Managers and executives from leading companies or cutting-edge fields want to put their minds to challenges outside of their day jobs.

Organisations need diverse knowledge from across industries to drive innovation and help design the products, human experiences and business models of the future.

We started kin8 as a way to bring these managers and executives together and get them working with organisations on developing innovative solutions to strategic challenges.

We are a strategic consultancy that finds and manages client projects, bringing our exclusive network in as part of the team. They work on these projects outside their full time jobs.

Our clients get access to a unique depth of skill and knowledge that would otherwise be unreachable. And our network members get the opportunity to collaborate with like minded individuals and broaden their professional experience.

kin8 Case studies
University of Queensland

We helped the University of Queensland discover and design a commercial strategy to bring public health IP to market.

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We worked with Haworth to define the experience of exclusive business lounges for premium office towers in Perth and Melbourne.

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RMIT University

We helped RMIT design and deliver version two of Activator, their entrepreneurship education program and startup accelerator.

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kin8 What we do
  • Strategic planning workshops
  • Stakeholder workshops
  • Customer research and interviews
  • Surveys and market research
  • Competitor and market analysis
  • Ideation and brainstorming workshops
  • Customer co-creation workshops
  • Growth and innovation strategy
  • Product and experience strategy
  • Go to market strategy
  • IP Commercialisation strategy
  • Communications strategy
  • Existing strategy reviews
  • Existing product and experience reviews
  • Customer co-design
  • Prototyping and assumption testing
  • Communications production
  • Change management
  • Project management
  • Digital production support
  • Launch/go to market support

kin8 worked with us to better understand our goals and what we wanted to achieve big-picture, then helped us narrow it down to what we could do right now. They then developed a bespoke plan with each of our promotional partners that built on their strengths, and made sure all partners got what they needed. kin8 have been essential to help us to bridge the research to practice gap, and we continue to work with them across our BeUpstanding program of research.

A/Prof Genevieve Healy, School of Public Health, University of Queensland

I looked to kin8 for their whole-picture, design thinking led approach to research and their one-of-a-kind network of executives to deliver the required results and I don’t believe I would have got the level of commitment and quality of work if I had chosen a traditional consulting firm. Matt and his team’s personal ethics and approach to this project are something unique these days and I very much look forward to our next collaboration. kin8 delivered beyond expectations.

Viswesh Sathi, Director Strategic Services, Haworth

Having worked with kin8 on a wide array of projects, since the turn of 2016, we can only describe the benefits they bring to a business as bloody brilliant! The team at kin8 have not only helped our clients realise their true business potential but have assisted them in the project management and facilitation of our own services which is integral in the digital space. There is nothing worse than too many decision makers after all! Would highly recommend.

Steven Lord, Digital Marketing Strategist, Digital Next
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