We are a source of new ideas and growth, helping our clients, usually Global Fortune 250 firms, to thrive in times of tumultuous change, like these.

We work with clients to engage their markets and customers, study and solve problems and learn new things. We do this by leading collaborative research and design projects.

Armed with creative methods and powerful tools and through a network of connected and talented people all over the world, we grapple with the big problems of the day and help our clients to change and bring change -- bettering lives and bettering living for people everywhere.



Da Vinci's (Steve) Jobs

Leonardo Da Vinci Mechanical Drawing

There is tiny triangle in Northern Italy, roughly between Florence, Venice and Como, where there is more concentrated skill and capacity to produce fine mechanical things per capita than anywhere else on the planet. The operative word is fine. This is where industry goes for both precision and artistry, not just precision or artistry.


Our research led to innovations in signaling technology to alert machine operators when something is wrong, and assures when all is well, leading to large, no-cost productivity improvements for global manufacturers.


Our expertise helped ITT become a leading plant performance services company, helping clients to lower operating costs and improve the productivity of the machines that make paper, plastics, chemicals and energy products.

Our process helped a Milwaukee educational not-for-profit put its lakefront development plans back on track after fits and starts, helping to bring hands-on learning about water resources to thousands of city kids.