Applied Innovation Institute

Scanning the horizon

The Applied Innovation Institute is an integral part of the Quest Ventures investment process. It helps the firm makes smarter investment decisions through a better understanding of the world.

To accomplish its mission, the Institute identifies over-the-horizon challenges and opportunities by working with the most forward thinkers in the world.

In addition to supporting our investment thesis, the Institute serves as a platform for thought leadership, publishing analyses on a range of topics important to the future of our world.

Applied Innovation Institute

The Applied Innovation Institute, a non-profit organisation founded in 2009 with roots in Silicon Valley, brings together global leaders in industries, governments, and academic organizations to help each transform to address competition, disruption, and innovation through education, consulting, and partnerships.

Corporations such as Applied Materials, Coca Cola, Nissan, Tencent, Yahoo, and Zain trust the Institute to drive innovation across functional and geographical boundaries. The Institute focuses on Aviation, Banking, Logistics & Transportation, Oil & Gas, and Smart Cities. New areas of research include Alternative Food and Insurance. With faculty from the top universities around the world, the Applied Innovation Institute has been at the forefront of horizon scanning and technology disruption.

In Asia, the Applied Innovation Institute works exclusively with Quest Ventures to drive enterprise innovation to the next level.

What We Do

In partnership with Silicon Valley’s pre-eminent Applied Innovation Institute, Quest Ventures’ enterprise innovation initiative drives industry and corporate transformation for at-risk sectors based on world class research, local knowledge, and collaboration with startups.


We consult with the board and executive suite to discover constraints and breakthroughs that frequently involve rethinking traditional methods.

Horizon scanning
We scan the horizon with international faculty and research institutions to discover the opportunities and challenges facing the industry, and map out impact in publicly meaningful timelines.

We quantify deliverables and implement solutions with senior executives and line managers, driving small wins quickly that culminate in transformation at all levels.

Interested to know more? Contact us at [email protected].