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In a connected world, enlightenment shifts to those best able to connect. Imagine a future-savvy guild operating as a global all-star team of innovation practice, business intellgence and thought leadership. That’s what we’re building at Futureproofing : Next.

Interested? Find out what it’s all about and put your name forward (or nominate someone else). We’ll expand our network roster each month.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are you a consultancy?

We are an unconsulancy. Consultancies have their place but particularly in innovation ventures and projects, we believe that you need seasoned people who are going to stick with you through the challenges and not count & bill “the hours”. We prefer to call ourselves an on-demand practitioner group who are really strong at envisioning, planning, aligning, training and performing innovation you can take to the bank.

Do you operate globally?

Yes. Through three methods, we operate across borders. Our founders and principals embrace the “live” meeting and travelling to where we are needed, when we are needed. We also believe in the power of digital collaborative tools and platforms to stay constantly connected. Digital is truly making teh world flatter. Finally, we have partner teams and colleagues scattered throughout all six continents to effect change and growth in our client’s day-to-day offices, stages and board rooms.

We have this challenge/project, is that what you do?

Maybe. We know the struiggle of “innovation” being a catch all term. We operate somewhere between “business as usual” and “crazy loonshots” that will never launch.  If your briefing has anything to do with: applied innovation, innovation process & idea management, foresights, emerging tech & trends, business models, growth & commercialization or transformation & change management, it’s likely in our wheelhouse. Check out our four levels of solutions,  #Next30 redefintion of innovation or simply message us.

Do you partner with companies?

Yes. We are collaborative by nature and believe in the power of 1+1=3. We’re also pragmatic and humble enough to know that sometimes to get ideas off the ground and getting to next, you need to take the driver’s seat, and other times you need to be the helpful guide (but never the backseat driver). Give us a shout.


Well, we’re not the discount store of innovation but based on objective assessment of other consultancies, boutiques, agencies and software firms, we provide enormously good value. Check out our comparison here. Our benefits are tangible with approaches and tools that are market-proven and people frequently 3-4X more experienced than other providers.  We operate with speed so we’re not wasting time. We are on-demand, so you only buy what you need. We don’t lock you into long contracts, so you never feel like you have handcuffs. And we provide a profile of solutions right-sized for your business size, situation and budget.

Are you hiring?

Yes and no. From time to time, we will hire based on pressing needs. We’re always looking for talented people who share our values.  Please let us know your availability & interests. However, we truly believe in the power of the on-demand economy and operate more like a film studio, bringing in the best independent & freelance talent around the world to focus on engagements. We think clients deserve working with agile teams of the best, not just the people we hire.

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