Jens Bode was ‘Corporate Free Thinker’ and is a passionate innovator. He inspires from practice and for practice: until 2021 in a hybrid working model in the consumer goods industry and parallel as freelancer (consultant / ‘rent a brain’) ‘der innologe®‘, with more than 24 years in the industry, he has actively created and coached the innovation philosophy all over the world. His focus: consumer, insights, trends & scenarios with the transformation into innovations.
As a freelancer, he has been supporting companies in the early innovation phase since 2008 with inspiration, applied creativity, provocative future hypotheses and as an ‘external thinker’ with ideas right through to the first prototypes. Jens loves discovering and exploring ‘the new’, promoting creative talents and ‘heroes’ in companies and to translating future insights into new concepts in a highly pragmatic way – he is the author of Innovator’s Smile and a lecturer at RWTH Aachen University, among others.
Privately, Jens is married to Nic, an architect and expert in healing architecture. Together they have a bonus family with 2+2 children and their center of life is Düsseldorf and Aachen.
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