innovate | collaborate | change

Innovation, Collaboration and Change

VIATIC is a dynamic innovation and change agency, based in York (UK). We are a small core team with expertise in leading change and fostering collaboration, with a focus on social and civic innovation, public particpation and the development and implementation of new policies, projects and research. We use open innovation and collaborative, creative methods, particularly focussed on cities, social innovation, education and science.

We have a wealth of experience in the design and delivery of innovation-led, collaborative events and programmes along with expertise in applying innovation in practice in a wide range of settings. We connect people and facilitate meaningful collaboration and co-production. Working in partnership is core to our work, derived from 15 years of working across both public and private sectors.

Combined with extensive experience in digital transformation, change management, outreach and enagegement methods and organisational culture transformation, at VIATIC we use our experience to focus on the journey, your journey - working with you to understand your vision, help you work out the route and then help you create change that is worthwhile and sustainable.

Our main areas of work include:

  • Facilitation of the end-to-end innovation process
  • Use Open Innovation to tackle specific problems or challenges
  • Understand and apply the creative techniques and collaborative methods
  • Design and run open innovation events, hackathons and innovation workshops
  • Support and develop start-ups and small businesses using open innovation methods and principles
  • Bring togther a diverse range of players to tackle problems and build solutions collaboratively
  • Complex stakeholder mapping and engagement
  • Supporting effective co-creation and co-delivery of projects with a range of groups and policy themes
  • Working with public-led groups define and carry out research
  • Partnering with academics to create collaborative research projects
  • Engaging with harder to reach groups to achieve better particpation
  • Accessible and meaningful dissemination of research findings
  • Develop your strategy for using Open Innovation or innovation more generally
  • Define your vision, plan and execute your change journey
  • Understand the subtleties of managing and leading a programme of change activities
  • Adopt or develop an Innovation Framework for your organisation - a defined innovation process
  • Integrate your innovation activities with grant funding processes (grant making or applying)
  • Develop evaluation and learning frameworks to maximise impact

We have worked with people like:

  • NHS England
  • Innovation Birmingham
  • Barnsley Digital Media Centre
  • Bradford City Council
  • Hack Partners
  • Birmingham City University
  • University of York
  • Digital Creativity Labs
  • The Ellen MacArthur Foundation
  • Climate-KIC
  • Science City York
  • De Montford University
  • Askham Bryan College
  • City of York Council

Our Team

We have a small core team leading our work:


Ian Graham

Director and Founder

Ian leads our work on City Innovation & Local Government, Public Sector, Business Support, Organisational Development and Corporate Innovation.


Tamasin Greenough


Tamasin leads on our work on Education, Science Engagement and Outreach, Citizen Science and Circular Economy.

We work with a range of partners and associates as well as our key clients.
Collabortion on projects is key.

Our Projects

Have a look at some of the work we've done.

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Get in touch

We'd love to hear from you and find out about where you want to go.

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