We believe internal teams and leaders are the key levers for Innovation Performance

We help our clients to generate step-changes in innovation value and performance by partnering with their leaders and team members alike to deliver innovation outcomes from the inside.

Founded in 2018, Studio Zao is guided by the belief that one of the biggest innovation drivers for large organisations are their teams and leaders. Or Intrapreneurs, as we call them.

We are a team of innovation strategists, product experts, designers and trainers focused on partnering with organisations to master continuous, Agile and Lean experimentation.

Our approach consists in combining the People factor with Practice and impactful outcomes, and delivering programmes distributed across Strategic Alignment, Experimentation, Launching Pilots, Innovation Upskilling and Governance.

Trusted by

Imperial College London
Imperial College London

Why we are different

People-centric

We put customers and intrapreneurs at the centre of what we do. We enable people to innovate for people.

Rapid and lean experimentation

We help you make strategic innovation bets and rapidly experiment on them to launch high-value propositions frugally and at speed.

Tangible and Practical Outcomes

We partner with your teams and leaders to generate innovative ideas tackling pressing challenges, to validate them on the market and to launch impactful pilots.

Our people

We are strategists, designers, coaches, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and corporate innovation trainers.
We treasure diversity in people and in thinking.

Jamie Qiu | Studio Zao

Jamie Qiu

Managing Founding Partner

Davide Turi | Studio Zao

Davide Turi

Founding Partner

Davide Turi | Studio Zao

Chris Baker

Head of Consulting

Peter Neyra | Studio Zao

Peter Neyra

Senior Programme Associate

Manu Mossa | SZ

Manu Mossa

Admin & Accounting

Our advisors

Mark Hutchinson | Advisor

Mark Hutchinson

Non-executive Director

Steve Abramson | Advisor

Steve Abramson

Strategic Advisor

Teresa Kotlicka | Advisor

Teresa Kotlicka

People, Talent and Culture

Job Openings

What our clients say

“Working with Studio Zao was a real pleasure. Not only do they bring diverse and innovative strategic thinking but they also truly partnered with us, sharing insights and taking on feedback to co create a great output. They also understand the importance of talent together with innovation.”

What our clients say

Studio Zao took us through a strategic and immersive venture building process. It was insightful to see how the teams’ propositions transformed through customer engagement and validation, with three propositions going forward into pilots and a number of entrepreneurial talents recognised in the business.

“Working with Studio Zao was a real pleasure. Not only do they bring diverse and innovative strategic thinking but they also truly partnered with us, sharing insights and taking on feedback to co create a great output. They also understand the importance of talent together with innovation.”

Studio Zao worked with us all the way through a complex journey involving academia, large and small business, running two successful workshops and hacks. This has given us a highly engaged network to back our bid for further UK Innovate funding.

“We hosted the most awesome global webinar with Studio Zao on “The Power of Intrapreneurship and Innovation” and it was an exciting journey of an intrapreneur, with practical tools and ideas, inspiring stories and an amazing passion for innovation.”

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