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We are an innovation studio working globally since 2012.

We create results for businesses, universities and cities.

We believe innovation is the result of 3 factors:

 

  • people’s capacity to produce new ideas

  • physical spaces that spark collaboration

  • organizational cultures that support  innovation

We design and deliver all 3.

BUILDING THE CAPACITY OF INDIVIDUALS AND TEAMS TO  INNOVATE AND START UP

Designing and delivering out-of-the-box experiential learning programmes for corporate teams, including OCP, INSEAD and UNILEVER

⇒ corporate training design & delivery

Curriculum design and delivery of innovation and entrepreneurship modules at l’Ecole des Mines in Paris, and EMINES School of Industrial Management in Marrakech

⇒ higher education curriculum design and delivery

Students set up real-world projects through a lab bringing together design, entrepreneurship and impact, including for the Masters in Interaction Design at San Francisco’s California College of the Arts 

⇒ running innovation labs

Creating interdisciplinary incubators on 3 campuses with the Obama administration, Babson College and University Malaysia Kelantan in Malaysia

⇒ creation of incubators

DESIGNING AND RUNNING PHYSICAL SPACES THAT LEAD TO  INNOVATION

Corporate teams create their HQ in a landmark site in Venice, Italy, conceived for Generali with Chipperfield Architects

⇒ workspace design

Architects, designers and urbanists promote interdisciplinarity in their projects through sharing a space, commissioned by promoter Brémond in Paris

⇒ space and program design for co-working spaces

Entrepreneurs and innovators find a home to collaborate on their breakthrough ideas in France’s first social innovation incubator La Ruche (The Beehive) with the City of Paris and Steelcase

⇒ creation, design and running of incubators

Budding entrepreneurs experience immersive environments to accelerate the creation of their start-ups in emblematic spaces in Berlin, London and Paris, including with The Factory, The Workshop and Odéon-Théatre de l’Europe 

⇒ design and delivery of pop-up spaces

CRAFTING ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURES AND CONTENTS  THAT SUPPORT INNOVATION

Self-documentation and viral sharing of the innovation process of students to diffuse an entrepreneurial mindset on campus, including with Ecole des Mines, Paris and Universiti Malaysia Kelantan

⇒ crafting organizational cultures within organizations

Ambitious private-public partnerships diffuse a common narrative around migration through the lens of innovation in London, Paris and Berlin, including including with Ben&Jerry’s, the BMW Foundation and Ecole des Ponts Business School

⇒ creation and editorial direction of online contents

Audiences explore their relationship to identity and otherness through immersive visual experiences, including with leading arts venue le 104 in Paris, France and Manifesto

⇒ creation and curation of exhibitions

who we are

Wow!Labs is an innovation studio operating globally since 2012.
Its co-founders are presently based in Paris and collaborators spread namely across San Francisco, Berlin, London and Helsinki.

Charlotte Hochman

Co-founder & Director

SERVICE & LEARNING DESIGN

Michele Caleffi

Co-founder & Director

SPACE & PRODUCT DESIGN

how we work

Solutions lie at the crossroads, as do most interesting problems.

We bring the latest experiments and findings from design, entrepreneurship and education to applied situations.

We gained our expertise on the field, where political, economic or social factors are volatile, often messy. 

We get results across cultures and build long-lasting partnerships across geographies.

We set up and manage private/public/academic partnerships that operate across sectors. We create interdisciplinary collectives & consortiums to achieve ambitious aims.

We thrive in contexts of VUCA (Volatility- Uncertainty- Complexity- Ambiguity) where predicting outcome through traditional means is difficult.

Our strengths lie in interdisciplinarity, rigour in experimentation, and passion for trying out in practice ourselves, across sectors, openly and side by side.

To work with us is to join a tribe that is highly demanding of itself, thinks together and compares notes. Results may belong to our clients, but learnings build the wider system which we’re trying to fix.

We love new conversations, drop us a line!

9 + 7 =

new voices
& spaces for
innovation

Wow Labs Ltd.

152-160 City Road
EC1V 2NX London
Company number 8367014