Launched in September 2011, Big Innovation Centre exists to build a global innovation and investment hub by 2025, create great companies, and make the world more purposeful and inclusive through the enormous potential of technology, creativity and innovation.
In all the things we do our work is underpinned by five values: Purpose, Ambition, Openness, Excellence, Access.
Our values are ingrained in our name:
BIG - Relentlessly ambitious
INNOVATION - Experts in the enterprise potential of 21st century technology
CENTRE - Centre of excellence
We are thought leaders, connectors and doers
We disrupt, collaborate and create
We solve some of the biggest societal and business challenges that no organization or individual can solve alone
We identify solutions through evidence-based research and ‘what works’ testing
We have a passion for results
We honour different perspectives, share ideas and common goals
Communication, open mindedness, trust and transparency are the building blocks of innovation
The best solutions emerge - if you let them
Employees are most engaged, and their talent is best unlocked, when they feel empowered to complete their responsibilities with autonomy
Opt-in leadership is the best way to achieve the purpose, so organizational structures must emerge naturally
Task and solution focused, as opposed to process focused
Quirky not clichéd
Positive not negative
Benefits not features
Interactive not didactic
Active not passive
Future not past oriented
CEO and CoCreator Birgitte Andersen's visionary launch blog when the Big Innovation Centre launched in London (6 September 2011)
"The first flush of the digital economy boom is over. The online economy has reached maturity and the online world is as natural a habitat for business, commerce, education, entrepreneurship and social networks as bricks and mortar were for 20th century societies. Business models and regulation have adjusted in line with the opportunities of a progressive communication infrastructure and the digital divide – which for decades had separated the online haves and have-nots by their ability to adopt, use and exploit high-quality digital service – has closed completely.
Inequality has been starkly reduced in other areas too: exponential leaps in technology innovation in areas such as the low-carbon economy, renewable energy, life sciences and health economics have massively boosted sustainable growth and jobs, catalysing greater social mobility and revolutionising the quality of life for all groups within society.
Close collaborative innovation networks comprising global corporations, small and medium-sized enterprises, banks, research organisations, education institutions and the now highly enterprising state have become embedded as the natural approach to doing good business. In Britain, myriad such networks are striving together to maintain the UK’s unparalleled position as a global hub for innovation. Despite their achievements, these networks do not rest on their laurels, but look to leap again into new waves of technology and innovation for the good of society.
This is not a dream, but the Big Innovation Centre’s vision of Britain in 2025."
The Big Innovation Centre is working on a report about the value of purposeful companies. One section of this paper looks at how publicly-listed companies are becoming increasingly distracted from... See more...