IdeasUK works with organisations worldwide to introduce and enhance innovation in the workplace.


Next Generation Organisations deserve Next Generation guidance. That’s the founding principle of The Future Shapers; a global network of thought leaders, innovation practitioners, business leaders, academics and speakers who have come together with the aim of helping businesses and other organisations to shape and create innovative futures.


Emerging technologies and innovative new business models are transforming life, business and the global economy at unprecedented speeds. As digital technologies reshape the modern world, businesses established in less fluid times are having to make increasingly complex and critical decisions against the ticking clock of change. A Boston Consulting Group (BCG) report in 2015 revealed that 79% of respondents saw innovation as a top three priority. The BCG figures reflect an earlier report in 2010 from McKinsey which identified that the majority of executives saw innovation as being critical for their business; with 84% seeing innovation as being important to growth strategy. Interestingly that same survey revealed that just 6% of executives were satisfied with innovation performance. Sadly, it seems that this gulf between perceived need and actuality still remains.


Addressing that perception gulf was the prime driver behind building The Future Shapers website. Quite simply, acknowledging that innovation is a game-changer is one thing, knowing how to build a culture which sets innovation at its heart is quite another. So, our community of interest acts as a filter for the huge volume of information surrounding innovation. Looking beyond the alarmist headlines and buzzwords used to describe the innovation world, we offer our followers and members insights, analysis, and tools to help them tackle the ever-evolving innovation challenge.


Working with the leading entrepreneurs, thinkers, practitioners, innovators, and investors we assist our followers and members to make sense of the changing world. Across all facets of innovation, we research, curate and develop thought-leadership for our community of interest.


Idea Spotlight is a highly scalable and flexible platform that enables internal and external crowdsourcing initiatives for organisations around the world. But why choose Idea Spotlight?

Collaboration space – foster a culture of innovation through easy collaboration

Co-creation Communities – tap into your external communities, including suppliers, vendors and other external stakeholders for ideas and input

Idea Spaces – create private spaces where teams can collect their own ideas separate from your organization-wide space

Gamification – attribute goals and rewards towards participation, making contributions all the more tempting

Integrations – Idea Spotlight integrates with many platforms including Microsoft Office products and more

Innovation Network is a worldwide network of established and highly experienced international experts that help organisations globally on their journey to innovation and change.

We provide ALL of the tools for success

With each of our workshops, you’ll get much more than just training. Participants receive full support to implement and apply the principles learned including:

CASE STUDY METHODOLOGY – Every session is linked to the Harvard Business School learning philosophy using the case study methodology to enable collaboration and learning including B2B, B2C and B2B2C examples.

SOFT COPY LEARNING MATERIAL – Including access to all slides, videos and training content.

PRINT READY CANVASSES – An online link to the latest canvasses and worksheets for printing and application in the workplace after the training.

PEER COACHING – 12 weeks of peer coaching sessions for accountability and support.

GROUP COACHING WEBINARS – Monthly group coaching calls available live or recorded with Q&A sessions and examples of best practice for 6 months. To learn more, head over to our website.