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We are an innovation house that helps organizations innovate, design superior customer experiences and grow via adoption of emerging technologies.
Innovation Management and R&D Team for hire.
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
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
ENVISIONING LABS IS AN INNOVATION CONSULTING COMPANY BASED IN VANCOUVER WITH A VISION OF IMPROVING PEOPLE'S LIVES BY 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 design and implement customized workshops that unlock the creative energies of your organization. We put your team through a systematic process that helps identify unexplored opportunities for innovation.
Innovation Trends &
Emerging Tech Seminars
Uncover growth opportunities in your organization by learning the latest technological advances and breakthrough innovations in your industry. Take a glimpse at how innovative companies are already taking advantage of these technologies to improve their operations and generate new sources of revenue.
Technology Repurposing Workshops
We help you find alternative applications for your solutions or intellectual property. Our multidisciplinary expertise allow us to evaluate and repurpose your innovations and assess alternative markets for their commercialization.
For Venture Capital firms, Technology Repurposing is particularly helpful in unlocking the value of the startups you invest in - for many startups a critical, but often overlooked element in their success is being able to see "outside the box".
Proof of Concept Delivery
Our multidisciplinary team moves from ideas to practical prototypes, both our ideas and your own. With our internal and partner resources we provide working examples of products or services.
We carry prototypes through market testing for you to verify their acceptance and success in the real world. Our team can provide targeted focus on your existing markets, but is also able to provide you a globalized outlook where greater opportunities may await.
Innovation Testing & Validation
Beyond prototyping, we take Proof-of-Concepts and fine-tune and fire-test the small details; details that your customer base is attuned to.
Encompassing the previous stages of Innovation Discovery and Solution Prototyping, in this last phase we take care of the rollout and implementation of your technology, monitoring feedback from your customers and your partners. We perform fast optimization so you maximize your profitability.
During your product or service lifecycle, we quantify its performance indicators through data analytics - so you can stay on top of the game. We show you the “forest for the trees” so you can take action minimizing uncertainty.
“Help me identify innovation and growth opportunities in my organization”
“Help me build a proof of concept and validate it”
“Help me deliver an innovative product, service or experience”
Big Data &
UX Design &
Nanotechnology & Advanced Materials
Innovating from Vancouver