Case Studies

Dive into some of our recent case studies.

Sourcing New Solutions for BP

Executive Summary


BP engaged Leading Edge Only to provide insight into the energy transition, encompassing both innovative technologies and expertise. BP wanted to tackle the dual challenge of meeting the growing energy demand of the world with fewer emissions. They were interested in views from individuals on which game-changing technology trends they should focus on to support them in the energy transition.


The Outcome


An 8-week campaign was conducted, in which LEO utilised their connections within the innovation market to ask industry leaders, academics, SMEs and consultants to submit their perspectives and game changing technologies on energy transition, to the BP Network. As a result, a total of 230 applications were received and reviewed and as a result, BP created conversations within an Experts Network to identify potential individuals that would influence their overall thinking and strategy.


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“LEO successfully introduced us to a large pool of innovative thinkers who began to influence BP’s strategic thinking when it came to energy transition”


Anri Cohen, Technology Futures Lead Analyst - Downstream, BP Technology Futures

Sourcing New Solutions for Fujitsu: The Future of Workplaces

Executive Summary


Fujitsu engaged Leading Edge Only (LEO) to provide insight into onboarding thought leading solutions for the Future of Workplaces; specifically in the Healthcare & Education markets, striving to redefine the future of their workplace. Incorporating everything from healthcare to media, Fujitsu wanted to explore the new opportunities available with ground-breaking technologies to simplify, secure, and create more accessible solutions in these areas.


The Outcome


A 12-week campaign was conducted, in which LEO utilised their connections within the innovation market to ask industry leaders, academics, SMEs, and Experts to submit their perspectives and game-changing technologies in the Healthcare & Education sectors, to the Fujitsu Network. A total of 21 applications were received and reviewed and as a result, Fujitsu has the opportunity to create conversations within an Experts Network to identify potential individuals that would influence their overall thinking and strategy.


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“I’ve seen the value and benefits of taking customer challenges to LEO. Together we address business challenges by scouting for great innovators, experts and startups.”


Kevin Collins, Co-Creation and Partner Management, Fujitsu

Sourcing New Solutions for Tarmac

Executive Summary


Tarmac commissioned Leading Edge Only to create their own Innovation Network to source new solutions to capture and reduce carbon from their operations. They were seeking partners to accelerate their journey to achieving net Zero Carbon, focussing on 2 key areas:


1. Cutting carbon emissions to as close to zero as possible

2. Capturing and storing or ‘offsetting’ emissions that can’t be eliminated


The Outcome


In the space of 6 weeks, LEO sourced 201 solutions for Tarmac. These solutions were then funnelled into three categories which included solutions for development, solutions for partnership and solutions for database.


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"LEO successfully introduced us to an array of solutions that have inspired many introductions within the company and have contributed to our goal of net Zero Carbon."


Richard Frost, Head of Sustainability Innovation and Risk, CRH

Sourcing New Solutions for Wales & West Utilities

Executive Summary


Wales & West Utilities commissioned Leading Edge Only to create their own Innovation Network to source new solutions in Real Time Operations for an ongoing project. They were seeking partners to help them develop opportunities in the following areas:


1. Greater coordination between electricity and gas networks for real time operations and forecasting of flexible gas generation.

2. Develop flexible gas generation modelling capability across network control centres optimising the sharing of relevant data sets.


The Outcome


WWU's Challenge included a complex brief, with multiple requirements that their innovators were required to adhere to. LEO succeeded in sourcing relevant innovations for them, some of which WWU were not yet aware of, including the eventual winner of this project.


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"We wanted to reach out to potential innovators to help us develop better forecasting and modelling capacity. Leading Edge Only were able to publish our challenge statement to their networks and using them helped us select a partner who helped us address our challenge in a cost effective way."


Geraint Herbert, Innovation Network Assistant, Wales & West Utilities