Springwise, an independent new business ideas/innovation firm, scans the globe for the most promising new business ideas. The company was founded in 2002 by trend watcher and entrepreneur Reinier Evers and is headquartered in London. Springspotters, Springwise’s global network of idea spotters, has 15,000 members in 150+ countries worldwide. They’re our main source when it comes to finding smart new business ideas.
Founded in 2008, The Next Web is one of the world’s largest online publications that delivers an international perspective on the latest news about Internet technology, business and culture. With an active, influential audience consisting of more than 5.1 million monthly visits and over 7 million monthly page views, The Next Web continues to expand its global presence on its website with the addition of new channels and content partnerships, as well as through events in North America and Europe.
trendwatching.com is an independent and opinionated trend firm that scans the globe for the most promising consumer trends, insights and related hands-on business ideas. Established in 2002, the company relies on a worldwide network of analysts and spotters from over 120 countries. trendwatching.com publishes its insights in its free Trend Briefings (available in 9 languages) and its paid Premium Service, which counts over 1,200 of the world’s leading brands as clients.
The IPA represents approximately 250 of the best advertising, media and marketing agencies in the United Kingdom, together employing over 18,000 individuals. Collectively, its agencies work for over 5,000 corporates, over 10,000 brands and manage, over £30bn of marketing investment per annum. The current IPA President’s agenda focuses on fresh talent, better skills and better connections. www.ipa.co.uk
Established in 2001, The Future Laboratory is a trend forecasting, bespoke research andbrand innovation consultancy.
Working across 14 sectors, we deliver market and consumer insight to a client list that includes Louis Vuitton, Sony, American Express, Marks & Spencer, General Motors, British Gas, O2, Pernod Ricard, HSBC and The Body Shop, alongside leading agencies including Edelman, Golin Harris and Consolidated PR.
We look at the niche, the different and the diverse to help clients know what is new and next in consumer thinking.
Co-founders Chris Sanderson and Martin Raymond like to quote author William Gibson: ‘The future is already here, it’s just not very evenly distributed.’ Together with partner Tom Savigar, they explain that their ‘job and passion is to help navigate a path into the future’