Innovation

Innovate, or get left behind

Corporates tend to find innovation difficult because it’s the opposite of everything they’re set up to do – this includes process, governance,  structure and plans. So asking people to generate something from nothing  can be difficult.

In the average corporate, there’s usually no shortage of smart people. But sometimes they’re missing the skills and the capabilities that you need to effectively execute on an innovation strategy. And there’ll often be operational hurdles in the way, that stops those projects going forward at the speed that they need to.

Corporate innovation is important because what has made an organisation great often becomes its Achilles heel.

Because of the overly corporate set-up, companies find it hard to innovate, create new ideas or engage with a new generation of customers. Large companies by their very nature are resistant to change and employees are often apprehensive.   Most companies keep employing the same thinking over, and over again and expecting a different outcome.

business mix helps companies embrace new attitudes and adopt new behaviours, creating new market opportunities and cultural conditions.

The business mix network is experienced in divergent and creative thinking, which enables us to disrupt established patterns of thought and create fresh ideas around where the answers may lie.

What we Offer.

OPEN INNOVATION STRATEGY

Hardening open innovation objectives and timelines into a robust framework and future proof strategy

ECOSYSTEM BUILD & NAVIGATION

Building and guiding through the innovation communities, culture and operational complexities

COLLABORATING WITH STARTUPS

Discovering exciting collaborations from our start-up communities

OPERATIONAL EXECUTION

Providing industry expertise across all areas of operations supporting execution and delivery

GLOBAL MARKET EXPOSURE

Understanding innovation hub markets and cultures across the globe

BESPOKE DELEGATE SERVICES

Supporting individual needs with a tailored and personal approach

EXPOSURE & COMMUNICATIONS

Promoting corporates and start-ups alike whilst creating a compelling story for the innovation journey

ROADMAP AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Developing a safe operating model for innovation to thrive

How we can Help.

For our large corporate clients, we can help them operationalise  their innovation strategy, and turn this strategy into a plan.

As a heartbeat throughout the whole innovation framework, we create a simple, but repeatable, process that everyone understands both in the organisation, and any partners, that we’re collaborating with.

Understanding how a company communicates – helping them to tell their story better – is key to every brief. And that can mean anything from creating a narrative, at the beginning of a venture, through to executing on an operational plan.

Our Associates have a range of experiences in large corporate life and working with start-ups across everything from risk, technology, innovation, H.R. and communications.

What business mix offers is different.

We work together with clients to develop a collaboration proposal supporting the strategic ambitions of our clients and the vibrant communities they want to build. business mix strategically support clients wishing to drive the emergence of an innovation hub, or indeed wider ecosystem.
We combine expertise in understanding how innovation works, at a practical level, with years of experience, allowing our Associates to help organisations articulate and understand their business problems as well as their longer term aspirations. We’re able to join this together in a bespoke, tailored, innovation agenda.

Through the success in the UK and Israel business mix decided to head east and Singapore felt the right location. We opened our office covering APAC in Singapore in June 2018.

Singapore is a diverse and vibrant city which easy access to the rest of Asia. It has strong government backing in innovation and Singapore continues to rank in the top 10 innovative countries.

It does however have a traditionally risk adverse culture and therefore business mix believes, with our help, organisations can feel more comfortable in taking risks to be more innovative but safe in their execution.

Always here. Always Innovating.

Innovation is key for organisations looking to understand how it serves its next generation of customers.

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Ecosystem build and navigation

With an international network of Associates and Partners, business mix provides decades of experience in innovation, across key global innovation hubs. Headquartered in London’s Shoreditch, business mix looks east across the innovation ecosystems, with a clear focus on Israel, India and South East Asia, with an office in Singapore.
business mix works together with clients to develop a collaboration proposal supporting the strategic ambitions of our clients and the vibrant communities they want to build. business mix can strategically support clients wishing to drive the emergence of an innovation hub, or indeed wider ecosystem.
business mix provides services to set up and run accelerators and innovation hubs on behalf of organisations; either on a stand-alone basis or with other partners, delivering high quality cohorts with a programme of relevant high impact business services, engaging events, knowledge transfer, mentoring and coaching and community collaboration.
As part of our client collaboration plan, business mix propose jointly identifying an element of the initial design work to co-develop with clients, for example preparing and supporting the client’s leadership team and key partners in preparing and delivering the launch communication materials and supporting collateral.

How we Help.

SCOUTING

Scouting for appropriate sites and supporting commercial management in collaboration with our Partner network

MARKETING

Defining your narrative and supporting branding, marketing and promotional content in collaboration with our Partner network

SUPPORT

Actively support clients in filling the innovation hub with a diverse mix of companies, develop a suite of essential and complimentary services to enable start-up and scale-up companies to operationalise and grow at pace safely and, for large corporates to develop and deliver their innovation agendas

BUSINESS SERVICES

Developing and delivering a programme of relevant and high impact business services and engaging events into the innovation hub

ENGAGEMENT

Enabling clients to build a deep and lasting engagement in the local, and wider, ecosystem and community.

Global Network. Operational Experience.

business mix provides a global network with a vast array of operational experience which has years of delivery experience in change, innovation and ecosystem management across large corporates and scaling companies.

Collaboration is absolutely at the heart of business mix
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