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Innovation In Action

Generate and accelerate new ideas for products and services through this cohort driven programme led by industry specialists.


Why take part in our Innovation In Action programme?

Keeping your business fresh and attractive to your marketplace means investing in innovation – it’s vital to growth. Innovation In Action will help you to find the inspiration to innovate and break through your barriers to achieve growth and leap ahead of the competition.

The Dowling Review 2015 tells us that companies can improve business performance through innovation by developing new techniques or technologies, de-risking investment and research, extending the capabilities and expertise available to the firm through collaboration.  In turn, this is delivering real benefit, driving growth and increasing productivity.

Innovation In Action will help identify your barriers, address your challenges and provide a solution driven roadmap tailored to your business needs using the 10 Principles of Innovation. 

Cohort 1 was fully booked and has been so successful that we’ve already opened up registrations for cohort 2 – see below.

Who's the programme for?

Innovation In Action is open to established businesses, across all sectors*. Business demonstrating a desire to engage in product or service development or who already have a strong product development strategy will benefit most from this service.

Innovation In Action will help you: 

  • Unblock or accelerate an innovation challenge to create real business growth
  • Develop techniques to help your business generate new ideas and think differently
  • Inject energy into your business, generate novel solutions to current problems or to learn new techniques to help you and your team be more creative
  • Reduce your time to market and achieve tangible results
  • Access funding to fuel your product development
  • Facilitate collaboration effectively to transfer knowledge into your business

*Certain eligibility criteria apply. Priority will be given to companies who can demonstrate the greatest potential to innovate.

About Innovation In Action

Innovation In Action is a cohort programme delivered by industry experts, tailored to you and your business with the opportunity for you to network and share experiences with a peer group of like-minded businesses.

How will you benefit? 

  • Foster creative thinking to innovate new product and service ideas more effectively
  • Learn how to inspire and engage, and cultivate creativity and innovation in your company to drive business growth
  • Identify and analyse customer needs in order to develop business strategies and new product and service ideas
  • Validate ideas and business models that will lead to better chances of success in the market
  • Adopt techniques to help your business get closer to the customer and generate insights that can lead to new ideas and new market opportunities
  • Help improve the relevance of your product or service to your customers. Do you really understand your customers? How can you get closer to your customer, understand their drivers which will enable you to develop new ideas?
  • Have the opportunity to develop a personalised Innovation Roadmap with your dedicated Innovation Advisor based on the five steps – Think, Plan, Implement, Develop, Achieve

Cohort 3 now open

 Please find dates and details of the workshops below. 

To register your interest for cohort 3, please use the form below.


11th September

Generating, Evaluating & Commercialising Ideas

17th October

In Action Sessions

28th November

Essential Market Insights to Win New Customers

Tailored Action Planning