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Innovation Toolkit

Run and Scale Innovation in Your Organization

The Innovation Toolkit offers free resources to help organizations practice innovation on a daily basis. Whether you are just starting an innovation project or want to install a culture of innovation at your company, these methods and learning material will guide you through your innovation journey.

Run Innovation Projects from Beginning to End

Making innovation real requires a structured, human-centered approach that supports the entire innovation lifecycle: from the generation of novel business ideas to the development and delivery of high value solutions. SAP’s Human-Centered Approach to Innovation is composed of five iterative phases to support every stage of your project.


Human Centered Approach for Innovation

Explore Opportunities

Identify the most valuable use cases for your business area together with department leads from business and IT.

See Explore Methods

Discover Challenges

Gain a deep understanding about the challenges to solve through observation, interviews and market research.

See Discover Methods

Design Innovations

Identify the most valuable solution ideas, make them tangible through prototypes and identify the Enterprise Architecture components.

See Design Methods

Deliver Solutions

Develop the solution architecture and deliver value for your end users by leveraging SAP Business Technology Platform.

See Deliver Methods

Run & Scale Solutions

Run and deploy your solution across your company.

Shape a Culture of Innovation

Making innovation sustainable in an organization requires a change of mindset catalyzed by its employees and leaders, an environment of collaboration and empowerment and a process that seeks to generate value by identifying real business and human challenges. Therefore, we designed a framework to support the creation of an Innovation Culture that considers five interconnected enablers: People, Process, Place, supported by Leadership, and Technology.

Featured Resources

Innovation Toolkit for Virtual Collaboration Bundle

This method bundle contains access to several Innovation Toolkit methods in MURAL to support you during your virtual collaboration sessions.
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Scenes Tool


A tool to create visual stories about product and service ideas fast, collaboratively and iteratively, no drawing skills required.
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We created a simple, yet colorful playing field that enables facilitators to walk customers through an idealized design process – the Design Thinking Leporello.
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Award-winning Tools to Innovate

The Innovation Toolkit received the German Innovation Gold award in the category of “Excellence in B2B Office Solutions” and a German Innovation Winner award in the category “Design Thinking”.

“The Innovation Culture Toolkit is a one-of-a kind collection of proven methods and tools for companies who want to establish a culture of innovation.”​
– Lutz Dietzold, Managing Director, ​German Design Council