Why we are, who we are and what we do....

We help organisations and leaders drive transformational change

A more open, transparent and competitive world challenges us to rethink the way we do business, the way we organise and the way we lead. We believe successful 21st century businesses and organizations will be the ones that successfully unite purpose, passion & profit.


“Many of the principles we based 20th century business on do no longer apply. Leaderlab gathers leaders, innovators and builders of tomorrow to help define the cornerstones of 21st century business”

- Sofus Midtgaard, Manging Partner, LeaderLab


Beyond CSR: Driving transformational change

In a world of scarce resources and increasing prices on raw materials, companies have to optimize or reinvent their business models, their value chains and ultimately their products. The effective use of resources and innovation in new and more sustainable products move from being a matter of branding and CSR, to become a key competitive parameter. We help leaders and companies meet disruptive innovators who have moved beyond CSR and are driving transformational change in their industry.


Competitive, Collaborative and Systems Innovation

Organisations that will succeed in a future of scarce resources are those who master to distinguish between competitive and non-competitive innovation. This is key to share risk, drive resource efficiency and dramatically improve sustainability.

Only very few companies have a strategic and shared understanding about when they should engage in competitive innovation, collaborate innovation and when they should engage in systems innovation involving more complex sets of stakeholders/systems players.

We help companies drive new innovation and share risk through collaborative innovation and systems innovation.


Beyond CSR: Disruptive Innovation in Materials

Leaderlab hosts a session on Disruptive Innovation in Materials at the Global Green Growth Forum (3GF), October 21-22, 2013. We are proud to announce that key Global and Nordic players from the textile and materials industry are joining the session, including Hannah Jones, Vice President for Sustainable Business & Innovation at Nike.

Hannah Jones joins 3GF session

Imagine a world where a small Nordic start-up worked with NASA, Novozymes and Rockwool on scaling a new nanotech insulation material. Imagine a world where residual products from Arla via enzymes from Novozymes ended up as textile materials for H&M designers. And imagine a world where Nike, IKEA, USAID worked together on taking waterless dying to scale.

The potential for green growth and disruptive innovation reducing the water, CO2, and chemical footprints of the materials industry is enormous. But often this potential is not unleashed due to systems deadlocks.

In the session we will discuss what it will take to remove barriers, create incentives and unlock global sustainable growth within the textile and materials industry. We invite government representatives, business leaders and key experts, who want to join a revolution in new and more sustainable materials.

The businesses that will prosper, in a future of scarce resources, are the ones who master to distinguish between competitive, collaborative and systems innovation. This is key to drive growth, share risk, increase resource efficiency and become more sustainable.

The system changes and innovations required won't come from a single source. Not from science. Not from technology. Not from governments. Not from business. It will require a joint effort from all of us.

Session at 3GF 2013
3GF 2013 will feature a Morning Session: Beyond CSR: Disruptive Material Innovation. The session will explore how to remove barriers and create incentives for disruptive and sustainable innovation across the value chain. Government representatives, business leaders and key experts within the textile and materials industry will discuss the following questions:

  • What are the most significant barriers to achieving sustainable change at speed and at scale within textiles and materials?
  • How do we speed up industry collaboration and systems innovation that will allow for better and more sustainable materials?
  • What is in it for business, society and the environment?

Read more about the session at the 3GF website



Drive change in your industry!


Keynote on Systems Innovation by Santiago Gowland,
Managing Director, Sustainable Business & Innovation, Nike




Meet global innovatos and get inspiration to drive change in your industry

Rebuild21 is an annual summit for Leaders, Innovators & Entrepreneurs who wants to drive transformational change.


Leaderlab is the main driver behind Rebuild21 - and annual summit in Copenhagen gathering global and regional innovators. We believe the 21st Century belongs to leaders, businesses and organisations that successfully unite purpose, passion and profit. When influential and visionary people from different companies and sectors come together, giant leaps in innovation are possible. This is why we started Rebuild21 and why you should take part.

Rebuild21 is a unique opportunity to:

  • Meet and interact with leading global innovators and thought-leaders
  • Get inspired by great speakers and discover new game-changing trends
  • Sharpen your leadership & innovation skills through breakout-sessions
  • Develop new innovative business ideas through industry mash-ups
  • Get new tools to drive change in your industry and organisation
  • Enjoy an highly interactive, personal and honest atmosphere

See what previous participants are saying about Rebuild21 and why they will be back again this year.

To stay tuned please join us on Facebook, visit Rebuild21's website , and/or watch videos of previous speakers and panel debates at http://video.rebuild21.org/



Outsmart waste!

Keynote on how to Outsmart Waste by Tom Szaky, Founder & CEO, TerraCycle





It's not about size - it's all about mindset, network and impact...

Sofus Midtgaard

Founder & Managing Partner

Contact about LAUNCH Nordic partnerships & press, consulting and speaking at Rebuild21.

Contact: +45 30220111 or sofus@leaderlab.com

Sasha Beckmann

Partner & Head of Events & Partner Relations

Contact about LAUNCH Nordic events, planning, accounting & finance.

Contact: +45 40156483 or sasha@leaderlab.com

Toke Sabroe

Partner & Head of Special Projects

Contact about LAUNCH Nordic Accelerator, Special projects, Research projects, joint-applications and consulting.

Contact: +45 22131293 or toke@leaderlab.com