16 November 2017
Thea is Head of Front End Innovation here at the Good Lab. Here's an recent article Thea wrote for Charity Finance Group's Finance Focus magazine on the importance of innovation and risk-taking in the charity sector and how our work at the Good Lab helps mitigates against risk...
10 March 2017
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.
15 December 2016
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.
10 November 2016
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'.
07 October 2016
Nearing the end of my six weeks with the Good Lab, I wanted to take some time to reflect on my time here. Here are my main takeaways.
02 August 2016
We hosted a dinner as part of City Camp Birmingham. City Camp is an open festival, bringing together pioneering ideas from across the world. Exploring the theme of city futures and ultimately the future of Birmingham, the open programme recognises that we all have a role to play in feeding into the city's dialogue and unleashing positive solutions. This year's event was a prototype for an annual festival of ideas.
03 April 2016
Good Lab is committed to facilitating surprising and useful relationships in the networks we are part of and the new networks we are building. We are intentionally operating at the intersection of many disparate communities; charity fundraising, fin tech, sharing economy and corporations to name a few. Relationships are fundamental to progress, change and creativity so we hosted a Supper Club to bring people together over tasty food.
13 March 2016
Last week we brought together the key players from our charity partners for the first time to discuss how the Good Lab will be structured and explain the key points of the first cycle. It was a great session which highlighted the huge levels of excitement surrounding The Lab.
We were delighted to be able to introduce two of the core team members along with an exceptional board of Advisors & Fellows who will be helping us along the way.