Innovation Voucher Workshop 3: The BIG 10 Capabilities of Growth

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Business Innovation Workshops

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The Business Innovation Workshops are run on three specific topics by leading academics from Aston University and Birmingham City University. The workshops are funded by the European Regional Development Fund and therefore free to the participating company. On completion of a minimum of 12 hours of sessions, delegates will receive a prestigious “Managing Innovation in Business” Certificate.

Strategy & Leadership for Innovation - PLEASE SEE NEW DATES

This workshop is designed to help participant SME owner/managers build their strategic leadership capacity and enhance the cultural and structural effectiveness of their organisation for innovation.

With the onset of advanced technologies, globalisation and the need to be able to respond to constant change in increasingly complex environments, the innovation process has been supported by the utilisation of new information and communication technologies.

However, although technical tools can support knowledge management linked to innovation, such approaches in their own right do not create competitive advantage because they are readily available to others. The creation of competitive advantage rests fundamentally in relational tools that challenge organisations, to post, share, screen, rate, adapt, blend, enhance and ultimately implement new ideas.

Drawing on our experience with successful SME support programmes we have run, the workshop is designed and delivered around three pillars:

Pillar 1: Generating ideas, identifying and exploiting opportunities

Pillar 2: Formulating an appropriate strategic position and business model

Pillar 3: Setting up organisational mechanisms and culture that support innovation

It also utilises the BIG Ten characteristics of growth: characteristics that successful SMEs use to understand and build their strategic and leadership capabilities. All these tools involve organisational behaviours and mechanisms needed to identify and take advantage of sources of innovative thinking, evaluate the potential success of creative ideas, and take calculated risks by using sound judgement.

Strategy & Leadership for Innovation includes the following 3 sessions:

  • The BIG 10 Capabilities of Growth (2 hours) Wednesday 28 October. Please note the new date. You will need to register for this event.
  • Innovation, Leadership and Culture for Innovation (2 hours) Wednesday 4 November. Please note the new date. You will need to register for this event.
  • Entrepreneurial Process, Competitive Positioning, and Business Modelling (2 hours) Wednesday 11 November. Please note the new date. You will need to register for this event.

This Workshop is now taking place as 3 online sessions.

General Information

It is advised that companies attend each workshop just once.

All Business Innovation Workshops start at 10am.

Only one representative from each organisation may attend these workshops- multiple registrations from the same organisations will be cancelled.

The workshops are available free of charge but the equivalent cost of delivering them would count as state aid at full market rates. All companies in the European Union are entitled to receive up to 200,000 Euros government aid every three year period under State Aid de minimis regulations. If you would like to know more about state aid and de minimis regulations, please follow this link to further information

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