Business Transformation Consulting

Innova8™ Innovation as a Catalyst for Change and Transformation

Paradigm Interactions Inc. owns the worldwide rights to the innovation process Innova8™ developed by Karl Smith. The process outline (without critical details) was first published online in 2001. Innova8™ is a unique innovation technique that mashes counterintelligence techniques with human-centered design methods, clients, customers and creative people.

Innova8™ 86681840 in the United States of America

International Class
042 – Scientific and technological services and research and design relating thereto; industrial analysis and research services; design and development of computer hardware and software; legal services.


The process enables clients or consultancies to establish rapid innovation labs to an 8-hour process, where real innovation that meets customers and business needs can be done in hours rather than months or years.

Some completed projects

  • Innova8™ with Deutsche Bank – No film
  • Innova8™ with The Roundhouse – No film
  • Innova8™ with Vodafone UK – No film
  • Innova8™ with Bank of Moscow – No film
  • Innova8™ with Bradford College – No film
  • Innova8™ with Pearson Education – No film
  • Innova8™ with Oxford University Press – No film
  • Innova8™ with Oxfam UK – No film
  • Innova8™ with Zoopla Property Group – No film
  • Innova8™ with Experian Business Information – No film
  • Innova8™ with The UK National Census– No film
  • Innova8™ to launch Accenture Financial Services Innovation
  • Innova8™ to launch Wipro Digital Company

The process has been used since 2001 and by several global consultancies through Karl Smith some examples are shown below,

Trailer film, as overview of what was done

Full film, talking through the process, the focus was Banking and Financial Services for the Santander Bank

Full film, the focus was Banking and Financial Services for the Allied Irish Bank

This service is available to purchase;

  • Single instance on client site
  • Service model with 12 instances over 2 years

The basic method is shown below, please don’t try it without contacting me as the facilitation, project management and participant selection ethos and methods are not shown, without which it won’t work.

UCD Innovation Karl Smith 2001

The full method is available to buy, by negotiation, including 6 months training for 8 selected staff (train the trainer type activity).

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