Challenging the status-quo – connecting problems with solutions


We use a range of processes from scenario planning to technology portfolio reviews, custom audits and interviews to identify the opportunities for each business. The processes are tailored to suit research, NFP, start-ups or mature businesses.

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Collaboration in new areas of technology requires trusting relationships that can only be built on win-win negotiations and commercial agreements, whether they are within or across organisational boundaries. We act as objective and independent facilitators or mediators, working with one or multiple parties, as well as advisors to Government on policy formulation.

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Entrepreneurial start-ups are sometimes short on delivery and compliance. Mature businesses often lose sight of how to remain flexible and innovative. Research organisations may not be able to speak the language of their potential investors. Successful innovation requires supportive cultures and systems, which balance discovery and growth with delivery and governance. We deliver custom-tailored processes to reform business culture and systems towards these goals.

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An effective leader in an organisation that must be both a discoverer and a deliverer of value requires exceptional skills as well as the flexibility and persistence to overcome many challenges while finding the right balance. We provide training, mentoring, coaching and other forms of executive and team support to ensure each individual can maximize their contribution to the change processes.

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Welcome to Alternate Futures

There is a universe of potential problems and an equally large universe of potential solutions. Most of the world’s problems and solutions are still unknown. Value does not arise until a solution is matched to a problem.

Disruptive technologies have changed the way we do business and how we live. The frequency and magnitude of technological change is increasing as each technology facilitates the creation of the next. Being technology aware is only a small part of the solution. Supportive cultures and systems to make the right decisions to select/adopt/adapt/design and sustainably implement a technology is what drives true innovation.

Alternate Futures Pty Ltd is about working with boards and executive teams from both sides of this equation, from both research and industry, to challenge the status quo. By understanding the cultural and system drivers and barriers, we create tailored strategies to promote engagement and collaboration within and between organisations, enabling connections between the world’s problems and the world’s solutions. We also assist start-up companies to build sustainable business models at this same interface.

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Alternate futures can design the process best suited to each client, including offering from this range of services



Our consultants are an experienced team who share common values about improving the performance of Australian research and industry to the benefit of the Australian community


About us

Alternate Futures is a unique consultancy offering services to successfully connect research and new technology to each other and to industry