IPA Innovation Analysis





Companies that work with design and innovation at a strategic level achieve a significant competitive advantage, and perform better compared to those companies that do not work with design and innovation at a strategic level. For many companies, it is therefore important that there is a constant focus on innovative processes at all levels.

For many companies, it is therefore important that there is a constant focus on innovation processes at all levels.

With IPA Innovation Analysis we detect both the willingness to take responsibility for the team’s performance in relation to all phases of the creative innovation process, AND the personal inherent talent for creativity, managing relationships, drive and analysis.

IPA Innovation Analysis can be used for both talent screening in relation to groups of employees and managers AND used for the composition of innovative teams where both talent and personal characteristics are represented in relation to the team’s tasks, goals and success criteria.

The innovation analysis has been developed as part of a comprehensive analysis system used for the selection and development of managers within the functions and units whose task it is to ensure the innovation capability of each company.

The analysis system has been developed by IPA Nordic – and validated at Volvo Cars and Volvo Trucks in Gothenburg, among others. The present Innovation Analysis is built on the same basic integral idea as used in the development of all tools at IPA Nordic.

In the final Innovation Capability Assessment, we link the results from the Innovation Analysis to the IPA Analysis in an overall “Innovation Capability Chart”.

We can thus strengthen the innovation and development efforts in the organization, through an assessment of the individual employee/manager’s talent AND the composition of innovation teams where all necessary positions are staffed.


The aim of IPA Innovation is to uncover all the types of talent required to carry out a fully-fledged creative innovation process.
These talents are linked to the four basic phases of the creative process mentioned above.

We work from the following basic and phased model of the creative process:

Ideation and Conceptualization

Collaboration and Motivation

Organisation and Implementation

Evaluation and Planning

The IPA Innovation Analysis identifies the following four types of individual talent:

Creative talent

Talent for managing social processes

Driver talent

Analytical talent

To support the creative working environment by encouraging and motivating others. To be aware of and take responsibility for the functioning of the whole team. Contributing to collaboration, engagement and community through personal self-awareness, social understanding and openness.
To drive the innovation process forward by convincing, targeting and deciding. Organising, experimenting and initiating the concrete testing of innovative ideas. To be the whip who inspires others through his personal sense of purpose, efficiency and risk-taking.
To analyse, evaluate and adapt the innovative ideas to practical reality. To plan and coordinate all ongoing processes. To contribute to the optimisation of innovative ideas through its ability to deal with complexity and its specific and generic knowledge of the field.
To develop and formulate innovative ideas that have value for the company. To conceptualise, summarise and describe the innovative ideas. To have the personal talent and interest for idea development through his creativity, originality and intuition.

Innovation and Corporate Entrepreneurship (innovation analysis)

Innovation and Corporate Entrepreneurship are key concepts in a turbulent market.

With the Innovation Analysis you spot the innovation talents, recruit new development employees and put together high-performance development teams quickly and safely.

  • Recruit new development-oriented employees both internally and externally
  • Spot the innovative talent in your business

  • Recruit innovative employees

  • Assemble dynamic innovations and development teams

  • Develop the overall innovation capability at a strategic level

  • Strengthen professional communication with both internal and external clients in all stages of development