Contact Us
Send us a message
Select your location *
Areas of Interest *
Response Requested *
Anything else to add?
Submit EN

Innovation Framework Technologies was founded in 2006 with the absolute conviction that the only sustainable source of profitable growth, the only reason to invest in companies in the future, is their ability to innovate and differentiate.

Our mission is therefore to help every client improve their innovation performance.

We achieve this by helping clients adopt innovation best-practices tailored to their strategy, business model and culture. We automate these processes with market-leading software, delivering results quickly, sustainably & cost effectively.

The results are clear: reduced time-to-market, increased new product success rates, and higher return on innovation investment.

Innovation Framework has grown consistently since 2007, and now has regional offices in the United States, France, South Korea & Japan, with associate offices in Latin America and the Middle East. We support clients in every region around the world.

« Innovation is the central issue in economic prosperity »

Dr. MICHAEL E PORTER

Our History

2006

Innovation Framework founded in the United States

01

2007

First company in the world to be ‘Stage-Gate® Ready’ certified.

02

2008

Opened European HQ in Paris, France.

03

2009

Opened our Korean office in Seoul.

04

2010

Opened our Japanese office in Tokyo.

05

2011-15

Year-on-year growth continues.

06

Want to grow your business through innovation?

Executive Leadership

IFT is owned and managed by its executive team – industry veterans who have held executive positions at Artemis International, ProSight, ABC Technologies and Changepoint Compuware. Our team of over 30 highly talented professionals are experts in the practices and software that we offer.

Patrick Ternier

CEO, Managing Partner Asia and Co-Founder

Patrick is IFT’s global CEO and leads our Asia Pacific region. Patrick brings 30 years of global experience in the software and consulting industry, focusing mainly on Innovation and R&D management practices and systems.

Prior to co-founding IFT, Patrick was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Artemis International Solutions Corporation, a Nasdaq listed company, specialized in Product Portfolio Management solutions.

From a French-German cultural background, Patrick holds a Master of Science Degree from the Ecole Centrale and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economic Sciences.

Colin Palombo

Managing Partner Americas and Co-Founder

Colin leads IFT’s business in North and South America. Colin is also a visiting Professor of Innovation at Strathclyde Business School, the UK’s 2016 ‘Business School of the Year’, and a member of Abundance 360 –Peter Diamandis’ 250 member group of leading innovation thinkers.

Over the last 25 years Colin has worked with clients around the world to help them achieve successful and lasting innovation results. Colin led IFT’s efforts to become the first ‘Stage-Gate Ready’ certified vendor in the world, and has led IFT’s Americas business over the last 10 years.

Colin holds an M.A. in Computer Science from Cambridge University, and MBA with distinction from INSEAD.

Eric Gabas-Varini

Managing Partner Europe and Co-Founder

Eric leads IFT’s business in Europe, and is a founding member of the French chapter of the PDMA.

Prior to co-founding IFT, Eric led strategic marketing and product roadmaps at Artemis International, a NASDAQ listed company specialized in product portfolio management solutions. Eric collaborates with numerous R&D organizations in the world to better understand their needs, processes and practices, to offer them more readily usable solutions. He is also regularly involved with thought leaders, analysts, vendors and other members of the innovation management ecosystem.

Eric holds an MBA from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business with a major in Information Systems.