As part of the Future Focus Programme we are running a number of Labs to help businesses innovate and grow. Labs coming up in 2018 are:
Scaling Up For Success
20th Apr, 18th May, 29th June, 20th July
If your business is still quite new but you’re ready to think about scaling up, this lab is designed for you. Increasing the size of your operation allows you to seize a whole range of exciting new opportunities, but also presents a host of new challenges to overcome that we can help you tackle. This Lab will help you get under the skin of your business; being clear on your vision and aspirations, and taking a pragmatic approach to understanding and planning your resource requirements to meet your growth ambitions.
Innovate UK Funding
25th Apr, other Labs TBC
Are you looking for grant funding for an innovation project, but unsure how to go about it? This Lab is designed for businesses who are looking for funding through Innovate UK. You might have previously managed small grant funding programmes and want to grow to the next level or perhaps you have an innovative new product or service to launch. If so, this Lab could help you secure the innovation funding you need to make it happen.
GDPR – Seizing the Opportunity
1st May, 13th June, 10th July
With the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) coming into force in May 2018, we will explore how to optimise your use of personal data to benefit both your business and customers.
This Lab explores how insights from data are critical to taking the risk out of business decisions by basing them on facts rather than guesswork. We will look at ways to use permissioned personal data to underpin targeted communications and customer service.
Leading People, Culture & Change
16th May, 20th June, 11th July
Are you on the cusp of change? Will you have to expand your team if you want to continue to grow? Are you wondering how your role as leader or senior manager might evolve as the business moves forward? This Lab is designed to help you get the best out of yourself and your employees, so the people in your business know where you’re heading, how to get there and are motivated to work at their full potential.