Business Innovation From Ideas to Action

Business Innovation: From Ideas to Action

This workshop is part of a funded support programme called Innovation in Healthy Ageing which runs across the Heart of the South West area. The programme has been designed to help small businesses and social enterprises with projects to introduce new and innovative products, services and technology designed to help people live in their homes for longer, tackle loneliness, and increase independence and wellbeing.

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: 12th June 2019

Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm

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

 

Important Information

Eligibility:

This workshop is to help businesses and social enterprises with projects to introduce new and innovative products, services and technology designed to help people live in their homes for longer, tackle loneliness, and increase independence and wellbeing. 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.


Date

Jun 12 2019

Time

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Location

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