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This is a two day workshop. Day one is the 1st of December, day two is the 8th of December.

Taking place within the HIC’s acclaimed Innovation Lab think space, the workshop will provide a select group of Lancashire SMEs with an opportunity to come together to examine their business strategy as they begin their innovation journey. Developed in partnership with Lancaster University’s world-renowned Management School, the Innovation Launchpad explores the key aspects each business requires to drive success.

The programme focuses on practical application through six critical topics, including empathy mapping and value proposition canvassing, all of which will help the business identify any gaps in their approach which should be addressed. Delegates will leave with a roadmap for their innovation journey and a new network of peers from who they can draw inspiration long after completing the programme.

Modules covered:

  • Understanding innovation
  • Getting to know your customers
  • Developing your value proposition
  • Innovating your business model
  • Developing a culture fit for innovation
  • Creating an elevator pitch that opens doors

The launchpad will also provide a gateway into Lancaster’s Health Innovation Campus – an ecosystem linking academic research with private, public and third sector partners to drive forward positive solutions to health challenges.

The Innovation Launchpad is part of the HIC’s business innovation project, which has been supported with an £8.6m grant from the European Regional Development Fund to encourage business growth in the region.

Additional Information

Places are fully funded for this workshop and available to businesses who meet European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) eligibility criteria. Places are limited to only one representative per organisation. Criteria includes:

  • Currently trading and based in Lancashire
  • With fewer than 250 full-time employees
  • An annual turnover less than €43 million
  • Received less than €200,000 of publicly funded support in the last 3 years.

You will be required to attend both days and following registration one of our team will contact you. You will need to complete an application form to assess your eligibility and provide company information to meet our funder’s requirements.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Cost: Fully Funded

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