In 2014, Sonion embarked on a journey to accelerate the pace of innovation. Sonion makes tiny microphones, speakers, and other components for hearing health and professional audio. The company's product development cycles are tied to their customers' development cycles and most products are built to spec for a specific customer. For a company like this, the ability to leverage knowledge across customers is the key to High Velocity Innovation.

At Sonion, pull for a new innovation system began with a commitment from Freek Blom, the vice president of Research and Development, to “learn as fast as possible.” He encouraged his teams to build fast, reusable knowledge throughout their development programs, ...

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