We manage towards the ‘sweet spot of innovation’
We believe successful innovation requires an integrated approach focused on value creation. Therefore we manage towards the ‘sweet spot of innovation’: the integration of technology, business and design innovation. Verhaert delivers managed innovation services integrating those disciplines through the entire process, from strategy over product development towards the launch of your new product.
Our experts are generalists, making the difference by approaching highly conceptual and complex matters in a very pragmatic and tangible way. We do this in an open and flexible style to our customers, mainly by:
- Visual thinking and rapid prototyping
- Working in autonomous multidisciplinary teams fueled by 8 specialized labs
- Our proprietary developed RICE methodology
- Transferring know-how and technology through different sectors
50 years of leadership in innovation
Today, Verhaert can look back at a rich history in innovation. A history in which we developed a unique organization and culture step by step. Our uniqueness? We combine multidisciplinary system engineering with a user centered design process and business insights.
Founded by Prof. Em. P. Verhaert, pioneering integrated product innovation in Belgium
First activity in space industry, developing systems engineering capabilities
Design, build, launched and commissioned the first small EU satellite for ESA in orbit: PROBA (now QinetiQ Space nv)
Kick off Perfect Draft program for AB InBev, developing FMCG insights
Set up innovation center in the Netherlands
Operations ESA’s TTO office in Belgium and the Netherlands
Acquisition majority stake in Lambda-X
Selected by ESA to manage their Technology Transfer Network as Prime contractor
Acquisition Moebius Design shares
Acquisition shares Pegus Digital, and majority stake in Load Interactive
Acquisition shares Beacon
Verhaert celebration 50th anniversary
Pioneer in product development and innovation consultancy
“The beauty of innovation lies in the fact that it is within reach of everybody on the planet. It is an endogen capacity of mankind for growth and value creation. It basically is an intellectual exercise shadowing all other competitive advantages that in most cases are only temporary.”
– Paul Verhaert, Founder in 1969 –
Summarized by RICE
We believe our values are the basis of our success and the key to the interactions we have with our clients. Therefore we like make them explicit.
Open, transparent, predictable and loyal
State of the art, embracing the unknown
Out of the box and solution oriented
Hands on, engaged and pragmatic
Leading integrated product innovation group
We work for ambitious companies in different sectors covering Aerospace, FMCG, Medical, Industry, Internet of Things and Technology. Since 1969 we create successful breakthrough products with our customers.
Among them there are international market leaders such as AB InBev, Atlas Copco and Novartis as well as start-up companies. Thanks to our rich heritage, we are called ‘Masters in Innovation’.