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Innovation Mini-MBA

16-20 March 2020

Ideate, test, prototype, pitch. End-to-end Innovation Programme in 5 days!

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Course Overview

Become a driver for Innovation within your organisation. The Innovation Mini-MBA is a fully immersive learning experience, focusing on deep-dive case studies and experiential engagement.

This unique programme provides you with the tools to implement lasting innovation in your organisation through the process of Design Thinking. Ideate, test, prototype, pitch! Over the course of 5 days, you will work through B2B and B2C business simulations using case study methods employed by top business schools.  

Book by 16th Jan - Pay £2800

London: 16-20 Mar 2020

PRICE: £3500+VAT

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Why choose this course?

Why choose Innovation Mini-MBA?

  • Build market winning strategies. Practical impact with a business innovation simulation!
  • Ideate, test, prototype, pitch. Live the end-to-end innovation process
  • Master best practice corporate innovation from guest speakers with deep-dive case studies 
  • Present your business plan ‘Dragons Den’ style
  • Supported by Google
  • Join our Alumni of 150+ graduates from  Banking, Telecoms, Tech, Not for Profit, Retail, Education and Energy sectors

Who is it for?

  • Challengers... are looking for the tools to make viable creations that make commercial and strategic sense
  • Disruptors... are looking to explore the latest technologies that can help make creations that harness market demand
  • Innovators... are looking for guidance, inspiration and the tools to turn vision into reality

Programme Modules

  • EmpathizeAn introduction to innovation
  • Validate & IdeateIdea generation/selection
  • PrototypeVisualisations and business model
  • BuildFinancials, planning, and metrics
  • PitchFinalise the story

Learning Outcomes

Benefits For Professionals

  • Practically apply tools and methods of innovation in B2B and B2C environments
  • Develop confidence in identifying and selecting innovative strategies
  • Absorb the challenges of innovation through the creation of practical prototypes
  • Network with industry leaders and like-minded individuals
  • Take home an Innovation handbook, tools, research and videos

Benefits For Your Organisation

  • Drive innovative culture in your business through employee engagement
  • Equip your innovation ambassadors with the latest tools and framework
  • Help sustain creativity in your organisation through shared interest
  • Create cost-effective and easily measurable innovation strategies
  • Quickly validate ideas to create immediate commercial impact
  • Understand and overcome the barriers preventing innovation

See The Journey Of Past Graduates

What to expect at the Innovation Mini-MBA? Listen to the past programme graduates' testimonials!

Testimonials

Programme Details

Module 1

Empathize – define the user problem

  • Mindset, key tools, and models
  • How does Google drive innovation?
  • Defining the problem and stakeholder mapping
  • Creating your persona

Module 2

Validate/Ideation – conduct a problem interview and ideate solutions

  • Ideation to Drive Innovation (Guest Speaker TBC)
  • Gathering customer insights
  • Uncovering the unmet needs
  • Generating, sorting and prioritising ideas
  • Group idea selection

Module 3

Prototype – visualise your idea

  • Embedding Corporate Innovation (Guest Speaker TBC)
  • Customer journey mapping
  • Sketching and visualisation
  • Practical and rapid prototyping
  • Business model canvas

Module 4

Build – shape your business case, consider new innovation metrics

  • How to pitch a brilliant idea?
  • Business model innovation
  • Picking the right metrics for your project
  • How to build your business case and secure funding
  • Utilise effective storytelling and overcome objections

Module 5

Pitch – present your idea to the board

  • Finalise the story and develop the pitch
  • Team pitches to industry and innovation experts
  • Your next steps for enabling change
  • Wrap up, review and feedback

Guest Speakers

Rody Vonk

Course Director, Innovation Academy

Nicola Darke

Founder, Innate Innovation

Adrian Holt

Innovation Scout, UK MoD

Jamie Qiu

CEO & Founder of Studio Zao // London Ambassador of City.AI

Jani Cortesini

Creative Strategist, Google ZOO

Zena Cox

Operations Director, Ideas UK

Is it for you?

This learning experience is for individuals with the drive and ambition to get their careers to the next level and help change how their organisation innovates.

Challengers...

are looking for the tools to make viable creations that make commercial and strategic sense

Disruptors...

are looking to learn about the latest technologies that can help make creations that harness market demand

Innovators...

are looking for guidance, inspiration and the tools to turn vision into reality

Job titles of past delegates

Corporate Innovation Manager, Digital Propositions Director, Senior Product Manager, Proposition Innovation Manager, Lead Designer, Director R&D, Offerings & Strategy Product Manager, Proposition Design Manager, Digital and CX Manager, Customer Experience Manager, Head of Partnerships, Open Innovation Manager, Innovation Consultant, Innovation Practice Lead, Business Analyst, Marketing Manager, Marketing Director, Strategy Manager

Organisation that have attended include: