Hi, I'm Claire Quigley

I'm a research driven innovation expert, hailing from Kilkenny in Ireland and bringing two decades of experience in innovation to Launchpad9.


I've worked with high-tech startups, Chambers of Commerce, European commercialisation centres and large corporates, building a reputation as someone who helps organisations make real progress when it comes to strategic and operational innovation.


I bring a researcher's toolkit, curious mind and fresh approach, so that we can get a clear view of what's happening in your organisation before we get to work.


I'm a change maker and a big thinker. But more than just big ideas, I know how to implement organisational change in a way that's sustainable and meaningful.

Some of my other roles

Regional Chair for Bambuddha Group, an organisation committed to working with Leaders to create a more sustainable world

Director on The Upper Hunter Conservatorium of Music

Festival Coordinator of Hunter Innovation Festival 2021

The Launchpad9 difference

Looking for an innovation partner who truly has a long-term mindset to change? We pride ourselves on asking the hard questions, building trust and being positive challengers to the status quo.


We​'re not here to tick boxes or use cookie-cutter solutions. We're here to get you out of your organisational comfort zone.


To do this, our Transform and Elevate Innovation Success Framework gives a structure within which we can confidently design and implement the best strategic innovation direction.

I believe that by doing things differently, we can make a real difference.

Every organisation has the potential to make a positive impact on the world, creating a future which is fair, equal, and sustainable.


Innovation is the way to do this.


By embracing new ways of working, new technology and new solutions to problems, we’re contributing to the difference we want to see in the world.


It’s exciting, but it’s also challenging.


Because change is hard.


Even with the best of intentions, people resist innovation and roadblocks come up. Priorities are different. Communication breaks down. Time and money are wasted, and innovative projects and solutions gather dust.


But it doesn’t have to be that way.


My superpower is helping organisations realise their potential. How? By creating fluid and future-proof frameworks to help them stay agile and responsive, while also working towards their innovation goals.

Claire's work is very thorough, very inclusive and has a broad range in its scope. The work for us was about commercialisation and improving the speed and efficiency to market of great innovation. Claire has a great handle on this topic, you are certainly not going to get a business as usual report.

Nik Wyman

Finance Director and Chief Financial Officer

Amp Control Group

Claire is very practical and down-to-earth– there’s no spin – which was very refreshing. It has enabled us to work with a minimum of fuss. Claire has the ability to efficiently respond to briefs with engaging content, thoughtful delivery and empathetic openness. You won’t be disappointed. 

Siobhan Curran

Senior Manager, I2N and Innovation

University of Newcastle

Who we work with

We serve medium to large organisations who are:

  • Starting out on the innovation journey and want to establish best practice.
  • On the strategic innovation journey but not getting the desired results.
  • Realising their innovation is more serendipitous than strategic.

Some of our clients

Hunter H2O
Rapid Spray
Scone Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Holman Webb Lawyers