Aerospace OEM. A world leader in access to space.

How to identify new feasible ideas that allow company to remain competitive, even to become one step ahead, in a call for proposal?


The customer context led CESAMES to focus on 2 kinds of support:

  • Socio-dynamics: Creative & collaborative mindset generation, Cognitive science background to leverage workshop results.
  • Architecture: Alignment of design thinking workshop on product structure to improve valuable ideation process.

Here are the 3 main phases that we followed:

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Define product structure and axis of performances to identify areas of lack of performance to structure workshop.


Coach core team for workshop animation and workshop members’ initial briefing & co-animate workshop to ensure collaborative intelligence approach to operate workshop and leverage added value of results.


Define development plan to macroscopically investigate ideated solutions and confirm their potential.


A collaborative & creative team mindset to ideate on a  product and improve its performance to remain competitive and solutions to be one step ahead:

  • 14 innovative concepts after workshop (7 at initiation);
  • 10 concepts shall be refined, including 5 that are highly promising;
  • Gap with competitor have been fulfilled before call was ended, and innovative solution allow to step ahead at the cost of an increase in business risks.
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