MITRE’s Innovation Toolkit
MITRE’s Innovation Toolkit is a collection of proven and repeatable problem-solving methods to help you and your team do something different that makes a difference.
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The Toolbox of Innovation puts the reader in the driver’s seat and takes you on an imaginary journey of exploration.
The Innovation Toolkit (ITK) is a publicly available, handpicked collection of proven approaches and methods to help your team be more innovative. Derived from human-centered design practices, the toolkit helps teams think creatively, frame problems, build consensus, and ask the right questions. Use ITK to spark insightful conversations, capture meaningful results, and guide creative problem solving.
Click on a circle below to begin exploring the five tool categories, or click the BROWSE button to see the whole list.
Want more innovation in your project, but not sure where to start? Reach out to our friendly cross-disciplinary team of innovators. Team Toolkit wants to help you empower your people with the tools and resources they need to innovate and foster creativity in a fast, low-cost, approachable way. Our goal is to make innovation an everyday practice across the workplace and beyond.
Workshop Planning & Facilitation
Use our tools in a group setting (in-person or virtual) to achieve a specific outcome.
Invite a member of our team to speak on a topic to your team and inspire innovation.
Learn how to use specific tools and become an expert facilitator yourself.
Get hands-on assistance with implementing our tools to learn actionable insights for your team.
Who we’ve helped
I cannot say enough about the innovation Toolkit Team. Ideation session was dynamic, engaging, and collaborative, bringing stakeholders from multiple organizations spread across the country together, focused, and moving out. 100+ ideas in an hour and we are now armed with information for developing the next step. Well done, and extremely impactful!
The Innovation Toolkit is my GO TO resource augmenting Sponsor engagements. The creative and innovative approaches bring a fresh spin to the traditional Military Decision Making Process and Mision Analysis. My sponsor continues to appreciate these conepts and ask for more.
The ITK team members did an outstanding job of targeting a diverse set of participants for their interviews. The feedback they elicited helped identify new opportunities and add new color to known challenges. They consistently jump into unfamiliar territory with ambiguous guidance and drive meaningful discussions in an objective manner.
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Recent Blog Posts
Today’s blog post is from Jeffrey Hammer, one of ITK’s new trainees, reflecting on his experiences with ITK so far.
As you've probably noticed, the ITK website has a whole new look and layout! We've redesigned all the tools, added lots of new content and material, and even made it easier to filter through the tools to find just the one you need. We hope this refresh makes the site...
How do we develop new tools for ITK? This post uses a theater-based metaphor to describe our process.