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Next Wave Innovation is a hybrid, next generation innovation consultancy, deeply embedded in the global innovation eco-systems of Boston/Cambridge (MA), Rotterdam (NL), Miami (FL) and St. Louis (MO).



Next Wave Innovation partners with Venture Café Global Institute and Cambridge Innovation Center to provide unprecedented innovation experience and access to a world class start-up eco-system.



We help large organizations innovate and build inclusive innovation cultures, products, and services. The innovation sprint, our unique immersive approach, is designed to identify a portfolio of disruptive products and services and to drive them all the way from discovery to development and commercialization.



Next Wave Innovation leverages cutting edge tools such as scenario planning, design thinking, simulations, system engineering, and other analytics based approaches to deliver divergent perspectives and strategic guidance to our clients.

'A single arrow is easily broken, but not ten in a bundle'

Japanese proverb


  • Passion to help Fortune 500 companies to invent the future

  • Over 60 years of proven innovation experience

  • A unique mix of strategy, business, technology, people and execution skills

  • Extensive cross-industry experience

  • Unique approach based on corporate innovation lessons, building on established methodologies

  • A strong network of innovation practitioners, academics and corporates

  • Knowledge and experience of building successful innovation centers

  • A portfolio of successfully commercialized products and services

  • An inspiring view of current and future breakthrough technologies

  • Real life experience in building and managing high performing teams


Shawn Murphy




Sean O'Day

Commercialization expert


Energy innovator


Carrie Allen

Executive Director

Captains of Innovation

the team
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