Business Innovation From Ideas to Action

Business Innovation: From Ideas to Action

This workshop is part of a funded support programme for adult social care businesses across Devon called Creative Innovation & Growth (CIAG). We are also running other workshop topics as well as one-to-one support and access to capital grants of up to £40k.

Design thinking is the business innovation tool of this century. Originally established for the design community by Stanford University in the 1990s, it has since been adapted for use by almost every business sector the world over.

During this workshop, inspirational business trainer, Dr Sawsan Khuri will take a collaborative approach to guide you through the design thinking process which will focus on understanding the challenges facing your end users and how to solve their problems.

This is followed by an interactive idea generation session to help you generate innovative solutions and go away with some concrete ideas to take away and apply to improve the business.

You will:

  • Learn what design thinking is
  • How to apply the design thinking process to your business
  • Take away 2 or 3 ideas to better deliver for your end users

Date: 4th July 2019

Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm

Location: Okehampton Business Centre, Unit 10, Higher Stockley Mead, Okehampton, EX20 1FJ


Important Information


This workshop is to help support adult social care businesses. To be eligible to attend this free workshop you need to be based in one of the following local council areas: East Devon, Mid Devon, West Devon, South Hams, Teignbridge or Exeter. If you are unsure, you can check by entering your postcode into the Government Council Checker. You can find further details about the eligibility criteria here.

To bring with you:

If you are currently trading you must bring with you a copy of your Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR) Number that you will have received when you registered with HMRC. We need this to show our funders that you are operating a real business so that we can provide the support at no cost to you.

There will also be some forms that you need to complete and bring along with you to the workshop. Full details will be sent out in your confirmation email.

For more information about where to find your UTR number and details of the forms you will need to complete and bring with you, please click here.

If you have any questions about the eligibility criteria or information you need to bring with you please call us on 01837 659 059 before making a booking to avoid disappointment on the day.


Jul 04 2019


9:30 am - 12:30 pm


Okehampton Business Centre
Unit 10, Higher Stockley Mead, Okehampton, EX20 1FJ