Innovation for Asia

Today’s speed of innovation quickly makes old processes obsolete and irrelevant. Where value that once was created through incremental optimization, is today created through new, disruptive breakthroughs. As far-reaching technologies aggressively and uniformly disrupt traditional business models, the sustainable competitive advantages of optimizing known processes have been replaced by the creativity to ideate, design, develop, and launch new and never before seen products/services/business models.

Don’t confuse Innovation with technology

Innovation does not just relate to technology. The most valuable companies today have reached their top position because they have innovated inside their business model to transform their whole industry sector. Google started as a browser solution but innovated its business model to  become a data analysis and online advertising company, Uber changed transportation from personal ownership into a service outperforming the traditional taxi, and the list goes on. Today companies innovate in technology, process, product experience and business models. This has brought forward a need for a new problem-solving framework that can be use in all these different business settings. It is here we rely on Design Thinking.

Our climate challenge

One of the most dramatic developments of the past 30 years has been emerging Asia’s soaring consumption and its integration into global flows of trade, capital, talent, and innovation. In the decades ahead, Asia’s economies will go from participating in these flows to determining their shape and direction.

Asia’s growth will be accompanied with some serious environmental challenges that only can be addressed through innovation, cooperation and adopting to change.


Workshops facilitation

We facilitate workshops for companies to train them to move faster in an unpredictable world. Using tools and methods from design thinking companies can better empathize with new consumer needs, values, behaviour and cultures. Together we identify key objective and performance indicators we can use to measure and test solutions in a structured and scientific way using.

Introduction Workshop to Design Thinking

  • Give your organisation powerful tools to handle and anticipate change.
    This is a great multi-disciplinary team workshop to kick-start internal innovation power. It’s fun, engaging and a great team building exercise. It is suitable for  teams between 5 – 50 people.

Startup Ecosystem Safari

  • Who will be your future competitors?
    We believe startups are great indicators of the market. Together with the client we arrange tours to tech hubs in Shenzhen and other cities in Asia. We map and understand what new start-ups are copying and feeding off. We speak with younger entrepreneurs to keep a finger on the pulse. The increasing speed in which technology is developed requires companies to get innovations to market quickly. Our Startup Ecosystem Safari gives companies opportunities to understand potential collaboration, competitors and buy-out option.
  • Market landscape analysis
    There are many large players making innovation moves in markets, we will provide a landscape analysis of these larger players as well startups.

Business Value Chain Mapping

  • This is a collaborative workshop with curated employees of your company to understand Business Targets, limitations, customer journeys, and strengths.

Choose the way forward – Build, Buy or Partner

  • Innovation and expansion can come in many forms. The increasing speed of technology change requires companies need to get innovations to market quickly.
    Our discovery process gives companies a clear understanding of of potential collaborations and buy-out of startups, their business opportunity, and the trends in the market. Thus, enabling them to decide the best way to access the market.Whether you choose to build In-house, buy or partner, we equip you with the access to take the right step.

Design Sprints

  • Sprints are an excellent way to quickly evaluate your ideas. A design sprint is a time-constrained, five-phase process that uses design thinking with the aim of reducing the risk when bringing a new product, service or a feature to the market.


Innovation In China

Reports suggests that to realise consensus growth forecasts—5.5 to 6.5 percent a year during coming decade, China must generate two to three percentage points of annual GDP growth through innovation. If it does, innovation could contribute much of the $3 trillion to $5 trillion a year to GDP by 2025. This will push China to evolved from an “innovation sponge,” absorbing technology and knowledge from around the world, into a global innovation leader.

Our objective is to open doors for cross-pollination of technology and innovation between China, Asia and the world.