Internal Innovation Advisory with Retail

Aligned Senior Leaders on a Unified Innovation Framework and Platform Through a Strategic Alignment Programme

We designed and delivered a strategic alignment Programme for senior leaders at Target Corporation to create consensus on a unified innovation framework and platform. 

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Built New Ventures and Developed Entrepreneurial Capabilities for Sport Brands

We supported the innovation team of Pentland Brands to identify 12 innovation challenges. Then we designed and delivered a bespoke venture ideation sprint to address them, and provided dedicated venture coaching so that 3 innovation ideas have been added to the development pipeline.

Delivered an Online Business Accelerator Programme

We designed and delivered for Pearson College London the Side Hustles | Online Accelerator Programme, which helped over a hundred participants launch a new business idea during the first lockdown.

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Created New AI-Based MedTech Ventures To Tackle Challenges in Mental Health

Studio Zao designed and ran MedTechBOOST, a one-week sprint for the Eastern Academic Health Science Network to create early stage ventures for the NHS. We applied our systematic lean venture-building process to develop AI solutions for challenges in Mental Health and Healthy Ageing.

Developed 10 MedTech Ventures Via A 6-month Venture Building Programme

Studio Zao designed and ran a 6 months venture building programme for deep-science and healthcare innovation students from 8 leading UK academic institutions, guiding 10 Ventures through MedTech Superconnector.

Prepared New Product Roadmaps Through A Fully Remote Workshop

We ran a half-day virtual Project Planning workshop with 6 leading food brands to help Imperial College London, Quadram Institute and John Innes Centre apply for a UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) grant to commercialise cutting-edge research to benefit public health.

Accelerated Academic Research Translation in the Food Sector

We designed, organised and delivered a two-day Innovation Hack to rapidly translate UKRI and BBSRC-funded research into the food system to improve diabetes and cardiovascular disease prevention.