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Outpace Disruption

Redefine an Industry

As markets change, companies can feel left behind and unable to adapt. Aspire programmes equip you with the skills needed to stay ahead of the competition. That way, you can work with the best people and build the next big thing.

50% of teams do not feel enabled to take risks.

Only 5% of new business models emerge from corporates

The average career span inside corporates has shrunk to 3 years since 2012.

Enable your Teams & Leaders

Drive successful
and repeatable new
revenue growth

The single biggest blocker for large companies driving transformative growth is the disconnect between leadership and the teams delivering innovation.

The Elevate Leadership programme has been designed to equip and prepare key talent for new opportunities to drive growth at the heart of the organization.

Take new ideas to
market faster, and
scale successfully

Ideas can come from any part of your organization and innovation teams often include a mix of domain specialists and experts.

The Evolve programme helps these diverse teams work together to de-risk investment in new product development, accelerate time to market, and deliver significant, measurable ROI.

Driving Profitable Outcomes

Elevate helped me redefine how to drive corporate innovation through a combination of frameworks and expert guidance, enabling me to reflect on how to apply these to my own role at Barclays. It was a brilliant and intense experience and I would recommend Elevate to all leaders looking to set their innovation strategy.

Sonal Lakhani
Global Head of Programmes and Strategic Initiatives
Group Innovation Office
Barclays

I find the Aspire program delivers quality content in a robust and engaging framework that is highly relevant for starting entrepreneurs, established start-ups, and mature businesses seeking to innovate and expand their service or product offerings.

 

Sheldon Rennie
Alliance Manager
Greater Springfield Alliance
Engie

Mobilising innovation across a
global organisation

Mobilising innovation across a
global organisation

Challenge

Engie’s annual innovation challenge focuses on generating ideas and new business models that can address critical challenges and advance their ambitious net-zero ambitions. Engie needed support and structures to turn ideas into commercial opportunities.

Solution

From an original selection of 100 ideas, sourced from across Engie’s global workforce, Aspire helped implement formal systems to develop and scale the best ideas for commercial and environmental impact.

Aspire helped teams to move rapidly into the next stage of development with a programme of specialist, stage-gated digital learning, workshops and dedicating coaching.

 

The top 20 teams stress-tested ideas with rigorous customer validation and prototyping.

The Results

From the top 20 ideas, 30% secured onward funding to move into scale, 60% were killed either duing the customer discovery or prototype launch sprints due to lack of customer need or viable business model.

The final 10% pivoted and are working through the framework to revalidate customer need with a new segment.

Engineering Transformative
Business Models

Challenge

A leading industry brand, Ramboll is facing pressure from startups and non-traditional competitors digitising their core services.

Solution

Ramboll engaged Aspire to help identify new, tech-enabled business models that allowed them to serve existing clients’ needs while opening up new customer segments.

Aspire delivered a bespoke internal accelerator through a mix of digital learning content, in-person workshops, and specialist coaching.

In addition, Aspire helped design and establish investment and governance frameworks that would help internal teams raise the capital needed to take revenue-generating ventures to market in 20 weeks. 

Programme participants included engineers, developers and business development specialists, and came from business units across Ramboll’s global network.

Results

From an initial pool of 50 ideas identified, 7 viable ventures were launched into market, projected to deliver 29% net new revenue by 2023.

Reskilling for a Low
Carbon Future

Challenge

With the energy industry undergoing rapid transformation, National Grid recognized the need to disrupt its core business and open up new markets. How could internal innovation teams build next-generation ventures that would drive significant growth and future-proof the core business?

The Solution

Aspire designed a bespoke programme of blended learning, virtual events, coaching, and group-based activities for National Grid’s internal innovation teams.

Based in the US and UK and representing several business units, the teams workshopped and stress-tested ideas with support and direction from Aspire’s team of entrepreneurs-in-residence, who contributed a range of critical skills, domain expertise, and experience.

The stage-gated programme was designed to transform successful ideas into new revenue-generating ventures in 24 weeks.

The Results

Two new ventures secured scale-up funding and are set to drive more than $900m in savings for utilities within the next five years.

The teams are on track to deliver an additional $50m in revenue from new business models by 2023.

How we work

  • We review your growth objectives.
  • We assess your company’s talent and capability.
  • We create a personalised roadmap to success.

Three rules to help product leaders overcome any barriers faster.

 

Every organisation must face ten different barriers before it can start to innovate. From “barrier1” to “barrier2″, there is an overwhelming list of challenges demanding your attention. (stakes to be added here perhaps). But, there is a streamlined way to overcome all barriers and save time doing so.

 

Download the guide now and start developing great ideas faster.

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If you’re interested in exploring our programmes, we’d love to hear from you.