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Corporate
Innovation
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Solving big innovation challenges through scale-up collaboration.

Our 
Story
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We built & ran successful corporate innovation functions.

We helped grow tech scale-ups.

So we built GrowthBuilders to help corporates innovate smarter with growing scale-ups. 

We're trusted by leading brands.

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We deliver scale-up & corporate innovation:

30,000+

Innovators
vetted

600+

Scale-up
alumni

6,000+

Corporate executives

7,000+

Commercial collaborations

Innovation Scouting.

With so much noise out there, it's difficult to know where to look.

 

We scout globally to efficiently curate and diligence tailored solutions. 

 

This saves you money and resource eliminating wasted conversations.

Outputs:

  • Scouting reports:

    • technology trends 

    • vetted solutions

    • recommendations

  • Investment dealflow

  • Partnerships dealflow

  • Facilitated demos

  • Tailored solutions

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Innovation Design.

We shape, iterate and validate your strategic innovation objectives.

It's crucial to solve the right challenges with the right model, luckily we've seen a whole lot of options to get you proven ROI. 

Outputs:

  • Problem framing workshops

  • Defined & validated objectives

  • Recommended delivery structure

  • Innovation Model Blueprint

  • Strategy implementation

  • Design Sprints

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Innovation Delivery.

Translating connections into tangible returns.

 

Brands use our expert knowledge of leading large corporate innovation teams and scaling ventures to build collaborative ROI.

 

We've delivered over 100 projects, 7,000+ commercial connections facilitating over 600 PoC's and investments.

Outputs:

  • Accelerators

  • Innovation Labs

  • Intrapreneur programmes

  • CVC operations

  • International delegations

  • Events

  • Ecosystem engagement

  • Pitch competitions

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Why GrowthBuilders.

We see our large clients collaborating with fast-growth tech companies to gain a competitive advantage, clients want to efficiently see what's out there and learn how they can use these innovative solutions, which is where GrowthBuilders excels.

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Global Solutions

Collaborate with vetted, fast growth, cutting-edge technology scale-ups

Proven ROI

Know-how and processes to speed up time to proven ROI

Cost effective

Quickly test and make decisions at a fraction of in-house cost

De-Risked Innovation

Use our well-oiled machine and combined knowledge to minimize risk

Rapid PoCs

Facilitated PoCs to address your challenges, faster

Case
studies
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"I thought that the event was super high quality. Congratulations on finding those impressive companies." 

 

Executive Director

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Scale Programmes

A 10 week scale-up accelerator spanning multiple industries to curate innovative tech scale-ups to power collaboration with large industry clients.

  • 55 programmes delivered

  • 15 industries

  • 30,000 scale-ups scouted

  • 6,000 scale-ups vetted

  • 550 alumni

  • 6,000 collaborations explored

  • 6,000 corporates

  • 600 commercial contracts

  • £4bn alumni valuation

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Lloyds Launch

An innovation programme to solve important problems for the largest UK bank through a rapid scout, test and pilot model.

  • Challenges Defined

  • 210 applications sourced and vetted 

  • 23 global solutions accepted for Lab

  • 13 solutions through to trials

  • 8 ongoing pilots

  • 1 direct investment (£4M)

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Venture Client

Rapid scouting for a solution to an identified business challenge. Objective was to use/partner with emerging tech to solve the problem.

  • Problem Defined

  • Solutions researched and validated

  • 1 week delivery

  • 20 solutions vetted 

  • 7 solutions recommended

  • 4 demonstrations

  • 2 pilots

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JT Ventures

Helping to set-up the corporate venturing process to scout, appraise and invest in technology scale-ups.

  • Defined the investment focus and criteria

  • Aligned the appraisal process 

  • Curated 70 qualified deal flow opportunities 

  • 25 facilitated demos

  • Select solutions taken forward through investment gates

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