We exist to realize the continual potential of West Michigan’s future through innovation. We believe in the value of disciplined creative systems and want to help companies, organizations and government embed repeatable innovation processes within their teams. We offer learning experiences, practical resources and strategic services based on the discipline of design thinking. In short, we teach people to solve complex problems.
NewNorth is a non-profit, hybrid education and business institution. We’re located in Holland, MI; our clients and students are nationwide, although we maintain a specific focus on building Michigan-based organizations.
We offer: – “Unconsulting“ + Custom Projects
Customized, intensive (1 to 5 day), project-based engagements that guide and teach a team a systematic, repeatable approach to problem solving and design.
- Learning Experiences
Long- and short-format learning experiences, including Innovation Management Certification (25 weeks) and workshops (0.5 to 5 day)
- Community Impact Projects
Projects developed in partnership with NPOs, community objectives and other social impact organizations. Design research and design sprint sessions.
We are focused on helping individuals, teams and corporate leadership move beyond personal preferences and theories of invention and into practical application of innovation processes and commercialization. Our pedagogy is one of engagement, healthy critique and competition.
Upcoming Classes & Events
New IMC Cohort
GVSU FOBI Summit
We’re excited to partner with the GVSU Family Owned Business Institute on their Annual Summit on May 21. We’ll be leading a workshop to help family-owned businesses learn about their innovative advantages. Find our more information or register for the Summit here