05 May 2023
Last chance to complete the RISE programme
The RISE programme will finish at the end of the month. When joining RISE, we shared our mission to reach our project and funders target of supporting 100 businesses with 12 hours or more of innovation support throughout the programme. You are so very close to achieving this level of support! We would like to […]
The RISE programme will finish at the end of the month.
When joining RISE, we shared our mission to reach our project and funders target of supporting 100 businesses with 12 hours or more of innovation support throughout the programme.
You are so very close to achieving this level of support! We would like to be able to present you with a certificate of completion…….
So to benefit from the last remaining Innovation Support activities (and help us to achieve our KPIs) we invite you to participate in any of the following sessions…..this could be the last fully funded (free) support on offer to your business on Innovation for a while, as follow-on funding is not confirmed.
From Idea to Reality – Masterclass
In this workshop, the RISE team will show you how to use the Innovation Canvas to accelerate the development of new products and services, make better-informed decisions, and identify and mitigate risks within current projects. You will also learn how to create additional value from an existing market, enter a new market or adapt to a new business model to help your business to grow.
Innovation Health Check Webinar
These 90 minute session will give you the unique opportunity to use a bespoke business development tool created by CENTRIM: The Centre for Change, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management at the University of Brighton. The tool is called an Innovation Audit, and it is designed specifically for you to self assess your business and innovation needs, and during the session you will be led and supported through the process by our Innovation Advisor team.
STEPS to Innovation
STEPS is an exciting, interactive and immersive series of ONLINE workshops to develop innovation knowledge and skills to progress ideas to commercial value. It will focus on how to successfully realise innovation in your business. How do you turn promising ideas into realisable products and services in ways that are responsible, responsive and ultimately successful?
The “Pilot” step is where we test drive, try out and get some feedback!
Before you launch it is best to pilot the innovation. People get to test drive, to try out and the feedback is essential and can confirm or push back. These are the first night reviews. We do this smartly and in this session we’ll explore how. From Piloting to prototyping, from focus groups and testing to destruction, from Alpha to Beta testing and beyond. It’s a learning cycle and we may need to take a step back before we take further steps forward. Learning, experimentation, feedback and feed forward… For many innovators, this is a thrilling stage; for the egos, it is painful!
In this session we will be exploring how to test the innovation on customers and wider communities in many different ways.
The “Scale” step is where we look to launch your idea and scale up!
Once you have the concept tested, evaluated, working and being given an impactful thumbs up by the market and key players in the field, the next step is the big one – launch and scale up.
Of course you’ll need a plan of how to reach the market and to “give live”.
This session will cover;
- How to develop a modern marketing strategy, one that is ethical, impactful and one that makes use of all the right data and market intelligence to hit the ground running.
- Big questions: How do you create an inspiring and celebratory launch? How do you create an inspiring and genuinely celebratory conversation around your innovation, in both the physical and digital worlds?
- How to deploy or launch the concept. How do we not only “launch” the innovation but also “land” it in a sustainable and commercially successful way?
- We’ll look at the nitty gritty challenges of understanding how to licence, build, make and deliver the innovation accurately, consistently and in as lean and green a way as possible, as well as where to look for and connect with funding partners, angel investors, crowd resources and supporters. That will include how to work with University and Innovation agencies as R&D partners.
Free Innovation Clinics – Horsham
Free 60 minute session with a RISE Innovation advisor to explore new ideas, whether it is a new product, service, process or business model.
+ Introduction on how to manage innovation ideas from concept to value
+ Deep dive into your businesses needs and objectives
+ Explore opportunities
+ Develop a workable and effective action plan
+ How to access Innovation funding
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