Do you want to see a world in which all people belong and contribute to thriving societies?
Are you an ambitious leader who wants to rethink health and social care, education and justice?
Would you benefit from a strong partnership that can transform a system or place and deliver better outcomes and experiences for vulnerable people?
We are Innovation Unit. We grow and scale the boldest and best innovations that deliver long-term impact for people, address persistent inequalities, and transform the systems that surround them.
We work hard to navigate the cultures we work on. We adapt our own practices to the cultures of the places we work, seeking to enhance the power of those who understand their context the best.
Take a deep-dive into our series of blogs on place-based transformation of public services.Read the blogs
A Journey to Recovery
Guiding principles for women's refuges and key insights from co-design.
Mothers’ experiences of distress and healing during pregnancy and the first year of motherhood.Get the report
Adopting Innovation to improve health and care
Setting up hubs to identify, adapt and adopt the innovations which make a difference to people’s lives
with Health Foundation
Reducing health inequalities through effective and sustainable partnerships between the voluntary and statutory sector
with The National Lottery Community Fund
Supporting young adults with experience of care and custody to improve their chances of rehabilitation and create a positive future
with Multiple partners
Making sport, physical activity and movement a normal part of life for everyone
with Sport England
Place-based community engagement
Rangatahi thriving in Murihiku: creating a bright future with the young people of Southland
with Te Rourou, Vodafone Aotearoa Foundation
Sport NZ system mapping
OPPORTUNITIES FOR A MORE INCLUSIVE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY SYSTEM: DIVERSE NZERS’ STORIES
with SPORT NEW ZEALAND IHI AOTEAROA
Collective action for an age-friendly Auckland
Tāmaki Tauawhi Kaumātua
with Auckland Council