Impact stories

Discover how our approach has helped diverse companies and global organisations to unlock win-win business models and harness new technologies in the maritime, steel, pharmaceutical and non-profit sectors.

Featured story: GasLog LNG Ltd
Maritime:
A greener & tech-driven LNG sector

What do bubble-blowing dolphins and liquid natural gas have in common?

GasLog LNG Ltd approached us to help develop their inno­va­tion mind­set and cre­ate the Inno­va­tion strat­egy that can deliver the ambi­tious, tan­gi­ble growth they were seek­ing, through greener ves­sels and cut­ting-edge tech­nol­ogy.

GasLog LNG is an ambi­tious, growth-ori­ented inter­na­tional owner, oper­a­tor and man­ager of liquefied nat­ural gas (LNG) car­ri­ers, head­quar­tered in Lon­don, with ves­sels build in Asia and the global Inno­va­tion team oper­at­ing from Greece. They part­nered with The Inno­va­tion Con­sul­tancy in 2015. Together we deliv­ered the Inno­va­tion strat­egy for greener, more effi­cient and safe ves­sels that take up cut­ting edge tech­nolo­gies to build prag­matic growth.

This ini­tia­tive won the team the pres­ti­gious CWC LNG Inno­va­tion Award 2015. The rela­tion­ship con­tin­ues in 2016 and together we explore cut­ting edge tech­nolo­gies of 3D Print­ing and Aug­mented Real­ity, to asses and cre­ate real­is­tic road maps and the busi­ness case for incor­po­rat­ing them on ves­sels under con­struc­tion.

Global portfolio

We work with organisations as diverse as the maritime industry (Manuport Logistics and GasLog Ltd), pharmaceuticals (Janssen, Pfizer and UCB), the energy sector (ELIA Group and Eurotherm-Schneider) as well as engineering and heavy manufacturing (World Steel Organisation in China and Europe).

Global NGO

The Calouste-Gulbenkian Foundation

A Calouste-Gulbekian Foundation innovation workshop

Photo: Nik Gaffney, nik@fo.am

The Calouste-Gul­bekian Foun­da­tion gathered 12 NGOs under the Marine Col­Lab umbrella to cre­ate impact that is more than its parts in com­mu­ni­cat­ing the Value of the Oceans.

They part­nered with fo.am and The Inno­va­tion Cun­sul­tancy to cre­ate a win­ning team that pro­duced a chal­leng­ing roadmap of projects and deliv­ered their first high impact one: #One­Less a sin­gle-use, plas­tic-bot­tle free Lon­don and are cur­rently incu­bat­ing their next high impact projects.

We did this through a series of facil­i­tated days and work­shops, through­out 2015 and into 2016, that helped cre­ate a closely knit­ted team out of the group of senior lead­ers of the 12 NGOs. We worked with fo.am’s col­lab­o­ra­tive lab­o­ra­tory approach, to help dis­till the mis­sion and a vision that focuses on the sweet spot where all their indi­vid­ual organ­i­sa­tion can max­imise value from work­ing together.

Industry diversity

We consult on innovation to a diverse portfolio of clients who come to us for our experience in both the developed and developing world. They value our deep understanding of both R&D and business innovation and our cross-sector expertise.

Engineering

World Steel Association: Igniting an innovation mindset

The World Steel Association’s pres­ti­gious annual con­fer­ence is where global senior lead­ers come together to hear about the lat­est on global steel mar­ket trends net­work with other global steel exec­u­tives.

The World Steel Association prestigious annual conference, is a place where global senior leaders are coming together. The World Steel Association has repeatedly sought our experience and expertise in working with culturally and professional diverse groups, to support them facilitate and inspire the 30 or so participants, coming from countries as diverse as the USA, Latin America, Middle East and Asia, for three days of leadership and innovation growth.

A World Steel Association innovation workshop

We have delivered with them in Beijing and Europe and continue to partner for their forthcoming events.

Business Schools such as Duke CE and Antwerp Management School also use this expertise to deliver innovation programmes globally. For example, we worked with a global engineering company, by developing the potential of teams in China to design for the local markets.and create growth through locally designed products and services in their Asia markets, going from “made in China” to “designed in China”.

Sector-agnostic

By focusing on people and technology, we can jump between industries and the corporate and non-profit sectors to cross-fertilise ideas and disruptive thinking.

Pharmaceuticals:

Janssen: Revolutionising medical education

A diagram of skin cells affected by psoriasis

Janssen part­nered with us in 2013 want­ing to bring their med­ical mate­ri­als and med­ical pro­fes­sion­als edu­ca­tion to the 21st cen­tury.

Together we deliv­ered a library of inter­ac­tive 3D books, that use vir­tual real­ity, ani­ma­tion and inter­ac­tive iBooks to tell the story of dis­ease and med­i­cine. Highly spe­cialised, full of infor­ma­tion, incor­po­rat­ing aca­d­e­mic sources and clin­i­cal tri­als, pro­vide a wealth of infor­ma­tion in visu­ally com­pelling and inter­ac­tive ways, incor­po­rat­ing active ques­tion­naires and vir­tual real­ity ani­ma­tions of how dis­ease works and the impact of med­i­cines.

Cross-fertilising solutions

Our work with for-profit and global NGOs including Save The Children, the Gulbenkian Foundation and the BBC allows us to cross-fertilise solutions to global problems.

Leadership coaching

Save the Children & fo.am: Coaching ripples in the World

We Coach one-to-one and teams to deliver impact through visionary leadership and team innovation.

Through coaching we empower leaders in Save The Children since 2014 to drive strategic vision, engage and inspire teams and create efficiencies through innovative thinking. We believe in partnering with organisations around coaching, and we feel that our contribution through coaching could enable leaders to have a ripple effect positively contributing to devoted leaders of this global NGO.

A Save the Children innovation workshop

In 2015 we brought together a group of 20 senior leaders, from artists to artistic directors of some of the most prestigious flemish cultural organisations. These were leaders and artists that have been coached over the past five years through an innovative coaching programme supported by fo.am and the flemish government. Together we explore how by aligning hearts and minds it is possible to create impact in the broader communities, their organisations and the cultural sectors.

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