Brain Brew Inventors
Some call us the crazy ones... and we're ok with that.
This video tells our mission better than we could
Brain Brew Inventors is a Eureka! Ranch company. We're located just west of the Eureka! Ranch in the garage. Yes in the garage... we feel it keeps us closer to our entrepreneurial roots. You see, Eureka! Ranch Consulting was “born” from our work as hands on inventors. At P&G I lead a team of three that created and shipped 9 innovations in 12 months. Over the years, by special request, we have done a few of these “adventure team” efforts as we call them for P&G (yes even after I left they hired us to do them), Walt Disney, American Express, Minnesota Power, etc.
Our focus is on discovering how to help everyone activate smarter, faster and more innovative projects. We fund independent projects that interest us - plus do “contract collaboration” with corporate partners to invent, patent and accelerate to market “Big Ideas.” NOTE: When we do collaborations we have a set of “Rules of Engagement” that you have to agree to - so to ensure our collective success.
Currently, we have some amazing products on the market and more ready to ship that involve accelerating the aging of whiskey, bringing unique smoked tastes to foods, and amazing new cooking systems.
Who We Are
The Brain Brew Crew are engineers, entrepreneurs, scientists, market researchers and investors.
We have hands on experience starting new ventures & leading innovation for multi-nationals.
We fund venture R&D technology projects that we license. We also do "mercenary" contract inventing work for corporations. What we don't do is work on projects that don't excite our passions. We only work on cool shit that matters.
Eureka! (founded in 1986) was originally an invention and market research consultancy that invented and accelerated breakthrough innovations for leading edge innovators like: Procter & Gamble, Nike, Walt Disney, Ford Motor Company, AT&T and hundreds more.
What makes Eureka! unique is a grounding in data - over 40 years the team has created and quantitatively tested over 20,000 innovations. You may not know Eureka! - but you would know their work - a survey found that the average American home uses 18 products or services that we've either helped invent or reinvent over the past 40 years.
In 2009, the Eureka! Ranch reinvented itself - instead of focusing on simply the "front end" of innovation the team lead the development of System Driven Innovation - a new field of academic study and management science. Known by the Brand name Innovation Engineering, it's purpose is to enable innovation by everyone, everywhere, every day resulting in increased speed to market (up to 6x) and decreased risk (up to 10X success).
Innovation Engineering - by the Eureka! Ranch team and the global Innovation Engineering Network community - turns ideas into reality faster, at higher value and with less risk. Quite simply it works!
But there is a problem - over the past 10 years many companies have had to tighten their budgets - and the result is a reduction if not elimination of invention and market focused R&D efforts. They retain outstanding product and service development teams. However, the more radical, disruptive and yes "crazed" mindset that it takes to invent a true new to the world invention is missing.
Brain Brew Inventors provides invention energy for corporations. Then with the help of Innovation Engineering you can accelerate the ideas to market faster and with less risk.
Importantly the Brain Brew Inventor team works "with" not "at" your technical and business people. We live and breathe collaboration. We assemble custom teams of world class teams of experts including our staff, university experts and citizen inventors on your behalf. We collaborate as members of your team. We do this because we find that working together is more effective and frankly more fun. Our mission is to serve - as you need us. We can provide: 1) technology mining experimentation/explorations in support of Create Sessions or Accelerators, 2) Get our hands dirty doing real invention and patent filing and/or 3) Help you with the transition from R&D to Product Development and world wide production.
Brain Brew Inventor and CEO Doug Hall starred as the "truth teller" judge on the first season of ABC TV's American Inventor Series and with Eureka! Ranch staff on the Canadian TV Series Backyard Inventor. He is the author of 6 books - the most popular being Jump Start Your Business Brain.