ABOUT

What We Do & Why

Hello! This is Adapt

We help you bring about the future of your organisation

Buckminster-Fuller said it best, “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.

Whether an organisational change or a new product, innovation requires a systemic approach of creating not only a different solution but a better one too.

To do so, we take the time to understand our clients’ complex work ecosystems, find what excites and matters to them, and help them bring about their vision coherently and very practically throughout their organisations.

Adapt is based in Paris, France but works globally and can partner with a leading network of like-minded thinkers and doers to cover all our clients’ innovation needs.

Among our international partners

PURPOSE

Too often, we have seen innovation as a buzzword leading to “post-it fatigue”, manager frustration and employee disengagement. Worse, innovation consulting can sometimes be driven by ready-made solutions such as incubators, venture capital funds, or agile methodology. And though there is nothing wrong with any of these solutions, to be effective, they need to be used for an explicit and coherent purpose within a given organisation.

True Innovation management should be about preparing the future. It offers the opportunity to question the present and to test and craft not only what, but how the future will be.

Adapt’s goal is to help organisations with those questions and give them the means and courage to develop unique, inspired and purposeful solutions.

EXPERTISE

How we can be useful for you

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To adapt is to change for the better, not to fight the status quo

We draw from a rich and diverse experience, and a wide array of tools to complement our clients’ existing expertise and culture. We do not fight against the existing reality, we make sure all involved prefer the reality we help our clients come up with.

Trends & Forecasting

Generating broad and deep market intelligence about future opportunities and risks for your activity

Systemic Evaluation

Analysing the entire ecosystem to solve issues comprehensively

Ideation

Creating the environment for out-of-the-box thinking

Change Management

Creating a path for change to succeed over time

Workshop facilitation

Whether your goal is sharing a vision or coming up with one, building up your team or finding a solution to a problem, or all the above

Business Model Design

Creating or rethinking how a value proposition can be successfully scaled up to a profitable business

Agile Project Management

Helping project managers respond to unpredictability through incremental, iterative work cadences and empirical feedback

Process Reengineering

Redesigning organisational processes to fit seamlessly within the existing organisation but still brings about the desired change

Custom Innovation Strategy

MISSION EXAMPLE

Starting with a holistic assessment of the client's needs, values, culture and aspirations, we create tailored innovation strategies, choosing among existing tools and models and building new solutions.

Each strategy is unique and is built by the client to address their current needs and bring about the future of their organisation.

Innovative Project Management Support

MISSION EXAMPLE

For complex innovative projects where no development methodology pre-exists, we help organisations design that process and implement it. We also generate specific knowledge and market expertise to complement the client’s own resources.

We help the project management team achieve its objectives and for organisations without the resources to drive their project, we can take on the responsibility of project development.

FOUNDER

Get To Know Me
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Vincent Lassalle

Innovation Sherpa

E: vincent@adapt-innovation.eu
+33 6 65 27 08 35

Vincent has been a practitioner, a consultant and a writer on the topic of organisational innovation and societal change for a decade.

He has an international career spanning the entire innovation value chain, from research & development, to growth management, with experience in venture capital, change management and entrepreneurship.

Vincent started his career as an analyst at Quilvest Ventures (now Quadrille Capital), one of France’s leading venture capital funds. He then  moved to San Francisco to work at WDHB as a Project Manager. As such, he designed, organised and executed week-long Strategic Expeditions® for the Executive Committees of large corporations. These training weeks were custom-made to immerse the participants in new ways of thinking about their corporate challenges and help them come up with new solutions through change management.

After finishing his Masters in Project Management, Vincent joined EDF, the French Power Utility and the world’s largest electricity producer. There, he occupied several positions, starting as a Business Designer in EDF’s Open Innovation Team.  After helping create the team itself, his work was to help create a corporate culture that encouraged and fostered innovation within the company. His particular focus was on internal innovation: generating innovative products and services, as well as new business models, process re-engineering and accompanying innovation deployment. He was also responsible for the creation of EDF’s venture capital fund Electranova Capital.

Having accompanied several dozen innovative projects within EDF’s Research and Development Department, Vincent joined the team in charge of one of them as a Business Integration Lead. He then operationally was in charge of defining the strategy for a new global sustainable urban planning offer the company had created and then help deploy it.

Most recently, Vincent undertook a self-designed year of study on post-industrial societal transition which took him to over a dozen countries to meet theorists and practitioners working on societal transformation, and led to him writting up his findings in a book Bridge Builders: Learning from those ushering the future of society.

In the Summer of 2017, Vincent created ADAPT, a custom innovation consultancy specialised in organizational strategy and innovative project management.

Vincent holds a Msc in Management from HEC – Paris and is an alumni of the ISAE in Toulouse and the National University of Singapore.

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OUR LOCATION

25 Rue de la Forge Royale
75011, Paris, France

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+33 6 65 27 08 35

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vincent@adapt-innovation.eu

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We work with organizations of all sizes, from scrappy start-ups to leading brands,
in the private, public, and social sectors.

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