Type of record:
  • Reflection tool
  • Micro method
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Ideal innovation phases for this method:
  1. Innovation Phase
  2. 1
  3. 2
  4. 3
  5. 4
  6. 5
  7. 6
  8. 7
  9. 8
  10. 9
  11. 10


In an idea development process there is always the danger of getting enthusiastic about some important elements (functions, design, etc.) and losing sight of inadequacies or immatureities.

With the method motorboat this look is sharpened. Here the focus is placed on those components that are in need of improvement or which may also prevent success.

The image of a motorboat with an ejected anchor is very speaking for the participants and helps them to identify the braking, hindering aspects.
  • Effective for all innovation types
  • Effective for incremental innovations and improvements
  • Effective for low complex challenges
  • Effective for medium complex challenges
  • Effective for radical innovations
  • P7 Idea selection (voting - evaluation - filtering - deciding)
  • P9 Fighting for ideas (building commitments - generate fundings)
  • P10 Implement (implementation - execution of ideas)
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