01.02.2019

Beca and Creative HQ announce strategic innovation partnership

This week Beca announced a strategic partnership with leading innovation service provider Creative HQ to further accelerate the commercialisation and diversification of next generation Beca services to add new value to clients and communities.

The collaboration between Beca and Creative HQ will focus on making a difference to clients by harnessing innovation, entrepreneurship and  intellectual property from Beca’s team of over 3,300 employees in key markets through a range of business activities and innovation programmes. 

Stefan Korn, CEO of Creative HQ said, "We are very excited to be working with one of New Zealand’s flagship companies and be able to build on a strong legacy of nearly 100 years of Kiwi ingenuity and engineering excellence. The partnership with Beca provides us with an unprecedented opportunity to work with one of the most innovative consultants in Asia-Pacific and to launch innovative products and services from NZ to the world."

The partnership will focus on concrete opportunities and entrepreneurial engagements that are jointly delivered to clients.

Llanwyn Smith, Beca’s General Manager - Business, Transport and Technology Services said, ”We are delighted to announce this strategic partnership with Creative HQ that is designed to augment our New Ventures Accelerator, which is our new innovation and commercialisation business unit.  We see opportunity to further support our clients by bringing our innovation accelerator framework, the capacity of a dedicated New Ventures team and the combined entrepreneurship experience of Beca and Creative HQ to rapidly help solve their business problems and create exciting opportunities.” To further this vision, Beca and Creative HQ have identified a range of opportunities in relation to innovation management, corporate acceleration, entrepreneurship and innovation service offerings across Asia-Pacific, and in particular New Zealand, Australia and Singapore. 

About Beca
Beca is one of the largest employee-owned professional services consultancy companies in the Asia-Pacific. Our team of over 3,300 work across many markets including industrial, buildings, government, defence, water, transport and power. 
Leveraging our engineering DNA, Beca’s professional service offerings span: innovation, analytics, business insight, investment decision support, transformation services, business consulting, technology services and operational support.
www.beca.com
www.beca.com/beca-digital
For further information, please contact:
Stephen Westwood
Marketing & Communications - New Ventures Accelerator - Beca
Stephen.westwood@beca.com

About Creative HQ
Creative HQ is New Zealand leading innovation service provider. We enable bright people to build brilliant businesses by developing entrepreneurial talent and driving structured innovation programmes. With over 15 years’ experience in supporting startups, entrepreneurs, corporates and public sector organisations, Creative HQ has developed deep expertise in delivering highly structured, time-bound and packaged innovation services. We empower our clients to solve their business challenges in the most efficient, affordable and structured way to produce sustainable solutions that are based on customer insights and are readily embraced by target audiences. 
For further information, please contact:
Fleur Gunn
GM Engagement, Creative HQ Ltd
Fleur.gunn@creativehq.co.nz

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