Agile Invention

Consortium-Benchmarking 2018

The aim of the consortium benchmarking "Agile Invention" was to identify success factors for the use of agile development methods in the early phases of the innovation process. For this purpose, tried and tested approaches within the fields of (structural) organisation, identification and evaluation of ideas, agile processes and methods as well as culture and mindset of companies were examined and analysed.


  • Airbus Defence & Space GmbH
  • Bayer AG
  • Endress+Hauser AG
  • InfraServ GmbH & Co.
  • John Deere GmbH & Co. KG
  • Knapsack KG
  • MAN Truck & Bus AG
  • Management AG
  • Miele & Cie. KG
  • Roche Diabetes Care GmbH
  • Saurer Group
  • Siemens AG
  • SMS Group GmbH
  • thyssenkrupp AG

Successful Practice-Companies

  • CLAAS KGaA mbH
  • Daimler AG
  • Deutz AG
  • KION Group AG
  • Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG