Lee Foster is the founder of Innovate Wisely.  Lee is an engineer with two post-graduate degrees and 25 years experience in engineering and project management. Lee completed a Master of Philosophy through QUT School of Business Management.  Lee wanted to understand why innovation can be difficult in projects and project based organisations. The outcome was the development of the InnoWise™ framework.

InnoWise™ describes the relationship between innovation and knowledge in a project. It is an evidence based framework designed to help managers of innovation projects, plan or strategise and manage with knowledge in mind.

InnoWise™ is different to other innovation or project management frameworks as it starts where ideation stops. It provides a systematic process to implement your ideas.  It includes regular project health checks using behavioural based metrics. This approach provides an ‘early warning’ system for your project allowing managers to reflect and adjust before time and money is wasted in the wrong direction.


Lee has founded Innovate Wisely Pty Ltd to enable other organisations to benefit from InnoWise™.  Lee also offers analytical and advisory services in innovation and knowledge management.