We work with any organisation that wants to look ahead

Our specialism is our approach instead of experience with a specific sector or type of client. We work with organisations that are focussing on the horizon, helping them answer the essential question, "What do I want this to look like in the future?"

We work with public sector organisations to help them define and shape better futures for their communities.

We work with industry leaders to better anticipate and preempt changes in their sector, while building strategy for the long term.

We work with charities and non-profits to communicate their visions for positive change and develop their own social innovation efforts.

We work with startups and growing businesses to design their proposition and to develop an inspirational vision.

Clients

Public Sector

Over several years we’ve helped the University develop a long-term strategy for digital education and to engage various stakeholder groups in formulating the vision for the Edinburgh Futures Institute.


Building on past research we helped the council with a strategy to improve the digital experience for tourists visiting the Isle of Bute.


We helped SDS test a new model for thinking about skills in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, to figure out how to communicate and scale it.


We briefly joined the Catapult’s team, to pitch in and help with a few Design Sprints they were running in Scotland.


Alongside Edinburgh Living Lab we helped the council pilot a new approach to engaging citizens in urban planning projects.


We’ve been working with GSA since the early days, from exploring the future of education with key strategic partners, to sharing some of our own methods with their students. 


SGSAH asked us to teach their PhD students’ how to think more creatively about their own futures. 


We helped the University conduct worldbuilding workshops with external stakeholders, feeding into larger programs of research. 


Industry leaders

We worked with the Bank’s ‘Open Experience’ innovation team to build long term thinking methods into their project process. 


We worked with the Bank’s ‘Open Experience’ innovation team to build long term thinking methods into their project process. 


Through our ongoing relationship with the multinational, we’ve helped to conduct desk and field research for new and existing product lines, as well as helping to build and share internal innovation tools and processes.

Through our ongoing relationship with the multinational, we’ve helped to conduct desk and field research for new and existing product lines, as well as helping to build and share internal innovation tools and processes.

Charities & non-profits

We helped one of Nesta’s grantees, FanFit, to conduct user research with football fans across Scotland. 


We helped one of Nesta’s grantees, FanFit, to conduct user research with football fans across Scotland. 


We worked during lockdown with over 50 graduates of the charity’s development program to build a shared vision for a Climate Positive Scotland. 


We worked during lockdown with over 50 graduates of the charity’s development program to build a shared vision for a Climate Positive Scotland. 


During a time of rapid growth, we helped the non-profit identify its values, and have a conversation about its’ own future.


During a time of rapid growth, we helped the non-profit identify its values, and have a conversation about its’ own future.


Growing businesses

We’ve worked with the fintech startup from their earliest days, helping them design a compelling proposition and a powerful vision that has seen them raise over £4.5m.


We’ve worked with the fintech startup from their earliest days, helping them design a compelling proposition and a powerful vision that has seen them raise over £4.5m.


We’ve had a close relationship with the mindfulness company over the years, helping them think about their own design principles, before delving deeper to uncover customer insight and product opportunity. 


We’ve had a close relationship with the mindfulness company over the years, helping them think about their own design principles, before delving deeper to uncover customer insight and product opportunity. 


Ahead of several critical business decisions, we helped the sunglasses brand build a better understanding of who their customers were and why they care about Tens.


Ahead of several critical business decisions, we helped the sunglasses brand build a better understanding of who their customers were and why they care about Tens.


Featured Case Studies

Vision

Working with over 50 volunteers to build a participatory vision of a climate positive Scotland

Strategy, Research, Vision

Co-designing a University's vision and strategy for digital education with staff and students.

Strategy, Research

Facilitating a dialogue between the Edinburgh Futures Institute and potential partners about a series of new programmes.

Case Studies