ENVISIONING LABS IS AN INNOVATION CONSULTING COMPANY BASED IN VANCOUVER WITH A VISION OF IMPROVING PEOPLE'S LIVES THROUGH EXPLORING THE FRONTIERS OF INTERSECTING DISCIPLINES.
As a trans-disciplinary firm we are constantly scanning for business opportunities at the intersection of domains. We are technologists, sociologists and researchers interested in exploring how new technologies merge with other disciplines to transform our present and shape our future.
We facilitate genuine breakthrough innovation that occurs when organizations are able to connect the dots in unforeseen ways. Envisioning Labs helps organizations speed up the process of uncovering their next best thing by levering on our team’s broad expertise in technology, business, life sciences, design and social sciences.
This wide range of knowledge allow us to reframe a business challenge and propose unique, value-added solutions.
We develop our own proof-of-concept prototypes for new products, services or experiences. We partner with investors and organizations interested in funding and commercializing the resulting
Envisioning Labs uses design thinking to innovate and instigate a vision of the future. Through digital storytelling and trend reports, we help organizations convey and visualize how their new products or services are likely to take shape and make an impact. Through collaboration we help them craft their vision and create compelling storylines that inspire and call for action.
Collectively our consultants have more than 100 years of experience working with organizations ranging from top multinationals to NGOs, research centres and startup ventures. Click on "Project Showcase" to see a sample of our consultants portfolio.
Advanced Materials & Academic Research
Big Data &
UX Design &
Nanotechnology & Physics
Economics & Transdisciplinary Analysis
A multidisciplinary professional with more than 15 years of experience across a variety of industries. Former team lead of innovation and prototyping initiatives with Microsoft; technology consultant for multinationals, startups and diverse international organizations including the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and United Nations Volunteers. Oscar holds a Master degree of Applied Science from the University of Toronto.
Systematic Innovation – Technology Consulting – Digital Storytelling – Design Thinking – Prototyping
A senior leader in academia with over 30 years of experience — Dean of Design, Associate Head of Design School, and Executive Director for the Institute of Material Innovation. A registered interior designer with international practice, education, and solid experience converting transdisciplinary research into practical value-added projects and initiatives. George holds a Master of Industrial Design from Manchester Metropolitan University, a Bachelor of Architectural Science from Ryerson University, and is currently working on his PhD from Curtin University.
Advanced Materials — Design Thinking — Design Practice — Transdisciplinary Research
Molecular biologist and biochemist working in the field of genomics and health research. Ken is trained in the latest DNA sequencing technologies and is currently involved in personalized medicine projects. When not in the lab learning about the most cutting edge methods in biotechnology he travels the world as a recognized travel photographer and digital storyteller.
Genomics - DNA Sequencing - Biotechnology Research - Healthcare - Photography & Storytelling
Former head of the Foreign Exchange Desk of Alfa Bank, the third largest bank in Russia. Seasoned professional with extensive experience developing complex IT systems for financial institutions, high-traffic online portals and large multinational companies in the aerospace industry. Michael has a dual background in computer science and applied mathematics holding a Master of Science from the University of Moscow and a Master degree in Financial Engineering and Econometrics from the University of Monaco.
Big Data – Financial Engineering - Database Design – Business Intelligence – Data-driven Research
A technology professional, with more than 10 years of experience in emerging technologies including hardware and software development, industrial robotics and automation, electronics manufacturing and web technologies. Founder of Vancouver Google Developers Group and lead organizer of Vancouver Startup Weekend.
Industrial robotics & automation – Software & Hardware Development – Electrical Engineering Community Building
A serial entrepreneur and inventor with a few patents under her belt, Serena has co-founded a couple of dynamic startups in Shanghai including a location-based social app for Top 500 companies. She was an integral part of an innovation team in Microsoft where she took charge of UX and User-Centred Design concepts. She holds a Bachelor’s degree of Computer Science from Jiaotong University in Shanghai. Serena is currently the liaison for Envisioning Labs projects and operations in China.
User-Centred Design - Fast Prototyping - UX Research - Graphic Design - Multimedia Production
DR. MICHAEL WHITWICK
An experimental scientist with in-depth knowledge in the fields of physics, nanotechnology and advanced materials. He is an hands-on researcher who has experience with experiment designing and implementation, rigorous analyst, and cutting edge technology. Michael holds a doctorate of philosophy from the University of British Columbia.
Scientific Research - Experiment Design - Critical Analyst - Physics - Advanced Materials - Nanotechnology
An expert facilitator, design thinking coach and business strategist Miguel has led teams in a variety of organizations including SAP, Simon Fraser University’s RADIUS Program for Social Innovation and Peace Corps. He has more than a decade working experience in the organic and natural food industry throughout the Americas.
Miguel earned an BA from Reed College in Portland, Oregon and an MBA from Sauder School of Business at University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada.
Design Thinking - Business Strategy - Marketing & Corporate Communications - Improved Agricultural Practices - Organic Food Industry
A provocative gadfly and witty raconteur, Michael maintains a wide variety of entrepreneurial experience, from biotech hackspaces to innovation prizes to catalyze advances in technology. He has worked for organizations such as the Methuselah Foundation and CAMBIA (Centre for the Application of Molecular Biology in International Agriculture) in Australia, and was part of the original pioneering team that developed Biocurious, a leading innovator in citizen science and low-cost innovation. As an avid learner of history and human nature, Michael offers deep insight into business and life.
Entrepreneurship - Social Anthropology - Economics - Market Psychology - Multidisciplinary Innovation
A serial entrepreneur, industrial inventor and globular cloudspace thinker, David has founded several startups. His latest venture WarriorHealth CombatCare comprised the development of "audiological drugs", a non-invasive technology for treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in veterans. Dave holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Guelph, an Industrial Design Diploma of Technology from Humber College, an accelerated Bachelor of Commerce degree from Royal Roads University, and a Technology Web Design Certificate from British Columbia Institute of Technology.
Business Strategy - Disruptive Operations - Competitive Analysis – Design Thinking - Entrepreneurship
Innovating from Vancouver