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New Ventures

The world is facing unprecedented challenges - and we are rolling up our sleeves to fix things. We help clients launch sector-defining ventures that deliver financial, social, and environmental outcomes at speed.

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Launching ventures to address pressing global challenges

At Sia Partners we believe that corporates will catalyse the next generation of solutions to systemic issues like resource scarcity, carbon emissions, and anti-microbial resistance.

That's why we partner with FTSE100 companies to discover, design, and commercialise novel solutions to global-scale challenges. We do so by using our tested venture toolkit, which takes clients from concept to validated market launch in just 3-6 months.

What would you like to learn more about?

We have extensive experience in identifying solutions to pressing global challenges. Whether you've made public commitments to demonstrate progress on CSR or you just want to explore an adjacent space, we can help you discover new opportunities to enable you to meet your goals. We do so by looking through several tested lenses - from competitive analysis to market landscaping, voice of the customer, and technological horizon scanning.

Discover it.

We help corporate leaders move from ambiguous concept to validated venture plan within 4-6 weeks. We do so by drawing on our rich toolkits for venture design, which incorporate 11 'boxes' that must be weaved together seamlessly to create the foundations for scalable ventures. We believe in testing right from conception to ensure our ventures are grounded in sound business models, are technically feasible and address the pressing challenge we are solving for.

Make it real.

Whether you've already got a concept developed or we've developed a venture plan together, we can help to define a robust go to market plan and execution strategy. We launch ventures at speed, enabling our clients to quickly realise the commercial, environmental and social impact created.

Grow it. 

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Drawing on our battle-tested playbook

Sia Partners' innovation toolkit provides an outside-in perspective that focuses on customer needs and market trends, rather than an inside-out view that may be biased through internal politics and organisational structures.
Through our New Ventures offering, we help our clients to develop top line growth strategies which are actionable, validated and beyond their comfort zone - while striking the right balance of creativity and commercial rigour.

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Case studies demonstrating impact through new ventures

From emergent pandemics to climate pressures and global economic volatility, one thing is clear: what got us here won't get us where we need to go. This selection of case studies provides a sample of the scale and breadth of our client work.

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Computationally identifying a cure for dengue fever

We catalysed the design and launch of a de novo drug discovery venture which identified 5 novel drug candidates for dengue fever. Working with a tech player who invented a quantum-inspired breakthrough, we discovered and validated 10+ healthcare applications. After prioritisation, we defined robust commercialisation and GTM strategies, and launched a joint venture.

A microchip encapsulated in a droplet of water

Unlocking the potential of Open Water Data

We led the design and validation of a breakthrough Open Data platform which is in the running for £9.6M in grant funding to move into implementation. We assembled a consortium of 11 (out of 17) UK water companies to answer a deceptively simple question: how might we apply Open Data to the water sector to deliver customer, societal, and environmental impact? Together with our partners, we designed a comprehensive Open Data Framework for the water sector, which we empirically tested through the design and launch of 3 pilot projects.

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Building a home energy platform for the people

We identified, designed and commercialised Hoppy, a home management platform proposition which allows consumers to track and reduce their energy use through IoT. We constructed a financial case before designing the product build roadmap, contact channels and the CRM architecture which allowed the the pilot to move from zero to market launch within a few months.

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Designing the future of dairy

A household-name Irish dairy producer trusted us to help them identify a portfolio lucrative growth opportunities that would safeguard both the company and the planet. We conducted a robust technology audit to identify existing IP which could be monetised in a novel way and shaped their 5 year investment strategy to include lab-grown proteins, waste stream valorisation, and alternative proteins.

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A rich ecosystem to tap into

As part of wider Sia Partners, our New Ventures offering benefits from a broad array of capabilities which build upon and complement the skills of our team. From Consulting for Good, our corporate pledge to reach 30% revenues from ESG engagements by 2025 - to Heka, our AI lab, we pair the agility of a boutique venture studio with the organisational capabilities of a multinational consultancy. The result? Clients who come back to Sia Partners again and again.

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Trusted by the world's most ambitious companies

We have designed innovative strategies and launched new ventures with many of the world's largest organisations. Our clients span across sectors, ranging from agriculture to pharmaceuticals, manufacturing to healthcare, telecoms to education - and everything in between.

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Pairing a global footprint with local expertise

Drawing upon 2000 consultants across 18 countries, Sia Partners is able to tap into the immense talent pool offered by our wider network. As entrepreneurs, inventors, designers and tinkerers, we peer around corners to unearth solutions to world-scale challenge commercial businesses that with client growth.