Enterprises

Transformation through digital innovation

Global clients entrust us with their corporate innovation and digital transformation initiatives.

We drive industry and corporate transformation for at-risk sectors based on world class research, local knowledge, and collaboration with startups.

We solve the Future of X – today.

Global Clients

You can't be complacent and accept the world just as it is.
You have to imagine what the world might be,
and then push and work toward that future.

Barack Obama

How Enterprises Innovate

INNOVATION LABS

Trusted by leading global institutions, our industry leading innovation labs help Fortune 500 companies stay ahead of the pack. From culture engineering to product prototyping, our team bridges enterprises with groundbreaking upstarts, breakthrough founders and leading academics to engineer the firm’s tomorrow.

CORPORATE ACCELERATORS

Our industry leading accelerators have backed nearly a thousand companies around the world. Our team, together with leading academics, works with enterprises on dealflow advice, talent recruitment, and strategy brainstorming to identify disruptive startups and founders. With our uniquely placed industry connections, we are able to provide enterprises with an end-to-end accelerator solution that enables their innovation needs.

CORPORATE VENTURE CAPITAL

Our faculty has worked closely with Fortune 500 companies to build leading corporate venture arms to help them secure tomorrow’s breakthroughs. We help enterprises, large and small, source for tomorrow’s breakthrough ideas and disruptive founders to insure them from technological disruption.

Future of Aviation

The sky’s the limit – literally. By 2030, driverless systems will be ubiquitous. Urban skyways will have self-flying pods summoned through smartphones. Highly anticipated technologies such as the SpaceX transatlantic flights will rewrite our expectations on commutes, while space travel will soon be a reality.

How will we get from A to B tomorrow?

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Future of Banking

Even as banks rebrand and expand their product offerings, they are shrinking their retail footprint and adapting to a new generation of customers who are technically demanding and relationship avoiding.

Retail banking can be conducted without the existence of centralized institutions. Instantaneous clearing and settlement can be facilitated with blockchain solutions. Global payments and remittances can be conducted for fractions of the cost. Loan underwriting can be facilitated with powerful smart contracts and derisked with data mining.

What will the banks of tomorrow look like?

Future of Cities

By 2030, an additional one billion people will join urban centers, making the urban population comprise 66% of total global population. 90% of this increase will happen in Asia and Africa.

Public services such as roads, sanitation, electricity, housing, and safety at both national and municipal levels need to be improved and maintained. Smart cities will integrate smart solutions to build progressive, efficient and sustainable environments.

What will the cities of tomorrow look like?

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Future of Education

The cost of education continues to move upwards in the developed world while at the base of the pyramid, millions continue to lack access to quality education.

Education needs to continuously evolve. Future classrooms will incorporate state-of-the-art technology to equip students with critical-thinking and problem-solving skills regardless of where they are or what economic condition they are in.

How will we learn tomorrow?

Future of Energy

With renewable sources of energy increasingly more affordable, reliable, and accessible, the future looks uncertain for fossil fuels and its massive value chain. Solar, wind and hydro will lead the charge, driving changes in distribution, storage and usage.

With more employees in renewable energy than in oil and gas industries in countries such as China, the shift towards green energy has already begun and is gaining momentum.

What will the energy companies of tomorrow look like?

Future of Food

By 2030, the world will have 8.5 billion people to feed. However, a large proportion of our cropland experience soil erosion, reduced fertility, and overgrazing.

With growing demand for food, food security is an interdisciplinary concern that crosses geographical and political borders. Data-driven solutions, alternative sources of nutrients, and shifting of diets are needed to maximize our scarce resources.

What will we eat in the future?

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Future of Insurance

The concept of protecting one’s cherished assets and loved ones has existed for centuries. With the advent of new technologies such as blockchain and big-data analytics, the premise of insurance is being rewritten today.

With more than USD 4.6 trillion dollars of premiums written every year, disruption has emerged from everywhere. Demand for efficiency and transparency will lead the shift away from traditional processes.

What will the insurers of tomorrow look like?

Future of Logistics and Transportation

By 2030, driverless systems will be ubiquitous. The Hyperloop will redefine short haul flights by transporting individuals across enormous landmasses at speeds previously only matched by airplanes.

Traditional logistics hubs will have to adapt to the impact of technology and the opening of new routes with the changes in the Earth’s climate. Faster and cheaper tracking, and information gathering, along with drone deliveries, shared freight services, and new business models will fundamentally change the function and model of logistics.

How will goods and people be moved tomorrow?

What We Do

Impact
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.

Methodology

Discovery
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.

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

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.

www.appliedinnovationinstitute.org

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

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