We help you to make the right innovation decisions
In a complex world, leaders are faced with increasingly demanding challenges.
Change has never happened this fast before, and it will never be this slow again. The rise of global and decentralised communication demands we react to challenges and insights on a daily basis. The rapid adoption of emerging technologies has led to new threats and opportunities. The age of a static work force and five year plans is being surpassed by the rise of digital disruptors & new, progressive work environments.
The impact of this connected world and your organisation's role in it are just starting to be explored, Pollen8 provide the innovation tools to help you face this new future.
When you are trying to:
Engage a diverse audience
Reaching people across your organisation with the right innnovation message is challenging. Initiative fatigue, misconceptions around what innovation is, and unclear incentives can make getting traction hard. Innovation can either feel siloed from the business, or watered down because it tries to appeal to everyone.
Collect relevant opportunities in a consistent way
Gathering insights and opportunities from your people in a way which is useful can be hard. Even the best & brightest don't always understand the organisational context that makes an idea valuable. They may also not understand which bits of information are the most important to share, or where to go to share them.
Compare and review projects
Getting the right people to review new opportunities can be tough and difficult to scale. Complicated spreadsheets, multiple versions, and inconsistent review criteria all make it difficult to know whether the best ideas are getting the right attention.
Manage projects and ventures to demonstrate innovation ROI
The KPIs and metrics around innovation often need to meet different standards to normal business. It can be hard when testing new business models and innovative technologies to know what counts as success. This can lead to zombie projects that continue indefinitely, but even worse it can mean projects with real potential can be killed because they don't neatly fit into existing measurement systems.
Pollen8's innovation toolkit can help you make the right decisions.
What we do
Organisations who innovate effectively have sustainable solutions throughout their innovation journey. We can help you to get this right by ensuring you build your process with the right metrics, the right support, and the right organisational fit for long term success.
Best in class innovation is not just about new technology and a great business model, it's also about training exceptional intrapreneurs. We support your best and brightest with stakeholder management, MVP testing, product development, and taking their product to market.
The best people to spot opportunities and problems are those closest to your business, so we help you engage everyone, from employees through to customers & external startups.
We help you understand whether innovation is working in your organisation by measuring the right things at the right time to build a true portfolio view across your ventures.
What we do
Engage your innovators with the Pollen8 Discovery Centre, showcasing your events, past successes & online education backed by exclusive content from the Pollen8 innovation library.
Collect new ideas or on-board your existing innovation portfolio using a structured, customisable application process to ensure consistency & quality.
Bring key stakeholders & expert knowledge into your review process using a flexible assessment workflow, so that you understand what opportunities to back and why. Follow-up using criteria-based feedback to encourage reapplication rates.
Monitor performance and measure progress across your entire portfolio to create transparency, spot trends, and ensure insights from your experiments are shared across the business.
We are driving change
We are an ambitious team of problem solvers, creators, designers, entrepreneurs, technologists and growth hackers who want to change the way large organisations innovate.
Meet the team
Head of Clients & Markets
Head of Creative
Office & People
Pollen8 is a trading name of Outsourcing Innovation Limited, registered in England No 09535121. Registered Office: Epsilon House, Enterprise Road, Southampton Science Park, Southampton, SO16 7NS. VAT Number: GB 217648395