Big Innovation Centre: The hub of innovative companies and organisations, thought leaders and ‘what works’ open innovators.
Launched in September 2011, Big Innovation Centre exists to build a global innovation hub by 2025, create great companies, and make the world more purposeful and inclusive through the enormous potential of technology, creativity and innovation.
- We are a business-backed innovation hub that provides thought leadership, research and consulting services for big companies and public bodies to address shared economic challenges and raise their innovative capabilities.
- We convene innovation champions in companies, government and world class universities, thinking forward about how to promote innovation and the best use of intellectual property, in particular through co-creating open innovation eco-systems and communities, and piloting digital platforms where they see gaps and opportunities.
- We create more purposeful, mission-driven organisations, which we think are a key part of the innovation landscape.
How We Make it Happen
Our open innovation and ecosystem approach
We are world leading the TOP 10 NEW approaches and new skills required, as implementors of the future:
Co-Creation Is At Our Heart
We offer an approach of
- Open interaction across disciplines, industries, organisations and occupations
- Catalytic processed that are both practical and intellectually grounded
- Cross-fertilisation of ideas, common cutting edge insights and knowledge for all
- Active engagement of our partners and stakeholders along with the development of our in-house talent
- Meaningful interaction that generates practical value, including how to evaluate and manage risk
- Equipped to support evidence based co-created business strategy or public policy development
HOW WE COMMUNICATE
- Quirky not clichéd
- Positive not negative
- Benefits not features
- Interactive not didactic
- Active not passive
- Future not past oriented
In all the things we do our work is underpinned by five values: Purpose, Ambition, Openness, Excellence, Access.
Our values are ingrained in our name:
- BIG – Relentlessly ambitious
- INNOVATION – Experts in the enterprise potential of 21st century technology
- CENTRE – Centre of excellence
The team uphold Big Innovation Centre core values and demonstrate a drive to help fulfil the company’s mission to make the world more purposeful and inclusive through the enormous potential of technology, creativity and innovation.
HOW WE THINK
- We honour different perspectives, share ideas and common goals
- Communication, open mindedness, trust and transparency are the building blocks of innovation
- The best solutions emerge – if you let them
- Employees are most engaged, and their talent is best unlocked, when they feel empowered to complete their responsibilities with autonomy
- Opt-in leadership is the best way to achieve purpose, so organisational structures must emerge naturally
- Task and solution focused, as opposed to process focused