Innovation Bootcamp Workshops
Interactive innovation workshops
Typical Innovation Workshop Agenda
When we kickoff the innovation day with a 30 minutes session, it’s important that a company executive or innovation leader within the business begins by thanking people for investing their time.
Typically the intro topics include
- Strategic challenges (such as New entrant competitors,Corporate Innovation vs Startups, rapid speed of change),
- Disruption and how to re-invent our own business,
- Innovation Culture, how the company supports innovation today & tomorrow,
Ice Breaker Exercises
It’s common that many people don’t know each other in these sessions, so it’s essential to get everyone talking. A few quick warm exercises get people in the right mindset for the day.
Inspiring Creativity Sessions
Time is limited but it is realistic to have 3 different rounds to generate +100 post-its per table.
A combination of templates and tools will help people to step out-their-comfort-zone.
To get the most valuable output we often ask participants to prepare themselves before they arrive to this session. Sometimes people bring 1 or more ideas on a given template. In other situations, we ask people to read several inspiring articles & cases. This is non-mandatory, but it helps to speed things up during the day.
What inspirational info do we provide to help spark ideas?
- Emerging trends (B2B or B2C)
- Societal evolutions & changes in geo-politics
- Next-gen technology
- Upcoming business models & experiments
- Startups to learn from
- Analogy thinking
Develop Business Concepts
We want you to have a tangible output from the day. A summary of the most innovative ideas will be captures on a structured template. We’ll help you extract a couple of your ideas on the walls & tables to develop further.
Topics that are often included:
- Problem to solve
- Who would be the user and client (often not the same)
- What would be the solution for this problem (product/service)
- How to create & capture value? (Business model)
- Rating: How innovative or disruptive is this concept
A second list of topics helps to aligns this business concept with the bigger goal of the innovation strategy of the company. This list is always tailored to the session (examples):
- What partnership model would be needed?
- How to enhance the customer experience? (customer-centricity)
- What could be a pricing or go-to-market strategy?
- Expected range (high-level) of investment needed?
- Why will this concept win or fail?
- Cluster teams together: Each team “visits” 3 other teams to share their insights
- Informal pitching: open question to the crowd so some voluntary teams present a summary of their idea.
- A facilitator explains the most relevant highlights from different teams. He or she can point to teams to give a little bit more detail when relevant.
The main message at the end of the day: “This is what will happen next: …”
Invite someone of the innovation team to explain how all the outputs will be captured
Show a clear and short term follow-up
Link to other innovation efforts in the organisation and indicate how people can engage in these initiatives