Verhaert is a leading product innovation group.
We work for ambitious companies in different sectors covering Aerospace, FMCG, Medical, Connect and Industry. Our clients include international market leaders like AB-Inbev, Atlas Copco and Novartis as well as start-ups and everything in between. With them we create breakthrough innovations on system level in areas that are strategic but do not always fit with their core competences, capabilities and culture.
We believe successful innovation requires an integrated approach. Therefore we manage towards the ‘sweet spot of innovation’ being the integration of technology innovation, business innovation and design innovation. We deliver managed innovation services integrating those disciplines throughout the process from strategy over product development towards launch.
Our experts are generalists and make the difference by their capability to handle highly conceptual and complex matters in a very pragmatic and tangible way. We do so by visual thinking and rapid prototyping, by working in autonomous multidisciplinary teams fueled by 8 specialist Labs, by our proprietary development methodology RICE and through the transfer of knowhow and technology throughout different sectors. We are called in for breakthrough innovation since 1968 and developed over 500 breakthrough products leading to more than 100 patents for our clients.
Today we have five innovation centers; three in Belgium, one in the Netherlands and in Portugal. We are about 175 engineers, designers and phd’s and manage an R&D budget of about 24M€.