The Innovation Development Programme is a new programme delivered by Lancaster University Management School and has been specifically designed for senior decision makers of Cumbria based SMEs. This six month programme will provide you with the tools you need to explore new markets, adapt to a changing environment, identify opportunities for product and service development, and implement an innovative mind-set within your business.
Next cohort starts: January 2020
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An overnight experiential over 2 days (1 night) to build relationships with your peer group
Monthly, interactive workshops delivered by leading academics and experts
An Open Innovation Challenge set by a large company to explore best practise and innovative solutions
Access to Masterclasses delivered by inspirational, world-class speakers
Workshops over the six months, will cover:
Developing a culture of innovation and innovative teams
Types of innovation
Innovation in the world around you
Creating dynamic business models
Idea generation and evaluation
Understanding and applying open innovation
How will it benefit you?
Learn the tools and techniques necessary to accelerate business innovation
Develop skills and confidence through interaction with a group of like-minded delegates
Create a lasting culture of innovation in your business
Access to specialist equipment and expertise to aid with progression of your ideas
Who will deliver it?
This programme will be delivered by Lancaster University Management School, which is ranked in the UK’s top ten and is among the world’s top 100 business schools.
This is a fully-funded programme available to European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) eligible companies.