If you’re looking to achieve business growth, but are unsure where to start, or whether you’re looking to diversify or boost your business development potential, our Business Innovation Workshops can help you plan an effective and successful strategy.
Our workshops complement to our £2,500 Business Innovation Vouchers, which can be used to part-fund your business innovation activities
Our Business Innovation Workshops will give you access to industry and academic knowledge and expertise, as well as help identify new ways to stimulate innovative ideas for business growth. They will also aid in identifying new opportunities, such as product innovation, to achieve your business development objectives.
Our Business Innovation Workshops will also offer you opportunities to connect with other businesses looking to generate innovative ideas for business growth, introducing you to your own business innovation potential across many industry sectors.
Our Business Innovation Workshops help you to identify business innovation opportunities that enable you to create a successful business growth strategy. They are delivered in three parts:
Workshop One - Envisioning business growth through business innovation:
This workshop will help you understand how to envision your future in different scenarios for regional, national and international contexts. You will explore the uncertainties in your environment and use these uncertainties to develop plausible images of the future. Tools will be provided to anticipate the impact of the alternative future scenarios. You will learn how to understand the present and prepare more effectively for future strategies.
Workshop Two - Creating strategy and leadership for business innovation:
This workshop is designed to help you build strategic leadership capacity and maximise the cultural and structural effectiveness of your organisation for innovation. The workshop is designed around 3 pillars:
Workshop Three - Planning marketing and finance to support business innovation:
This workshop focus on the importance of matching your marketing strategy with opportunities in order to maximise chances of success – a method of ‘connecting’ what your business can do to successfully win new business. This workshop will also present the latest research into opportunities for business finance including traditional forms and innovation in funding (such as peer-to-peer, crowdfunding and social lending).
Each workshop will be delivered in one day (per week) across a succession of four weeks, enabling you to fit your Business Innovation Workshop attendance around your work commitments. Each day will run from 9.30am until 5pm.
Business Innovations Workshops are held at different venues and dates (see above). Exact details of the venue for your workshops will be issued closer to the delivery date.
Our Business Innovation Workshops are completely free for owners and employees of eligible companies through European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) funding aimed at helping businesses drive regional growth through innovation.
If you would like to discover more about how a Business Innovation Workshop can help you achieve business growth, or if you would like to register yourself and other members of your company for a place on a Business Innovation Workshop, simply complete and submit the enquiry form below and we will contact you to discuss content, dates, location, eligibility and to progress your application.