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Kuczmarski InnovationChicago-based Innovation Consulting Firm

We are the premier innovation consulting firm based in Chicago that works with clients across the world to help them develop and exceed their innovation goals


The 7-Step Innovation Process

We leverage a systematic and disciplined process to understand your customers unmet problems and needs in order to develop a portfolio of new-to-the-world solutions that solve for opportunities in the market


Brand Strategy and Awareness-Building

Understanding your current positioning in the market relative to competition is the first step towards establishing the right branding and building awareness


Customized Training, Seminars, and Workshops

We customize our training to make sure our clients are able to replicate our innovation process in a way that works best with their organization’s unique structure and needs


Innovation Strategy, Process, and Culture

Working with your team, we will develop an actionable innovation strategy along with the ideal process and culture to support growth within your organization


Virtual Innovation Consulting

Innovation is rooted in creative problem-solving. In response to our increasingly digital world, we are offering a completely virtual innovation consulting experience.

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Innovation Strategy, Process, and Culture

Kuczmarski Innovation can help your organization define and implement a customized innovation strategy to set the stage for innovation success, and provide the process and culture-building tools to make it happen.

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The 7-Step Innovation Process

For 35+ years, Kuczmarski Innovation has been supporting innovation efforts through a systematic and disciplined process, which begins with customers’ problems and needs, and ends with a diverse portfolio of breakthrough new products and services.

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Creating an Innovation Culture

Supporting the growth of your organization starts by developing and maintaining a culture of innovation. Kuczmarski Innovation works with your senior leadership team to establish values and norms that that will reinforce the desired culture and address organizational structure, resource requirements, and recognition programs.

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Brand Strategy and Awareness-Building

We work with companies to establish the right brand strategy for their unique position in the marketplace relative to competition, and provide recommendations for differentiated growth and improved awareness.

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Customized Training, Seminars, and Workshops

Utilizing four decades of experience in executive education and practical management training, Kuczmarski Innovation can work with your organization to successfully build a widespread culture of innovation.

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Chicago Innovation Ecosystem Tour

A 2-day immersion tour for leadership teams that showcases Chicago’s innovative incubators, engages the city’s thought leaders and entrepreneurs, and shares best practices on understanding and creating an innovative culture.

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Kuczmarski Innovation’s Expertise

KI’s proven methodologies have shaped the way innovation is done throughout the world. We bring our 35+ years of thought leadership on innovation and management best practices directly to our clients

Chicago Innovation

We founded Chicago Innovation 16 years ago to work towards creating a thriving innovation ecosystem in the Chicago region by educating, connecting and celebrating innovators.

Executive Education

For over 35 years, Kuczmarski Innovation has taught executives at business schools around the world how to develop a culture that leverages an innovation mindset and best practices to stimulate growth.


We are frequently published in the Chicago Tribune, WGN, Crain's Chicago, Sirius XM, and more.


Tom Kuczmarski has written 7 books on innovation and leadership, including the recently released Lifting People Up: The Power of Recognition.

Videos & Media

We share our expertise in the media and through our video series to teach you our Innovation Best Practices

The Kuczmarski Innovation Team

Kuczmarski Innovation leverages a diverse team of innovation experts, specifically chosen based on the project and client type to ensure that we bring the right mix of skills and experience to each client engagement

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