Discover, Refine, Scale, Repeat.

London, United Kingdom


We are a vibrant, interdisciplinary team of creative problem solvers. Since 2015, we have been on a mission to bring elegance, rigour and structure to the world of corporate innovation. We help teams lay the foundations for intelligent innovation by embedding a framework to systematically develop profitable new ventures. Year after year. Campaign after campaign. Headquartered in the City of London, Pollen8’s client base spans big 4 accounting and FTSE 100 engineering firms, through to the UK’s largest utility companies and global technology organisations. Through our platform and consulting services we enable our clients to understand the potential of disruptive technologies and leverage these to create new, multi-million pound ventures. Our process in a nutshell: DISCOVER - Identify the right problem and opportunity area - Design programmes with a comms plan that gets your team excited about tackling it - Train in house innovation champions with our tool kits to help your team identify and articulate their ideas REFINE - Apply technology to collect ideas in a consistent, structured and repeatable way - Review the portfolio and select the most promising options from a prioritised backlog - Select innovators to validate ideas before pitching for further investment from the business SCALE - Support ventures with advice around how best to resource, grow and maintain it while tracking progress - Manage your portfolio of ventures to avoid duplication of effort and to keep tabs on your investments as a whole REPEAT - Learn from data to see what programmes and ideas are bringing the desired return on investment - Make innovation systemic by enabling more teams, managers or departments to set up other innovation initiatives



Creator Awards



Winners at the Lean Startup Summit EMEA

Lean Start Up


Founder's Factory and Founder's Forum

Innovation Enterprise


New Entrepreneurs Foundation Award

New Entrepreneurs Foundation

People who have worked with Pollen8