We live in a highly connected global environment in a time of accelerated change. To meet the challenges ahead we need to harness emerging disruptive technologies and collaborative new business models with a clear focus on sustainability.
New Zealand is uniquely placed to lead many growth industries into the 2020’s to help solve; global, social, environmental and economic problems.
As Kiwi innovators its time to apply our entrepreneurial spirit, technological capability and innovation know - and focus it on developing a sustainable and prosperous future for us all.
First published July 23rd 2010 by the National Business Review - Where has all the innovation gone?
New Zealanders are world renowned for coming up with breakthrough thinking and ideas. We have a DIY and entrepreneurial culture that has at times brought us great national pride and international recognition. So why is it that we don’t seem to be able to commercialise many of these great ideas? What is the gap and what are we doing wrong?
…answering Vincent Heeringa's rhetorical question...
“If we are to galvanise consumers and voters in more than virtue signalling, climate change and biodiversity need a better story. Do you know of one?” Vincent Heeringa, Anthem, Executive Director – ‘Climate Change has a PR Problem’. Idealog Dec 2018
Thanks for asking Vincent…yes…yes…I think I do!
It just makes perfect sense...the power and potential of business is finally being unleashed and their is an expectation of the need to act decisively. To meaningfully contribute to society and the communities they impact. To hold true to a purpose bigger than themselves. To actively contribute to a better environment not just settling for minimizing damage. To show excellence in generating sustainable profit. Genuine brands that consumers can trust. Leaders we can be proud of. Positive change is on the way... thanks Idealog - Andy Blackburn.
We use a ‘tool kit’ of innovation and design thinking approaches to solve business and industry problems. And explore new and emerging disruptive technologies to develop new products and services to meet future customer needs. Armed with the right tools we can help you achieve anything.
Understand emerging and disruptive technologies, local and global market trends, customer markets, new business models, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and how these can positively impact your organisation’s future growth.
Identify big global, industry and business challenges. To help you to focus your business development strategies on solving real and tangible problems for the future.
Solve problems and unlock value with solutions. By harnessing the power of collaboration and using the tools of innovation and design thinking to build a plan.