october, 2019

This is a repeating event

29octAll DayFuture Focus - Ideas to Reality: Demystifying InnovationFuture Focus Labs

Event Details

Idea to Reality – Demystifying Innovation

If you want to better understand how innovation can transform your business this Lab is for you. Across two sessions (29th October 2019 and 26th November 2019) you will explore how to create new ideas, decide which ones will be most beneficial and how to get on with implementing them. Delegates will be shown a number of tools and techniques to help with these three components. Sessions will be littered with real-world examples from businesses both big and small, those that have got things right (and wrong!).

Facilitators from the University of Exeter Business School have vast range of experience to share, drawing on their own experience in industry as well as the research they’ve carried out, working with businesses large (BMW, Lufthansa, Bott) and small.

What will be covered?

Alongside a group of peers you will explore how to create value from ideas. The three session lab series will offer insight into the tools and techniques needed to better embed innovation in your business. Topics covered:

  • Understanding of the core concepts of innovation
  • Techniques to manage innovation
  • Techniques to validate whether customers have a real need for a product
  • Tools to connect customer opportunities with revenues for your firm
  • How to use the “Build – Measure – Learn” feedback loop to steer product development
  • Checklists guiding the delivery of new products to customers to generate profitability
  • Innovation portfolio management tools to manage multiple projects

Alongside the lab sessions, delegates will be challenged and supported to apply their learning to live business opportunities.

Discover how innovation can help transform your business.

There is no cost to attend this Future Focus Event for businesses based in Cornwall; it is fully funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

This event is unfortunately not open to members of the public.

There are eligibility criteria in order to attend the workshop, if we are unsure of your eligibility we will email to ask more questions and then to confirm your place.

Lunch will be provided free of charge

Future Focus Events, run by Unlocking Potential and University of Exeter are funded by the European Regional Development Fund bring inspiring and influential speakers together and put them in front of Cornish Businesses to help share global ideas and future-proof business.

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All Day (Tuesday)


Driftwood Spars

Trevaunance Cove, Quay Rd, Saint Agnes TR5 0RT


Unlocking PotentialPhone: 0845 600 3660, Email: hello@unlocking-potential.co.uk P803 Penhaligon Building, Cornwall College, Trevenson Road Pool, Redruth TR15 3RD