Oct 28th, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Innovation Timing: How to create innovations and boost our chances for success
Organizational details: 4-hour session with Q&A, cap at 30 participants
Abstract for workshop: The main purpose of the workshop is to introduce participants to modern innovation methods. We will provide an interactive environment for learning about innovation and practising the newly acquired skills.
First, we will introduce concepts, illustrate them with case studies, describe key innovation methods, and guide participants through brief interactive practice sessions. We will identify and dispel common misconceptions about innovation that prevent people from thinking “outside of the box.” Then, we will consider breakthrough technology and business patterns to see how they work in a variety of industries such as information technology, manufacturing and entertainment. The participants will have opportunities to share their understanding of the innovation process and how the methods presented in the workshop can help solve real-life problems.
The second half of the workshop will be dedicated to practical applications of the methods, case study development and innovation development. Participants will be split into smaller groups where they will discuss and prepare innovation opportunity outlines. We will review the initial proposals, evaluate their timing, and suggest improvements. During all stages of the workshop, participants will be given ample chances to ask questions and receive feedback on their ideas.