Innovation Manager

Make innovation
manageable, measurable, and visible

The best startup teams learn fast and often

Innovation Manager is built to guide corporate startups through
identifying, building, executing and analyzing experiments in order to learn effectively and efficiently.


Determine what is currently most risky, in relation to the defined stage-gates, and prioritize what to work on next


Teams are offered a selection of experiments based on their assumption and the stage they’re in. Our academy also gives them a step by step explanation of how to run their selected experiment.


Once an experiment has been defined, it’s time to execute. We help teams in breaking up individual tasks so that everyone knows what to do, and when to do it. Depending on the type of experiment the team runs, we offer additional tools to help them do so.


Teams get the most out of their learnings by properly analyzing the results of their experiment. We help them in doing so and help them update the NEXT Canvas based on their results.
NEXT Platform Sprints

What is the progress of your startups towards
product/market fit?

Every startup’s journey is unique, but they all go through the same four phases: Prove the problem you are solving, prove your solution solves that problem, prove the customer will pay and prove that you can scale.

Track the progress of your teams in real-time and integrate with your stage gates to always know how fast your startups are reaching product/market fit.

For startup teams and innovation managers

Structured way of working

Structure the way your corporate startups approach innovation. With our online platform they can map their assumptions, determine what is most risky, design experiments and run innovation sprints. Independently or guided by coaches.

Innovation Accounting

Measure the performance of your corporate startups, innovation programs and the impact on the overall innovation strategy. From the learning velocity of your startups, to the average time and money it takes to validate a business model. 

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You are in good company

Our Innovation Manager is used by:

Innovate in real-time

Whether your teams are collaborating in the same room or across the world, our online platform makes it possible to collaborate in real-time. 

Share progress with stakeholders and create a transparent and measurable way of working across multiple teams and multiple startup portfolios.

Know what to do next

Knowing what to do next is the hardest part of finding a business model that works. Our NEXT Canvas approach helps teams to determine what is currently most risky and what to validate next.
To systematically de-risk the business model.

The integrated project management tool helps team to plan and execute experiments and divide the tasks between the team members. Innovating is a creative process, but it is also just like work.

Customised to your way of working

We go beyond adding your logo. Add your own stage gates and canvas designs, or use one of the proven designs by NEXT Amsterdam. Tested by hundreds of startups and corporate innovation labs.


Innovation Lab

890 per month
  • For up to 10 teams
  • Unlimited users
  • Unlimited canvases
  • Portfolio Management
  • Innovation Accounting


  Custom Pricing
  • For corporates that seek a customised solution for innovation management software
  • Dedicated coaches
  • Training programs
  • Run on your own infrastructure
  • Contact us to learn more