Inside jHub - Driving Innovation From Within UK's Ministry of Defence

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Jamie Qiu, Founder & Managing Partner of Studio Zao

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What are the processes and mechanisms an organisation needs to have in place to identify, explore and deploy successful innovation? Tune in to our conversation with Natasha Gedge, Chief Operating Officer at JHub, Central Innovation Hub of Strategic Command, UK Ministry of Defence, as she shares her experience on empowering internal talent to drive business growth. With proven experience of delivering a £20mil a year project portfolio, Natasha will provide practical examples of building a strong innovation culture and strategy at JHub. In this conversation, we will be discussing: - How does government innovation start with internal talent? - How important is having the right culture and processes to innovate successfully? - Why innovation often fails and, how can it be done properly? - Best practices for embedding an innovation approach that incentives and rewards entrepreneurial behaviour to drive measurable results Hosted by Jamie Qiu, enterprise innovation strategist and Founder of Studio Zao, a London-based innovation and intrapreneurial talent development studio. They partner with the world’s leading organisations to drive growth and resilience through intrapreneurship. 
Studio Zao has launched 150+ innovation solutions, partnering with organisations such as Target, Sony Music Entertainment, NHS, EY, Wellcome Trust, among others, and upskilled over 2,000 intrapreneurs to identify new growth opportunities for their organisations. Find out more at
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Studio Zao is a London-headquartered innovation and talent development studio who work with the world’s leading organisations, such as Sony Music, Aptar, L’Oreal, Target Corporation, UK Government, NHS, Speedo, Ellesse, Vodafone, Michelin, Ferrovial, Kellogg’s, Pearson, Wellcome as well as Imperial College and LSE. The world's become volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA). Startup safaris just don’t cut it anymore. It’s time to develop and harness internal entrepreneurial capabilities to innovate at scale, fast. To apply the same mindset and tools startup founders use, adapted to the way established organisations work. It’s called Intrapreneurship. That’s what we do.