InfinityLab helps experienced people move into new careers by applying their transferable skills and experience to commercialise extraordinary ideas.
InfinityLab supports people who are energetic, passionate about achieving something new and have the skills, experience and willingness to contribute to a team in building an alternative future.
InfinityLab gives companies the ability to offer transitioning staff an alternative future, and also provides the opportunity for staff to provide meaningful volunteering by mentoring InfinityLab teams.
Research by Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in the United States has found that experience plays a key role in the ongoing success of new ventures (measured by new ventures still in operation after three years)
Information is not knowledge.
The only source of knowledge is experience.
Participants in InfinityLab teams are usually people with considerable experience seeking to create a new future.
Sometimes this takes the form of buying a franchise or developing ventures independently. These options are highly risky.
InfinityLab was born out of seeing the challenges being presented by the nature of change impacting todays workplace.
InfinityLab recognises the enormous contribution experience can make to success, and the urgent need to apply this experience to create the jobs of tomorrow
InfinityLab aligns experience with knowledge and creativity to help maximise the chances for success of new ventures.
InfinityLab for You
InfinityLab brings together teams to align peoples experience.
Teams create new ventures by commercialising proven innovation or developing new use cases for existing products.
The essence of InfinityLab is its program which ensures a deep understanding of each new venture, and the teams ability to achieve the outcome, BEFORE significant funds are invested.
In addition to business plans, project plans are a core part of the InfinityLab program
Many factors impact on successfully implementing a new venture, and the road to commercial success. Even when innovation is robust and feasible, more practical alternatives may already exist.
Working with InfinityLab, teams establish that innovation to be commercialised solves real life issues and complete business model viability assessments BEFORE decisions to proceed are made, and funds committed,
Often, commercialisation of terrific innovation is impacted by poor execution, by not being effectively planned.
Not understanding Key drivers or having unrealistic assumptions can lead to challenges for even the most successful enterprise.
Although plans change, as new factors are revealed, they provide a vital tool for understanding milestones, the goal and resources required to becoming sustainable.
“Plan the work. Work the Plan”
InfinityLab supports startup ventures through their journey to commercialisation
The InfinityLab program ensures alignment of the interests of all stakeholders, with patent holders, commercialisation teams and investors receiving equity in new ventures.
To join an InfinityLab team use the Join InfinityLab form.
Change is inevitable as companies continually evaluate the skills and experience of staff to ensure these are aligned with organisational needs.
Change is confronting for departing staff and those remaining.
When staff need to leave a company this impacts on morale and performance. Many employers recognise this impact, and support staff with transition plans.
The 2010 film “The Company Men” shows how layoffs can affect anyone – An executive on the “fast track” to the top is a rising star with all the trappings of success.
Then technology arrives. His company evaluates it’s resourcing requirement and implements layoffs. This film demonstrates the support provided by an outplacement agency, and why InfinityLab offers such a valuable alternative
InfinityLab offers an alternative future for transitioning staff and your company.
InfinityLab supports transitioning staff implement new careers. This benefits both transitioning staff and the organisation.
InfinityLab provides an environment that maximises the chance for success in applying transferable skills and experience to build new ventures.
This includes taking Australian innovation overseas, introducing global innovation in Australia, developing new use cases for existing products or services and supporting companies to transition to new business models
InfinityLab develops inclusive entrepreneurship, creating positive social change and helping people who are discriminated against, or disadvantaged, develop alternative futures.
Staff and Innovation
Corporate environments require teamwork, collaboration and support.
Internal innovation, and “hackathons” are often less than effective and can be disruptive to ongoing operations.
Staff working with InfinityLab discover and implement new products and services.
These staff are familiar with your organisation.
With the support of the InfinityLab program, they can identify, evaluate and implement new revenue streams or expense reduction options.
Engaging with InfinityLab benefits your organisation by:
- Utilising knowledge gained by departing staff, who may identify new solutions for your company, or even be mandated to find solutions to specific issues
- Giving retained staff the opportunity to:
- Support ex colleagues in building new ventures, delivering meaningful volunteering and social impact
- See how high performance teams are are developed
- Gain exposure to tactical and strategic innovation and the startup process without having to leave your organisation
- Develop experience and skills for “the future of work”, and prepare for their own eventual transition
Change impacts on all of us. With many traditional forums for social interaction changing, the need to support staff has never been more important for organisation sustainability.