About OpenGenius

Innovation on Demand

What makes OpenGenius unique?


We are OpenGenius, experts in innovation. In today’s fast-moving world, innovation is central to success. Over a million people have used our software and training solutions to improve their creativity, productivity and leadership skills.

Whether you are in the private, public, voluntary, SMEs, education or corporate sectors, we work closely with individuals and organisations to inspire, motivate and embed an open culture of innovative and creative thinking. We deliver learnable processes that become part of your everyday routine, and stimulate real innovation on demand.

OpenGenius have worked with and certified individuals worldwide from within:



We pride ourselves on creating unique learning experiences. We provide highly interactive sessions with fun activities that convey key messages. Don’t restrict your success with stale thinking techniques. Our sessions will challenge your assumptions and unleash your full creative capacity.



Who Are We?
Innovation is in our blood.


Chris Griffiths

OpenGenius was founded by Chris Griffiths, a highly successful entrepreneur and expert in innovation and creativity. Chris is a best-selling author and highly regarded keynote speaker. He is the creator of iMindMap software and DropTask app and the world leading expert for the application of Mind Mapping. With over 28 years’ experience in leading successful businesses, Chris has founded several start-ups and companies that have ranked in the ‘Deloitte Fast 50’ and ‘The Sunday Times Fast Track 100’. Chris is an expert in combining modern brain based thinking strategies, processes and techniques with creativity and innovation.



Tony Buzan

Tony Buzan, the inventor of Mind Mapping and world leading expert on creativity, has worked with Chris Griffiths for over 20 years. Joining forces and teaching Tony’s principles of Mind Mapping and the application of the iMindMap software, there are now over 800 Licensed Instructors worldwide. OpenGenius is the official home of Mind Mapping, offering a full suite of Mind Mapping training solutions and tools.



Jan Mühlfeit

Jan Mühlfeit is the former Chairman of Microsoft Europe and current Chairman of DropTask. With his extensive business experience, in-depth knowledge and sought after skills in leadership, Jan has developed brand new leadership courses and tools unlike anything else currently on the market.



Training and Software
from the experts


We are committed to sharing our exclusive and expert processes and tools for personal, professional and operational development that can be applied in any situation. We work with forward-thinking organisations and individuals who want to continue to grow and support our network of motivated innovators around the globe. We are ready to help you achieve your greatest successes through true innovation. Join them and take advantage of our exclusive take-aways as part of our practical training to ensure you put your learning into practice to continuously push the boundaries of innovation.


Our trainers work within business and have first-hand experience of the real challenges and problems we face in today’s fast-paced working environments. Our tools and processes have been designed and developed by experts, to make you more creative and innovative so that you are able to achieve results that make a difference. Get a chance to meet some of the creators and brains behind our solutions and hear first-hand how these can make an impact on how you work and transform your life.




Tec Marina
HQ of OpenGenius


Tec Marina is OpenGenius’ purpose built innovation training centre and the home of Mind Mapping. As experts in the field, we have created an inspiring and energising home that is the heart of all we do. Tec Marina is the beating model of living and social innovation.

Situated on Penarth Marina, Wales, just metres from where radio pioneers sent the first transmission across water in 1897; innovation is truly in the air. Born from the mind of innovation and creativity expert Chris Griffiths, Tec Marina is an engaging and stimulating backdrop for our interactive OpenGenius learning experiences. OpenGenius HQ was officially opened last year by Jan Mühlfeit, former Chairman of Microsoft Europe.


  • Large Atrium with plenty of natural light and daydreaming space.
  • Bright training rooms with interactive touchscreen technology.
  • Engaging break out areas with Live Walls and games.
  • Beautiful outside green spaces and waterside walking routes.


This first-of-its-kind centre has been carefully designed to complement our unrivalled innovation courses, away days and events. The building has an abundance of thinking space in which big ideas are sparked. With an uplifting atmosphere and our on-hand, professional facilitators, Tec Marina provides a fresh perspective and encourages you to find unexpected, creative solutions. You will walk out motivated and inspired.

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Inspire Genius Foundation
A charity dedicated to inspiring young adults to reach their full potential


Albert Einstein

Quote BeginEverybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.Quote End

Albert Einstein


You may have heard about how Walt Disney was fired from a newspaper for having no original ideas, how Steven Spielberg was rejected by the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts multiple times, or how Oprah was fired from her first television anchor role.

And, unless you have been living under a rock, you will know how successful these individuals went on to become despite their ‘failures’. The lesson to be learnt here is that failure is not the be all and end all, but simply an opportunity to grasp and build on.

From the beginning of their educational lives, children are taught that making mistakes is bad, that ‘wrong’ answers are unacceptable, and that they need to be A* students to be successful in life. This idea has been hard coded into the education system, and it’s simply wrong…


What we do

The Inspire Genius Foundation is a charity on a mission to inspire, teach and motivate, teenagers of all backgrounds and interests that anyone can achieve great things, no matter what level they are at academically.

The aim is to invite these young adults to events where they will be entertained by inspirational live speakers that will instil that belief in them. We aim to provide participants with life skills that will be of more benefit to them than anything they could learn in school by bringing them content from influential thought leaders in fields such as:


  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership
  • Negotiation
  • Communication
  • Project management
  • Emotional Intelligence


We are passionate about continuing to support the young adults after the event has taken place.

We will equip them with the necessary resources for them to carry on nurturing these skills, including free innovative, creative thinking and productivity software, further content and tips from world renowned experts in the above fields, plus a collection of motivational videos of the speakers from the event day and celebrities who overcame failure themselves.

We believe that through these events, held globally, we can change the mind set of young adults by providing them with the belief, knowledge and skills that they need to guide them on their quest for success.


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To find out more about the Inspire Genius Foundation, get in touch with us by emailing


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Tec Marina | Terra Nova Way, Penarth
Cardiff UK, CF64 1SA