What we do


Decades of combined experience in social innovation

At Zano we have decades of combined experience in project design, co-creation and social innovation, both in the United Kingdom, Ireland and further afield. We have experience setting up our own social enterprises, building out social innovations and advising new & established social enterprises and Tech for Good ventures. We have worked with government departments and inter-governmental agencies, as well as developing our own tech solutions.


Building a better future for people and the planet

In an uncertain world, our core objective is to drive regeneration solving social and environmental issues impacting on our communities and wider society. We will do this by combining our knowledge of social innovation and sustainability to build a better future for people and the planet.

We are also grounded in what we do and always “give back” through supporting local social enterprises. Every year we work with several start-ups providing support and knowledge to help them become sustainable enterprises and create positive social and environmental impact within their communities. Check out who we’re currently helping.


World-leading partners

We have worked with some of the world’s leading organisations such as the United Nations Development Programme, EUCLID, La Caixa Foundation, British Council and the Agirre Lehendakaria Center to name a few.


Recent Work

Current and previous partners include the United Nations Development Programme, European Union Social Innovation Competition, Work4Progress India, The Northern Irish Department for the Economy and the British Council, to name a few.


Featured Projects

Our work involves socially innovative projects that develop and deploy effective solutions to challenging and often systemic social and environmental issues.


A community of young changemakers who are co-designing solutions to social & environmental problems.


A collaborative growth partnership that is establishing a strategic roadmap to support Tech for Good in NI.


A listening and innovation platform developed to gather the voices, stories and insights of the individuals we work with.


Our Services

We are a collective of global innovators, designers and creators passionate about social innovation, sustainability and solving the ‘wicked problems’ that occur where business, community and our planet meet.

Project Design

We have a long history of working in programme design for businesses, nonprofits and government bodies alike. From programme conception through to conclusion, we can help clients design efficient, impactful programmes, which are human-centered and bespoke to the needs of a business, community or organisation.


Sustainability is our watchword. At the core of our business is a desire to help clients become more sustainable, be it through changes to governance or by implementing social or environmental change. We have experience on a regional and global scale, working with small local partners through to international organisations such as the United Nations Development Programme and European Union.

Social Innovation

With many years of accumulated experience in the world of social innovation, we can offer clients an expert & unique service when it comes to shaping and achieving your goals. This holds true for both experienced social innovators, as well as for those looking to take their first steps into the wider world of social innovation.

Inclusive Leadership

Leadership, be it of a business, a charity or a community organisation, must be inclusive to succeed. We work with clients to build transparent leadership models, understand how staff & stakeholders view an organisation’s leaders and give those leaders the insights they need to make better, more inclusive decisions.


We firmly believe that the only way to achieve lasting success is by working in partnership with clients. We are passionate advocates for co-creation, with particular experience of this approach when it comes to working with young people and youth-led organisations. Co-creation is, when used to its full potential, an incredibly powerful tool with which to make lasting change.


Part of our offering to clients includes advice and ongoing support when it comes to marketing & communications, both to internal stakeholders and a wider, external audience.