innovation. Everyone wants success. Everyone wants the new methodology to reach their goal as quickly as possible.

In order to become truly innovative, however, we need a practical approach which is totally different from what the majority out there want to make us believe in.

Lars is considered one of the leading international innovation developers because he has real hands-on experience. An expert in innovation with over 15 years of experience as the CEO of Granny&Smith Innovation Lab, Lars has gained his expertise from working with well-known German corporations and international Fortune 500 companies.

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Get Real Innovation Book

Get.Real.
Innovation.

The book „Get. Real. Innovation." is about how to build a truly innovative company and why this is so incredibly hard.

Innovation is the driving force of business success today. But what do the most innovative companies like Google, Amazon, Tesla and many startups have in common? What methods do they use? How can you become as innovative as they are? And what has proven to be a mistake in practice?

Using real, short, concise & practical examples and based on well over 10 years of practical experience in innovation development, this book helps to get to the bottom of exactly these questions and find answers.

FOUNDER

As an engineer at heart, Lars founded the Granny&Smith innovation agency in 2006. Together with his team, he has helped more than 50 startups and countless innovators to develop groundbreaking new products and services.

AUTHOR

Lars is the author of numerous publications.

Both his bestseller „Get.Real.Innovation.“  and numerous scientific articles have contributed to his worldwide reputation as an innovation expert.

To get more insight into work and achievements, follow or get connected with Lars on LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dipl-ing-lars-behrendt/

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Lars gives talks at leading tech conferences such as IFA, CEBIT, TED. Furthermore, he is not only known through his lectureship at Jacobs University, but also from various TV appearances.

EXTREME ATHLETE

Lars has been doing extreme sports since his childhood. From BMX and skateboarding to today's extreme enduro, he has always found his private balance by doing sports and has drawn a lot of parallels to innovation development.

INVESTOR

Since 2008, he has been investing private assets in selected startups, products and patents.

Keynote Speaker

TedX
Cebit
IFA

TELEVISION APPEARANCES

Ntv
NDR
1

lectureship

Carl Von Ossietzky
Haw Hamburg
Jacobs University

CERTIFICATES

DLR
Bunderministerium
Horizon 2020 European Union Funding

DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION UND EXTREMSPORT HABEN EINS GEMEINSAM: WENN MAN ERSTMAL DABEI IST,  IST ES GAR NICHT SO SCHWER

wir brauchen ein Umfeld das echte
kreativität und innovation ermöglicht.

MIT UNSERER DERZEITIGEN FÜHRUNG ERZIEHEN WIR ANTI-INNOVATIVE MITARBEITER“

STEINE IM WEG? ANSTRENGEND? SCHWER? DANN MUSS ES WOHL EINE ECHTE INNOVATION SEIN

HÄTTE, KÖNNTE, MÜSSTE? EINFACH MACHEN!

HOCHKOMPLEXE PROBLEMSTELLUNGEN SPIELERISCH BEGEGNEN – DIE VIELLEICHT BESTE INNOVATIONSSTRATIGIE DIE ES GIBT

LERNE VON DENEN, DIE ES WIRKLICH MACHEN STATT VON THEORETIKERN DIE NUR DARÜBER REDEN

WIR BRAUCHEN KREATIVEN RAUM FÜR INNOVATION

INNOVATION UND EXTREMSPORT HABEN ÜBERRASCHEND VIELE PARALLELN AUS DENEN MAN SEHR VIEL LERNEN KANN

ECHTE INNOVATION ENSTEHT BEIM MACHEN. WIR SETZEN AUF NEUE ERFAHRUNG, STATT AUF THEORIE.

WIR MÜSSEN AUFHÖREN AUS DER INNOVATION EINE WISSENSCHAFT  ZU MACHEN. JUST DO IT!  

PRESS / INTERVIEW

Please send press inquiries to
Christine Herdemertens

ch@grannyandsmith.com

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Please understand that I have limited time for selected keynotes. All keynotes are subject to a fee. Please send your request to Christine Herdemertens

ch@grannyandsmith.com

INVESTMENT

If you want to present your idea, product or startup to us, please use our contact form

SELECTED CUSTOMERS

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"INSPIRING PEOPLE TO BE INNOVATIVE SO THAT TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE THE WORLD A LITTLE BIT BETTER - THAT'S WHAT DRIVES ME."

DIPL-ING. LARS BEHRENDT
CEO
GRANNY&SMITH

DON’T CALL US. WE CALL YOU!

For a project like the INNOWEEK®, the “cultural fit“ is of essence. This is actually the basis it needs to achieve great results together with our customers.

The easiest way to find out whether there is a “match“ is a video call for getting to know each other.

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.

FURTHER
INFORMATION

INNOWEEK®

The practical approach to innovation development which makes it possible to reduce the usual period of several months to a few weeks.

INNOVATORS`BOOTCAMP

By joining  our Online Bootcamp, you will learn to do your INNOWEEK® yourself in order to execute your innovation projects at maximum speed.