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Josef Hargrave

Global foresight manager

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Design and innovation

Design and innovation

Developing new business models and solutions

Developing new business models and solutions

Josef Hargrave
Global Foresight Manager
foresight@arup.com
+44 (0) 20 7636 1531

How can we develop new business models and solutions?

Once we’ve identified a vision for the future of an organisation, we set out a roadmap with clear strategic decision points. This ensures that a vision is combined with a structured and clear strategy for implementation. From digital transformation to implementing new services, products and systems, we identify the strategies to help transform a business at scale.

Identify new market opportunities

We identify new opportunities in the market and outline strategies that help grow competitive advantage and deliver new value. Building on the knowledge of Arup’s internal experts, we understand where the major opportunities for growth and innovation can be found.

For example, we worked with technology firm Ardex to examine emerging technologies across the architecture, engineering and construction industry. We explored a new service provision and business model to help Ardex capitalise on emerging industry changes.

Prepare for the future

We help our clients to explore, navigate and shape an increasingly complex future. By contextualising change, we examine how trends will impact the future operation of a business or project. This ensures that our decisions – for a specific project or as part of an executive group – are future-proof and forward looking.

Future of rail and property

We collaborated with MTR Corporation to identify and analyse the megatrends shaping the future of their rail and property businesses to 2030. Through a series of workshops and a comprehensive research programme, we analysed the potential impact of key trends on the firm. We delivered a set of strategic actions to ensure their business is better prepared for the future.

Arup Foresight managed to guide us through a complex analysis of trends and their implications on our business and markets.

Denise Kee
Head of Corporate Strategy, MTR Corporation Limited

Our expertise

We help organisations understand change, identify opportunities and make decisions that build resilience for the future. Our set of capabilities give you unrivaled support to explore, define and shape the future of the built environment.

Insights and trends

How can we identify emerging risks and opportunities? Our team scans a global network of sources for new trends, insights and cutting-edge thinking.

Scenario planning

How can we be better prepared for an uncertain future? Scenarios are hypothetical illustrations of the future to help decision makers to frame their strategic thinking.

Strategy and visioning

How can we future proof our designs, strategies and solutions? Organisations and large projects need a common vision to ensure that different components and contributors can effectively work towards a common goal.

Talk to the Arup Foresight team about your needs

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