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