Is your company future-ready?

AI, modular construction, self-sufficient building sites, decarbonization—the construction industry will and must undergo enormous change. In 10 years’ time, will we still be earning money in the same way as we do today? And if not, then how will we? In order to answer these questions, we have created innovation consulting. We help you use your potential skillfully and implement new trends and technologies into your corporate strategy. We use interactive workshops, keynote speeches, and future days to make you future-ready with out innovation consulting.

Silo thinking and lack of resources: there are many different challenges

In order to ensure a secure position for our company in the future, successfully address digitalization topics, and keep pace with the rapid changes in the market, it is important to tackle future topics at an early stage. In many cases, however, small and medium-sized enterprises do not have their own resources, such as an internal innovation department, or know-how in terms of innovation workshops.

An external view of one’s own structures as well as empirical values from other sectors often help to break out of silo thinking.

“We use our technological and digital competence, coupled with the real estate expertise, to develop unique solutions and strategies together with customers and their company knowledge and to benefit from disruptive trends.”

Raffaela Schneid, Drees & Sommer

Our approach and how we go about it

We use the expertise of our innovation center to help customers make their company and the associated working areas viable and future-proof in the long term.

Our approach is to develop a clear corporate vision, anticipate the change, and positively address disruptive trends. We combine the entire competence of our innovation center with the know-how of Drees & Sommer to create customized trend analyses.

This means we provide an external perspective to improve business practices. We use stimulating workshops to analyze with whom and where the journey should go, as well as what the objective will be. We also identify the next practical steps.

We focus on effectiveness and efficiency, while also considering sustainability and self-development. We assess the disruptive trends in the context of the company, determine the current status quo and help define the best next steps based on your specific resources and goals.

The right lid for every pot: our variety of offers

We offer a range of different measures, in order to develop your innovation strategy together with you and to ensure optimal implementation in the company. Depending on your needs, we create a customized offer, combine the formats that suit you, and put together a complete package. The following measures are part of our innovation consulting:



  • Workshops on future issues for companies
  • Deep-dive workshops on select topics (e.g. climate-neutral and recyclable)
  • Cross-sector future workshops
  • Creative workshops to recognize innovation potential


  • Future theses of the construction and real estate sector
  • AI as a disruptive force in the construction industry
  • The future of the construction industry: sustainability & innovation
  • Regenerative energy instead of linear energy flows—transformation of the energy industry
  • High-tech with humanity—hardware, software, soulware in the smart city
  • Data waste was yesterday: open source building cadaster & smart data
  • New business models through innovative buildings and smart neighborhoods
  • Click & Deliver, a breakthrough in planning


  • Innovation day on future issues and best practice discussion, including Dreso experts


  • Cross-company innovation audit
  • Innovation maturity/readiness assessment
  • Innovation process consulting
  • Process analyses of specific topics/teams


  • Conception, organization, implementation of formats such as ideathons, hackathons, incubators, Dragon’s Den, innovation meet-ups


  • Consulting on relevant start-ups for specific problems including long/short list of potential partners

How do we support you? Benefits at a glance

What are the benefits for you, your colleagues, and the entire company? In the course of our innovation consulting, we offer you:

  • Examination of global as well as customer-specific relevant innovation trends
  • Support in analyzing your own company and deriving directly implementable measures and starting points for future orientation
  • Access to the (construction-specific) network of Drees & Sommer experts for the implementation or optimization of specific solutions
  • Reliable support for management in answering critical questions
  • Input for prioritizing and realigning business fields and offerings, as well as impulses for the upcoming transformation
  • Thinking outside the box: external impulse, outside the ingrained corporate structures
  • Lessons learned as well as professional know-how from 50 years of industry experience and almost five years of the innovation center


Would you like to lead your company successfully into the future and sharpen your eye for new trends and individual development opportunities together with your employees? Then get in touch with our contact person directly: Raffaela Schneid