The Lens - Changing Perspectives

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What is the Lens?

The Lens improves people’s lives. We do this through our Intrapreneurship Programme which develops staff and ideas in mission driven organisations. We encourage the organisations we partner with to create new ways of thinking and working. Our work develops the skills, knowledge and confidence of staff at all levels to be more creative and help them turn their ideas into action. Our job is to help people to think and see differently – you just need to look through a different lens.


How it works

Intrapreneurship development

The Lens develops ideas and a sustainable mind-set of innovation, whilst building intrapreneurial skills and experiences. It offers a range of coaching, workshop and mentoring support, with emphasis on business innovation and modelling, pitching, prototyping and testing.

Competitive process

Central to The Lens is a competition where participants have the opportunity to pitch their developed ideas before an internally-selected panel of judges in order to secure investment. We believe this competitive edge breeds ingenuity and innovation; however, all those who reach the final benefit from a package of support, so although there are winners, there are no losers.

Investment fund

Together with our partner organisations, The Lens makes provision for an investment fund which will be allocated to winning pitches. This funding, together with ongoing mentoring and support, will enable intrapreneurs to fully develop and implement their ideas; the result is innovative change which will improve the lives of service users


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