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Innovation Workshop 2 - Strategy and Leadership for Innovation

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CONNECT Space, Level 2, Millennium Point

Curzon Street

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B4 7XG

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BUSINESS INNOVATION WORKSHOPS

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, registered in the Greater Birmingham and Solihull region. On completion of min 2 workshops delegates will receive a prestigious “Managing Innovation in Business” Certificate.

Innovation Workshop 2 - Strategy and Leadership for Innovation

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 utilization 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.

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CONNECT Space, Level 2, Millennium Point – Address: Curzon St, Birmingham B4 7XG

Tel: +44 (0)121 202 8642

There is a multi-storey car park owned and managed by Birmingham City Council situated adjacent to Millennium Point. The car park can be accessed via Jennens Road and Millennium Point is clearly signposted from all main routes into the city – simply follow the brown tourist signs. The nearest motorways are the M6, M5 and M42. NB. If using sat nav please use the following postcode- B4 7AP. The multi-storey car park has a height restriction of 2.1m (6’10”).

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• It is advised that companies attend each workshop just once. • All Business Innovation Workshops start 9:30am and finish at 5pm. Lunch and refreshments are provided.

The workshops are available free of charge to businesses registered in the Greater Birmingham and Solihull region (GBSLEP), 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 https://www.gov.uk/state-aid.

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