Academic institutions

Increasingly, leading business and engineering schools are benefitting from the insights of practitioners and business executives who have a wealth of relevant experience.

Access to high level academics and their research is an important part of the graduate and postgraduate journey. But access to senior executives who have practical experience of applying models in the business world is critical.

Launchworks designs and delivers core training modules that bridge the gap between academic theories and applied practice. Modules run between an hour to several days and are often interactive. We use role-play sessions in real-life scenarios, as well as case studies based on real-life assignments. When required confidential assignments are repurposed to protect the identity of the parties while keeping the insights and educational value of the case.

Modules can be designed for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as well as for executive education seminars.

How we work

We have an immediate impact on your organisation. We quickly mobilise the best team for the project and identify key high impact problem areas. We aim to report back with our initial insights and findings within a week of starting the assignment. We are also able to iterate quickly and even work with product teams to prototype solutions and concepts in just a few days.

We know that very few strategic challenges are solved in silos. That's why we combine our economic, regulation, strategy, marketing and technology expertise to craft bespoke solutions for our clients. Operating at the nexus of these different fields allows us to identify and prioritise sustainable high impact strategies.

We are part of a vibrant and innovative ecosystem of investors, entrepreneurs, managers, academics, and policy makers who are shaping the digital revolution. We leverage these relationships for the benefit of our clients and ensure that relevant, actionable market intelligence and analysis is captured in our work.

We have witnessed first-hand the extent to which Internet-enabled firms have disrupted traditional markets. But the digital aspect of this transformation often overshadows what we believe is a deeper shift in value. Digital platforms like eBay, Google or Amazon are not simply recreating traditional business models online, they are creating new platform-powered ecosystems. Uber has no cars, Airbnb has no real estate, and yet by developing, leveraging and connecting communities, these firms are creating billions of economic value. That's why all our consultants have significant digital platform and e-commerce experience - to help you harness the power of platforms to create communities.

Services

Advice

Winning strategies for the digital age

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Coaching

Platform leadership and expert skills for the digital economy

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Innovation

Turning insights into business plans for successful execution

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