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Partnering for Innovation

Dr. Eva Budischin (former Mitterreiter) & Jennifer Graf, Head of New Business Building & Innovation @Bosch & Partner at digetiers

“Apart from creating a win-win situation, there’s a great benefit in partnering with other firms to really achieve the best value creation and added value for our customers.”

In this episode, we welcome Dr. Eva Budischin (former Mitterreiter), Head of New Business Building & Innovation, Consulting at Bosch, and Jennifer Graf, Partner at digetiers. With the goal of creating the greatest possible customer value, Eva and Jennifer are partnering to combine their strengths and offer transformation and business model innovation consulting services.

We discuss the consulting approach they follow and what their partnership looks like, including benefits, challenges, and their formula for success. Want to learn more? Then tune in!

The episode at a glance:

  • Getting to know Eva and Jennifer
    • Who is Eva? (0:01:19)
    • Who is Jennifer? (00:02:21)
    • 3 sentence starters… (00:03:34)
  • Consulting
    • Is the consulting business changing? Where is the innovation in consulting? (00:05:30)
    • How do you approach the new normal, and what role does partnering play in your concept? (00:08:59)
    • What are some of the challenges you face with the partnering approach? (00:11:00)
    • Do you have any ideas or approaches on how to overcome the not invented here syndrome? (00:13:25)
  • The “Either-Or” game (00:16:23)
  • Consulting Cont’d
    • How does your partnership look in detail? What are its characteristics?  (00:18:59)
    • How do you clearly delineate tasks and responsibilities between the partners? (00:21:23)
    • Do you communicate your value proposition and the solutions that you have, transparently? And how does sourcing work? (00:23:13)
    • About project examples of their work. (00:25:00)
  • Closing
    • 3 recommendations from your partnership you would like to give to others (00:27:27)
    • Jennifer’s Innovation Rockstar moment (00:29:04)
    • Eva’s Innovation Rockstar moment (00:30:40)