Kentron was established on 1 April 2015 in answer to a need for employees at Bodeker Scientific to have a way to collaboratively work on innovative projects that fell outside of the scope of Bodeker Scientific’s traditional business. It was later recognised by Callaghan Innovation that the Kentron model that was being used to foster a culture of non-traditional-business innovation in Bodeker Scientific could also be deployed in other client organisations. Kentron is now open to being contracted by other client organisations to establish and manage innovation sandpits.