Innovation Doesn't Happen Overnight

Our software helps execute your innovation strategy and adapt as you learn.

Tools built from a decade of experience telling us there's no one path to create a culture of innovation.

  • Easily organize whatever's needed, understand it, and make it reusable.
  • Get all the little things done more quickly and cheaply. Like finding people and things that really need to get connected and helping people realize it's them who needs to do it.
  • Be able to measure and adapt without constantly having to rebuild.

Features and Capabilities

Exaptive Studio

Map Your Ecosystem

In the Exaptive Studio you can model your ecosystem as a graph (left) with no-code tools and import your data from spreadsheets (center) or enter it directly. You can visualize the connections in your data with exploratory network viewers (right) or as connected tables.

  • Import data about things like people, expertise, capabilities, resources, partnerships, organizations, location, and more
  • Find connections you didn't know existed
  • Build plans to engage people in collaborative conversations and organize and execute innovation activities.
Engage with Visuals

As your model is filled with data you can configure different perspectives (left) that you can use to lead cross-functional meetings (center). Exaptive's tested methods show that focusing on the right similarity and differences can help people engage more quickly and find new uses for existing resources that can be captured as new ideas or insights that can be further reused (right).

  • Help people get engaged in cross-functional meetings by easily showing what the people have in common as well as what is unique
  • Create group-think by highlighting things that could be used in new ways with a different perspective
  • Use visuals in combination with Exaptive's tested facilitation methods
Analyze and Augment

Descriptions and narratives in your data can be viewed instantly in an interactive visualization that shows you how things are related conceptually (left). As you find hidden connections you can permanently connect things in your data with the new meaning (right).

  • Take your unstructured text and find concepts that are being used within silos or in interdisciplinary ways
  • Use the clustering to create inference that you can use to augment your perspectives with connections you couldn't see before
  • Create teams or sets of resources optimized to solve specific problems and be certain about making decisions by quantifying how well each possible combination works

Exaptive Cognitive City

Organize Data and People

Brand the Cognitive City as your own and convey goals from the first login (left). Create custom forms for people to add whatever data you need to fuel your innovation activities and help people know who to collaborate with (center). Members can update their profile and control their account at any time (right).

  • Align your group to a common goal
  • Synthesize collective intelligence
  • Normalize collaborative behaviors
Execute Innovation Activities

Use your newly created collective intelligence to create custom search tools (left) to help people find relevant knowledge and capabilities and potential people and projects to collaborate with. Built in collaboration tools help people see how they overlap and safely reach out to collaborate (center). The matchmaker helps you generate suggested teams and collaborations for solving specific problems (right).

  • Surface more of your group's existing expertise and capabilities
  • Find and capitalize on emerging opportunities
  • Suggest teams and collaborations for solving specific problems
Learn and Improve

As your innovation plans play out, like making recorded presentations findable and watchable to your community, the knowledge captured in the graph database can be analyzed for specific patterns (left) to understand which activities are producing ideas and how. Patterns of engagement, like people sharing insights they found from connecting different presentations they observed (right), can be easily identified and used to improve and adjust your efforts.

  • Understand what drives culture and transformation
  • Measure diversity and inclusion
  • Propagate transformative behaviors
  • Adjust as fast as you learn

Products for Repeatable Innovation

The Exaptive Studio

Create a simple, explorable, data-driven model of your problem.

The Cognitive City®

Find hidden conection opportunities and facilitate conversation.

Case Studies in Innovation Management

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
"[The Exaptive Studio] makes one connection to this unexpected thing... and that stimulates me to think of five other things that then I can go purposely explore."

Steve Kern, Deputy Director - Quantitative Sciences
Climate KIC
"Being able to visualize the people, projects and how they are all connected is critical for us. That's because we need interdisciplinary scientists and stakeholders to solve the highly complex challenges associated with climate change."

Michelle Zucker, Director - Community Activation