The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) For Decades Has Produced More New to the World, Breakthrough Innovations Than Any Other Enterprise in the World.
We have studied their astounding success and consistently use their three success factors in all of our innovation work.
Beyond question, their process has an on parallel track record of innovation successes that are clearly double plus the innovation success rate at other enterprises over the last several decades.
The three DARPA success factors we expertly use are:
- Ambitious Goals: we urge clients to set stretch goals in an effort to produce innovative products capable of twice the average innovation success rate while creating sustainable competitive advantages in a world where this is very difficult.
- Temporary Project Teams: we use this exact process when we work with the client. Very importantly, the vast majority of DARPA team members are external to the US government and the military. This underscores the great importance of external diversity in the creation process when you want to double your innovation success rate.
- Independence: innovation teams require freedom and independence if they are to explore the world of potential new kinds of products with double the chances of innovation success.