Eicorn is an innovation factory and a leader in helping other firms to build their own innovation factories. The output they strive for is high-quality innovation, predictably and sustainably. The means to generate that are systematic approaches and evidence-based methodologies, just like in a modern factory.
This idea goes back to a time when Eicorn’s Founding Partner Linus Bille envisioned going from serial-entrepreneur to parallel-entrepreneur, and the need to run several startups in parallel required repeatability and a systematic approach to innovation. Armed with this vision, Linus enrolled in the 20-month Executive MBA program at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, in 2014 and established a foundation of knowledge to build an innovation factory. Linus graduated from SBS with high distinction grades and the Dean’s Commendation “for outstanding contribution to the EMBA class and wider school community”. His exam paper at SBS became the founding business plan for Eicorn. Back in Sweden, Linus teamed up with another serial-entrepreneur, Christian Lauritzen, and Eicorn AB was born in October 2015.
From the very beginning, Eicorn focused on helping large organizations to unlock their innovation potential by replacing dysfunctional principles and processes with high-performing, evidence-based counterparts. Volvo Cars was one of the first larger firms to procure innovation excellence expertise from Eicorn, and the company has remained a client ever since.
The founders decided to finance the company organically and spent the first year growing the business as full-time innovation consultants and researchers. Piece by piece Eicorn’s framework, called Enterprise Ignition, started to form a body of knowledge for rethinking innovation and building an innovation factory.
Eicorn hired its first employee in 2016 and quickly expanded its customer base in the Nordics to include firms like Ramboll, Pagero, HSB, Polestar, RISE, Qamcom, Veidekke and Wellspect/Dentsply to name a few. During spring 2017 we established the value proposition that has become the core expertise fuelling our growth: Building high-performing end-to-end innovation programs for big corporations.
EPDA has signed MoU with Eicorn as a local partner in Bangladesh to promote their ISO 56002 Innovation Management System.
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