Future Focus

As part of the Future Focus Programme we are running a number of Labs to help businesses innovate and grow. Labs coming up in 2019 are:


Wednesday 14th August 9:00pm – 1:00pm, Tricky’s at The Tolgus Inn, Redruth

These half day sessions are aimed at small businesses who need to get a handle on their marketing plan. Delivered by Sara Pugh, Director at Marketing Agency Eight Wire.

Tips and techniques for selling online

Wednesday 14th August 1:30pm – 5:30pm, Tricky’s at The Tolgus Inn, Redruth

This half day workshop is for small businesses who are considering selling online, or already doing so and want to learn more. Delivered by Sam Taylor from award-winning Retail Consultants The Retail Fixers.

Get Found Online

Wednesday 18th September 9:00pm – 1:00pm Penventon Hotel, Redruth

This half day session is aimed at small businesses who want their customers to find them online, whether they have a bricks and mortar shop or only an online presence. This won’t be about big marketing budgets for advertising or SEO but a practical guide on how to help your customers find you with some actionable tips to take away. Delivered by Jaye Cowle, Google Guru at Launch Online.

Social media and email marketing

Wednesday 18th September 1:30pm – 5:30pm Penventon Hotel, Redruth

This half day session is aimed at small businesses who want to understand and use social media and email marketing more effectively. The session will leave you with practical tips and advice you can apply to your business, delivered by industry experts Katherine George from Oh So Social and Stafford Sumner from Jarrang.

Business Model Optimisation Lab

11th June, 18th July & 1st August, 9am – 2pm

How does your business deliver and capture value? Is your current model effective? Does it meet the needs of your existing consumers, or tomorrow’s consumer? What other business model options are there? If it has been a while since you considered question like these, then this lab is for you!
Our Business Model Optimisation Lab will guide you through a structured and interactive process to revisit your business model, identify what is working well and spot opportunities for change. Working side-by-side with like-minded business leaders, you will use a contemporary business modelling tool, the Business Model Canvas, to take a fresh look at your business. Bringing fresh learning directly from Alex Osterwalder, the father of Business Modelling, Jamie and David will navigate you through the use of this powerful tool to re-imagine your business model.

Mining Business Breakfasts

3rd May, 14th June, 11th July, 6th September 2019

Camborne School of Mines would like to invite businesses for a series of labs around new technology and innovation in the mining sector, in a relaxed breakfast atmosphere each bi-monthly lab a different theme will be explored. An opportunity for businesses already in the sector and non-mining sector to network with academics. This may lead on to identifying opportunities for funding support and explore potential collaborations. The labs may also include a visit to Boulby Potash Mine, Yorkshire. The lab would be suitable for an the following businesses mineral processing firms, manufacture of special-purpose machinery and equipment for mining, consultancy companies and tech based businesses with an interest in diversifying into mining.

If you’re interested in any of the Future Focus Labs you can call us on: 0845 6003660 or fill out an expression of interest here.

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