Join our productive workshop to kick start your innovation project, identify and overcome challenges and prioritise actions you need to take. Run by the RISE Innovation Team.

Working closely with RISE Innovation Advisors, this workshop provides members with the opportunity to use the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) Innovation Canvas, a tool designed to help business create value from innovation, and identify the changes needed to make your idea succeed. The canvas provides a framework for assessing the strengths and weaknesses of a specific project, identifying the most urgent challenges to overcome, and prioritising what action to take.

In this workshop our RISE Innovation Advisory team will walk you through how to use this simple but highly effective tool to quickly evaluate an existing project, develop an innovative new idea, or inform a funding application and discuss your challenges and actions. Whether you are at the design or development stage of you innovation idea, or if is a new product, service, process or business model.

This workshop will help:

  • Accelerate the development of new products and services
  • Make better-informed decisions
  • Support innovation pitches and funding applications
  • Identify and mitigate risks within current projects
  • Spot gaps in your capability to innovate
  • Test assumptions that might be hindering progress
  • Design innovations for commercial success

In this group setting, online for now, you will gain insight and ideas from peers without sharing any commercially sensitive information. Suitable for small and medium sized business owners, innovation champions and project managers. At the end of the session you will have a completed canvas and a list of top challenges and action points to discuss with your team and take forwards.

Who should attend?

This workshop is suitable for business owners or innovation project drivers working from within a business. The workshop is an introduction to managing innovation so no prior knowledge of innovation projects is required needed however, participants will need a good understanding of the intended project knowledge of the innovation project and ideally should be decision makers, with an understanding of how the new innovation fits within the business strategy and be aware of the what resources are available. More than one employee from of the business can attend.

If more than two people from a business wish to attend, please contact our team as a bespoke in-house session may be more appropriate.


As this is an open workshop we suggest no commercially sensitive information is discussed. Project details and any new intellectual property information can be shared during your 1-2-1 sessions with our Innovation Advisors.

Eligibility and booking

This workshop has been designed for businesses operating in the West Sussex area who are actively working on an innovation idea. However, businesses from across the region are also able to attend.

It is FREE to attend if you have joined the RISE project – either as a friend or member.
To reserve your place, please email your name, business name and contact details to and joining instructions will be sent to you.

This workshop is delivered to you through the support of West Sussex County Council and our ERDF funding. For more information on our funders see our About page and is subject to our Terms and Conditions of the RISE project.

This event is valued at £60 of State Aid support. State aid information is detailed in our T&Cs.

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Sep 30, 2021

Sep 30, 2021


Online - Zoom

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