We help corporates, startups and universities create successful innovation that delivers results

From exploring an embryonic idea through to implementation and business benefits, we help organisations innovate effectively.

Helping you achieve innovation success

Successful innovation can be hard! Whether you’re a startup setting out on an exciting new journey or a global corporation battling in a rapidly evolving market, achieving results and making an impact can be challenging. Downstream Innovation will help you achieve your innovation objectives with proven methods, effective tools, applied learning and practical experience. 

Great ideas and clever technology are never enough. Around 90% of start-ups don’t make it and around 90% of new products launched by companies also fail. That’s a lot of wasted time, energy and money. We help both entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs beat those odds! Our team have designed and delivered innovation programmes, managed company R&D teams and worked with many successful startups for over 20 years. We’d love to talk to you about the innovation challenges you’re facing and explore how Downstream Innovation can help.

Contact us at contact@downstreaminnovation.com
We’ll help you overcome those odds!

Only 40% of developed products make it to market and of that 40%, only  60% will generate any revenue at all.

Market Research Association

only 6% of executives are satisfied with their innovation performance.


54% of innovating organizations have trouble bridging the gap between innovation strategy and the larger business strategy.


From our clients

“We’ve been working with Downstream Innovation for the last 2 years and they have played a critical role in helping us define our innovation strategy and propositions.”

Ashok Suppiah, CEO Mitra

Our Team

We’ve been corporate innovation leaders, founded our own businesses and worked with and for startups.

Mike Hodgson

Mike Hodgson

Matt Lawson

Matt Lawson

Mick Gill

Mick Gill

Featured Case Studies

Find out how we’ve helped our clients deliver successful innovation.

Drawing on over 20 years of experience bringing together diverse groups of technology and business experts to plan, structure and lead innovation events and programmes.


Maly engaged Downstream Innovation to help them innovate a new broader compliance management solution to bring on board new customers and revenue revenues.


Design and delivery of an exciting online “sandpit” innovation event bringing together social and natural scientists, commercial enterprises, startups, government organisations and charities.


Connect with us

We’d love to hear about the innovation opportunities and challenges you face.