Collaborative & Open Innovation models
A rapid workshop which will quickly review the various innovation models used by SMEs and Large Orgainisations to manage ideas and opportunities.
Participating in this workshop will enable you to better understand how innovation processes are carried out in large organisations, the platforms & processes used, and how you could position your business to better interact with them.
08:00 Registration & networking: Breakfast and refreshments provided.
08:30 Introduction and context
An introduction to the Innovation Engine project & the other delegates.
Overview of the innovation models used to improve a business: participants are welcome to input the way their organisation manages ideas, opportunities & issues, and interacts with other companies in order to request or provide products or services.
09:00 New products & services
Participants will input about the current way their organisation interacts with other companies in order to request or provide products or services.
09:30 Innovation Engine model
An innovation engine model will be re-designed based on participants’ own ideas and a software paper prototype will also be designed to test against the delegates ideas.
This workshop is for people who carry out one or more of the following tasks:
- Take decisions on selecting products or services;
- Liaise/Link with other organisations;
- Offer new products or services;
- Direct / manage the operations of a business.
The workshops will be carried out at Innovation Birmingham by Ardavan Amini, Luis Hernandez and Meghana Torane.
The Innovation Engine project is an ERDF funded project with the aim of benefitting SMEs based within the West Midlands.
This event is part of the Innovation Engine Project, which has been established to identify health and low carbon challenges within larger organisations and build local SME and university consortia to develop and deliver innovative solutions.
The project is extracting tangible opportunities from large organisations that need local businesses with capability to address and create solutions. This workshop is part of a pilot program to start to boost the innovation capabilities by using challenges from large organisations as a novel approach to reducing the risk of innovation within local businesses.
The project is being led by Innovation Birmingham, with the deliver partners consisting of; Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (HEFT); University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB); Birmingham City University; the University of Birmingham; and Birmingham City Council. The Innovation Engine project was initiated by Birmingham Science City, which brought together the team of delivery partners and will be closely involved in the project governance.
The Innovation Engine Project is supported by:
When & Where
Innovation Birmingham Campus
Innovation Birmingham Campus; The base for Birmingham’s tech community.
The Innovation Birmingham strategy is focused on a service offering for founders of new technology ventures, as well as more established tech businesses. The campus facilities include the Entrepreneurs for the Future (e4f) multi-occupancy start-up centre with hot-desking facilities and a wide range of flexible office units (115-15,000 sq ft). However, the campus is far from just bricks and mortar; the team actively nurtures an interactive and supportive community within the place.