Good Lab

Let's collaborate for transformative change

We are helping charities solve more of society's biggest challenges. We're a collaboration of leading charities, industry experts and experienced disruptors who together, are designing new approaches to help charities fund their life changing work.

What ?

Good Lab is a core team of innovators who collaborate with 11 of the UK's top charities and industry experts to design and prototype radically different ways for charities to raise more funds.

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Why ?

We believe that by collaborating and being open in our approach we can achieve things that no charity could achieve alone. By collaborating we'll encourage more diverse thinking, access amazing networks and build a broader base of support to help us achieve our goal. Read more

How ?

We co-create, develop and test new methods of raising funds by focusing on various industry sectors through fast-moving development cycles. And we share what we learn with our partners, to help the charity sector flourish.

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Partners

Good Lab is a collaboration of the UK's leading charities, a selection of the UK's most innovative organisations and some truly exceptional people.

bhf
brc
gd
mac
oxfam
rnib
rspca
stc
trbl
unicef
wa

With help from

SeenIt google campus Maker Future agenda bgv NewCo RCA method gs The Foundation

Testimonials

I'm so excited by the scale of the ambition of the Good Lab, it has the potential to completely transform the sector.

Mark Astarita, Director of Fundraising, British Red Cross

What is so great about the Good Lab is that it has never been done before, 11 top charities, all in one room collaborating for change.

Wanda Hamilton, Group Director, Fundraising, RNIB

I'm proud to be working with such committed and exciting people, both in the Lab and in the organisations they've formed partnerships with.

Gareth Williams, Entrepreneur and Good Lab Advisor

What we're doing

The Sharing Economy

The Sharing Economy

The sharing and peer-to-peer economy is growing at pace – covering cars, homes, clothes, tools, finance, music and more. Alongside opportunities for people to make money through sharing, a growing movement for earning through bite-sized activity is emerging.

Happiness & Fulfilment

Happiness & Fulfilment

We're looking a propositions that have the power to change people’s lives for the better. It’s a natural fit with the mission of our partners and the wider charity sector. Areas we may explore within this theme include everything from wellbeing to connection and personal development through to intimacy.

We will be announcing the next territories shortly

We will be announcing the next territories shortly

Want to help?

If you think you could provide expertise or advice in the territories we are exploring, or if you want to be a part of what we are trying to achieve, please get in touch.

Contact

Email us at: info@thegoodlab.co.uk
or call us on 020 3397 4180

The Team

We're a small team of expert innovators, social entrepreneurs and passionate leaders who have worked in almost every sector and across the world.

Eleanor Ford
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Eleanor Ford

Director

Steve Purnell
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Steve Purnell

Director

Thea Dexter
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Thea Dexter

Head of Front-End Innovation

Lauren Currie
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Lauren Currie

Head of Service Design

Paul Crosfield
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Paul Crosfield

Head of Commercial Proposition Development

Thomas Trewhella
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Thomas Trewhella

Programme Manager

We're lucky to have an excellent board of Advisors who we can call on for their input and expertise at any stage of the programme.

James Alexander
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James Alexander

Gareth Williams
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Gareth Williams

Cassie Robinson
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Cassie Robinson

David Rajan
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David Rajan

We've developed a truly exceptional network of Fellows to support and endorse every aspect of the Good Lab's work.

Matthew McStravick
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Matthew McStravick

Special Associate at Good Lab

George Whitehead
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George Whitehead

Partner at Octopus Ventures

Yvonne Roberts
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Yvonne Roberts

Journalist

Oli Barrett
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Oli Barrett

Director at Cospa

John Mathers
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John Mathers

CEO at Design Council

John Newbigin
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John Newbigin

Chairman at Creative England

Harriet Harriss
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Harriet Harriss

RCA

Tim Arthur
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Tim Arthur

CEO at Successful Human Being

Joe Smith
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Joe Smith

Co-founder at Makerversity

Cindy Irvine
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Cindy Irvine

Director at Jenson8

Sian Prime
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Sian Prime

Goldsmiths

Roland Harwood
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Roland Harwood

Co-founder at 100%Open

Andrew Bathgate
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Andrew Bathgate

Partner at Good Innovation

Kevin Waudby
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Kevin Waudby

Partner at Good Innovation

Our Thinking

Karen Searle: My key learnings

10 March 2017

Karen Searle: My key learnings

By Thomas .

I was excited and didn't know exactly what to expect when I turned up for my six-week secondment at the Good Lab other than I was working on Prototyping with Lauren in Cycle 2, Happiness and Fulfilment. The secondment was a really useful experience, I'll try to highlight some of my key learnings in this blog.

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Lianne Dillsworth: My key learnings

15 December 2016

Lianne Dillsworth: My key learnings

By Thomas .

From September to October I supported Lauren, the Good Lab's Head of Service Design, on prototyping a new product inspired by the Sharing Economy. Six weeks on, having had the chance to digest my learnings and get back into the swing of my day-to-day at NSPCC, I'd like to share what I'm taking forward in five commonplaces, you could even call them clichés.

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What 'innovation lab' means to Good Lab

10 November 2016

What 'innovation lab' means to Good Lab

By Thomas .

Forbes recently wrote a piece explaining why so many 'Innovation Labs' are being shut down. We wanted to run through their points, as we're excited by just how different Good Lab is to your run-of-the-mill 'innovation lab'.

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A Good Innovation initiative

Good Lab is an initiative developed by Good Innovation. We’re a specialist innovation consultancy with the real-world experience of business experts, the curiosity of inventors, and the hearts of social entrepreneurs. We work with great people around the world who care about social change and who want to make life better. We work with leading charities, local authorities, government departments and companies with a conscience.

As a pioneer of social innovation, we are united around a shared passion to make a difference. Everyday we work with great people to identify and solve their big problems. We thrive on big challenges that require unique and creative solutions.

We work with great people to solve the problems that matter.

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