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Innovation4Leaders

Date: 16th January 2023
Location: Zoom & Manchester City Centre
Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm
Theme: Innovation

Designed to get you innovation-ready by discussing, and tackling, some of the most common – innovation pitfalls, head-on. Aiming to uncover the strategic rationale of why businesses should innovate and the value of doing so

16th January 09:30-16:30

Workshop 1 - Zoom

This day-long session is designed to get you innovation-ready by discussing, and tackling, some of the most common – innovation pitfalls, head-on

During the day we’ll cover:

  • Idea fixation
  • Attitudes and approaches to risk
  • New methods of market research
  • The strategic rationale for innovation
  • The principles of hypothesis-based innovation, rapid prototyping and constant change

31st January 08:30 -15:30

Workshop 2 - Manchester City Centre

Delivered by specialist advisors, this day aims to uncover the strategic rationale of why businesses should innovate and the value of doing so

During the day we’ll cover:

  • Creating a culture of innovation
  • Idea generation and evaluation of ideas
  • Intellectual Property
  • The market opportunity

15th February 08:30 - 15:30

Workshop 3 - Manchester City Centre

Delivered by specialist advisors, this day continues the conversation from Workshop 2, but shifts the focus to implementation after evaluating the findings uncovered

During the day we’ll cover:

  • Understanding the customer
  • Developing a value proposition
  • Go To Market plan
  • Funding

27th February 09:30 - 16:30

Workshop 4 - Zoom

Following Workshop 1, the real work starts! This day-long session is designed to help you embed innovation into your organisation and find ways to sustain and amplify the impact of your innovation into the future

This session will cover:

  • How to manage and embed innovation culture
  • Building resilience for on-going innovation
  • Keeping momentum
  • Measuring success

Bio of deliverers

Ruby Star Associates

We help individuals businesses, social enterprises, public sector bodies and charities of all shapes and sizes develop, sell better, generate more income, and innovate. We are all about growth, development, innovation, entrepreneurship and making a massive difference.

Innovation Team

GC Business Growth Hub’s innovation specialists have delivered tangible benefits to hundreds of SMEs and understand only too well the difficulties in getting new ideas moving.  Their mission is to help your business to overcome these issues and accelerate the time it takes to bring new products or services to market.

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