Uncertainty calls for Internal Innovation and Intrapreneurship

An increasingly VUCA business environment calls for organisations to embrace internal innovation so that they can remain relevant, efficient, competitive and profitable.

We are a team of innovation strategists, product experts, designers and corporate trainers who focus on enabling our clients to apply the same tools and mindset entrepreneurs use to launch new businesses – such as Lean Startup, Design Thinking, Agile and Speculative Design, to creatively tackle challenges and deploy new ideas at pace.
We call this set to tools, methods and mindset internal entrepreneurship, or Intrapreneurship.

And we are guided by a mission to make internal innovation and intrapreneurship a driver of growth and resilient transformation for the worlds’ leading organisations.

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Why we are different

We focus on
Intrapreneurship

We specialise in shaping innovation from a prerogative of a few selected individuals into a broader mindset for the entire organisation.

We help deploy
innovations at pace

We guide your people to generate successful results and growth through our support, advice and programme management, fast.

We upskill in innovation by putting it into practice

We help you acquire entrepreneurial skills through practice, by applying tried and tested techniques to real-life customer challenges

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 Programmes

Laia Bonet | Studio Zao

Laia Bonet

Operations Manager

Peter Neyra | Studio Zao

Peter Neyra

Senior Programme Associate

Syed Rayyan | Studio Zao

Syed Rayyan

Junior Programme Associate

Peter Neyra | Studio Zao

Maria Martinez

Marketing Assistant

Manu Mossa | Studio Zao

Manu Mossa

Admin & Accounting

Our advisors

Anton Fishman | Studio Zao Advisor

Anton Fishman

Organisational Change

Teresa Kotlicka | Studio Zao Advisor

Teresa Kotlicka

People, Talent and Culture

Teresa Kotlicka | Studio Zao Advisor

Mark Hutchinson

Strategy and Innovation

Teresa Kotlicka | Studio Zao Advisor

Jonathan Rees

Digital Transformation

Join us

We offer you an inspiring work environment, with a positive and collaborative atmosphere
where your potential will find the place to flourish.

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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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